Thursday, April 10, 2014

Don't lose your head....................

Hello all!
     there's another challenge at Time Out beginning today and this time our theme is Birthdays with an optional twist of making it masculine!!  As you can see from the DT samples, some of us chose to go with the twist and some didn't - the choice is yours.
                     
We have some fantastic prizes to entice you to join in with us -
Prize 1 will be for those doing the twist, it will be chosen randomly and will be a £15 gift voucher from Uniko Studio
Prize 2 will be the stamp set and dies seen below and this will be for our overall winner along with the GDT position.

Uniko Studio Sponsorship Prizes:




       So I went a bit off-piste with my card this week.  I was truly stuck in the land of no inspiration and so I decided to randomly pick a sketch challenge and just go with it!  Perhaps I should have rethought this strategy as the sketch challenge I chose was this one from Stamplorations - 

          Nothing wrong with the sketch but I had already decided on the image I was using and I'm trying my best not to spend hours agonising over my card designs.  The digi is from my own collection of digitally tidied images from a vintage Sears catalogue.  You can see some of them in my Etsy shop - just click on the link in the sidebar :)
                                          Anyway, you'll see what I mean about not thinking it through when I finally share a photo of the card.  I had to come up with an appropriate sentiment and I finished off the card design with a couple of strips of washi tape.  So without further ado, the card - 


         Well, that took forever to get through so well done if you stuck it out to here - what a very long trip!!  As you can see, he's not quite feeling 100%.............



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24 comments:

sandie said...

I love the sentiment and am pleased you went with the sketch at STAMPlorations, thanks for joining us! This is such a cool digi, his serious face makes me giggle and the kraft was the perfect background x

Beverley said...

FABulous masculine card. Hugs Bev x

Sherry Eckblad said...

LOVE what you did with that sketch and such a fabulous masculine card you created.

Gerrina said...

That text is so great! And the malestamp too! Your card divided in the four pieces gives so much more interest! A great one! Hugs, Gerrina

Mac Mable said...

Loving the sentiment and to use the sketch for your inspiration I think is fabulous. The card is so very different, it works and I think looks really clever. x Beverley x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Gorgeous and funny card, great for male.
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, welcome again;-))m

Irish Cherokee said...

This card is a winner on all fronts. Its masculine, innovative, clean and ...... what the heck, Love it completely.

Penny said...

I think your card is fabulous! I love the design with the image--it is unexpected and whimsical! Love the Kraft and the washi with the image and sentiment--really fun! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Linda Palmer said...

I think you made a great decision on the sketch, the images, the sentiment etc. It is a fantastic card.

cass said...

Wonderfully design card for a male, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

Lynn said...

Oh I love that sentiment! This is so fun! What a great guy card!

Tracy said...

That quippy sentiment is lots of fun Dawn. Our guy must be suffering from a splitting headache. LOL. Great job! Hugs!

Sue Bridesmith said...

Fabulous Design....thank you for your valued support in entering our challenge, without you we would have no challenge.and I do hope you will join us again next week...for another fab challenge....
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge
XX

Nonni said...

What a great card, perfect use of STAMPlorations sketch!! I love the colors, the sentiment and the vintage feel. xx

Cornelia W said...

This is such a cool card for the sketch - GREAT sentiment - fab card! Thanks so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations. I hope to see you there next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

maria f. said...

Love how you challenged yourself and what a great humorous touch. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this time around!

MichelleZ said...

So creative! Great card, Dawn! Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

Zoe Sanderson said...

This is very clever and fun, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Mariana Maya said...

LOVE this card. Awesome sentiment!! Did you create that or is it a stamp?

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a clever card you've created! It's always tricky for me to make masculine cards, but you totally nailed it! I was impressed with how much life and whimsy it possesses, yet it's still totally "manly." Great idea to split up the image, too. I would've never thought to do that with a person's head, but I really love the result. And the sentiment goes along with it perfectly! Thanks so much for giving me some great new ideas to try and for sharing your skills with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

nwilliams6 said...

Great image and your sketch is perfect for it! The sentiment makes this though! Love it! Hugz!

Cara Malmrose said...

Love this card! The image you used worked well with the layout too! Awesome sentiment! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

onelayercards said...

That vintage image is so COOL, Dawn!! And that sentiment...in my head, I'm hearing a British accent!

Hugs,
Shery

Alrik Gerlach said...

Very nice card. The style is beautiful.