Sunday, May 27, 2012

My Father's Day

There are quite a number of challenges with a masculine theme out in blogland. It's a while off till Father's Day, June is just on the doorstep - my Dad's birthday month.   So I thought I would get out my, as yet untouched, Stampin Up "The Open Sea" set and create a card for him. To create the card I masked and inked the oval and stamped over with the ships log and ship stamps - all with my favourite Tim Holtz distress inks.  I then put some white gel pen on the sails and a bit of Copic for colour.  Then distressed the edges mounted on some really old, el cheapo patterned paper from my scrap drawers which I inked on the edges. Then tied so twine in a reef knot with a charm and stuck it all together.  I love blue and brown, its one of my favourite colour combos.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Simon Says Stamp  Fathers Day or Special Male Challenge

Chocolate Coffee & Cards For the Boys Challenge

Fairy Tale Challenge Blog Boys + Men Challenge

Little Claire's Designs ideas & inspiration Male Theme Challenge

Stampavie and More for a Boy Challenge

DRS Designs   Masculine Cards Challenge

Hand Stamped Sentiments Masculine Theme

Really Reassonable Ribbon Father's Day or Masculine with Ribbon or Trim

Cheers for now, Linda


Diane Vander Galien said...

Great Masculine Card!!! Love the masked oval- very cool!!! Great color combo and perfect accents!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Pam said...

Such a beautiful, serene creation. Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs.

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Linda, I love the masking of the ship & ships log, a perfect male card :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Shelia said...

What a terrific Father's Day card this is!! Love that image. Thanks for joining the DRS Designs' challenge!

happyscrapper said...

Gorgeous card. I love the boat along with the fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at CCCC, and hope to see you back.

Erika Clark said...

This is fabulous! I can't believe that the stamped image is only one layer! So glad you described it, because I never would have guessed! I love all of it, right down to that sweet charm. Thanks for sharing it at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

Bada-Bing Creations said...

I really like how you set off the ship as the focal point with the sponging. Very cool and masculine! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Karin said...

Love the twine embellishment paired with the image! Thanks so much for playing along at DRS Designs!

cotnob said...

Hi Linda, you are the winner of the Crafting for all Seasons blog hop candy on my blog
If you leave me a comment on one of my posts with your full postal address I will send your prize - don't worry I have comment moderation switched on so I will not publish your address.

Jenny said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte ist das.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße.

Anonymous said...

а beautiful card, I love it.

Inger said...

What a lovely masculine card!!
Beautiful colours and image!

♥ Inger

Cherry's Jubilee said...


cotnob said...

Hi Linda, fab card.
I have just posted your blog hop prize, it should be with you in 7-10 days.
Crafting for all Seasons DT

dany2810 said...

Die Karte ist wunderschön geworden, vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge.
Lg Dany

Laura said...

love the card! thanks for visiting me! i am following you too!

Helen said...

Great card - love the design and all the details.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen x