Wednesday, September 19, 2012

PSC50 - Masculine Birthdays Challenge

This week at The Perfect Sentiment we want you to make a card with a birthday sentiment. The twist is to make it masculine. We're being sponsored by Parables of a Crafter. For more details see our challenge blog.

One of my grandsons turns eight this week (going on 18 - he tries to parent his younger siblings). He's very bright, energetic, and competitive. He really destroys the theory about the second child being more relaxed. He's a high achiever who wants to do well in everything he can do. Before he started kindergarten I was reading books with his 2nd grade brother. He asked why I didn't bring some that he could read, so on my next visit I brought the easiest books a reading teacher has and by Thanksgiving he was reading books on a mid-1st grade level. He amazes me. He's really good at sports but also loves driving little cars, playing golf, bowling, etc. So this card is for you, Christian.

I used several masculine elements on my card. The image I used is from Clear Dollar Stamps, called Dirt Rides. Thinking of dirt and the country road where we live, I used Slate ink and a stipple brush to dirty up the white papers and the four wheeler. I used a plaid design Cuttlebug embossing folder on the Outdoor Denim background paper. Cork shapes, a corrugated star, and pewter brads and photo hangers help give a masculine feel. Instead of ribbon I cut strips of felt that matched the car and I masked the title (from Clear Dollar Stamps "Leaves") stippling around it.

Images: Dirt Rides, Leaves (sentiment)
Markers - Copic
Inks - CTMH Slate, Outdoor Denim
Accents - CTMH Evergreen Cork Shapes, Milepost Shapes, Pewter brads and photo hangers, blue felt, number sticker unknown
Tools - stipple brush, Cuttlebug plaid embossing folder


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your masculine card with all the wonderful texture. I always find it a bit harder to make a masculine card. Enjoying being Sept Guest Designer for Perfect Sentiments. Also, you can enter this at Mark's Finest Papers (MFP) Speedy TV Simple Salutations Ch#12 Vehicle challenge that I host wkly on Wed. Membership is free at MFP. The challenge should be up by noon today 9/19 so stop by, join, enter & please let them know I sent you.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Sept Guest Designer Perfect Sentiments
MFP Simple Salutations Hostess

Sam Pirkle said...

Cute image. I'm sure your grandson will love it. Great colors..

Paula Bee said...

Great image and what a perfect one for a masculine card!

Margaret said...

Wow! I don't know where to start. That image is just too cute and your coloring is fantastic. I love all the layers and colors you used for this one.