Monday, 3 January 2011

Cards for Men DT card, Challenge 1...

Well, here we are starting a new year of challenges at Cards for Men. Thanks so much to everyone who took part in our blog hop and special challenges for our first birthday and congratulations to all our winners.

Our new challenge is a sketch by the super talented Shirley from our DT and this is what I did with it:

I used AJ with a sign from our sponsor, The Stamping Boutique, and added the sentiment in Photoshop. I printed him 3 times so I could decoupage him up and chalked the background to blend it better with the warm tones of the papers. The papers are from a Christmas blog train called 'The Greatest Gift' and I have used Labels 8 for all the shapes, which I have then inked to frame the shapes.

Our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique and they are kindly offering 5 digi stamps for our lucky winner.
Here's a bit about our sponsor: I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique. My team and I are very happy to sponsor Cards for Men. My store has been open since September 2009. I am currently a stamp artist for UnityStampCo. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed. "The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

The challenge runs until 16th January so don't forget to pop over to Cards for Men to see what the rest of our fantastic team have made and join in!

I'd also like to enter my card in the following challenges:


Nannieflash said...

Hi Alison, I dont know about the super talented bit, but I think your interpretation of my sketch is stunning, I love your colouring and your papers they are fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Alison. I love this image and always think it suits being decoupaged.

Donna xx

Rainmac said...

Such a fabulous card Alison, I love the labels shape you've used and the papers are gorgeous. Wishing you a happy, healthy and crafty 2011 xxx

Debs said...

Super cute card, love the image and how you've colored him, great die cuts one of my favorite, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, Happy 2011

Basement gal said...

Cute card . He's so cool. Thanks for joining in at creative inspirations.

Kat said...

What a great card for a wee boy. That image is super-cute. Thanks for joining us at TG.

Kat x

Suzi said...

Wonderful card Alison, love that sweet image. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft this week.
Suzi xx

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card Alison the image along with the colours, papers and design look super thank you for sharing this with us at One Stop Crafts this week.
Lorraine x

Mary J said...

Oh wow, Alison - I think this card rocks! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Great to see you at the Totally Gorjuss challenge and hope to see your creativity at our next one!

Cor* said...

Gorgeous. Great that a word? Fabby sketch. Thanks for showing us your NEW stuffs at Creative Inspirations this time round. Happy Crafting!

Carrie said...

Oh this is fab hunni..AJ looks so cool!! Thanks for playing at CES xx