Sunday, 9 March 2014

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 203

This week at One Stitch at a Time, our challenge is something I know a lot of us find hard. We're challenging you to make something 'for a boy'. He can be any age, and other than that, the choice of theme is yours.

We're sponsored by

See the challenge blog for details.

This week, I chose an image from the Digi Blessings collection, called Turn that Frown Upside Down.

I first arranged the image and sentiment in Photoshop Elements. I've actually split the sentiment so that it 'frames' the picture. I coloured the image with Promarkers, and added a faint blue sky behind using Pan Pastels. I've used what has become my 'go to' pad when I want something masculine - it's from the Papermania Persimmon collection. I've had it for quite a while - just shows I don't make that many 'masculine' cards!I've combined three papers here (not something I do often ...) Knowing the males in my family, I haven't embellished the card heavily - the men in my life like things plain and simple! So, apart from the layering, all I've added are a couple of dragonfly brads, on the grounds that they're much more masculine than butterflies! (Well, I think so. And no, it isn't remotely logical.)

I hope you can join us this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Fan-Tastic Tuesday where anything goes,
Lady Bug Crafts where they want 'one for the boys',
Papertake Weekly where anything goes,
Shopping Our Stash where they want 3-2-1 (Three papers, two dragonfly brads, one image)
Crafting By Designs where anything goes,
Nutcrafters where they want 'something for the boys',
Sisterhood of Crafters where they want 'something for the boys',
Sister Act where anything goes,
That's Crafty where anything goes,
Doodle Pantry where any digi goes.


Hazel said...

A perfect masculine card and yes, I agree, dragonflies are much more 'masculine' than butterflies. It must be the word 'dragon' at the beginning! lol Hazel x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh my Josephine, what a wonderful creation. I love that image and will have to add it to my collection for sure. The colours are just great and I do so love the little dragonfly brads you added. Just enough but not too much for a boy card. Very nice indeed.

Lynn, your OSAAT DT Sister

CG said...

What a fun, handsome card! Love the color combo. The background is so well-done, and I just love that adorable image! Best, CG

Mimi said...

Fabulous Josephine, I love this digi and what a cracking sentiment. Fab DT paper too, couldn't be more perfect :) :) :) Hugs Jane xxx

Unknown said...

Fab design..... thank you for joining in with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge .....,.
Suzy B ~Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Darlene said...

Really cute image and design Josephine!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ONE FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Lisa B said...

Okay this couldn't get any cuter!! I adore this card. Such a sweet image and sentiment. Very well done my friend.

Thanks for playing along with our "One for the BOys" challenge at the SIsterhood of Crafters. Happy Crafting!

Scrapcat 1 said...

What a fab image you have used and I really like the way you did the sentiment upside down as well

Diane said...

Adorable card and super cute image!!
Thank you for joining our challenge "One For The Boys" at "The Sisterhood" this week...hope you will join us for our new challenge this week!!!
Diane DT

Unknown said...

Oh how cute your card looks Josphine and such pretty papers, too. Thanks for your sweet comment, take care, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Debbie said...

This is a lovely card.Really fun image and sentiment.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.hugs Debbie x

Marsha said...

Nicely done. Great for a boy. Thank you for entering your cute card in the Doodle Pantry Challenge #44.

NanaConnie said...

Darling card, Josephine! Love the papers. So nice to see you playing along in Challenge #44 at Doodle Pantry this month. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Desire Fourie said...

This is so fun and cute. Love the mix of design paper.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Susan said...

Wonderful card for a man.
Perfect !!
Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink....Susan x

Dawn said...

Cute card for a boy of any age!
Love the image & the sentiment!
Dawn xx

Margaret said...

Very cute image. I love the background papers that you used for this. Maggie - DT

Sher said...

Such a sweet card. Lovely design, adorable image and I love the Dragon Fly embellies. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs almost month long Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs, Sharon/DT


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