Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's Metal or Embossing at Here Come The Boys

The theme for the challenge starting today over at Here Come The Boys is to use Metal or Embossing on your Male-themed project.  I've gone for a bit of both, but either would do.
I used silver foil card from my stash, embossed with Cuttlebug's Tiny Bubbles embossing folder.  The silver super finely-corrugated card is also from my stash as are the silver Card Candi, cowboy hat charm and twine "rope"
The hat is more pewter coloured than silver, so I toned down my silver board with Copics to match in better, then I had to do the Card Candi, which was trickier as they're so slick!
The papers are from Kaisercraft's Up and Away Collection and their Homemade collection, there's three different colours of brown cardstock used for matting because I used some of my scraps (seriously, it hardly made a dent, "must try harder", lol)  I love brown for "guy" cards (actually I like brown anyway) Crafts 4 Eternity has Coffee Cupcake as their challenge theme, with this great photo as inspiration, so I'm entering there.  Oozak wants us to use two patterned papers and at least two embellishments, which I have, so I'm entering there.
I made an easel card because I like them :-) and as I always decorate the inside of my cards, it's a chance to show off the "inside" at the same time as the "outside".    The strip of silver card is attached to the bottom of the card and acts as a stopper. The Crafty Pad has More Than One Fold and Craft Your Passion has Flips and Folds as their challenge themes, hope easels count :-) Stampin' for the Weekend has Show Us Your Style as their challenge theme; this card is pretty "standard Donna" with layers and quite strong colours and a less is more approach to embellishments, so I guess I'm "showing my style"
Sketch and Stash has a Free Choice (Pick any one of their previous sketches) Challenge - too easy, there's even a link to their extensive catalogue!  I've chosen this one, though it looks a lot like #8 too, lol.  Creatalicious Challenges has an Anything Goes challenge running, so I'm in there too.
The image is Jessi Jane from Kenny K Downloads, ain't she smokin'?!  The Kenny K Krafty Girlz (soon to be Krafty Krew!) want to see our Song Inspired projects, I had Cowgirls Don't Cry (by Brooks Dunn) going through my head for hours, so I'm entering there.
I had Jessi sitting on a swing; I took ages merging images, then chopped one of the ropes off when I was cutting around her... should have just coloured the space behind her blue, lol.  In the end I just "fussy cut" her out altogether and had her sit on the corrugated card... her momma obviously hasn't told her the pitfalls of sitting on cold metal, lol.  
Jessi is coloured with Copics, with the tiniest bit of Prismacolor pencil in her hair to cover up the bit of black pen that skidded across it when I was colouring the edges of my fussy-cutting aarghh!  My Mums Craft Shop has For the Boys and Colour Me Copic has Big Hair as their challenge themes; I KNOW this is "for the boys" and I hope there's enough hair here for the Copic challenge.  
I coloured the buckles and studs with silver gel pen.
The sentiment is computer generated (using Wild West font, how cool is that!)  I decided against adding anything specific like happy birthday as I thought it would make the card more versatile, and because I couldn't really think of anything pithy, to be perfectly honest!
Anyway, that's about it from Jessi Jane and me. Don't forget to pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out my teamies creations...some really great Metal and/or Embossing ideas there.  Why not enter the challenge too, show us YOUR version, just make sure it's For The Boys.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna  


sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! this is fabulous. I love the image and brilliant embellishments and also like how you have used the sketch.
Thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash


Dawn said...

I love your easel card! Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our More Than One Fold Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Tanya said...

This is a funky man card Donna! I love the colours you've used and the charm and rope definitely add to the atmosphere of it!

Thanks for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges :)

Tanya xx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Donna, this is gorgeous, love the sassy image and fab papers.

Donna x

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning creation Donna and perfect for our challenge. Love those embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

jackid said...

pppprrrrrrrrr she is super sexxxxxxy loving this card and your colouring is perfect great male card I am sure any red blooded man would love to receive
Jacki xx

Cathy Clouston said...

Love the embossing on the metal! Thanks for joining in at Craft Your Passion this week! :)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brillaint card and colours Happy crafting Ginny ♥

Mamma Mia said...

Great card and love the colours for a male card. Thanks for playing in The Crafty Pad's "More than One Fold" challenge this week.
Helen x (DT)

Susie Little said...

Super cool card! Love it! Thank you for playing along at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz! xx

Gaynor said...

Beautiful card, absolutely love the design and all you embellies, thanks for joining our challenge at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor x x

Teresa said...

This is a stunning card Donna, I love the image, I can think of several errr maybe all the men in our family loving this one.
Has your MIL arrived here today? as our weather has changed for the better, it's been gorgeous, if it is down to your MIL being he she can stay as long as she likes :o)
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog over the weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

Shelby Goolsby said...

Donna this is so cool!! So many great details, I love the metal and the way you have colored this sassy girl. Have a great week!!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, fab image and beautiful colouring, the layout and colours are fab and I love the embossed panel
Lindsay xx

Twinkle Star said...

Love the colours and the image - the easel card is just perfect! Thanks for joining in with The Crafty Pad's 'More then one fold' challenge this week. Estelle xx

Mary said...

What a great card, great colors and really interesting. Thanks for participating in the Oozak challenge. Hope you win!

michele said...

Fabulous card Donna! Thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

Wishcraft said...

Great card Donna :o) Love the papers and all your fab details. Hope you're all better soon hun xx Hugs, Lisa x

Sandy Allnock said...

Your embellishing is to die for! LOVE this! The coloring is outstanding too! Thanks for inspiring us over at Oozak!

Carmen said...

Donna, thank you for your comment on my card! Your card is just so incredibly cute!! Love the coloring on it too.
I thought it would be fun to do this challenge, hopefully I'll get a chance to do more in the future!