Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sisterhood - One for the Boys

WOW!  February's coming to an end!
YIPPEE ... that means Spring is getting closer!
Good Morning my friends!
Today's challenge over on The Sisterhood of Crafter's is 


Most of the 'men folk' in my family have been/are outdoors men (hubby excluded)!  So I have a tendency to create cards with hunting/fishing/racing in mind!  
I guess I could go with Sports also ... 
Hmmm ... have to give that topic some thought!

I loved the mix of colors in this photo I snagged from Pinterest so decided to create my own background using the various bottles of Dylusions I had on the shelf but never opened.  I just started spraying and wiping with my finger ... this was the end result.

I've added the faux stitching around the outside using my Tim Holtz black fine tip distress marker.  The sentiment is from StampScapes and the ribbon I've had forever and believe it came from a variety pack I purchased in the Hobby Lobby fabric department.

Here's a card using another image I found over on Pinterest.
Isn't he cute!  It looks like the number on his measuring tape just isn't where he wants it to be yet!  Hence the computer generated sentiment "Never Give Up".

My background paper comes from the My Mind's Eye 'Oliver' 6x6 paper pack.  The ruler is a stamp in the Graphic45 'An ABC Primer' stamp set.  I simply stamped it using Versafine Onyx ink onto yellow paper then cut it out/popped it up.

A couple additional challenges:
Creative Inspirations #254 - It's A Boy Thing
Digi Darla's Challenge - Make It Masculine
Melonheadz Friends - For the Boys

I hope you'll come join in on our challenge fun!
I'll be watching for your creation and promise to pop over to your blog and leave some love!
Keep smiling ... keep crafting ... and by all means ENJOY LIFE!!


Diane said...

Wonderful "masculine" cards!! Very clever using Pinterest images...I will have to give that a try myself!! I love the second one as that little "guy" is just beyond adorable!!! Well, you have inspired me to think outside the box once again!!

Glenda Brooks said...

I love both of your cards. You aced the challenge! Well done!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love the silhouette of that deer against the wooded background, Dar...and I agree...that little boy is mighty cute! I don't know how you manage to do all that you do! Do you have a magic wand up your sleeve? LOL

jrmom said...

WOW, I love both of these cards. The background paper on the deer card is really cool...I know a couple men who would love receiving your card. And the little guy, sooo cute. I feel his pain, haha.

Laura W said...

Both your cards are great, love the quote on the deer one :) Thanks for playing along in our 'masculine' challenge at Melonheadz Friends!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Both are fab cards! Love the sentiment on the first one!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Barb said...

WOW--I love both of them. Great deer image!

Thanks for joining us at the Melonheadz Challenge this week. Good Luck! We hope to see you join us in future challenges too.

NGCARDS said...

This is a great creation for a boy / male, thank you very much for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! Happy Crafting! xxx