Monday, 3 January 2011

Challenge 26 - "A Sketch" by Myself

Well firstly I want to wish all our loyal followers of Cards for Men a very "Happy New Year" and to start a new year of Challenges, my Design Team Leader has asked me to design a sketch and here it is:-
And for this first Challenge of 2011 we are being sponsered by "Stamping Boutique" and they have offered us as a prize of five of their fabulous digi stamps:-
And this is what our sponser says about themselves:-

I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique. My team and I are very happy to sponsor Cards for Men. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for UnityStampCo. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.
"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

I have actually used one of their stamps and this is of a knight standing in front of a castle, Ive printed him onto white card before colouring him with my copic pens, I then used my rotatrim to cut him out and then mounted him onto some brown card, the sentiment is one I created on my computer and this was also mounted in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with the first layer of brown card, the papers I have used are from one of Donna's of Bearlymine Designs Free downloads, and I chose two brick designs and one blue paper, these were arranged according to the sketch, and then my mounted image positioned in the middle and my sentiment at the bottom on the right. To finish of I have stuck three buttons down the left hand side.
I do so hope you will pop over to Cards for Men blog and see the rest of the fabulous cards that my fellow Design Team members have created for this Challenge.

23 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Wow this is a great card! I love the papers and such a cute image.

Lisa x

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Hi Shirley. The sketch ist great and your card beautiful once again. Great image.

Wich you a nice day.
Hugs Claudia

heidy said...

Hi Shirley,what a great image en well done on your skets
Hugs Heidy

rozzy said...

Happy New Year Shirley
Hope you are well and have had a good christmas. sorry I haven't been around lately…was poorly before xmas and my mojo has disappeared with 2010… i need to get some inspiration flowing
Love and hugs rozzy xx (((Hugs)))

Patty said...

This is a great sketch, I am going to play with it. I love your card. I know my grandsons would like this image.

Linda w said...

I love your sketch Shirley, and as (at long last) I'm making a card for a male, I can play along with you. I love your card. the brightness of the blue against the brickwork is just perfection. Cute image too. Hugs lin

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Shirley you are one clever lady that sketch looks great, your card is fabulous I love the colours and that image is perfect for a male.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Crafty Chris said...

You do make fantastic male cards and this is one of them I love it and great sketch.
Chris x

Pinkllilac said...

Wow great sketch Shirley I love your men cards and you always gives me lots of inspiration, I need it with men cards. Love your colouring and the image is perfect.

Hugs Linda

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Shirley. I love the papers and will be off to visit Bearly Mine shortly.

Take care,

Donna x

mueppi said...

Hello Shirkey
your card is gorgeous and the paper and immage are great!
All the best for 2011!
Hugs and love Gisela

Pamela said...

Hi Shirley,

Great card, really cute image.
Happy New Year.

Pam x

Rainmac said...

Such a fabulous card Shirley, I love what you've done with the image and how you've put your card together, it's stunning. Wishing you a happy, healthy and crafty 2011 xxx

brenda said...

Hi Shirley

Your sketch is great and you have used beautifully in your card.

I have dowloaded ut ready, just need to get my act togehter, Mr Mojo seems to still be in Chrismtas mode.

B x

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Shirley I have left an award on my blog for you and you could also win something.

Hugs Linda

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Pops x said...

What a gorgeous image and great colours, loving the papers, big hugs love Pops x x x

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
Beautiful card...Gorgeous colouring and papers...And your sketch was great to work with....Happy New Year to you and Ian hope it holds lots of good things for you both...Hope we can meet up again his year,if your down this way...
Mandy xx

Angela said...

Shirley your sketch is fabulous!! I love the little Knight and the scene you have made for your card.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year,
Angela x

Alison said...

Happy New Year Shirley! What a fab card- your colouring is beautiful as ever and those papers are perfect. Thanks for the link, I'll have to pop over and download some.
Hugs, Alison x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Hi Shirley,what a great image en well done on your sketch...

Hugs
Judith

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cute card Shirley, love it.
luv
Debby

Josephine said...

What a fabulous card! I love the image, and those papers are great.