Saturday, 7 June 2008

Ninja Monkeys

As you can see, this is for a 21st birthday. The birthday boy is a big ninja fan -so I played dressing up with two of my Changuitos.
I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #51 for the layout, but instead of doing it in layers of paper and card, I took the sketch into Photoshop and replaced each greyscale area on the sketch with a colour. I also stretched the length of the card to accommodate the monkeys. Then added the wording, the shurikens in the corner and the 21, before printing out on to white hammered finish card stock.
I made the 21 in Photoshop using three different weapon images, copied and arranged to form the numerals. The font for the wording is Last Ninja by Freaky Fonts, which is a free download.
The monkey with the sword is Changuito Solo, and the other is Changuito Swing - by Stampendous. On the stamp, Swing Changuito is hanging from a branch. I masked off the leaves, leaving him holding a stick to use as the handle for me to draw in the blades at each end. For the other monkey, I just drew a sword in his hand. They are stamped directly on to the background, but as I wanted white around the eyes, I stamped again on white card, to paper piece the heads and bodies after colouring in with a black marker. The marker colour that I used for the weapon blades combined quite well with the blue of the printer ink to make a good colour for them - more grey than they look in the picture. The blade that overlaps the 21 box is also paper pieced.
As the card is largely computer generated, I have also added it to the Splitcoaststampers WT156 Computer Challenge gallery.

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4 comments:

beate said...

Joanne, your card is adorable! Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

PattiM said...

Cute card.....Love that you did it in PS..Really like the #21....

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

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Kim said...

TOO FUN!! Thanks for the great card!

Dawn said...

Just found your blog. WOW WOW WOW, ALL YOUR STUFF IS FANTASTIC. I love love love this card. IT's rockin!!!!

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