Luckily, we had a really good weekend. On Saturday we went out for a bit. I convinced (begged) my husband to take me to this great garden centre which has a massive craft section. I don't drive (although I have a driving licence, long story... ), and it's not accesible by bus, so I count on my hubby to drive me there at least once a month... I love it! I found stuff that I can't find in my local shop, and cheaper... really happy. there is nothing like a bit of craft shopping to make me happy!
Today I've got a male card for you... and I used some of my new things! I used a stamp that I got as a prize for a challenge from QKR Stampede, called "Carpenter". It's a really fun stamp and I couldn't wait to use it!
I made a card base from Kraft card.
Yellow card stock for background.
The papers I've used are from: First Edition Desert Blooms (stripes paper) and Crate Paper The Pier (wood looking paper).
I hand-stitched with white thread around the paper.
I used this sketch from Digi Sketch challenge.
I thougth it was perfect for the image and theme.
The Promarkers I used to colour the image are:
for the hat: Poppy and Cool Grey 3
for the hair: Cool Grey 5, 4, 3 and 1
for the skin: Vanilla, Almond and blender pen
T-shirt: Poppy, Mustard, Buttermilk and blender pen.
For the jeans: China Blue, Cornflower and Powder blue.
For the wood: Raw Sienna, Sandstone.
Hammer: Cool Grey 4 and 2; Raw Sienna and Sandstone.
For the shoes: Cool Grey 5,4,3,1
I created the sentiment on my computer and cut it with my new Marianne's Creatable round tag die.
The tools and nail head brads are some the goodies I bought on Saturday. They are from Woodware.
The plain silver brads are non-branded.
I added some washi tape (I'm loving Washi tape lately!!!!) from local shop.
I also used some recycled embellishments!
The corrugated brown card strips are part of the packaging of a toiletry set I got on my baby shower (yes, 5 years ago!). I still have some left, I don't use it a lot, I want it to last as I love it!
And then... I raided our tool box! I sew a little screw on the top corner of the image and used a Screw ring (not sure about the name, they are used together with screws) to link the sentiment tag to the image.
I'm really happy how it turned out... at the end...
When I first made the card, I used the blender pen to "correct" a bit of red marker that went over the line... omg! red everywhere! then I tried to cover it with white gel pen... I completed the card, took pictures.... and I hated it! so took everything apart and coloured a new image! It would have bugged me so much!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Oldie but a goody - Recycle (old: plain brads, corrugated paper -recycled-, First Edition stripe paper )
Sweet Stamping - Stitching (2nd entry)
I really hope you like my new card! please leave me some love in the comments and don't forget to follow if you haven't done it yet! :) thanks!
Until next time