Monday, 23 April 2018

Monday again ....

Morning all,

Hope your weekend was a good one and that there are no thick heads this morning! If there are then at least my card won't cause you a problem as it's a very muted palette today ...... one of those sometimes tricky masculine cards ....

My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of black card, cut to mat
  • Art Gone Wild image stamped using black ink
  • Tim Holtz sentiment stamped using blue ink
  • Tim Holtz stencil used to apply grey ink randomly around the image
Tim Holtz THJ009 Saying Stuff, Art Gone Wild card MI2511,
Tim Holtz stencil THS006 fading dots
Inks: Versafine onyx black and Ranger Archival cobalt blue and watering can (not shown)
I'll be entering the above for the follolwing challenges:-
  1. Watercooler Wednesday - challenge No. 166 - MASCULINE/ATG
  2. Paper Shelter - challenge No. 355 - BIRTHDAY
  3. Crafty Sentiments - April 17th challenge - ONLY FOR THE BOYS
  4. Shopping Our Stash - challenge No. 350 - YO DUDE! (Masculine only card)
  5. Creative Friday - challenge No. 203 - FOR A BOY or MAN

And now for something a little more feminine, using some new stash - YAY!

My card
And a closer view of my colouring and wink of Stella twinkle!
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of yellow card, cut to mat
  • Tim Holtz two part image and MFT sentiments stamped using black ink 
  • Derwent pencils used to colour with the clear wink of Stella used to add subtle twinkle
  • Stardust stickles to add some bling to the flower head
STAMPS: MFT CS-214 Handwritten Happiness and Tim Holtz THMM107
Memento tuxedo black ink, Derwent coloursoft pencils and Wink of Stella clear gel glitter brush pen
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafting With Friends - challenge No. 65 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Colour Crazy - challenge No. 16 - ANYTHING (hand coloured) GOES
  3. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 292 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Creative Fingers - challenge No. 145 - ANYTHING GOES
Wishing my blog buddy SandraS a very


Sarn said...

Hi Kathy

Two fab and totally different cards on your blog today.

Love the ALWAYS tricky(!) masculine one and you just know I'm gonna love the feminine one with that pretty cone flower on it.

Thank you for your good wishes.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lillianb said...

Love the cards Kathy, I know I always have difficulty with cards for men .


Nélida Cordón said...

Hello Kathy! Masculine cards are tricky sometimes for me too,but you've made an awesome one, very classy.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs

Pat said...

Two fabulous and very elegant cards Kathy. I love the monochrome with a touch of blue for that very smart looking car, and the coneflower is just gorgeous and beautifully coloured. x

Donna said...

Both cards are great!
I love the muted palette of the masculine card!
Thanks so much for joining the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week for our YO DUDE challenge!!

Darnell said...

You covered both sexes brilliantly with these awesome cards and envies, Kathy! That's another great idea for a twofer: every time you make a feminine card, you need to make a masculine card! No. I don't think so either. That would go over like lead in a balloon since fortunately most of us need fewer masculine cards than feminine cards! Hugs, Darnell

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathy, what a wonderful masculine card! I love how you created "the whole deal", finishing up front and inside of your card as well as dressing up the envelope. I love the apparent simplicity, although at closer look one can see the care you've taken to do your stencilling so that those wonderful fading dots in the background don't affect the details in the image of the car. I love the way you've added colour in the sentiment. It may be subtle, but it stands out nonetheless. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Great masculine card! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs, good luck with the draw. Hugs Beatriz DT

Penny Hanuszak said...

Now this is not only an awesome CAS card it's an even more awesome Masculine card. What guy could resist this flashback to a simple day. Beautiful car image and beautifully laid out. Thanks for sharing with the Watercooler Wednesday Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge this week.

Kath Ricks said...

Great masculine card. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

Marjeta said...

Love your cards.The one with flower is No.1 for me. Thanks for sharing your work wit us at Colour Crazy.

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful and amazing CAS card, i really love this! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (guy card) STASH with us this week! ♥

Mimi said...

Ooh, love both of these! So glad you shared another car one at SOS last challenge... Love them!

Sherri said...

Beautiful sunflower card! Love the CAS style and the sentiment.Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Dorothy S said...

What a gorgeous flower - looks ready to be placed in a vase! Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

Elizabeth Hart said...

The yellow flower card is so lovely for spring! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Lady Joyful said...

Both cards are really great. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Beate Rauer said...

great masculine birthday card! Thanks for joiniong us at creative friday! Hugs,Beate