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Friday, 11 May 2012

One for the boys

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well.  Woo hoo, it's Friday.  Let's hope we get a bit of decent weather over the weekend.  Not got anything planned at all for this weekend.  I just need a nice restful weekend with no running around.

Here is my card share for today and it's one for the boys.

I bought this stamp set a few days ago from my local craft store and was itching to ink it up.  The stamp set is from Kanban and contains several stamps (the main image, corner compass, little birds, anchor and large bird). I used distress ink to stamp the image.  I then coloured it using distress inks.  I wanted it to appear quite aged and sketchy looking.  I used my dies to cut out the image and matted it onto kraft card.  Although not clear in the photo I used a blue glitter pen around the edge of the kraft circle, on the flourish and also on the waves in the sea.  The background paper was from my scraps box and I stamped the corner compass stamp in each corner.  Finished the card off with some buttons, ribbons, bows, gems and sentiments.  The little anchor was also a stamp from the set. I stamped it with silver ink and embossed it and then cut it out.  All in all I was quite pleased with how this turned out.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Robyns Fetish - Buttons, blue and bow too
Great Impressions - Anything goes
Divas By Design - One for the boys
Whimsy Stamps - Make it Pop (central image mounted using foam pads)
Moving Along With The Times - Nautical
Delightful Challenges - Distressing (image coloured in distress inks and the edges distressed with distress ink)
Aud Sentiments - Dad, Daddy, Papa
Pixie Dust Studio - For the boys
Totally Papercrafts - No pesky girls allowed

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.  I really enjoy reading all your comments.  Hope you all have a good weekend.
Take care


Linda Palmer said...

Mags, this is an awesome card. I love this set, your papers and the way you antiqued the entire card. You did a beautiful job on it!

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Mags,love the image and great layout.xxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous Mags, great image...Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wendy xx

Rebekah said...

This is superb Mags what a fab card thanks also for playing at Divas hugs rebekah xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Mags, I like the image and the fab backing paper and the anchor.
Kevin xx

Hannelie said...

Such a pretty interpretation of the elements!
Robyn's Fetish

Charlene said...

Love your card! Wonderfully done. Thank you for entering and sharing your card with us at Whimsy.

Edwina said...

i love your card! It is beautiful! The coloring and colors are beautiful. Love the images. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina Brown

Debs said...

Fab male card Mags - love the background and the image is perfect.
Have a restful weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

Debs said...

Ooopps me again - forgot to say:
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous card! Loving your creative style.
Doing Life

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card Mags, Wonderful colouring..

Hugs Kelly

Elaine said...

Fantastic Mags what a lovely card , and a gorgeous lighthouse image , my hubby has paintings of them all over the house, and I love those compass's well done.
Hugs Elaine .
Have a lovely weekend.

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Mags,
What a wonderful card...I love that image, coloured so beautifully - and love those corner compasses with the buttons:)just perfect! Hugs, Teresa x

marion said...

It looks awesome Mags ! Hugs, Marion

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Mags, this is so gorgeous, love the design and the image is so perfectly coloured.

Donna x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Mags,I love the aged feel,great image and design....Hope your enjoying your weekend...
Mandy x

Daniele said...

just loving this Mags, great card for a guy, lovely coloured image

Gemma said...

Fantastic card hun...
hugs and xxx

Vicky said...

Oh Mags, this is beautiful, so difficult to do mens cards, but this is stunning

hugs Vicky x x x

Shelby said...

This is awesome! Love how you've colored the main image and the stamps in the corner just pull it all together. Lovely work


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags, this is gorgeous I love that image I have something similar to the lighthouse but have only used it once, I love the little scene and your colouring the flourish really makes the scene something different and a little special, the ribbon and bow with the anchor is a fantastic touch the paper is perfect, superb card.
Lorraine x

melsanford said...

Fab male card! The image is lovely :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Chriss America Real said...

I wish you could see me right now, I am having a fit over this card! I live on the Chesapeake Bay and I just love anything Nautical! I love everything you did! Your coloring is fantastic and that little anchor you used in the center of the bow is just adorable! Thank you so much for joining the Delightful Challenge Team this week!


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Kathleen said...

Hi Mags, fab card, gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Divas by design
Kat x

Jenny said...

I think the compass is my fave part of your card. So unique and different - great guy card!! So glad you joined us at Great Impressions Stamps Mags!

Sue said...

Hi Mags
oh this is fabulous, luv the image, awesome colour work, great design, lovely embelies,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

Larelyn said...

Love the stamps and the color scheme. It's a great card. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

Nelly Shaw said...

oooh i love this, it looks fab done with distress inks! very inspiring !, Nelly x