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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Birthday Aubery

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Just a quick post today before I head out today.
My Dad celebrated his birthday a few weeks back and this is the card I sent out to him.  A quick note about Dad, I talked with him yesterday he's doing great with his recovery though still having a bit of foot drop when he's tired which led to a couple of falls, but fortunately no injuries.  And as we're talking, he just casually mentions that he and his girlfriend (Mary) are going to buy a house together.  Errrr back the bus up, what'd you just say? They decided she'd move out of Columbus and to Richland County (where Dad lives) because it splits the difference between her grandkids in Columbus and the lake house up on Lake Erie. How cute is that?  Enough about my dad and Mary as it's apparent they have much more of an interesting life than I do as I blog about them more than my own family:)!!

Anyhoo, here is the card that I sent out to him

This fun fun digi image is called Aubery Bumblethorpe and he's available at Just Inklined.  The artist of this line of images has his own shop now called Dr. Digi House of Stamps.  I apologize to the heavy metal fans.  I know I didn't do the shirt in the right color, but hey, it wasn't matching my papers!!  The papers are from Echo Park, the metal cogs from Tim Holtz and the sentiment is from MFT.

Isn't he just awesome?  I've colored him up with copics.  The shoes were done with E89, E87, E84, E81.  His pants with E79, E77, E74, E71 and the jacket with B97, 95, 93, 91.


Thanks for stopping by today!

52 comments:

Mary J said...

Oh that is super, Shelby! Fabulous colouring and love the metal touches!

Kjersti said...

Fabulous card Shelby, love the image and your brilliant coloring!
Have a nice week!
Hugs xx

Pat K said...

Fantastic male card Shelby. I keep staring at how you colored Aubery....sure wish I was close enough to take a class. hugs,x

Pia S said...

What a great card you've made for your dad! Fun image!

karen said...

He sure is awesome Shelby but thats coz of your amazing colouring, brilliant card and those papers are just perfect! hugs, Karenxx

scrappymo! said...

I'm with Pat K...I would take a class too!

The image is fantastic. Your colouring is perfect...you have the highights and shading done perfectly!

Love the papers you chose and the cogs!

heidy said...

Wow stunning coloring Shelby,what a fab card,your dad will love it!!!
XXX Heidy

Jill said...

Talking about bringing an image to life!!
You are amazing girl! LOVE this one
Have a wonderful week♥
hugs

Jovan said...

This card is so AWESOME!

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow such a fabulous card your dad must have loved it...brilliant colouring and great papers

Anne

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! I love that image and your colouring is AMAZING! The papers and little cogs looks fabulous too.
hugs Sue

Candy said...

Awesome card Shelby!! Love your coloring as usual! Rock on Black Sabbath!!
Candy

Brenda said...

Wow, the card is beautifull! very nice! x Brenda

butterfly said...

Love it! The image is so cool, and I love the background papers... you've done it again, Shelby!!
Alison x

Linda Palmer said...

Shelby he is super cute and colored fantastic!! I love how you did his face and this entire card is wonderful. Great papers.

Sharon said...

I love this chubby chappy and he is beautifully coloured. Love the papers and metal embellishments.
Hugs Sharon. x

rachel said...

fantastic card Shelby - he's a bit of a gorgeous dad isn't he - fabulous xx

catherine said...

This is just super Shelby and a great image. Colouring is fantastic as always. i'm sure your dad loved it too
x catherine

Athina said...

Adorable! Those pants are absolutely amazing! So glad to hear your dad is doing well.

Is said...

Hi Shelby!
Sure your dad loved it! It's so cool! And the image is really fun! Love the coloring!
Hugs from Spain

Carla S. said...

Fab card, Shelby! As always, your coloring is awesome! This image is too cute! I'm sure it was a big hit with your Dad!

Theresa said...

What a fun and fabulous image!! As always - excellent coloring.

My mother has a more interesting life than me too - she married someone off the internet after two months. They met face-to-face the week before they got married hahaha!!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

WOW!! Fabulous card, such a great image and your colouring is amazing!

Hugs Judith

Alyce said...

too cool shelby! love the image and you don't need me to tell you how amazing your colouring is :P hehe that is so cute about your dad!! things are moving pretty fast then! ;)

Judy said...

