Friday, June 20, 2008

BLOGGERS CHALLENGE #52 MANLY CARDS



Ok...I confess I partially cheated on this one. I had these 2 cards half started...at least the images colored and they have been sitting in my "unfinished object box for about a year."

Life this week has been extremely busy, so in order to work for this challenge...I decided to grab a UFO to complete it! There - two things done, RIGHT? LOL

Anyways- this weeks Bloggers Challenge is to make a MANLY CARD - be sure and click on the link to Bloggers Challenes to see everyone's AWESOME artwork. There are A LOT of very talented people who take these challenges!
CARD 1
Stamp Set: Silent Night by SU, French Script by SU The Word by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock and Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Confetti Cream
Accessories: Lg. Oval Punch, Paper Snips, Gold BRads, Photo Corner punch, Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter, Heat Tool, Black EP,


CARD 2
Stamp Sets: Fundamental Phrases and Noble Deer by SU
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor paper, black Staz On
Accessories: Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter, Lg. & Small Oval Punch, Cropodile, Jumbo Brads, Dimensionals, Ribbon



Thank you for looking! Have a fabulous week!

19 comments:

Christi said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!!! I don't think you cheated at all. :)

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow. I love both your cards. What cheating? WE all have something in a UFO stack somewhere, and now and then we need to draw on it. Great job!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a pair of wonderfully beautiful cards. Love the term UFO...they are all over my craft space! You did a great job of finishing up a couple of your UFO's and so nicely done too!

Nikki Bond said...

These are gorgeous and your coloring is impeccable! Perfect manly cards! {SMILES}

Ida said...

Wow UFO's huh? - Now I know what to call all those things floating around in containers on my stamping desk!

Wonderful cards. - I am sad to see Noble Deer being retired as it is such a great outdoors stamp suitable for lovers of nature both men and women.

Robin Merriman said...

These are beautiful, Chris. I've never seen that church in anything but a Christmas card and you've done it here so wonderfully. I'm very impressed.

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are absolutely lovely! The coloring is fantastic on both and I love the subtle color that the rick racks adds to the second card!

Barbara said...

WOW! Fabulous watercoloring on each of these cards....which are both wonderful! Nope...no cheating here!

Tangerine Dream said...

Hey Chris!! Happy Friday! I really love both of these cards! The colors are rich and the images, etc. are subtle...perfect! Very "comfortable & homey" cards!!! (there isn't much in my book that is better than comfortable and homey!)

Have a great weekend!
Tangii

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Both of your cards are just wonderful! I especially love how your used the Silent Night set! Beautifully done Chris! :D

Shelly Koskinen said...

These cards are so beautiful!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards! And, using one of those UFO's is a bonus!

Connie Paxman said...

I almost missed seeing your cards..oohhh and wow on the beauty of both of them. My card was pieces of UFO's also..that's how we create..
Connie Paxman

Kathie Bailey said...

Chris, both of these are winners (regardless of when they were started :-)). I love the richness of colors.

Suzanne said...

Nice!! You did a great job with the watercolor crayons. Maybe they will be my next medium to work on.

MJ said...

Wonderful cards, both of them. I am so sad that Noble Deer is retiring. I always wanted it and never purchased it so I swore if it was not on the retirement list I was ordering it as soon as I seen the list. Now I don't know,lol. It is such a great set.

Claudia said...

both of your cards are just stunning! I LOVE both layouts - Great cards!

Connie said...

Both cards are wonderful...great job with the challenge...

Jennifer (jennifer-g) said...

They are both great! It's not cheating, they weren't done! I sit and color sometimes when I can't get inspired, then next time it's grab and go, LOL. Love the top card especially.