Monday, 20 June 2011

Cards for Men challenge 13...

This time at Cards for Men we would like to see your male cards featuring 'stars'.
We are sponsored by Stamping Boutique and, although we were given some images, I chose to use one I already had from them. If you follow the Stamping Boutique Blog Tracey posts occasional 24 hour freebies and I got this one a little while ago- you can now pick it up with a few others in her Birthday Set. I hope she will forgive me for using Photoshop to remove a flower from the heart shaped balloon to make it suit guys better! I find it really hard to colour balloons so they look light and transparent so I was challenging myself here- I think I got it with all of them except the red ones as I didn't have a shade of Promarker to fade to.
The papers are from The June Blog Train Blog 'Monkey-ing around'- they do blogtrains alternate months. The sentiment is a freebie from Scrap-a-licious Times and says 'Birthdays are good for you- the more you have- the longer you live'! The little layered star in the midle has been cut with a Crealies die.


Tracey from Stamping Boutique is kindly offering 5 digis for our lucky winner! The Cards for Men DT have made some great cards to inspire you- so why not pop over and see their work and join in the challenge? You have until 3rd July to take part.



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14 comments:

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card.xxx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love the colours and the shading on the balloons is perfect x

julie_woolston said...

Unusual lovely Card. Thank you for joining us over at Paper Creator Crafts for our 1st Challenge.

Julie xx

lady Anne Howard said...

Fabulous card. Thank you so much for joining us in our first challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Alison love that image and your colouring is brilliant the whole card design is so well co ordinated. hugs Shirleyxxx

Joan V said...

Love this card. I think it is the colors and papers that are so different and fun that make this card stand out. Thanks for sharing. I just found your blog. I love your style.

Peggysue said...

I just love this card! I guess it is the combination of colors and the super layout. Thank you for joining our STAR challenge at DYSU. Good luck!

Wendy said...

Thanks for joining in our first challenge at paper creator crafts, fab card

WencheP said...

Fabulous card, love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Debbie said...

Lovely card and so different, thank you for joining us over at Paper Creator's Crafts.

Debbie x

Donnas Den said...

Love this card, Alison. Fab image, might have to pop over to TSB to take a look.

Donna x

Jules said...

Hi Alison

This is one beautiful male card.

I love the colours you chose to work with and agree that colouring balloons can be difficult. Mine never look quite right!!

You have done a fabby job here though.

Love Jules xx

Denise and Louise said...

Great card and I love the image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Louise said...

Fab card!
Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's this week x