Saturday, 7 March 2020

…take the suggestions out of the box before you try reading them

Sharing a comic inspired card featuring several images from the sadly now closed Kenny K, Big Surprise, Smart Aleck, Total Drama and What If.

I created my own comic strip with the images, blowing up the Smart Alec one to be the biggest and adding in my own sentiment.  I named my comic as a play on the obscure one of ‘The Fantastic Foster Fenwick’ swapping out Foster’s name with the birthday boy’s name (I’ve obscured the last name on the image to protect the guilty!).  The sentiment is also a play on something from work as the recipient is a work colleague who will not only get the reference but hopefully enjoy the laugh and the nod to him thinking I’m some kind of internet stalker that I worked out his age a few years back after he refused to say anything more than “I’m closer to 40 than 35”.

I took the inspiration for my colour palette from the photo at Time Out.  The sky on two panels matches the blue wall paint, with yellow, pink, blue and green on the characters’ clothes and purple for one of their hair colours to match the various frames and flowers in the image.  Yellow got used a fair bit in my colouring to reference the main piece in the picture, the brightly coloured yellow table.

I’m also playing along with the Tic Tac Toe board at Paper Craft Crew.  I’ve gone for the left-hand column, I’ve got two shades of blue (the suit jacket and the background blues), it’s masculine (well hope it looks that way as it’s going out to a bloke!) and I’ve done simple stamping.  Literally just placed my images on the one page, added in my computer-generated sentiment, printed and coloured.  Matted in black on the card and that was it for me to call it done.

As I’ve got not one but four stamps, digi but still stamps, on my card I am also linking up at Krafty Chicks where the theme every first week of the month is stamping.

Skin B60, E21, E50 & Prismacolor pencils PC1026 & PC1092
Hair B66, E59, E57, E23 | 100, C9, C7 | V01, Y13, Y11 | G99, BV08, BV17, BV34
Outfits Y28, B97, B95, B93 | V01, Y13, Y11 | B34, YG17, YG03 | B32, RV34, RV32, RV11
Backgrounds B01 | C6, BV49, BV 45 |V01, Y13, Y11
Buildings BV20, BV 23, W3, W5, W7, W9
Inks & Paints etc
Sharpie Pen ~ Black & White
Stabile Fineliner Pen ~ No 40 Red
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Classic Cardstock ~ Licorice
Cryogen Curious Metallics Cardstock ~ White
Kenny K ~ Big Surprise, Smart Aleck, Total Drama & What If

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very unique card, you've definitely made these images work for you and tell the story you wanted! Great coloring too. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  2. Fabulous and so clever and so much fun. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

  3. This is so cool, I've never seen images like this on a card before, its really amazing!! Love your colouring, really brings the cartoons to life and the CAS design really makes them pop with the clean background of crisp white. Love this so much and really happy you shared it with us at TIME OUT!

  4. This is just BRILLIANT and so Cleverly done. Loooove IT!


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