Monday, August 11, 2014

Choose Your Own Superhero for Mom and Me Class

I fondly remember lazy summer days when I was a child, curled up somewhere outside or in, with my friends and stacks of comic books to read!

My particular favourites were Archie comics  and I see that in the latest edition, after 73 years, they have killed  Archie off!!  What a shock!  Apparently he dies a hero, protecting a gay friend.  I guess, after 73 years Archie has finally grown up.

My brother loved the Marvel comics about all the superheroes and the mystique of Marvel Heroes has never gone away, with many movies and TV shows lately about the various caped and masked protectors of us ordinary folk.

When Stampin' Up! came out with Calling All Heroes stamp set, it set my mind racing, but I was daunted at every attempt, trying to put all the little pieces together to make something that looked professional.  But as I searched for an idea for my summer Mom and Me classes, I was determined to make it work, so that the kids could create their own superhero image using the various hair, mask, and mouth images.

  • I really like the pixelated background stamp that gives a comic book-like appearance to the card.  I stamped it over the sky-line image so it would add pinpoints of light through the windows in the buildings too.
  • I used a primary colour palette of Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy and Gold with a little black and Blackberry Bliss thrown in for good measure.
  • The superhero was assembled with the hair and lips placed appropriately on one clear base and the mask on another.  There are lots of choices the kids can make.  See the stamp set above.
  • The Happy sentiment is from July's Paper Pumpkin and was a great font for this card.  I placed BDay (aka Birthday) inside one of the sound effects bubbles for emphasis.  (It should really have had Kaboom or Splat inside, but those words were much too long to fit inside.  So was birthday, hence the shortened form!)
  • I like the gold layer between the Real Red and Night of Navy.  It adds some real Pizzazz!
What were your favourite comics as a child?

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Product List

*Wish Big Photopolymer Stamp Set from July's Paper Pumpkin Kit
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