Sunday, February 24, 2013

One for the guys!

Hello all!
Time for another challenge from the Pink Team over at Eclectic Ellapu and this week the theme is Masculine.  Now this does always seem to cause problems for some cardmakers but I actually enjoy making cards for the guys as they're usually much simpler to do and don't involve too much of the frou-frou that I find difficult to add and still keep the card looking cohesive!  Please go to the EE blog and check out the rest of the fabulous DT's work to get some great inspiration.
      I also wanted to tie this card into the current challenge over at Craft Stamper - I get this magazine whenever I visit home (UK) and love it so I was very pleased to find that they had started to do challenges!  Their first challenge is faux airbrushing so I decided to give it a go using some Dylusions Ink sprays and some diluted white acrylic paint.  I masked off an area on some cardstock and sprayed it with the red and blue inks, letting it dry before adding some sprayed white paint.  The motorbike stamp (I think it was from Blockheads ) was stamped and embossed with some black embossing powder and then I added the sentiment, from the same stamp set and the chequered pattern.


                       One thing I should mention for those of you who have not yet used the wonderful Dylusions Inks is that they do react with water so as you can see, the red started to turn a bit pink when I sprayed the white paint over the inks!  I wanted 'Red, White and Blue' as the background so I didn't spray too much of the white.
    I would also like to put this in for the following challenges - Addicted to CAS , Art Impressions , and Craft Room challenge .


Thanks so much for stopping by and please do join in with our Masculine challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu :)






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33 comments:

Kylie said...

Hi Dawn! I LOVE this card! That sentiment is awesome, lol!!! Perfect! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love it! That piece with all the splatters of colors and that motorcycle. This is a great card.

Carla S. said...

Wow! Fantastic card, Dawn! Very creative design!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Smashing card so cleverly made its a knockout project. thank you for sharing with us at craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

craft-roomjulia said...

Super card, love that motor bike. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

ScrapSoon said...

what a fun and cool card this is.

Debi said...

what a fab man's card- love the background and the embossed bike- brilliant, thanks for sharing with us on Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Patricia said...

Oh Dawn, that sentiment is so funny! I love the way you added color to your card. Wonderful! ~Trisha

Linda Palmer said...

This may be masculine but it is still beautifully crafted and put together. I love this and now I have to check out these inks.

Tracy said...

Hee hee. That sentiment is too fun. Your stamping looks awesome. Hugs!

Claire said...

Hi Dawn! Love the 'airbrushing'!
Claire xx

jackid said...

Hi Dawn wow what a fantastic card love it I struggle with male cards as you know I like to add lots of bits to my cards and men don't usually appreciate lace and pearl (unless it's around your thigh and neck lol

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow, wow, for the guy on the bike. Magnificent image and design.
Hugs

May said...

Fabulous card, Love the embossed bike...Brilliant use of colour...Amazing card Love it...Hugs May x x x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

A really eye catching card, great composition.Thank you for entering the Craft Room challenge this fortnight. Suzanne xx

Tress said...

Ooooo! Love the colored streak! Very graphic card!

Kate Creates - a lot of mess, just ask my family..... said...

Great use of the faux airbrush technique and I love the sentiment.

Asha said...

Boys and bikes...can't go wrong with that combo! Love your groovy card, Dawn.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Means a lot to me.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Penny said...

Superb masculine card! Love the CAS design, the touch of color, the graphic checkerboard, fab bike, and the sentiment cracks me up! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Mary said...

What an awesome masculine card. Love that sentiment and really like how you did the Dylusions spray.

Shannon White said...

Love this!! What an Awesome Guy card! Love the Fab motorcycle and Super masking technique too! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

nwilliams6 said...

The run on the ink came out perfect for this theme and sentiment (fabbo sentiment btw). I really like this card - any bike lover would cherish it. Impressive stuff. Huga!

Lynne Armstrong said...

LOL Dawn, this is great...love the sentiment :) Brilliant guy card. I really like the background you made for the bike...looks fantastic.
Hugs xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Great card, great sentiment when I read it what came to my mine is Just like a Cat..
Love how the airbrushing turned out looks awesome.
Hugs

baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous card and just perfect for our challenge at Addicted to CAS, love that Bike !

Marie

Trish Latimer said...

Love the bright slash of colour, fabulous! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge! x

Ginger said...

love the masked panel done with the technique. Thank you for entering it into the Craft Stamper challenge.x

Kathi said...

Yikes! This is amazing. It's CAS in a way, but very graphic and visually interesting, which makes it simple, but not simple.

Ha. That made loads of sense.

BTW, for someone who says they don't do loads of technique-y stuff, you sure have been lately and I'm loving it!

Great work and great fun to watch you explorations and experiments. Especially, when one is a bad blog surfer like me and plays "catch up" all at once.

Angelnorth said...

I'm just catching up with the Craft Stamper challenge entries - thanks for playing along! Great composition here and I love the sentiment!

Stempelientje Stempy said...

Great Bombshell stamps card!

Paru Mahtani said...

Very nice card! Love the sentiment! Also love the way you have played with the colours in your airbrush technique!

Jaine Drake said...

I love this card as male cards are tricky to do. Love the colours.