Wednesday 2 May 2012

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #119 - Celebrating Maleness!

Happy May everyone!  I can't believe this year is going so fast.  It only feels like a couple of weeks ago since Christmas!  I hope you've all been enjoying some sunny weather.  It has been glorious here for a few days and I've certainly been making the most of it.

A great range of techniques for our no DP challenge last week.  Lou has had the difficult task of picking her top three and they are bound to be fab (and funky!).  Check out the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog to see if you were one of the lucky winners.  There was also the chance to win a £10 gift token for the Joanna Sheen website for one lucky entry picked at random. 

Now on to the challenge for this week.  It is Emma's turn and she has chosen a great theme for this challenge...

"Celebrating Maleness"

This is great for me as it has given me a chance to make my brother's birthday card 7 weeks in advance!  We are being sponsored by the wonderful Crimson Cloud this week.  Check out their website for great crafty goodies.

My brother, Alasdair, is a joiner so when I saw this digi on Mo Manning's site, I knew it would be perfect for him.  His favourite colour is lime green so this was my starting point.  Firstly, I coloured the image with my Promarkers and new Flexmarkers in the following colours:

Forest Green
China Blue
Cobolt Blue
Dusky Pink
Cool Grey 4
Gold (metallic)

I designed the background using Serif Craft Artist Professional.  I actually only opened it to look for some wood effect backing paper but my fingers just kept clicking until the background was finished!  I used the mushroom scissor edge to cut the checked material.  I thought it looked a little like nail heads.  To make my layers stand out, I used the shadow tool.  I cut my topper out using my Spellbinder Grand Rectangle die.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 67 - For the boys
That Crafty Place Challenge Blog - One for the boys

Looking forward to all of the male themed cards this week.  I really like making masculine cards.  It's always great to try something different too.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


Vicky said...

Fabulous the image and great dp's too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

brilliant male card rachel.fab image and i love your colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Brilliant male card, such a fun image xx

catherine said...

Such a great card for a male Rachel and a fab image for your brother. I'm sure he is going to love it
x catheirne

Mynn xx said...

Fabulous coloring and LOVE all those layers!!! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

J said...

Very appropriate for your brother - great image. I am sure he will love his card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers