Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Timeless Tuesday...color challenge

Well it's Timeless Tuesday over at Flourishes and today's challenge comes from that Canadian power house Cindy who said..let's use cranberry, caramel, dark grey (a.k.a. gray) or dark brown. Well hey who doesn't love cranberries and caramel (syrup all over a heaping bowl of ice-cream)? I don't think that was what she had in mind!

I thought this would be a hard one but put the feeble mind and body in action and found out it wasn't so bad after all. My card base is using the dark brown and my buddy Mike provided me with the BG paper which I found in my stash. Do you see the cranberry colored writing on it? Perfect. I chose the set "What a Catch", which is wonderful for Father's Day cards. I picked out the bag ( not my cup of tea as I prefer leather). This is the one that houses those pretend flies etc. Used my faithful water colored pencils and a blender and went to work doing my thing which is coloring..love that being a kid part. My small background mat is cranberry, next is the caramel one which is embossed and sanded a bit to make it more manly, then did a dark brown mat with my Spellbinder Labels Three die and then my image, which I also die-cutted..is that a word?? To finish it off I did a bit of sponging with one of those old antique inks, slapped it all together and I'm almost done. For my final touch, I put on some gold nail heads and I'm done here.


So since most men think they are all that and a bag of chips the phrase was perfect. Haven't heard that here in Montana but it was a popular one back in the big D (Detroit area) and was used in a most happy fashion. Well fellow bloggers here's hoping your week is "fly". It's sunny today and wow no rain. See you soon.


9 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This card is lovely. I'm not good with Man Cards, but you did a lovely job! Well done. Hope all is well with you and you are doing well with Your new job!

Benzi said...

Now, that is a fabulous 'pretend fly' bag. You could have made a pocket card and added some fishing flies. (hee) Great bg paper for it, too. I can't say I've heard that 'male quote' either. I guess it never made its way South. Great card, Pat, and some funnies to go along.

Cindy Haffner said...

PERFECT Pat, thanks so much for playing along with us Timeless Tuesday gals.

Shirley said...

A really beautiful male card! Very warm and the DP is the perfect touch to show off your beautiful image!!

velta said...

Beautiful coloring job Pat!!! I have yet to try water colors...hmmm perhaps I should take a wack at it! TFS !!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is a great guy card, Pat! Very cool design, too.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wonderful card, Pat! I LOVE how you used the colors! The mat around your image is great, and the way you placed the sentiment!

Makiko Jones said...

This is fabulous Pat! I love how you colored the image and the BG paper!

Your house is sooooo beautiful!!!

muebles camobel said...

This won't work in reality, that is what I suppose.