Friday, 7 November 2014

Boys Will Be Boys CTC#14

This week at Case-ing The Catty we have a colour challenge, inspired by the washi tape on page 29 of the Holiday Catty. The Old Olive reminded me of army fatigues, so it wasn't long before I thought of a Stampin' Up!® stamp set Boys Will Be Boys. It has an army guy parachuting. I put it on my wish list as soon as the catalogue came out, but it was only recently I took delivery.

These stamps take me back to my now-adult sons' toys. I'm sure the eldest had a robot just like the one in Boys Will Be Boys, and my third son was mad for those little men that parachute. Wooden blocks, Duplo, and Lego for the bigger boys, were a regular part of their lives. Now those toys have been taken out of storage and hang around the house for the grandsons to play with when they are over.

I've used a combination of Stampin' Write Markers, ink pads and an Aquapainter to colour the stamped images. In the spirit of the challenge I've stayed with Marina Mist, Old Olive and Real Red for this birthday card, but I'm sure there ought to be a yellow Duplo too, so perhaps I will colour the last one later!

The tabs in red and green were cut using the Project Life Cards and Labels and finished off with those cute silver metal buttons. That kind of reminds me of the overalls I used to dress them in!!!! Oh, such happy memories.....

What will you make using those colours?  Don't forget to add it to Case-ing The Catty.

November is my birthday and I'd love to send you a gift. So....any orders over $50 (before shipping costs) during November will qualify for a gift from me. I can't tell you what it is yet, (possibly a stamp set) and it will ship separately to your main order. You need to use this code   MYJAE96T  in the box "Hostess Code" BEFORE you enter your payment details.

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Rachel

1 comment:

  1. Such a cute boys card, great use of the colour combination.
    Cheers
    Monique

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