Saturday, 10 October 2009

Just Magnolia and Stamp Something challenges

Hope you're having a lovely weekend! I had to make a male card this weekend - ugh, I'm not keen on these and the bad news is I have another to do this week as well :(! The good news is I have managed to make it for two challenges. This is my entry for the Just Magnolia challenge where this week there is a gorgeous sketch by Mina! Thanks Mina your sketch is brilliant! I am also entering the Stamp Something challenge for the first time, and their challenge is to use brown - perfect for a male card!

I have used two images from the summer kit, the fabulous breakwater fence - I just love colouring this so much! - and the cool surfer Edwin!
Not much else to say about this really as it doesn't have much in the name of embellishments! I have used buttons for the 6 little embellishment elements to Mina's sketch and I have added some string for a kind of beach feel - this was tied to a tag in some junk mail I received on Friday LOL! (I'm like a magpie when it comes to hoarding bits and pieces from things).

The sentiment is part of a Forever Friends stamp, I just masked out the bear. The papers are all K&Co, I thought the striped one was remeniscent of a deck chair to keep in with the beach/surf theme LOL! I added some tiny gems dotted around the card as it just looked to plain and boring to me without a bit of sparkle!

I have decorated the inside but it is incredibly plain, just carried the sketch through!

Hope it hasn't bored you too much with no flowers or ribbons to see LOL! Thanks for looking! x

Images: Magnolia, coloured with copics

Papers: K&Co

Rope and gems: from stash

Buttons: Basic Grey

Other tools: Tim Holtz distress inks in brushed cordoruy and faded jeans


Shirley N said...

Great card and inspiration! I have 2 grandsons so this is perfect!

Ruth said...

Great card for a boy! The colour combo is beautiful,Ruth x

Rach said...

hiya sweetie, you may not like doing male cards but you do a brilliant job with making them. xx

Bev said...

What a fabulous card sweetie, your attention to detail is fantastic!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Jane this is just incredible!
I love it so much!
kim x

Marina said...

A fabulous card for a boy, Jane!
I love it!
Papers, colours and details are fantastic, your colouring is gorgeous.


Francesca said...

Wow Jane , what a fabulous boys card
it's great


Vicky said...

Beautiful card Jane. This is perfect for a male card and I love the beachy feel you've captured here!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

TaraG said...

Jane, Edwin looks so sweet and sporty,smile! Love your card! Making boy cards aren't my fave either,smile! You have done a bang up job on this one,hun! Your paper is perfect and I love the scene you have created...your colouring is just gorgeous! The buttons are the perfect embellie too!

cats whiskers said...

What a delightful card dear, just adore your colouring of Edwin, and the papers and string are just a perfect match
Hugs Jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Oh he is adorable, gorgeous card.

Kathy said...

Fabulous male card! I love the colors that you have used and that image is so cute!! Love your interpretation of the sketch!

Mina said...

wow stunner Jane...I love this surfer boy and you have used him perfectly...Im so pleased you liked my sketch...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super fun card! Love the images and the take on the sketch. Fab colors too! Thanks for joining in at Just Magnolia this week. :)

Lisa H. said...

This is just too cool! love the surfer dude, great colors. thanks for playing with us at stamp something.

Giovana said...

Really pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something Challenge this week.
God bless