Saturday, February 6, 2010

OCC Boy Valentine

This week our February host, Linda Coughlin, has challenged the OCC to a masculine valentine challenge. Many of us struggle with making cards for men. Let’s make sure we have a Valentine made and ready go for our sweetie in time for Valentine’s Day. The challenge this week is to make a card for a man into our life - a significant other, dad, brother or friend.

There is no time limit on our challenges - participate whenever you are able. To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then leave us a comment linking to your project so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC



This image is from a new-ish Our Craft Lounge set called, Wanted. It's really different for Valentines, which is why I was drawn to it. I have one DS that I need to have a card done for - and yay me! - now I have only 5 special cards to go, plus the valentines for my kid's classes. Hmm... Better kick into high gear here!

I stamped this image with Espresso adirondack ink and coloured it with copic markers. * i {heart} my copic markers!* I sponged around the edges and distressed them. I used alcohol ink on the 'together' grommet to dirty it up a bit and attached it with hemp twine. I think my hunny bunny will love it!

Please do take a little time to check out the mamzing projects by the rest of the OCC design team!

Cindy, Dana, Jennifer, Jenny, Jocelyn, Linda, Lori, Melissa, Silke, Wendy

stamps; Wanted (our craft lounge)
paper; it's all scraps, people so I have no idea!
ink; espresso adirondack ink, brushed corduroy distress ink (ranger)
accessories; heart nesties, small mega deckle rectangle (spellbinders), grommet (making memories), screw brads (karen foster), copic markers, hemp twine

15 comments:

Lori Rider said...

This is awesome, Loretta! Perfect for your DS. Those cactuses are so cool and I love your coloring, plus all the little extra details just add to the Western style! Super card for the challenge.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Febulous card, Loretta. This is the second card I have seen made with this set and it is so cool - perfect for guy Valentines!!! I like the way you used the hemp - wonderful embellishment!!

Wendy J. said...

Wow, Loretta! This is a gorgeous card with lots of detail. You did a fab job with the coloring. I love the stripe paper you put on the side...looks like handmade native american fabric design. Love the small brads/pearls and all the sponging on everything! Love the sentiment too!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hey Loretta, you asked where I got the sentiment that I used on my card. Would you believe I am being dragged kickin' and screamin' into the digital stamping age? I created it with my PhotoShop elements!! The black stamped frame around it is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.

Joseline said...

Love your card Loretta!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the colors you used for the card. Great work!! Perfect for a masculine card. Those are my hardest to do.

i {heart} papers said...

This is beautiful! Your coloring is awesome!!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Never seen this image before, clicked on the link and will get me one. You card is fantastic.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Awesome card, I love the colours, images, sentiment and your shading around the cacti!

KAT said...

Your coloring is fabulous - love the way you "shadowed" around the scene and the overall layout of the card is great - very manly!

Velta said...

Hey girl!! You have outdone yourself again with this perfect image! Your coloring is awesome and the whole card is just perfect for a guy!!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Ha!! I LOVE it, Loretta!!! What a perfect 'man' valentine!!! AWESOME!!!

Stephanie said...

Absolutly love this card!!

Conniecrafter said...

such a neat image, great coloring and love your embellishing and fun sentiment!

Jenny Gropp said...

THE MOST PERFECT CARD for this challenge! You have outdone yourself on this one. From the coloring to the scene and sentiment -- FAB!!!!!!

Linda64 said...

WOW love this card . Great Western style. The image is the coolest ever..
Hugs

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