Monday, 23 May 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 11 - "No Designer Papers"

Good Morning Everyone, well what a blowy day it was yesterday, the only good thing was the sun was out most of the day, I rushed outside to try and tie up my Peonies but as soon as Id done that I found loads of other plants that were being battered by the gales, oh well at least its was a mainly dry day just as well as hubby was painting a ladder on the side of the signal thats being reinstalled at the local steam railway society where he volunateers. Anyway to get back to business today we have now reached our Eleventh Challenge for Cards for Men, and this fortnights challenge is "No Papers" and this means no designer backing papers are to be used on your card, and guess what weve got a fabulous sponser and you wont want to miss this its
And theyve generously have offered us not only one prize but three so its 3 digis for the 1st prize, 2 digis for the 2nd prize and 1 digi for the 3rd prize and this is what they say about themselves:-

I'm sure you're all familiar with the wonderful work of Kenny K's Shop but what about the man (and woman) behind those wonderful creations. Take a look here to see their journey,

And I know a lot of you are great fans of these images and we were so lucky to be able to play with some that we were generously given and this is the one I chose to play with.
What a joy to use, and Ive printed him onto white card then used my copic and tria pens to colour him, I then used my rotatrim to cut him out as he was far to big to use a Nestabilitie, I then used some red card to mount him on, the sentiment is one from my stash and Ive treated this in the same way as my image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and because we werent allowed to use any dps I used one of stensils to run it through my Grand Calibur to emboss it, the actual stensil is one that looks like metal stepping the type they use on fire escape stairs in buildings I suspect you can fisualise it.
I then positioned my image in the centre with the sentiment directly underneath, as its for a man I decided not to put any embellishments on it. I sincerely hope that now youve seen my card you will pop across to our Cards for Men Challenge Blog and see what the rest of our very talented Design Team have created for you, and Im sure it will inspire you to take part in this fabulous Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Alison said...

Fabulous colouring Shirley, it's great to be able to print the image larger and let it be the focus as they are very detailed.
Hugs, Alison x

Lia said...

wonderful card I love the challenge, it's so inspirational
hugs Lia

Sarah said...

Your colouring is just gorgeous Shirley, he is literally zooming off the card!!!

Doreen said...

A fabulous card

Janette said...

Brilliant card Shirley and a fab image, so well coloured,love it.

We have also had high winds for days now hun, the gardens are wrecked, all my lovely flowers have been bashed about just hope it blows out before the next lot are this rate I'll have seen nothing this

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Shirley, fab colouring of the image
Kevin xx

heidy said...

Oh this is amazing Shirley!
Hugs Heidy

Heide said...

What a great card, love that you have highlighted the image. Thanks for joining us at SCH.
Hugs, Heide

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

either it's very early or very late where you are. it's 7:30 a.m. here and saw your comment on my post!!! it's ALWAYS good to see you.

great card! wonderful for dad's day too. like yesterdays cute bunny card also. oh heck! i like all your cards!

hugs :)

mueppi said...

Hello Shirley
what a elegant card with such a sweet image!
Thank you for your answer!
I`ll trie it in the evening again!
With hugs Gisela

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

A gorgeous card and i like the images you use.......


Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just stunning work, big hugs pops x

Diane said...

Great card, Shirley and well done with the 'No papers' challenge - it's not an easy one!
Diane x

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
I love this image and you've coloured it beautifully..Fabulous card...
Mandy x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww a fabulous card, awesome colouring, luv the pop of red, sue,x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a perfect card for a guy! They are always so difficult for me...I love yours. Wonderful coloring too! Thanks for playing with us at IDIC this week and good luck!

Elaine said...

Fabulous Shirley!
Because there are no patterned papers it really shows of the image and your fantastic colouring.
The embossing adds an extra dimension.
Love this Shirley.

Love & hugs
Elaine xxx

Andrea M said...

Great masculine card! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!!!

Melodie said...

Wow, Shirley, such a great card. The little driver is so beautiful.

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous fun card Shirley.

PetraB said...

This is such good fun, fabulous card. Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Patricia St Martin said...

I'm so glad my post worked. I have tried to post at so many blogs today and all I get is "Internal error delivering your message about the blog", may be you can ask hubby why it would say that?? I turned the computer off and restarted it and still had the problem. Well girl you know I love your card!!! We all did wonderful with this challenge.

Caroline said...

fab card for a boy shirley these images are fab arn't they

Dana Gustafson said...

Fun card! Thank so much for playing in the Just Us Girls rainbow challenge!

Netty said...

Wow, simple yet effective. Great colours on the car. Love the embossing too. Really lovely. Annette xx (2 Sisters DT)