All posts tagged: Masculine Cards

Pencils and Paper

My boys enjoyed their first few days back at school this week and I got through it o.k too!  I’m a bit nervous about the year ahead because my oldest son is in grade 5 and everyone’s been telling us how important a year it is as these are the grades that will follow him into high school! High school??? Yikes.  Ok.   He has 2 whole years before high school.  We also have a new principal this year and there will be lots of changes.  Hopefully all for the better.  I’m staying optimistic! As for my card today, I decided to make a masculine teacher thank you card.  See? Optimism. 🙂  I drew this image to make  school cards and notecards etc.  What is it about a grouping of pencils and new paper that inspires me?  It always has; I used to love sorting my pencils for school  and making neat stacks of  my papers and notebooks.    I believe it has to do with the anticipation of possibilities; of a story untold.  Do …

A Sketch Challenge

Hello!  Sure has been quiet around the web lately…everyone must be trying to get in as much summer as possible before it’s over!  I cannot believe we are already into August!  My boys go back to school on the 30th!!!  I am so sad  about it.  Yup, I’m not tired of them being home every day with me, yet!! 🙂   This summer has been really fabulous and we don’t want it to end! Anyway, onto my card for today.   CRAFTY CREATIONS  is at it again with another fun challenge for us!  This week Donna has given us a sketch to follow and a challenge to make male birthday cards! Delicious Doodles is our sponsor and I’ve used one of their fabulous images called “In the Harbour” for my card. I’ve used papers from the DCWV going green stack.  I love these colors and the texture of the paper gives it so much character I think.  The image is colored with copics  in shades of browns, greys and blues with just a touch of red on …

Boyz to Men

Wednesday already!  Which means it’s  Crafty Creations challenge time.  This week the theme is “Boyz to Men”, and we’re being sponsored by Lily Of  The Valley Stamps!  Their stamps are really adorable; just wait until you see them all!! I colored this sweet little guy with water color crayons and a paint brush because I wanted to keep it soft.  I find copics too bright, or maybe I’m just too heavy handed or simply don’t have enough pale markers!  Hmmmm?  That would mean more shopping required, so it’s just as well I used water colors! Do you see the background file/ index card?  I cut that with my Cricut using the Graphically Speaking cartridge; I think I may have bought this cartridge specifically for that  image!  I’m so bad. I used a fabulous sketch from Kathy’s Waffle Sketch File: July 2011 Sketch.  However, I had a duh! moment since the title is: JULY SKETCH: OVALLY nice.  Well, as you can see I did not use an oval for my main image panel!  I guess I’m …

Big Deal Dad!

Dad is a BIG DEAL around here!  Our boys love spending time with their Dad;  whether it’s playing games, watching movies, having him read to them at bedtime, or  helping him around the house! He is the best DAD ever and they adore him!! Of course, he adores them too!!! I love this image from Lynne Stansbery for SQUIGGLEFLY!  It’ called His Father’s Son.  And yes, I think our boys have big shoes to fill if they are to follow in his footsteps! I made my own computer generated sentiment as I did not have one I liked for the image.  The papers are ECHO PARK  walk in the park, and I used COPICS to color the image.  My husband’s favorite color is yellow, did you guess?!  I’ve also used today’s sketch from SCS. Squigglefly’s challenge  this week is “make it masculine”! Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, it’s perfect timing! Pattie’s Creations challenge: Father’s Day(or wedding) Dream Valley Challenge: Father’s Day Digi’s With Attitude: Father’s Day Thanks so much for stopping by …

Bon Voyage!

I used a technique called “Direct to Paper” and made this Bon Voyage vacation/travel card.   The tutorial is on SCS if you would like to have a look. I used Versa Color and Color Box chalk inks to create the sun and the waves, stamped the Technique Tuesday ship and sentiment in Versa Color Bark ink, and added the crinkled seam binding through two set eyelets.  The result?  Well, I’ll let you be the judge of that! I took the Color Throwdown challenge: blue, green, and yellow! Thanks for stopping by!  You know I enjoy your company!! Deena

Take a Risk

I really like this quote by T.S. Eliot. It really speaks to me, although I would not consider myself much of a risk taker.  Still, I can appreciate the genuine curiosity of those who do risk going that one step further than most of us.  Sometimes in life it’s the “What if’s?” that stop us from moving forward, or trying new things, but then again, it’s also  the “What if’s?” that can inspire the possibility of  a positive outcome, of  something great!  Sometimes we need to push our limits to see just how far we can go! What does this have to do with today’s card?  Well, I’ll tell you!  I know quite a few card makers who are afraid, yes, afraid to leave white space on their cards!!  They MUST fill it up with embellishments or stamps or ANYTHING so as NOT to have any open space left on the card!  This week at Crafty Creations Challenge blog Jaime whom confesses to being AFRAID of the white space, has challenged us all to do …

Well Wishes

Well another weekend has come and gone!  How fast they seem to go, and I find it so hard to get motivated for the weekly routine again.  Hate those mean mondays!! I am playing catch up with a couple of cards I made this week, have a look, I hope you enjoy them! I made this one for a friend who got quite sick over the Easter weekend and is still recuperating.  Trees are a sign of life, health, strength and rejuvenation, which is why I’ve used it here.  I like the gentle earthy feel of the card, what do you think?  I stamped the tree from Stampin’ Up!  Forest Friends in wild wasabi ink, cut it out and shadowed it with wild wasabi card stock. The Timeless Tuesday challenge this week at Flourishes is to use paper piercing , so I pulled out this scoll stamp and pierced around it free hand. I also added pierced dots under the sentiment.  This card has a bit of a masculine feel for me, simple but strong …