Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Skylanders have landed!

Hi everyone,

Do you know what or who Skylanders are? No, neither did I. Not having young children anymore I have lost touch with lots of the TV programmes and children's characters of today, but I was asked to make a card by my friend whose grandson is mad about them so I had to do a little research. Eventually I found some copyright free images to use from the internet and this is how it turned out...


I thought I would try my hand at an easel card this time.
I'm not sure if you can see in this picture but I did some decoupage of the figures in the centre.
I made this panel into a pocket to hold some swap cards that I created from the characters. He is going to be seven years old so perhaps he will enjoy those. I raised up a border on 3d tape for the easel stopper and printed a verse. All the pictures and verse were created in the graphics program 'My Craft Studio', I use this nearly every time I make a card, it's so versatile. The 'Happy Birthday' are Britannia Dies and the name is made from silver peel-off lettering coloured green with a Dufex permanent marker. 
Here is a view from a different angle, maybe you can see the 3d and the swap cards better.
And a close up...
When I was a child I think I might have been frightened of these creatures, they are a bit gruesome. I can remember watching Doctor Who from behind a cushion.
Well, it's getting dark here as I'm writing this post, I hate it when the evenings draw in, autumn is definitely on its way :(  So I will finish up now and hope to see you again soon.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Never heard of them but you have done a great job, I'm sure he will love it.

Wishcraft said...

It's a game - my boys have got it on the Wii and they're obsessed with it. You can buy extra characters, and obviously they want them all so it's a proper money spinner!

I'm not sure I'd know where to start if I was asked for a Skylanders card though - well done, it's turned out fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Clevercrafter said...

Thanks Lisa, Ah a Wii game, that explains why it's so popular.