Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kofi Kingston

Time for another one and this time the LO features the jamaican/ghanan wrestler Kofi Kingston and my son of course. I am in a bit of a hurry at the moment. The father, the son and the holy album with LO´s are planning another trip and I would like to have a few more ready by the time we are leaving. One never knows, we might run in to a few more wrestlers, which is never sure but if we do it would be nice to get some autographs on the album/LO´s. I currently have four LO´s in production and this is the first one I completed.

I have used two Basic Grey-papers, one Crate and six different CS. The whole idea was to lift Kofi Kingstons jamaican gimmick so I started out with the flag as a background. Looking for inspiration and ideas on Internet I found this picture of a rastafarian lion (yes, it must be the smoking thats hollowed it!) and I thought that it would fit in nicely. I drew the lion, as good as I could, cut out a template and then cut out two lions in a shiny black CS. It was a time consuming procedure with many non-printable words to spice it all up. The yellow/green/red-flags are of course "reggae-colours" and I also used the colours as a background for the photo but deliberately put them in a different order because it looked stupid with the yellow on the left hand side. I know, sometimes I am a bit strange. My wifes Bosskut Gazelle was kind enough to cut the name out for me, in blue to match Kofis shirt. It saved a lot of the time I "wasted" on the lions. A little Glossy Accent from Ranger made the letters look even better. I do like to cut most things by myself but I must admit that the Gazelle is a handy tool and that I will have to learn a little more about it when we finally move down here (and here would be Karlstad) for good.

And what about Kofi? Well, he was a very nice and pleasant person who signed the album, took time for a chat and also posed for a picture with the father. But that LO will have to wait till after the summer.

Kofi Kingston, the son and the LO I am quite happy with.

A close up of one of the lions I cut out. It took some time!

Nothing like a little Glossy Accent to shine up a LO.


Anna said...

Vacker och fräck scrapping, kul att se lite annorlunda design =)
Hoppas du/ni kommer trivas i Karlstad (min gamla hemstad).
Ha de gött!

Anna said...

Ooops, glömde ange min bloggadress förstås..=)

ulrika_m said...

That was not time wasted, that was time well spent! The LO is wonderful, and even though the Gazelle is oh-so-lovely, there is nothing like using the good old scissors to get that extra touch on your designs! XOX

Daniel Askeland said...

Oj, det var en stund siden mitt siste besøk. Må virkelig si at du har laget mye flott siden jeg var her sist.

De løvene og den fonten brukt på denne LO'en var helt utrolig stilig! ;P