Monday, May 23, 2011

Thanks for Keeeping it Real, Boss!

I've got some exciting news - I'm joining the Tiddly Inks Challenges Design Team for a short while! This is my first card and our challenge fr this week is to create a Manly card. I thought the best way to select an image would be to ask the only man in our house - he's out ruled by four girls and surprisingly manages to hold his own among all the pink, dolls, stuffed animals and blankies. ;D

I made this card using "Thanks for Keeping it Real, Boss" but it should really be called "Another day at the office" or something more clinical like "Yes Boss, how may I help you?" Too many years in the work force I suppose.

I used earth tones for this card and kept it simply trying to go for a guy feel. The paper is actually for pet lovers but I had to use it - it included the perfect hidden message that I kept at the bottom for a secret sentiment. All the words needed to explain a bad day at work.

I've been needing to work on some much needed manly cards so this was the perfect challenge for me. Plus with Fathers Day coming up I'm sure to use them all! Hope you can come along to play in the challenge this week!

DT Challenge: Tiddly Inks Challenges #49 (Manly Men)
Main Stamp:
Thanks for Keeeping it Real, Boss! (TI)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E21
-browns: E57, E59; E43, E44, E47, E49
-reds: E13, E17, E19
-yellows: Y11, Y23, Y26
-greens: E81, E89
-blues: B41, B45
-grays: C1, C3; W2, W4, W6, W8

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  1. LOVE it girly!!! Fabulous colors - my hubs is pretty much out numbered too - I love the image he picked and you colored it fabulously!! Great papers too - the words across the bottom are hilarious with this image!

  2. it's beautiful, Barbara, gorgeous papers, colours and image!
    hugs, Alina

  3. Love your card Barbara. A fab image and so cheery. Congrats on your DT

  4. this is fantastic Barbara! You did a gorgeous job with the layout and your coloring is perfect!

  5. Haha, love the sentiment DP at the bottom. Been there, feeling like the office dog or slave. Super Cute. I love the corderoy buttons.

    Awesome colouring, the desk looks like a real faux wood desk. I love your distressed edges too, I don't do that often enough with my cards.

  6. Hi Barbera!

    Welcome to the team! Your card is perfect! I love how you coloured the image in the earth thones.


  7. Very manly Barbara! I love that image and the colours you used are perfect! I can totally relate to that sentiment too!


  8. Great to see a masculine card and the image is utterly butterly.
    Hugs Shirl x x

  9. I love this card. Very funny.


  10. I did notice the funny hidden message on the bottom...too clever, you are! :)

  11. Wow, your coloring is amazing! I love the papers and of course this image. Glad you are joining us for awhile at TI! hugz, Mary

  12. Barbara - this card is super!! I hadn't seen this image in the shop, but your card makes me want to go buy it!!!! Fab job!

  13. GUUURRREAT card! I used to have an office job and felt like that on many occasion ;D A perfect card for all those under appreciated folks in our lives! Hugz, Cheryl

  14. Welcome to the team! Fabulous card. Love your coloring and the words on the bottom made me LOL. xxD

  15. Absolutely perfect Barbara!!! So glad you are joining the team!! Love the words at the base of the card!!

  16. LOVE IT! What a great male card. I love your coloring!


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