Saturday, May 15, 2010

Guess who came to visit?

For quite some time I've been toying with the idea of a TARDIS card. Obviously fairly simple as its simply a series of straight lines and boxes etc. Well, today I did it!!! The base colour of the card stock is Not Quite Navy with a Night of Navy inkpad swiped across it (faux wood-grain style) and MANY layers! Here's my DL (99mm x 210mm) TARDIS Card!
The writing on the top I printed out in Word using white bold Century Gothic font expanded by 125% in a black background table with three columns, no spacing and fonts re-sized to fit and look like the TARDIS. The text on the door-panel is just pencil scritchings made to look similar to the writing that's on the police box. As last week's BBC episode involved one of the "cracks" being observed through the keyhole of the TARDIS door, I had to include the lock complete with black for the keyhole. Note this is the most recent TARDIS, including the St John's Ambulance round white emblem. When the family had a look at the card, they immediately opened it to look inside. Well, I thought, I really need to go the whole nine yards. So, here's the punch-art I made for inside:
Don't ask for instructions at this point! I spent about 4-5 hours on this today and it was a case of punching, re-punching, shaping, re-shaping to get the look I wanted. The Doctor's and Amy's hair, the Doctor's braces, Amy's shirt are made using various parts of the Extra Large Two-Step Bird currently available in the Autumn Winter Stampin' Up! mini catalogue. The Doctor was going to be holding his sonic screwdriver, but it looked a bit rude when I put it in a hand, so I tucked it in his jacket. His jacket flicks out hugely because I built him from shirt outwards and had gone to the trouble of adding his red braces, so had to make sure they could be seen! There is actually another one under his jacket on his left as well. The picture itself was inspired by a drawn picture by Kinky-Chichi. I find it much easier to work from a drawn picture for these things - someone else has done the hard stuff, simplifying colours and structures down to more basic elements. I'm quite pleased with the results! Feel free to comment!

8 comments:

~Col~ said...

Love it Ryn! I'm a big fan of Dr Who and this is just perfect!

Anita said...

You should do a Dr & Rose one

KayJ said...

Very clever and talented as usual. I am delighted to visit your blog and see what wonderful things you come up with. Keep it coming

Crafty Cow said...

this is fantastic ryn! you do realise you will now have to expand on the theme and do a dalek or cyberman or stone angel or two lol

Ellen said...

Wow ryn that is so cool

Michelle said...

Oh yeah!! I wanna see a Dalek card, and a Cybermen card, and a K9 card, etc etc!!

Fabbo work there Ryn, so clever!!

daniholland said...

So cool Ryn! I've actually been working on a tardis card too for my BIL's belated birthday card, but I don't think I could top your Dr and Amy punch art! Really cute.

Kerryl Noble said...

Awesome Ryn!!