So I created it, gave it to him and here's what he said...
" Oh Mom this is awesome! Love the old owl on top of the books, makes me want to read right now. And the clock at the top just sets the whole thing off! You're right reading is my solace. Books are just so comforting. I love you Mom! Thanks for making this for me."
Such emotional creatures men! Stop already you're making me blush! Cool right? It's such a warm feeling inside when your kids GET IT.
Image is from the Graphics Fairy
Embossing is Cuttlebug Script
A purple book mark for a guy you ask? Why yes...it's his favorite color.
In this pic I washed out the background so you could see the owl a bit better. I used my usual Prisma colored pencil technique that you can read about here (I had a cheap camera then so the quality of photos isn't nearly as good as they are now. maybe I should do another one.). I am really happy with how the shading turned out on this.
So would you like to hear how the conversation really went?
Me..."I made this for you, hope you like it."
David..."The clock doesn't work"
Me..."Smart ass...You're welcome"
Boys! Such minions of words and emotion.