Monday, 4 March 2013
Mathemagician, King of Digitopolis!
The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Numbers". I suggested this topic myself, so I've known it was coming for quite some time. I decided to create the Mathemagician from the classic children's story The Phantom Tollbooth. The Mathemagician is the king of Digitopolis and loves all things numerical so there was plenty of scope for ideas on this one. I wanted to make a fairly conventional portrait and this is what I came up with. I loved this story as a kid and think it's one of the things that helped develop my love for numbers and language - if you haven't read it with your kids yet, I'd thoroughly recommend it!
I stamped the man on scrap card and then drew clothes and a beard on top of the image. I cut them out and used the shapes as templates to cut clothes from blank card, which I then coloured and decorated with black and white pens.
The borders were stamped separately and cut out. The Mathemagician was fixed in place and then the borders were fixed around the edges, trimming to length. The whole thing was mounted on black card as a finishing touch. Now I just need to find a frame and a place to hang it! :)
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Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)
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Posted by Dan at 05:00