Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Ch 15 nad Creative Card Crew Ch 37

Hello everyone, today's card is for Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge 15 where they have a fabulous sketch this week and Creative Card Crew Challenge 37 where the theme is to use string. I was looking through my stash of stamped images and found this cutie, I have also just bought some MME Wild Asparagus DPs and I thought I'll make a card for a BOY! I don't usually make male cards unless I have to and I think all mine turn out drab, but this one came together easily and I really like how it turned out..... maybe I have turned a corner and come out of my male card making block!!!lol!!!

The cute little image is from Hanglar and I got it in a swap with a blog bud. He is coloured with distress inks and highlighted with my inkssentials pen. The DPs are MME and I have inked the edges of all the elements with distress ink. I also had a mental block when it came to distressing papers..... I still can't tear them or rough them up but I can now manage a bit of inking!!! lol! I think for this male card the inking really added a bit of depth and I'm pleased with the end result. The buttons, brads and twine are all from my stash and the ticket is from Tim Holtz.

My usual close up.

Card/Paper: White and grey card, MME - Wild Asparagus
Stamps: Hanglar
Colouring: Distress inks - tattered rose, weathered wood, peeled paint, walnut stain, vintage photo, black soot, antique linen
Embellishments: Buttons, brads, twine, Tim Holtz ticket
Tools: Inkssentials ink applicator

Thanks for looking x


  1. Wow this is fabulous Liza, love your image and super colouring. Your papers and layout are delish and your buttons with twine are the perfect finishing detail.
    Thank you for joining us at the Creative Card Crew this week.
    Nicola -x-

  2. Liza this is such an adorable image and you have distressed perfectly. From coming to your blog I actually purchased some Distress Inks from stamping bella. Now to figure them out. Do you use watercolour paper, and do you use a paint brush to watercolour them with? Thank-you so much for the inspiration!

  3. Great coloring!
    Thank you for playing along with us at SS&S!

    Hugs, Arianne
    SS&S team

  4. Wonderful card Liza. Amazing colouring, lovely papers too. I am with you on ripping them, it brings me out in a cold sweat!
    Thanks for playing along at CCC this week.
    Sam x

  5. wow this is fab, I love those papers, buttons and twine and nothing girly about it!

    Great to see you at Creative Card Crew


  6. Isn't that the loveliest boy card, Liza! I have grandsons and darn if I can be motivated to make a boy card but after seeing this - I will have to make them one from Grandma! I love how your images are colored. The papers are perfect and I love the buttons and jute - very boyish. Lovely card!

  7. This is such a great card, your colouring is fab! xxx

  8. Wonderful card for a boy! Your image is so beautifully colored and the layout and papers are great. Fab job also on your ink distressing. I think it adds so much! So happy that you could play along with the CCC this week!

  9. gorgeous card..so love your image and the colours.
    thanks for taking part in SS&S good luck and hope you can join us again clare DT


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Liza x