We celebrated my older brother's birthday today. Had a really yummy dinner at our favorite restaurant, Ai's in South Pasadena, then we came home and had a yummy home-made carrot cake made by my friend Doreen. I wanted to make my brother a fun birthday card, but I needed a fun image. The only one I could figure to use who would most resemble him was Noah from the Creepin' Creeper Crew collection from The Greeting Farm. I did a major alteration on him, wiping away most of his body and drawing in his torso & legs. I messed up on his feet, but eh, no matter it still looks ok. He wouldn't notice anyways.. lol.. He's always wearing plaid board shorts with a tank top or t-shirt with his slippahs. Always with the slippahs is this guy even if it's raining outside. hehehe. His hair is as long as mine too and usually tied with a rubberband, but I like Noah's hair so kept it the same instead of "taming" it. And lastly I gave him some facial hair as my brother occassionally sports a goatee. Here's a close-up of the altered image:
As you can see I drew in a tank top with plaid shorts, drew in his legs to connect to his feet and gave him a little facial hair. My brother's hair isn't that curly, but I couldn't resist keeping it the same. The rest of the card was pretty simple. The colors and papers on the card were pretty simple, greens, browns and yellows. Chose a cool patterned paper and kept the rest simple. He got a kick out of it. On the inside of the card I wrote, "I thought he looked a bit like you." Here is the rest of the card:
Here are a few shots of my brother with the cake my friend Doreen baked:
Here he is with a t-shirt today, but there are some plaid shorts, too bad his hair is tied back and his cap is on else you could see his long hair.
Alrighty friends, I'm going to try and catch up on some weekly posts, hoping to get to some challenges as well as visit your lovely blogs. Hope you have a fantastic Sunday doing something fun. Until next time, Mahalo for stopping by for my just for fun share.
Stamp: Noah, Creepin' Crew Kit (The Greeting Farm)
Papers: Dark brown cs (Recollections), white & kraft cs (Neenah), dp (DCWV Downtown), green cs (DCWV spring stack)
Inks: Rich Cocoa & black tuxedo ink (Memento), white gel pen (Sakura), black multiliner (Copic)
Tim Holtz embossing folder (Sizzix)
Small oval punch (SU)
Hair: C4, 7, 9; Skin: E13; Eyes: E77; Outfit: G14, 17, C3; Slippahs: C7, 9