Monday, 6 June 2011

A colour combo for you this time

I had a real tough time with the challenge set by my team-mate Wenche for Cards for Men.  The theme is a colour challenge to use Blue/Black.  We had some great images from the sponsor, Heartsong Designs, who are one of our new sponsors this year.  You can find out more about them and see more of their great images over at the main challenge post.

I used this image which is called Cardinal In Tree.  I realise that cardinals aren't blue but it's only us who know it's a Cardinal.  The prize up for grabs is 3 digis of your choice from Heartsong Designs, so pick up the gauntlet and have a go.

I decided I should have a go at a card for my Grandad who will be 85 on the 15th June.  I don't think he'd want the numbers all over the card so I have been relatively discreet about it.  The sentiment is a stamp from Kaiser Craft.  I've used Cardstock from Cored'inations and the patterned papers are from October Afternoon (Campfire) which I am absolutely hooked on.  I've used a Martha Stuart punch for the edge.  I'm really pleased with the finished card which is to be entered in the following challenges:

Partytime Tuesdays - PTT#18 Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - #113 Animal Friends
Creative Craft Challenges - Restful Colours
Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day / for a male
Freshly Brewed - #49 masculine
Crafting for all Seasons - #2 Father's Day
Some Odd Girl - Masculine.
Stamp Man - Boys & men.
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a male.
Bows 'n Berries - Masculine.


Kitty said...

This is lovely hun, so simple yet so stunning, love the image you have used!

Kitty xx

WencheP said...

You have made a fabulous card! Great job with the challenge...


Mandy said...

Great card Donna...I couldn't decide between this image and the balloon for my card....
Mandy x

Alison said...

I found this hard too! That paper looks so beautiful and I love the border punch. Fab card!
Hugs, Alison x

Nannieflash said...

Wow Donna I love your image and didnt realise you could get such a fabulous result with it. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sarah said...

I love this card Donna, I love the image and the bird looks beautiful against a stark background. Gorgeous papers too! Thank you for sharing at Craft Your Days Away for my special man challenge, good luck x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

Jane said...

Fabulous card! love the colour scheme! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp's Challenge, hugs, Jane x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Stunning card :D
hugs and xxx

Tussemaja said...

I like that you did not paint more than the bird. I like the design on the card and the paper is pretty.

Jani said...

Great card!
Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS!
Jani x

Gale said...

Nice card. Looks like a blue jay to me! Thanks for playing at Fresh Brewed Designs "for a guy" challenge! :) Gale

Michelle said...

Hi Donna
A fabulous masculine card! Hope your Grandad has a great birthday. Thanks for joining in The Stampman Challenge
x Michelle

Robin said...

Thanks so much for playing in Bows and Berries Masuline challenge!! Robin

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

I LOVE how you colored the bird and kept everything else black and white. Gorgeous card

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long challenge for June: For the Guys

Have a wonderful day
Heather Dennis