Saturday, March 24, 2018

Masculine Birthday

Hello All & Happy Weekend!

I always have a need for masculine cards in my stash
for the craft show so when I see the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge
is 'Masculine', I just have to jump right in and play along.

Design team member Kath Ricks creation caught my eye
and I was inspired to do something similar so I reached for
my Stampscape stamps and here's what I came up with:


The background paper is from a very old DCWV 12x12 pack and it is a mutted green color.  
After stamping my image on the white panel, I marked where it would be positioned on the background paper and then stamped my trees so they would be on either side of my image.  I used Tim Holtz distress oxide 'salty ocean' and sponged the top portion of both panels (for the sky) as well as a little in front of the cabin for the water.  The remaining coloring was done with Prisma pencils.

I have used a stamp set from 'My Sentiments Exactly!' for both front and inside sentiments.

I find this is the easiest way for me to create a masculine card.
What guy doesn't like a cabin in the woods?  
(or girl for that matter!)

Challenges to share in:
Creatalicious Challenge #135 - ATG option - Birthday
 Dream Factory Challenge #54 - Cast Away
Just For Fun Rubber Stamp March Challenge - Die Cuts
Mix It Up Challenge #11 - ATG - Make Your Own Background

Hope you've been inspired by today's creation and hope you'll come join in.
I LOVE being inspired by my crafty friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

As always,


scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Such fabulous scene!! Love the idea, it's really artistic!!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh wow! I think this is the most beautiful masculine card I have ever seen....or should I say handsome? It is glorious!!!

April said...

What a wonderful scene. You card card is great! Thanks for joining the Just For Fun challenge. We hope to see you again soon.

Papierkram said...

was für ein Traumhaftes Bild. Die Karte ist magisch.
Danke, dass Du bei der Traumfabrik mitmachst.
Ganz herzliche Grüße, Beate

Leslie Miller said...

I'm that girl who loves a cabin in the woods! Wow, Darlene! This is amazing! Beautiful how you've extended the scene outside the main image panel. I want to be there. So awesome!!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Darlene, how awesome that Kath's lovely card inspired your masterpiece! And I don't use that term lightly. Your card is amazing! The centre scene on that scalloped and stitched die-cut rectangle is gorgeous. Extending that scene in the background with softer colours is what pushes this card over the edge into "wow" territory. Great work! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my goodness! I think scene cards are challenge, and you have done this perfectly. LOVE everything about it!!!

Nancy said...

Wow, Darlene!
It's a really beautiful beautiful that I'd like to move there! lol
I love it! Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous scene. I have not played with the Stampscapes for a long time. You have reminded me of how beautiful they work into a scene design.

Conniecrafter said...

oh wow that is such an amazing card, I totally love how you stamped off the trees on either side of the stamp. Awesome coloring of the whole image!! Great sentiments and like the tree stamping brought to the inside of the card too

Angelnorth said...

Beautifully put together card Darlene! I don’t know about masculine, I’d be over the moon to get such a lovely scenic creation! Love the background piece you created, it really works to spotlight the lighter central panel.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much Darlene for sharing your wonderful stampscare scene card with the Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday. It's so nice when the members of our design team can inspire, and from the looks of your absolutely stunning piece of art work, Kath did just that. Wow, beautiful!

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card Darlene, real like your lakescape

Kath Ricks said...

I'm honored that my card could be an inspiration for your because I find yours to be simply amazing! Before I read your post, when I just looked at your card my thought was I want that stamp and I want to be able to make beautiful cards like this. Reading your post was a nice surprise! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

Diane said...

Love, love your scene, I am always amazed at how talented you are with these stamps!! I have yet to purchase any, what is wrong with me lol!!

Doris Klein said...

Wow... this is just amazing! Very nice done!

Thanks for playing along with our Dream Factory Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
*DT* Die Traumfabrik
*DT* Die Sketchtanten
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Heidi Stamps said...

What a lovely scene. I like how the tree line continues into the base layer, and even inside the card! Amazing work! Thanks for sharing with us at Just for Fun’s Add a Die cut challenge! Hope to see you at the next challenge starting April 1st, as well.
~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

Wendy Bellino said...

Gosh what a great outdoors scene and I love that you gave the inside of the card some attention too! Thanks so much for joining us this month at JFF Rubber Stamps! Wendy DT Coordinator

Daen'Ys said...

What un awesome masculin card! That scene in the background is just terrific!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Dream Factory!
Hugs, Rosi

Lady Joyful said...

Such a lovely card, Darlene. Really beautiful scene. Apologies for taking so long to come and comment. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Melanie said...

A great card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional birthday” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Stempel-Magie)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…