Sunday, 29 August 2010

Had to make a card for my youngest son – always difficult to do, as I usually buy a humorous card - and this is what I came up with.  I thought the time theme was appropriate.
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I sponged the background with Distress inks – Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Broken China.  Looking at it now, I wish I’d added some white highlights – hindsight is a wonderful thing, lol.

Since this also fits the Challenge for Rosie D’s Challenge Blog (78 and sadly, the last ever challenge) it will also be my entry for them.  Thanks for the info, Sally.

25 very much appreciated comments:

Larisa said...

I am sure your son will like it )) Maybe that was his dream for a long while - to get mama's handmade card? This one looks nice. very bright and good images on )) Good job!
hugs. Larisa. xx

Sue said...

Good job, always hard to make cards for men, I'm with you, I usually buy one!

Martina2801 said...

Cath, this card is so creative and wonderful! I truly enjoy seeing what you create, such a pleasure.

Zoechaos said...

Cath its a fantastic chaps card love the background in shades of blue very clever bringing it to the front with those clock hands. TH words of wisdom almost as good as Mum's LOL xx Zoe

Lottie said...

Wonderful man card - what a great idea - I really want to 'crack' my 'phobia' of card making LOL

Love your fabulous art work - been looking but not left comments on each post cos have to limit my time in her.

My favourite is your shades of yellow card - its gorgeous and the way you have used so many different stamps - so original - no wonder it is so large.

Just taken a quick break from Bank Holiday visitors, so must dash

Tracy Evans said...

I agree it is always difficult to make male cards, but your turned out great, love the colours and the theme, great touch with the clock hands. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

Sally H said...

This is wonderful! I'm sure he will love it!

joanne wardle said...

it's a great card, very masculine. and I know what you mean about hindsight. I often blog something and then when I look at it on my blog I think. "i know exactly what else that card needed!!"

Dotpat said...

I am sure he will like it Cath, I am like you always difficult to make mens cards, I usually go for funny

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Great manly card!

Neet said...

Blue's the perfect colour for a man - and you have used two of my favourites - Tumbled Glass and Broken China so it's a hit with me.

Diane said...

Great card for your son, Cath and the background is very effective - you always make such great backgrounds!
Diane x

Sid said...

Ideal choice for a man card !!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Cath, your card for your son is perfect, I love the colour and the sentiment fits so well. The background is layered and interesting, I hope he appreciates all the time you spent..... I'm sure he will:D xxx

Paul said...

Love the colour. I'm sure your youngest will appreciate it. I'm the same as you, I normally end up buying humourous cards for the menfolk in my family. Anything to do with bangers usually keeps them amused. No wonder I am like I am haha Pxx

JoZart said...

Love the card and you've chosen your favourite colours too. It is so special for him,
jo x

Jack said...

Love this card, love the colours and the stamps you've used. Brill. xx

Minxy said...

yep boy cards are defiantly more tricky but you seem to have pulled this one off nicely

Viola said...

Very beautiful man card, Cath! Love the color! :-)

InkyArtitude said...

Thank you for your lovely comments left on my blog Cath, they are very much appreciated especially from such a tallented artist. I've just had a quick read of your blog, fab work... I think we have similar tastes in Tim's stuff.
I'm up to my eyes prepping my workshops for the Paradise Retreat that starts on Friday but I'll be back to read everything in detail. It will be the perfect wind down for me.
Lynn

lee said...

wow what a beautiful card, your son will love it, very creative. Thanks for stopping by, I will be back.

lee

Mervi said...

Wow i really like this, it's great card!
Thank you for sharing this with us at Rosie D's and also your kind words and support - life goes on;-))Mervi

stampdiva said...

That is such a great car stamp. Oh tell me about it, you know how much I struggle with male themed cards. This card has great theme, background and composition. Lynne x

Anke said...

Wonderful card Cath, great stamps.

Hugs
Anke

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x