Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mummy Edwin

Hello blogger friends! I want to share one of the commissioned cards I made last week. I needed to make three Magnolia card for boys, and it was challenging to find Edwins I *like*. I saw Mummy Edwin and could immediately see him "done up" in my customary layers.

Like the mummy wrap detail on the left? It's a direct rip from the fabulously talented Corry on a post she made at the incredible compilation blog Steel Magnolias. That's where I found the inspiration. Thanks Corry - you are brilliant!

I made this with my customer's young grandson in mind - the "boo!" charm glows in the dark! I used the Cuttlebug dot embossing folder on the polka dot paper (hmm... maybe an odd decision) and dabbed Star Dust Stickles on the raised dots.

The layering was challenging, to say the least! The two layers on his left leg don't look as odd in real life as they do in this photo. Flaws are always amplified in these photos! I barely colored the edges with a light warm gray Prismacolor pencil, just to give a shadowed effect.

Here's the inside panel. I like LOVE the easel style card and prefer to tuck the signature panel behind the easel.

I have three more cards and three days until Halloween. I'll do my best to share the rest! Heck, I might even be able to get in on a few challenges. I've been missing all the challenging fun!




Lindy said...

He is too him!


Cor* said...

'touching heart' I'm touched! So nice of you to steal from me!!! LOL (joking of course), I'm just glad to inspire someone along the way, especially someone as talented as yourself! I LOVE your card, it is 'wrapped up perfectly' (pardon the pun).I adore easles and havent made one for quite sometime so thanks for the push in that direction. Thanks for the plug as well! Take Care.

Patricia Mae said...

Susan this is so cute I love it!! Awesome Job!!

trisha too said...

That is ADORABLE!!

Does that sound weird to say about a mummy???


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Really fab, great image.

Unknown said...

I love your spooky halloween card! Thanks for joining in with Paper Play this week and good luck!
Alicia xx

Jennifer said...

Ohmygoodness!!! :) Your client must have loved this cute card!

Thanks for sharing,