Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday Monster - digi-freebie & challenge


Isn't he cute?!!! This little monster was drawn by Fred Jr., yes, my 10 year old son Nolan has inherited the drawing bug as well, so much so, I have run out of places to keep all his cartoons/drawings/comic books LOL! To avoid boredom ( day 2 into the Summer Holidays) I asked Nolan to draw me stuff - " Like what, Mom?" - " I don't know, maybe a cute creature or monster holding a flower - so I can put my flowers on it". Ten minutes later, he came back with this cute little monster AND completely inked - with a stem and leaf so you can add your own flower. The kid amazes me.

Like all kids, especially ones with expensive tastes ( cough Wii, cough Nintendo DS) he was thinking dollar signs LOL! So I told him, "how about if the Peeps out in blog land email me or link up cards they have made using this monster, "I" will give you 20 cents for each card made?"

Sound like a challenge? LOL! Maybe we can entice him to make more ;)

Card Details:
-DollarStore dotty paper
-Monster coloured with prismacolor pencils and OMS
-I added stickles to the purple spots ( please NOTE: I was told the spot between the eyes is NOT his nose -- but please use your artistic license ;) LOL
-I used pop dots on the flower ( 2 small flowers from Fred's Flowers v2 Pointy Petals Pack)
-white glaze pen on teeth and eye highlights
- scalloped circle is hand punched with my corner rounder - don't look too close! LOL

Here is the monster:


Please click on him to enlarge, then right-click on him and save the image to your harddrive.

If anything, please comment on this post and tell Nolan what you think of his monster. He would love to read your comments :))

63 comments:

Andrea said...

Great job Nolan! I just love this monster. I have a nephew who loves monsters so I'm going to use your great artwork on the next card I make for him. Thank you for sharing your talents!

Paula's ponderings said...

Watch out mum, you have competition...lol..love the monster Nolan...looks like me first thing in the morning...look forward to seeing more of your work! xx

Tonniece said...

HI there Nolan

Very, Very well done, I love your little monster.
Thanks for shareing it.

Happy Tuesday

Mary said...

Hi Nolan, what a great monster, well done

Anonymous said...

Nolan your monster is stunning - love the eyes and the look on his face - well done you hug Leo

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful happy monster, Nolan!

My grandaughter loves to draw as well:) She is only 7, but she does a great job too!

I hope to see more of your artwork:)

Janet Kay

Terebene said...

Wow, Nolan! Great job!

Carla said...

Hello Nolan and MUM!

Like your monster lots, made some other ones yet?
Your Mum made a great card with it.

Greetings from the Netherlands

Myrt said...

...wowsers, Nolan, what a great monster! .....and didn't your mom make a super card with him? I look forward to seeing more of you artistic creations.

Marie B said...

Nolan, your monster ROCKS!!!! He is so cool, and I love how you made the stem and leaf too...all ready for a flower! You are one COOL kid! :)

Anonymous said...

Nolan--You are amazing! I absolutely LOVE your monster! Thank you for sharing; I can't wait to make a card for someone special!

Pam said...

I just love Nolan's monster ! It's the birthday of one of my little boy's friends at the weekend. I hope Nolan doesn't mind me using his monster to make the card, it will be perfect :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Nolan, you & Mom make a fantastic team. I too would love to see more of your art.
hugs
Pixie in UK

Patamomma said...

Oh Nolan you sure are talented! I don't have a printer hooked up, and I don't do hybrid scrapping. But, I will use this on a digital card! He is so cute. Great work. Maybe you can develop this talent into comics or work for one of the big Card companies. Patty

Holly said...

LOOOOVE your monster Nolan! I have a feeling we will be seeing more of your creations! LOL! Drawing and doodling and creating is an awesome way to spend some of the summer holidays - have fun!!

Holly

Patamomma said...

Nolan, this isn't my best work, but, I have a horrible headache. Love your monster and here is the link to my card:
http://home.centurytel.net/Persephone/monstercard.jpg

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Hev said...

What a cool monster Nolan :)

I am definitely going to make some cards with "him" what a fun image :)

Love to see more of your work :)

Hugs from Heather in Australia :)

LVMommy22 said...

nolan, your sweet little monster is sad and needs some playmates. do you think you could make some monster friends? thank you so much for sharing this one with us!

Mada_Ro said...

Nolan, I absolutely LOVE the monster and I can't wait to put him on a card (I'll do it now but I'm at work :-D).
Thank you so much for sharing your talent and your work with us and I am so looking forward to see more of your designs.
I was wondering...do monsters have pets? I'd be thrilled to see how they look.

Myrt said...

Hi Nolan:

Well, I made a card with your cute little monster - hey kiddo, 20 more cents for ya !

Have a look....
http://cardsinthemaking.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

I love your monster Nolan, hope to see more of your creations. Well done.

Lin said...

Love this little monster, Nolan. What a cute card. Love from the USA, Lin

Mel M. M. M. said...

Absolutely amazing Nolan! I love him better than a lot of stamps I've seen for sale and thought about buying. Wicked sweet CUTE! Thanks for sharing your talent! :0) I'm definitely going to have a blast colouring him. Does he have a name? Don't tell me... Fred? ;0)

Mada_Ro said...

Dear Tracey and Nolan,
Thank you for the cutest monster ever, I used it on a card you can see on my blog - http://madarom.blogspot.com

Tracey, I know my card isn't that great but I am sincerely hoping Nolan will get some 10 cents for it :).

Looking forward to more of your talented son's creations.

Mel M. M. M. said...

