Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Manly Birthday . . .

Happy Weekend My Friends!
I hope you have something fun planned for today!
I'm falling behind on my DT commitments so I'll be hiding out in my crafting cave today and hopefully creating some fabulous things to inspire you with in days to come.

But for the moment, my friend brought to my attention the challenge going on over on Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge Blog where the theme is ADDING TEXTURE.
I had this image laying on my worktable and actually a card 'started' so with a few additions and a bit of 'tweaking' ... I'm pleased to say I was able to get this card created on time to join in the fun.

AND, the nice thing is ... I now have another MASCULINE birthday card to add to my stash!
You can never have enough guy cards on hand ... since they seem to be the most difficult to create!

The sailboat image was found online and I've added texture by using the Darice Cloudy Sky embossing folder as well as a couple of panels cut from a 6x6 sheet of  DCWV Burlap paper.  All items used will be listed at the end of this post.

Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #53 - Ocean/Water Animals (sea gulls)
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Embossing (+birthday)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Well ... I'd better get busy ... so much to do, so little time to get it done!
Time sure flies when you're having fun!!!   LOL!!!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Teal cs, DCWV Burlap design paper
Image:  Online
Ink:  Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen', Ranger Adirondack 'Snow Cap'
Dies:  Impression Obsession 'Sea Birds', Poppystamps 'Classic Ribbons'
Accessories:  Large sponge daubers, SU dimensionals, the Paper Studio teal brads, Darice 'cloudy sky' embossing folder


Diane said...

Wow stunning the addition of the "burlap"..and a beautiful scene!! Thank you for joining in our "texture" challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such and good luck!!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a GORGEOUS creations!!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Uniquely masculine card, Darlene! I love the texture of the layers you added, from the clouds, to the burlap, to the birds. Your cards are so inspiring, thank you for joining our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

JoAnn said...

What a great masculine card. Love the scene you created and all the details. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Jenny Alia said...

Beautiful card Darlene! Love the texture of those clouds. Thanks for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such this week!

joy said...

I really like how you have added the burlap for texture. Thanks for joining us in this challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

Nan G said...

Fabulous card, Dar!

nwilliams6 said...

Darlene, this is soooooo pretty! Breathtaking even! Wow!!! Hugz

Leslie Miller said...

Darlene, you're always a busy gal! I'm totally in love with this manly piece of work. The burlap looks great and the gulls are perfectly placed to look like they're flying in and out of the image. Very nice!

Janett Ray said...

Great guy card. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

Nancy said...

What an incredible seen you have created Darlene. Masculine cards are so hard and this is a real gem! Thanks for linking up with the girls and I at Seize the Birthday! BTW, I also am so far behind on DT commitments...but sometimes the time constraints work to my advantage!

nwilliams6 said...

Darlene, I didn't even notice you entered this fabulous card in the DRS Designs Challenge, so I am back to thank you for sharing it with us. I could visit this card many times - it is really special. Hugz again!!!

Bianca said...

Your card is so very pritty and really perfect for big boys. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX

Joann Williams said...

WOW this card is beyond gorgeous! Wow! There is not one thing that I can say about this card, its PERFECT!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!