Monday, 5 November 2012

Make a Decision Ref!

This weekend saw my hubby's birthday and hence the need for another footy themed card.  It's always a challenge to design yet another manly card, but to do it using a stamp that you have used year in year out so that it is different to all the previous times is even more of a challenge.

Luckily for me though he has been promoted....we now have to watch the football league show every Saturday to see if he's on it!...but this now means that he could have to wear a black, yellow, green or red shirt depending on what the teams are wearing and this decision is made by the main referee on the day.  Now Hubby can be a little vain so the idea of one colour looking better than another gave me the starting point. 

Using the masking technique I stamped the Jolly Nation footballer stamp 4 times and coloured them with my watercolour paints.  I stamped the grass and distressed with Weathered Wood distress ink.  The speach bubbles were die cut and stamped using some tiny alphabet stamps.  The rosette was a Tim Holtz die.  The little ink blots are from a paperartzy stamp that is never off my desk!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

"Allsorts - Men Only"
"ATC's and Cards with attitude - Add Sentiment"
"Cardmaking Mamas - anything goes"
"Cards by Lady Ann - Must use sentiment anything goes"
"Raise the Bar - anything goes"
"The Crafty Pad - Anything goes"
"Penny Black and more - Any die will do"
"One Stitch at a time - Anything goes"
"Here come the boys - Die cuts/punches"
"Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes"


brenda said...

I think you covered the good few footie teams there Sue, the card should go down a treat.

Many thanks joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi, fabulous card, lovely image!
Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering our man theme at allsorts. Tracy x

rachel said...

fabulous card - great scene and fun comments - thanks for joining our challenge at the crafty pad and good luck xx

linda said...

great job of masking so they can all wear different colours! a very fun card and i love the ink splotches. thanks for playing along with our 'any die will do' theme at penny black and more this month.

fatmonica said...

Brilliant man's card.Love this image!Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs with Attitude.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

hehe love this! What a great card for the guys! Fantastic job! Lovely to see you playing along with us @ The Crafty Pad this week :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

susiestacey said...

Great card, fantastic use of a single stamp too.
Thank you for joining the Any Die Will Do challenge at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x.

Berni Cuttino said...

Fun, Adorable, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Fabulous manly card. I really love how you have used the same stamp over!

Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing your talent. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Teresa said...

Fabulous card, thanks for joining us at HCTBs Teresa xx