Monday, 14 March 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 6 "A Sketch by Mandy"

Good Morning All, its amazing that already 12 weeks have slipped by this year, and we are now onto our 6th Challenge which is a fabulous sketch by my fellow Team member Mandy of Craftyfoxcards Blogspot,
The sponser this time is Letreset you just couldnt ask for anything more exciting,
and the fabulous prize they are offering the winner is a set of 12 promarkers,

 and here is what they say about themselves:-

 ProMarkers are made by Letraset and are a twin tipped, dye based alcohol marker offering a high quality product at a great price. Avilable in 148 colours, they give incredible tonal range and can be applied to a diverse range of materials, not just paper and card. ProMarkers produce vivid, bright colours right through to the subtlest pastel shades - the translucent inks can also be overlaid and blended, even further extending the range of shades and hues on offer. ProMarker's quality nibs and inks provide flawless colour lay down with consistent coverage and no unsightly streaking.

And here is my card for this Challenge:-

The image I have used for this card is by Stampin Up and the set is called "Summer by the Sea" unfortunately the set is now discontinued and I had a bit of job getting hold of a set of stamps, this actual image was given to me by a really lovely follower of mine, (she knows who she is) and I just couldnt use it without getting hold of the actual stamps to be able to use this image again. Ive stamped it onto white card and used my promarkers to colour it, after which I cut it out with my rotatrim and mounted it onto dark blue card. The sentiment is one of the Penny Black stamps and felt it went well with the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of dark blue card, and one of two papers from the Nitwits Downloads and is a lovely blue paper with a water and wave pattern on, the two corner pieces are a beige paper with darker spots on, these were also mounted on the dark blue card. The card was created as the sketch shows, and to finish of Ive used three buttons top and bottom in the mounted corners.
Now that youve seen my card do please pop over to our Challenge blog and see what the rest of my fellow team members have been upto, and no doubt it will give you inspiration to take part in this Challenge.
Just before I go I want to offer you the chance to become one of our Design Team, if you are interested you will find all the details on the Challenge Blog.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


mueppi said...

Good morning Shirley
another wonbderful card with such a great image!
I love the colouring!
With love Gisela

Anonymous said...

hello shirley- a fantastic image for a man!
And great colours you used

Sue said...

Hi hun
a fabulous card, luv the image, great papers & sketch, sue,x

Rainmac said...

I LOVE this card Shirley, makes me wish I were by the sea dipping my toes in x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i haven't seen that image in years!!!! this is beautiful!

hugs :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, love that image its great!

Thanks for sharing with us this week at CES Challenge & MAWTT, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Pops x said...

Hey sweetie, gorgeous creation, big hugs love Pops x x x

Bluefairy4U said...

Afternoon Shirley, this is really a beautiful card, just so relaxing to look at.Lovely colours. Love your blog layout. Love

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card

Wishcraft said...

Great card Shirley, it's got such a lovely peaceful feel to it :o) Lisa x

Alison said...

Such a lovely, peaceful image- I know what you mean about not using it unless you have it, I'm terrible at using things that I have a limited supply of! Great sentiment.
Hugs, Alison x

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Hi Shirley, a wondrful card you show us again. Great image and pretty colours.

Hugs Claudia


Gorgeous colouring Shirley, and a fab. image. Love the layout and the sentiment. Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Mina said...

what a perfect mans card Shirley, great image and perfect colour combo
Mina xxx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Shirley, the image and sentiment are lovely and the paper is just perfect for it
hugs Mandy xx

Brenda Brown said...

This is a great card Shirley, I love the colours and image you have used.
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
This is a great card,I can see why you had to get the stamps the image is wonderful,and your papers are lovely...
Mandy x

Melodie said...

Wonderful card, dear Shirley, the image is really cool. Great compliment for this men-card.

Patty said...

I have always loved this image and you have colored it to perfection.

DesignerDiva said...

Great card Shirley, I love that sentiment! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck
Laurie x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Shirley this is excellent and appeals to me big time, the design, that sentiment and image are perfection.
Lorraine x