Hello folks. We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.
Theme ' Summer Fun'The sponsor this week Craft World with a prize of 3 ProMarkers.
This week I had to choose a digi from our wonderful designer 'Pookie', what a difficult job as there are so many brilliant creations to choose from. In the end I opted for 'Skate Boarder' available from the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.
I think I set myself a personal challenge with this card, I chose the skate-boarder digi as I don't make many cards suitable for males then got around to designing. I had an idea in my head and it came together pretty well, keeping an urban feel to the card with a city skyscape using clipart elements from IClipart and then building my own concrete (well paper in my case but representing concrete <g>) skate park. I love the idea of having the only colour on this card in the sun and the digi. I added the 'fun in the sun' ribbon which I have had for ages and a Happy Birthday sentiment and then stepped back but something was not quite right, something else was needed. Time for a text change. More text but what? Totally blank, I just could not think what would work with this card and aiming it at a teenage the usual sentiments I use for birthdays were not ones they would appreciate I am sure. This is a hard card not a soppy one!!! Then the light bulb switched on and I thought of skateboarding terms, surely something like gliding etc would work fine. I don't know the first thing about skateboards other than it hurts when you fall off <g>) Just to be sure I headed over to Wikipedia to see what they had to say - no gliding there but a bunch of very strange terms for maneuvers made. OK - a different world from one I understand and just in case you are in the same boat as me here are the meanings of the words I have used on the card - enjoy hahahahahaha and if you are any wiser after having read them then I give you a gold star as I am still lacking understanding :)
Goofy-Foot: a skater who more comfortably rides with the right foot leading.
Ollie: performed with the front foot (N/ollie nose ollie) Can be referred as a fake or switch ollie, or it could be added as a prefix to describe any other trick performed in fake or switch stance (Nollie 360 Flip, Nollie Kickflip, Nollie Lazer, etc.)
Crooked Grind: a nosegrind where the nose is angled toward the object and the tail is elevated.
McTwist: a backside 540-degree turn usually performed on a ramp (generally a mute grab).
- Digi - 'Skate Boarder' by Pookie Designs, mounted with foam tape and a second arm/hand created and mounted on top again wtih foam tape to help it 'pop'.
- City skyline and sun background - from IClipart
- Urban skate park by me and cut out in three sections to add dimension. Sections were mounted with foam tape
- Spellbinders Exquisite Circles for the sun
- X-Cut large tag
- Ribbon and brads from my stash