Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Anything Goes at Dude Time Doodles

This week at the Dude Time Doodles Challenge Blog, Anything Goes! 
Friday, January 6 is Epiphany/Three Kings Day in Christian tradition, so I decided to make a card for my parents featuring modern versions of the Magi -- I know it will make them laugh. I decided to do very little research, and was able to incorporate frankincense, myrrh, and gold into the image!

Although I always liked putting my shoes out, I wasn't always excited about the annual Three Kings Day parade, which largely featured costumed people on floats hurling candy into crowds of children. I was beaned right between the eyes by a particularly enthusiastic King when I was 4 or so, and it taught me a valuable lesson, probably. So I was excited to find this candy-themed paper in my stash, as it will really make my folks smile, and also makes it qualify for the Sports Team Colors challenge at Use It Tuesdays! For the Team colors, I went with family favorites: left to right: Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, Arizona State University.


I used a green glitter pen to fill in the highlights on the candy pieces, and added one to the back:


Be sure to follow the few simple rules listed over at Dude Time Doodles and link your creation with Mr. Linky by January 10th for your chance to win a Dude Time image of your choice.

9 comments:

Anne Temple said...

Love your modern take on the Magi. Great easel card.

Tammy said...

Absolutely fantastic and it is perfect for King's Day! Great idea to highlight the candy too.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, how fun, cg! Great take on Epiphany. :-D Fab coloring and wonderful that you made it an easel card.

Cleota said...

This is fantastic. Deep rich colors and a great easel card!

Dawn said...

lol CG, poor you getting candied in the parade!!! The Magi sure look bang up to date & I'm sure they will be greatly appreciated!
Fab work!
Hugs
Dawn xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card CG, I like the bright cheerful colours.
Kevin xx

Sonya said...

What great cards! Glad you joined us at UIT!

Michelle B. said...

Love all your colors! Your folks will adore this card!

Haven_mom4 said...

Way to include the entire family. Love your take on three kings. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday-Haven