Saturday, 21 April 2012

Hiking

After a lovely day craft shopping with my friend Helen I  received a text from her to say she had found the exact challenge for me to use my new stamps - so thanks Helen - http://elliewee.blogspot.co.uk/ - her blog xx
I had bought papermanias nostalgic pastimes stamps as I thought these would come in handy for the dreaded man cards! The challenge link she sent me is on the blog -www.drsdesignsblog.blogspot.co.uk.
First I stamped the man Hiking onto a cream piece of card. I then water coloured the image using Tim Holtz distress inks. I inked the edge of the image with the same Tim Holtz inks. Imounted the image onto a piece of dark brown card from my stash and distressed the edges. Lastly looking through my stamps for inspiration I discovered these wonderfully cute marching ants on a See-D's set of stamps - Cute as a Bug. I just knew they would look great.

Using a cream square card blank I covered it with a piece of paper from Paper Cellar - mens selection. This co-ordinated with my image so well. I added three contrasting ribbons and two inspirationaal quotes. The quote in the top left corner is from a set of stamps - Gourmet rubber stamps -"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" I raised this on a piece of chipboard that I embossed with a dark brown embossing powder. The second quote is from Whimsy stamps - Treasured moments tickets and says "Inspire beauty in all that surrounds you" I finished the card off with three buttons from my stash and an arrow from Maya Road -Arrows - neutrals.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -
.drsdesignsblog/challenge-21-sports
sweetstampinchallenge/use-more-than-1-ribbon
sparklesforum/challenge-31-men-only
4craftychicks/boys-dig-it
craftyannschallengeblog-62

12 comments:

Helen said...

That looks great Sue xx

Helen said...

Oh, and thanks for the mention :)
xxx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

This is a fabulous masculine card! I like your layout.

Thanks for making our Boys Dig It challenge so special.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer @ 4 CCC

Shelia said...

Love all the details on this beautiful card! Thanks for joining the challenge at DRS Designs this week!

* Shaz * said...

Brilliant card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles for our ” Men Only ” challenge

Hope you will join us again soon
Good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

Debbie said...

Lovely card thank you for showing us all at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week. Debbiexx

Helen in the UK said...

GREAT man's card :)

Mickaela Sundkvist said...

What a fun way to use the ribbons! I just love how you created all this angles, and they are perfect for a mans card.

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

Ann Whitfield said...

This is a fabulous man's card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Star said...

What a great man's card. Just love everything about it.
Eileen x

Lori said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "Boys Dig It" Challenge!

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks brilliant Sue!! Fabulous card and layout.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx