Thursday, March 08, 2007


Its friday again, which means its DARE DAY !

This week the dare was set by the talented Jo and she has titled it SUPERHEROES.

"I would like to challenge you to make a hero themed card. It could be a card for the Hero in your life or a Superhero themed card.... "

Firstly I went to Tesco and brought a spiderman comic cos it had 3 fabby free stamps with it. Then i got it home, realised the stamps weren't as fabby as they looked. In fact what was supposed to be spider man actually looked like a big headed alien. So I gave the comic to W's nephew and started again.

W came up with the idea of searching the net for a superhero comic strip (note: do not at any cost type the word "strip" into google images) . Finally a great site for kid's colouring pages were found and we found a great piccy of superman. I printed it out and sat very carefully colouring it, (stayed inside the lines and everything!). I then outlined the whole picture with a black zig marker to give it a comic type feel.

I matted the coloured image onto a piece of Karen Foster patterned paper free with Scrapbook Inspirations Magazine. Using coloured pencils I roughly carried on the design onto the area surrounding superman, added the words SUPERDAD and HERO and mounted the whole lot on a blank a6 card. Et Voila, a superhero card for a super dad!

Dont forget to check out Daring Card Makers to see what the rest of the design team came up with.

Till later xxx


Rhi said...

Brilliant Tracie, I love this card and your comments about staying inside the lines made me giggle :)

Kathy said...

ahhhh aren't you good at this colouring in stuff - I think that's worth a gold star!

I think this is a great card Tracie - love all the "zap" style words!

Lythan said...

Eeeh you clever girl - I can never stay between the lines. I love hearing about how you were inspired - its a great card!

Jo said...

lol at your stamp story - and at your googling bet some really 'interesting' sites came up :)

I love this card it looks so cartoony and a fab superhero card.

jo xx

Gillian Hamilton said...

Ta for the google advise.. did have a lovely chuckle.. heeeheee..
Gorgeously Clever card Tracie..

Rachel said...

wow fantastic card Tracie, and lol at what you google for hehe

NickyNoo said...

Brill card Tracie, I love how you've carried the doodling over the edge onto your main image, very clever!

Anntaurus said...

Cool card - love it!

Sam Morris said...

Fab card, love the story behind it too!czpwoeq

Paula said...

Cool card, staying inside the lines isn't as easy at it was when we were 4!!!
The lines are thiner for a start & the eyes aren't what they were!!