Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Modern Cameo


Snips and snails and puppy dog tails...that is what this little boys is surely made of. Plus a little spitfire, and a few cowlicks. So full of energy. And wow, can he shake his little booty (and we just shake our heads).

I was intrigued with Moxie Fab World's The Appearance of Cameos but wanted to try something a bit different, a bit more modern. Perhaps that wasn't the way to go for the challenge, but I am so happy with the outcome, and that's what matters, right? I love the colors, I love mix of patterns, I love the design (also a modern take, this time from this versatile Artful Delight's February Sketch Challenge).


And the cameo? Well, that's who we affectionately sometimes call #2. Surprisingly, he was the model that cooperated. I edited the photograph both in a photo editing and illustrating program.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max, (Kraft) PTI
Patterned Paper: (June Bug Collection) Basic Grey
Stamps: (Treasure Life) CTMH, (Mega Mixed Messages) PTI
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versamagic, (Watermark) Versamark
Embellishments: (Transparency Frame) Making Memories, (Tangerine Tango Ribbon) SU, (Staples)
Other: (Clear and Black Embossing Powder) SU, (Security Envelopes)
Tools: (Circle Punch) SU, Creative Memories

41 comments:

yyam said...

This is fabulous Karen! Love the fun mix of colors. The elements are so different but work well together! :)

jen said...

It's AMAZING!!! I love the modern twist!! Very moxie fab!!

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love the colors and I love the cameo you created!

Lynn said...

Karen! I love, love, love this! How sweet that this is your little guy and not a stamp! Oh my...you know I have a little boy bias...this is incredible!

~amy~ said...

Personalized Cameo..I LOVE it Karen...sooo very perfect!

Heather Innusa said...

Wow! How did you even think to do this?!?! Amazing job. Everytthing works! Great job. I don't know if i'd get my little guy to sit still long enough to try ;).

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

seriously a personalized cameo, wow! What next?

Laurel said...

Love it, love the stapled circles and of course the cameo!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

fabulous! I love the mix of different textures and colors on this card..

Christina said...

LOVE that you gave the cameo a modern twist, and I especially love that you used your own little guy for the silhouette. Brilliant work, as always!

Dana said...

WOW Karen. Such a "scappy" style card. I like all the different elements. How adorable is that true silhouette of your son? LOVE it.

annieambriel said...

This is just gorgeous.. Such a different mix of colours, texture and style into 1 fab card. :)

Virginia L. said...

Wow! This is what I call" Talent"! LOVE your take on the challenge! Your #2 rocks!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful beautiful take on the sketch and love that you converted your boy's photo into the cameo! so precious and definitely one of a kind. love this fab card!

lynn said...

love at this! how cool that you used your son's silhouette, karen--you clever thing:)

artfuldelight said...

WOW, what a beautiful card. I love the silhouette of your son, fabulous idea. So creative!!

Scrapcollectr said...

I like the modern take on this card.... It came together nicely! Thx for visiting me... *smile*

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous card. so many adorable little details. And your sweet little model.............adorable.

BabyBokChoy said...

sigh... to be so talented!!!! look at that awesome cameo you created, seriously awesome!

alexandra s.m. said...

This is brilliant Karen!! absolutely brilliant!!

Cristina said...

See, this is what I count on you for. A totally modern take on something so traditional. Yahooo!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love this,,,isn´t he a cutie too:)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is a very cool take on the challenge!

~Tammy~ said...

This is sooo cool girl! I mean totally amazing! I love that you basically took a layout and made a card and you made the coolest darn cameo out there and it will forever be special to YOU! Totally Moxie FAB!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning, Karen! You never cease to amaze me. I find cameos appealing but what would I do with them? I think I know now. Thank you for the inspiration!

Mandy said...

That's fantastic, Karen! Love the cameo! :)

Courtney K said...

ok - i don't know where to start...
first off, i love how you made your own cameo. what a way to personalize a card!
and then all those details and different patterns and colors!!
this is just one of those absolutely perfect cards.

Julie E said...

You are just full of so many wonderful ideas with this one! The cameo - love it! The frame, perfect and the layering just all works.

Valerie said...

What a great take on this trend, Karen. I was committed to not liking cameos but now that I've seen this I see I'll have to reconsider. Sophisticated and cool and I love the pop of blue & orange.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! What a brilliant idea!

Agnieszka said...

What a great idea! Love everything about it!

Brandi said...

This is so unique!

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for entering the Appearance of Cameos challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

kasia c. said...

I love the colour scheme. How fabulous is your diy silhouette. It's so much more fabulous knowing that the silhouette is of someone you know and love. :)

Brandi said...

Just wanted to come back and leave you some love on your Moxie Fab win. You can't see me, but I am raising the roof with my hands for you. LOL!

red balloon said...

I saw you on the Moxie Fab list and had to say COOL CARD!!

Cristina said...

Congrats on your Moxie Fab win, Karen!

FLEUR de Lo said...

Your name is popping up everywhere on those Moxie Fab challenges! CONGRATS! Of course I love your card. I made a fantastic gift for my mom last year for Christmas that included outlines of all of her grandkids. Your post reminded me of it.

Laurel said...

Yea for your Moxie Fab win!! WOO HOO!

Virginia L. said...

Way to go, Karen!! Congrats on your MF win!

Debbie said...

Thanks for joining us at Artful Delight! I love your take on the sketch! Wonderful technique for the cameo!