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Monday, 13 September 2010

OMG!!! It's a card for a man!!

Morning!  Where did the weekend go?  Not fair - it's Monday already so back to work I go :-(

I had a good weekend, dinner at my friends house on Saturday then home on Sunday policing homework... getting the big one to do it, stopping the small one from adding his own artistic doodlings to the completed pages :-)  Honestly my eldest is only 8 but he gets loads of homework - last year he had 13 pages to do in a weekend and I thought that was a bit much!  Certainly I don't remember getting homework until I went to secondary school, or maybe I've just purged it from my memory :-)

Ooh, and I fiddled around with my blog layout too, and sorted myself out with a proper title too!!  All on my own, no help from hubby (or my kids), although I did need a little lay down afterwards!!

Anyway, enough waffling, onto todays card...


I've based this card on the sketch over at Papertake Weekly

It's quite a simple card, but I thought it didn't need anything else... plus it's a blokes card, and frankly I like to leave them uncluttered and simple (insert your own joke here...), it's just that my overflowing stash severely lacks anything male themed :-) well I can't help it that I am drawn like a magpie to anything pretty and sparkly and most stuff sold for men just passes me by :-)  So a bit of ribbon, some buttons and a bit of twine is normally my lot!

For all of that, I really like this card, it's really relaxing, and I don't know if that is because of the Mo Manning image, or the colours of the Basic Grey papers or a combination of the two.


I haven't used this image much before, I think I thought it really complicated to colour, but maybe that was before my Copic collection grew, cos this was a doddle - I've just added some glossy accents around the boat and in the bucket.

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges - all of them (except the sketch) are Autumnal challenges, so I hope you think this fits the bill, I thought so because there are browns and oranges in there and the papers are a bit faded, in the way that things look as the seasons change

Thanks for looking, be sure to come for the next couple of days as there is a lot going to be happening :-)

Sue xx

17 comments:

Jeannie said...

Lovely card Sue - must admit I only make mens cards when I have to!

theCook said...

That's a beautiful simple card. The coloring is really great. It's fun how most of the "men" cards contain somebody fishing. There's no man who fishes in my entourage...

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! The image is colored beautifully and the layout really works for this card. I love the bright and sparkly too and very rarely do men's cards.

Jennifer

Kerry said...

We get there in the end with men's cards Sue! You did a great job :-D xx

Anita said...

This is a great card for a man, Sue. It is hard to do cards for men, isn't it? You've done a lovely job on your coloring and I really like the glossy accents you added to the water.

Whimsey said...

Great manly card Sue - love it. Great colors!

Um....unlike you, I was looking forward to Monday after a pretty rotten weekend.

Glad to be doing my thing and minding my own b'ness. LOL

Julie said...

Great card Sue,I love the image too. I spent ages the other week trying to add text to my header,thought I'd cracked it but alas no,still blank. :( x

Suzy Q said...

I really like this card, it's very calming, both the colours and the image x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card Sue .. if you can say that about a mans card - and i agree really peaceful
Lisa ;)

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

Lovely Sue! Love the colours and a great masculine card!! Well done!
So excited about tomorrow!!! :)
x

Oh and love the new blog design! :)

brenda said...

A really super card, thank you for joining in with my Colours of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

brenda said...

A really super card, thank you for joining in with my Colours of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for joining us at paperplay with this fantastic card, good luck, hugs Liz xx

Kirsten said...

fabulous male card lovely papers...x

Thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

Alison said...

What a lovely, sophisticated colour combo. More chice of pens definately helps! Thanks for joining our transport challenge at Cards for Men.
Hugs, Alison x

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. Love your image, your coloring. Outstanding job. That is a good way of traveling. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge.

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful card, Sue. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x