Monday, 16 August 2010

Cards for Men - Challenge 17 -Decoupage

Well here we are at Challenge 17 isnt it surprising how quickly these fortnights come around, and we have some really wonderful followers and what I can only say is the standard of entries (over sixty) for the last challenge are stunning, well done all of you and thank you for taking part.


Challenge 17 is being sponsered by "Donna of Donna's Den" our very respected and well loved Team Leader, and this is what she says about herself :-

 Donna's Den of Crafts is a family-run business where we aim to please.  We stock a wide range of  cardmaking and scrapbooking items from Dovecraft, Joanna Sheen, Crafter's Companion, Spellbinders.....to name but a few.  Our prices are reasonable and p&p is only £1.  Most in-stock orders are dispatched next working day.  Why not pop along and take advantage of a 10% discount for the duration of this challenge.  Just enter the code CFM0410 in your shopping basket.

Donna is offering a prize of £10 approx.15$ for this Challenge.

This Challenge is all about Decoupage and Ive used one of the La Pashe designs, its from the series of "Remember When" images of days gone by, Ive used this one which I particular like of an old chap repairing his motorbike and in the background is a old tram, bus stop and bus inspector, Im sure its not a policeman as I dont remember ever seeing our police dressed like that, anyway heres my card.


Ive created a A5 card and used some red mirri board for my first mount then the decoupage was cut out by hand and with Pinflair silicone glue Ive mounted up the layers, I did mould some of the pieces to surround the figures rather than just pop them flat on top.
The greeting is also from the same sheets and this was also mounted onto a piece of the red mirri board and stuck at the top of the card on the right. Ive posted a side on view to give you an idea of the layers that have been mounted up.
I do so hope that your will pop across to http://cardsformen.blogspot.com/ and see what fabulous cards our Design Team members have created for your pleasure and inspiration.

14 comments:

Janette said...

Morning Shirley,Love your card,it's a fab scene this one, always love these, and your decoupage is perfect,it is an inspector isn't it...have a good day.xx

Janette said...

Morning Shirley,Love your card,it's a fab scene this one, always love these, and your decoupage is perfect,it is an inspector isn't it...have a good day.xx

Alison said...

What a fab scene Shirley! Such a lovely bygone image.
Hugs, Alison x

debby4000 said...

Oh Shirley this is fabulous.
luv
Debby

Jessie said...

Fab card Shirley!

P.S I left you a blog award on my blog a week or two ago, I'm not sure if you seen it though?

Lia said...

hi shirley,
your card is fabulous i love that image
hugs lia

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is fabulous Shirley!
hugs
kim x

Chris said...

What a great card Shirley, perfect for the men in our lives. Hope you're well and had a good weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

Wishcraft said...

A great male card, love the scene :o) Lisa x

Rainmac said...

I love the scene on this card Shirley, you have far more patience than I do with all that cutting out ;-)

Kitty said...

Fabulous hunny! Love all the detail, must have taken you ages!xx

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Shirly and love the design.
Hugs Linda

Elaine said...

Fab card Shirley, your decoupage is perfect.
Love the picture of your hubby, he looks such a lovely, happy gentleman.
Love Elaine xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Shirley your card is fantastic!!! I just love it. It is an outstanding page, I'm not even sure what you call them. In America decoupage is a glue. So I was so happy when you posted your card because I was not sure what to expect.I have never done a decoupage card before, so this was an experence for me.
Hugs xxx