I am SO excited about this monster. I knew I was going to have a blast colouring him, but little did I know it would inspire a new technique! I used gesso treated cardstock to print him and now he's embossed. Thanks Nolan for your wicked art and AWEsome inspiration! :0)
Here's my card made with Nolan's monster :0)

Erin K said...

Oh my goodness, that is aDORABLE! I definately will be making a card with this monster!

Nolan draw up a whole pile of these monsters and get someone to make them into stamps!

Maria Snook said...

Nolan,
Your monster ROCKS! I am going to have so much fun creating something with it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us. I hope we will see more of your work in the future!

Annapurna said...

How cool! TFS both of you! Keep up the good work. I will be making a card next month for my daughter and will let you know when I do.

Deanne said...

Oh my goodness,what a cute little monster!!!!!! I will definitely do a card using Nolan's drawing.I'll post about it on my blog!!!

marciad said...

Nolan, that's a fantastic monster. Hope someone writes a small book about him.

Judy said...

Nolan,

Your monster is a wonderful creation. You will be giving Maurice Sendak competition!

loni.sue said...

Fred, you rock!! You have talent to spare. Keep up with your art and keep inspiring the rest of us. xox

Donna said...

Fred, Jr your monster is FABULOUS! wowza! I love him...and so glad I found him. I'm going to print him & make a card later & upload it for you to see. Draw MORE *wink*

Susan said...

Monster stand up card
http://susanbluerobot.blogspot.com/2008/07/monster-stand-up-card.html

Here is my card you did a wonderful
job on your monster i hope you like
my card

P.S. see even people in Australia can use your wonderful monster on a card

Kim Etherington said...

Nolan.. fabulous monster. My 5 yr old twin girls will love to have him to color themselves. I will have to make a card to get you some money in your pocket for your talent. Keep up the good work.

Penny said...

He's so great Nolan! I have saved him and know exactly what I am going to make with him. I'll let you know when it's finished!

Alli said...

You are very talented Nolan, I hope to use your monster on a card soon, thank you for creating him!

Donna said...

here's my card! my husband likes Nolan's little dude too!

Nolan’s Monster

Anonymous said...

I just love this Monster, Nolan. You are a very talented boy :) Hope to see more work from you. I will be making it soon.
Chris

Anonymous said...

wtg nolan! whatta scary monster...especially with those purple horns. i think he needs a girlfriend with pink horns and a skirt

hugs

carol

Anonymous said...

I Love Him! He's so cute. Keep them coming- you need to make a collection!

jenn* said...

i think you have a little artist on your hands! i think both me & my girls will do something with him! i'll post it on my blog when we finish! great job, nolan!

Daria said...

Nolan, I love your monster. I'm going to make a card for a friend who needs to be cheered up. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Anonymous said...

I think this monster would make a great rubber stamp. People all over the world could stamp him all over their cards.

Heather said...

I love your little monster Nolan! Keep drawing!

tizzylish said...

Tracey & Nolan - I absolutely LOVE this little monster. He's too cute not to have fun with!
Here's what I did with your monster...had a bit of help from my daughters (age 2 & 4) too.

http://www.orangegeckodesigns.com/play/trishar-nolan-card.jpg

Can't wait to see if you have more monsters to share! I'd love to see a whole set of them.

Cindy said...

He is ADORABLE, great job Nolan !! I will be making him into a stamp so I can use him all the time, thank you for sharing :)

Scrappinology said...

What an awesome job you did Nolan!! I love him and I hope that you make more! I am going to try and do him justice and make a card too! The one your mom made is just awesome!

Ginny said...

This is great, very talented!

dreamer said...

Nolan,
This is amazing. I wish I had half your talent.
You remind me of my 15yr. old son. He was quite an entrepaneur when he was your age, and still is.
If you ever have free time and want to draw an alien, would you please send it to me? I've been looking for a cute alien clip art and I think your work is better than any other's I've seen.
Take care!

Laura O'Donnell said...

Nolan, you're so talented! Draw more, please!

Martha said...

Nolan's Monster is irresistable! OK, I didn't fight too hard, lol. Here is a link to see the card I made. Nolan's college fund depends on it right?
http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?set=recent&gallery=3&cmd=display&layout_id=1368333

Thanks to you both!

DEBBY said...

what a cute little monster you made there Nolan WTG!!!

Scrap Jaci said...

I love your Monster Nolan. What a talented artist you are! I can't wait to see some of your other creations. I run a child care and this little monster will perfect for cards and scrap pages for the daycare kids.

Marcea said...

wow Nolan this is amazing!!!! You sure are a talented hid - can't wait to see more of your creations
-x-

Donna said...

Nolan, that is the cutest monster ever. The colors are just perfect and I can't wait to use him on a card. In fact, I'm going to make it for my sister who will be 60 years old in a few days! You did great. I agree with another person who commented and said this little monster needed some more friends. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Nolan, I just love your monster! He's the cutest and you are very talented. I used him on one of my cards and I'll post a link as soon as I post it on my site. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your talent with us. I bet your mom is very proud.

Becky G:)

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Thanks for sharing you artwork. Here is the card I made with your monster. I hope you like it!

http://bouncyflouncyfunfunfun.blogspot.com/2008/08/sketch-58.html

Smiles, Becky:)

Tiffaney in VA said...

Wow! What a great monster Nolan. Just the right amount of cute & scary. I can't wait to use him for a card. My 3 little boys think he is sooo cool!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

My blogging friend Becky used this monster on a card today, and I was blown away! I LOVE IT! I will be using it as soon as I can! It's just fantastic! You are very talented Nolan!!

Peggy M said...

This is so cute Nolan. I've made him into a card for a little boy's birthday and I know he will love it. Keep up the great work!