Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Something for the Boys

I just realised there is a new fortnightly challenge called "Anything goes" on Craft Swap Forum. There is a theme to follow each time but you can make anything you like, a card, a scrap page, an ATC etc. so long as it fits the theme. The current them is "Something for the Boys". Here is my attempt at something suitable for the men in our lives.

The stamp on the main image is from Stampscapes and was stamped using Black Onyx Versafine then watercoloured with Lyra Aquacolors. The matting layer is silver foiled card that has been coloured with Adirondack Alcohol inks (Bottle, Ginger and Stream). The strip behind that is just white paper that I coloured using a brayer and one of the Adirondack Rainbow ink pads (Mountain Lake) This pad has 4 colours in it which include Bottle and Stream. As these were the colours I had used from the alcohol inks I kept to that end of the pad with they brayer. Finally I used a stamp from Lavinia Stamps to stamp the trees onto the strip using the same Rainbow Ink pad, but allowing the stamp to pick up colours from right across the pad.

18 comments:

  1. Superb landscape scene Phree ! Beautiful trees ! X Fab

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  2. Stunning just love it and those trees all match so well

    BRILL
    :)

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  3. Great card and so very well done!

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  4. Very nice masculine card Phree.....I love the Fall effect of it and I must say your below Noel card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Wonderful job on both of them!!!!!
    Penny Duncan

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  5. Great card, I love how you have watercoloured the background. I did something similar recently for a friend but I cheated and did a brayered background. Would never have thought of using inks on silver card, it looks fab
    Beryl x

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  6. What a beautiful card.....I love landscapes but am no good at doing them myself.

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog....it made my day.

    Sheila-x-

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  7. A stunning card Phree!! Beautifully coloured xx

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  8. It's such a beautifully constructed card Phree, the colours are gorgeous.

    Jo XX

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  9. I love it, love the colours you've used too ...

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  10. Great card Phree. I love the way you've tied all the colours in together. Beautiful.
    Beryl xx

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  11. This is stunning! I just had to click on to enlarge. I love the alcohol inks on the mat! Beautiful work!

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  12. Ooh Phree what a lovely card you've made. Who ever gets this card will be very lucky.

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  13. Hi Phree, there is something for you on my blog.

    Like the card.

    Cazzy xx

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  14. Phree its gorgeous love the colours and stamping -wish I was there looks lovely and peaceful.

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  15. Phree this card is absolutely stunning and full of ideas and inspiration. I love all your cards but this one is extra special.

    Lesley

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  16. Wow! Great card, I think I may have to take a look at this range of stamps, you have achieved and awesome effect here :)

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  17. Great card, I love those stamps xx

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  18. So glad I came snooping around. You are one talented lady. I love not only the scene, but the border too! Thank you too for sharing your ingredients!

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