What a super cute card!! Beautiful coloring, and what a great card for Dad!!

xo
Judy

Lau W said...

Oh i'm sure your dad was happy to have this beautiful card !
xxx

Ira Huberts said...

Happy birthday to your Dad Shelby and wow, he must have loved his ZZ-Top guy! He's coloured to perfection and your choice of ruler paper is superb! Hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Patricia St Martin said...

Shelby, That is one awesome image and super great job coloring, every time I look at it I want to laugh. Best of everything to your Dad...What can you say, gotta love him....
Hugs

Tonya said...

Shelby, this rocks!! ;) Your coloring is so fantastic and I love this image.

Maria said...

What a FAB bday card for your Dad, Shelby! I'm lookin at those shoes...WOW! Super coloring on those shoes! I'm sure your Dad will appreciate this awesome bday card! Glad he's doing well and I hope he has a great bday!!!

Ruza Rebel said...

What an awesome card! I truly love everything about it, and I'm sure your dad did also!
Awesome coloring as always, and the DP you used is perfect! ;)

Kathya said...

Oh my, this image is so funny and adorable at the same time. And your coloring is gorgeous, Shelby! Love every detail of this card.
Hugs, Kathya

Lisa M said...

Hahahaha...he's a looker! Absolutely love what you did with John's image and that is spectacular. Love the Black Sabbath shirt..LOL. Congrats to Dad and Mary...sounds like they are doing quite well. :)
hugs,
Dory Bird

Rebekah said...

Hiya Shelby! Wow this is so cool I love the papers and the fab image coloured as always so stunningly hugs rebekah xx

Ellen said...

Bet your Dad loved this Shelby! love the cogs and the shading of the folds!! Fantastic work as always!!!!

Angela said...

Great card Shelby.... love the image!!!
And the colouring is..... awesome!!!!
grt Angela

Janette said...

This would cheer anyone up Shelby, it's fab and I really don't think the 'Fans', will care, it's so brilliant....

Glad to hear your Dad is doing ok and that Mary will be there to look after him, awww, bless, also glad your not one of those daughters freakin' out at the thought..lol...xx

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! What a wonderfully colored man's card. Love the shading you have accomplished, and the beautiful layers inside and out - hugs, de

pinky said...

Hehe Shelby he is just hilarious. I love your card, amazing colouring once again.

Grenouille Greetings said...

FABULOUS colouring of this fabulous image, Shelby! Love the shiny specs! A great card! hugs, Lesley

Tracy said...

Your cards are just so awesome.
I love your colouring and this image is so cool :)

Shannon White said...

LOL!! This image is Awesome Shelby!! And of course I love how your Awesome coloring has brought this Fun Fellow to life!! Bet you Dad Loved this for sure! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Eileen said...

WOwwwwwwwwwwww lady this one certainly is AWESOME !!!!!
Love that perfectly coloured image... he is certainly a dad who rocks :)
Love the papers you have used and fab design.
Bet this really made your dad smile.
LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eileen x

Dora said...

O wow this is so fun Shelby :) what a fantastic card :D I love this guy and the style of your card is fabulous. Your dad must have loved it xxx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so adorable! I love the cute image and the coloring. The colors are you own, you can be like retro-modern metal, lol.

Ivonne said...

Hi Shelby! So glad to hear your dad is doing soooo well ;) I am sure he loved your card, it is absolutely beautiful. The image is super cute and papers are gorgeous and the coloring is stunning!! Love it!

Faye said...

Oh this made me smile. I love the reflection on the glasses with the gloss and the dot underneath. Fab. X

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fabulous, love that image it really made me smile
Lindsay xx

Hanneke said...

What a fun masculine card Shelby! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the DP! Hugs, Hanneke

Sandy said...

Well your Dad looks like Santa and I think you should buy him some bigger pants. You always make attractive and very good cards Shelby!!
Sandy

Cheryl said...

You always find the cutest stamps! This one is great! I'll bet your dad got a kick out of it. Love the papers you used, and the way your colored Aubery. Those folds in his pants look amazing!

Mary Paulyn said...

I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays..

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