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Monday, 27 August 2012

Another male creation

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well.
I have had quite a productive Bank Holiday weekend.  The weather has not been terribly good though.
On Saturday we had several thunderstorms and lots of rain.  I spent the day catching up on on a few jobs and did get some cards made.  Most of them were DT work so can't share at the moment.
On Sunday we had a quiet day.  I think both hubby and I needed it as we did go out with some friends on Saturday night.  We had a really good night out but overdid it on the drinkies a little bit lol.
Then today me and my Mum went along to Sir Stampalot.  They were holding one of their demo days.  Love popping along to these as I love watching other people creating.  It was also an opportunity to start picking up some of my christmas crafty supplies.  Not that I really need any as have lots of stash already.  But there are always a few things that leap off the shelves into my basket.  While we were at Sir Stampalot my hubby cooked a nice roast dinner for us all.  It was yummy.  So now I am just ending my extended weekend by doing a little hopping around Blogland.
Anyway, I did get a card done yesterday for my nephews birthday in September.  He is going to be 14 which can be quite an awkward age when it comes to making a card.
Here is what I came up with using a super Mo Manning digi image called Paul Typing.

I wanted to do something a bit different with the image so went for an uncoloured look.  I printed it onto some coloured paper, distressed and inked the edges and mounted it onto some black cardstock.  I then added some faux stitching using a white pen.  The papers were from Wild Rose Studio (Man about Town paper pack).  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards  I ruched some black ribbon and added some card candy to the corners.  I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday challenge blog but did rotate it to suit.

Would love to know what you all think to the uncoloured look.  I quite like it and think it suits a teenage card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - use sketch
Hooked On Craft - Cards for Men

Thanks for popping by and take care.


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Mags...great image and papers.xxx

sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous Mags. I think the uncoloured image looks very effective and I love the papers you have used to contrast with it.
Hugs Sue

Wendy said...

Fabulous boys card Mags, love the uncoloured image, looks great.
Wendy xx

Rebekah said...

This is fab Mags love the style of the image hugs Rebekah xx

Kim said...

This is a great card for a teenager! P.S. I love it when I am craft shopping and items just happen to fall off the shelf into my hands! : )

Shelby said...

We can always use the newest seasonal items! Glad you had a wonderful weekend. Love how you've left him uncolored and the combo of stripes and plaids works beautifully.


Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Beautiful colours and embellishments. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Susan Flynn said...

Great card Mags, love the effect of the uncoloured image and those fab masculine papers! I bet he will love it x

downrightcrafty said...

Stunning love the image and of course those papers :)
Hugs Kate xx

Elaine said...

Absolutely beautiful Mags and well done for leaving it unpainted it looks fab well done a super card Hugs Elaine

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Mags, great male card - I am sure you're nephew will love it. Thanks for joining in the challene at Sketch Saturday this week. Best wishes, Trish x

Liz Weber said...

Hi there, your male card is wonderful, thanks so very much for sharing with us at Hooked on Craft.

Liz Weber
Hooked on Craft Design Team