Monday, 6 September 2010

Manly challenge!!




















Just a quick post today,  I need to post a card for the challenge at the Play Date Cafe.  After seeing the colour swatch chosen by Julie I thought I would try something different and make a mans card!!

















I tried so hard to get a good photo but the weather is really dull and it doesn't show the true colours that I have used. The background card is dark orange and I have embossed it with the Wood Grain folder, the second layer is plum although it looks alot darker here.  I have had this stamp for years and I haven't inked it up in a long while but I need a birthday card for a fishing mad man.


















I made a second image of the postage stamp section and coloured with water colours, then added crackle glaze to age it,  It is pop dotted to give a little dimension, I also added Glossy accents to the float image and some stickles to the reel and weights.
Sallyx

13 comments:

Arlene said...

What a great design. Perfect for the guy who fishes.

Susan Allan said...

The colours go really well with your theme. I find mens' cards difficult to do, but this one is a winner.

Sue x

Barb said...

What a great card, Sally! I love the way this turned out! Nicely done!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great masculine card, wonderful collage of images. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Alice Wertz said...

so pretty! love the image and that little postage stamp is so cute!! lovely card, Sally!

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic design! Love the masculine card. Glad you joined us again at the PDCC this week!

Simone said...

This is such a cool manly card Sally! Love the colours :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!

donna mikasa said...

A great masculine collage! I always struggle with "manly" cards--this one is perfect! Great challenge colors!

Heather Maria said...

Great masculine card Sally - I find them so hard to make! Love the image and the way you have coloured it! Great use of crackle accents, glossy accents and stickles too!

Sarah Anderson said...

Excellent idea. men's cards are never easy for some reason, but you've done a great job with this one. Thanks for playing along at the play date cafe :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Super manly card with just the right amount of bling for us gals! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--what a fun card! Love how you took these colors and made it masculine:) Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:}