Our theme is that hardest (for me) of all, 'One for the Boys'. My husband's birthday is coming up, so I decided to do something for him. Now, he loves all sorts of sports, but I find most sports themes for cards to be very impersonal, somehow. I think it's years of seeing generic football cards in the shops! The other thing he loves, is country scenery. He's a country boy, while I'm an unreformed townie who gets very nervous when there aren't any street lamps! So, I took another look at some of the Barbara Grey classroom sessions, got out my brayer, and decided to have another go.
http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=5991432653461943765#editor/target=post;postID=240293069953809912I brayered and stamped on Clarity card, and the stamps are Clarity too - Split Tree and one of the small leaves. Brayering and the leaves were done with Distress Ink, while the tree in the image and the background is Memento.
I struggle with putting together scenes like this - I think it's my lack of basic artistic ability - I'm can't really picture what I'm trying to achieve in advance. Still, it's not bad, so that's what he'll be getting this year!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Inky Impressions where anything goes,
Crafty Catz where anything goes,
The Poodle's Parlour where anything goes,
Lollipop Crafts where anything goes,
Ooh La La where they want us to 'make it manly',
Amusing Challenges where anything goes,
That Craft Place where they want 'one for the boys'.