Monday, 30 April 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 67 - One for the Boys!

We are sponsored today by ONE STOP CARD CRAFTS who are offering a £10 voucher for their store as a prize.

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.
I 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'.


Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, your background is wonderful.
Yvonne x

Papercraft By Carole said...

The brayering is beautiful!! And the overall effect is lovely!! I love the background paper you created!! Cxx

Kim x said...

Brilliant use of Barbara's stamps. I know what you mean about putting a scene together, I need a sample in front of me to copy as I just can't see it otherwise.
I spent most of the weekend working with some new stamps for Barbara's next TV show, I'm a very lucky girl.
hugs Kimx

Dawn Louise said...

this is brilliant, love it. thanks for entering it into our challenge at that craft place and good luck x

Mynnette said...

I LOVE this. Your scene and tree are stunning! LOVE the background paper, too! Fabulous! :)

Anne said...

This is so beautiful, you must be really pleased with it Josephine!

Sue Nicholson said...

Very stunning card, lovely work with the stamps, thanks for joining us at poodles Parlour anything goes challenge. Good luck cheers Sue N x

Dena said...

I think you did just fine with this! It looks great! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Lollipop Crafts!


Jack said...

Brilliant card. Love the bg - I didn't realise at first it was the tree you'd used. xx

Chris said...

I am loving this card! Clever to use the tree again in the background and your scene is perfect! Thank you so much for joining me this week for my Amusing Challenge!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, great image.

carol said...

Super card, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Cheryl said...

So pretty! I love your brayered background.


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coldwaters2 said...

Hi Josephine this is a fabulous CAS card and perfect for a male, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB.
Lorraine x said...

Hi, sorry am a bit late in commenting , love your card and the gorgeous background.For me this is a card that is perfect for everyone man woman or child. Beautifully crafted. Am sure hubby will love it.


jackid said...

Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
Jacki xx


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