Monday, May 2, 2011

Stamps R Us Challenge for the Men in our Lives

Happy Monday everyone! It's time for another Stamps R Us challenge, and this week our sponsor is Dude Time Doodles! We're doing a masculine theme for the men in our lives. I used the "under carriage Craig" digi image for my card and I have to say that making this card was pure fun for me! I added smudgy finger prints and grease splotches here and there because that's what I know these guys look like after a little time underneath the car. I colored the image with Copics, adding grease to Craig's arms and hands, as well as the sentiment panel. Unfortunately I couldn't get a good photo to show all the glossy accents on the windshield and headlights because the metallic panel on the bottom kept reflecting light no matter which direction I aimed the camera.The bumper was done with a grey glitter pen and covered with Glossy accents and IRL it does look like chrome. The silver metallic cardstock panel was embossed using the diamondplate ef, and in spite of it looking so masculine and cool, I can never get a good photo of it. The wrench is a little charm my friend gave me and it worked perfectly for this image! I attached it with a metal brad.
I hope you'll join us for this challenge because there's a generous prize up for grabs from our sponsor.
Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday!

Carol

19 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Ooooooooh, it looks fun! That is a great image. I do believe I have seen my man looking just like that two or twenty times! Haha.... Love all of the extra details!

Collette said...

Love the distressing, Carol - great embellishment, too. Great job!

Denise Marzec said...

OMG, that sentiment was seriously MADE for my dad!!! Hehe, isn't it the truth! AWESOME card, girlie!

Tammy said...

This is sooo cute Carol! I LOVE your sentiment and the little wrench is adorable! I'm very excited to be working with you!
Big hugs, Tammy :)

JD said...

This is a great masculine card! I really like it, and the sentiment you chose...cute!

Cleota said...

Fantastic! Love all your additional elements - greasy finger prints, chrome bumper, etc. Awesome!
Cleota
DTD Dudette

jimlynn said...

Perfect!!! Love it. Really like that windshield!!
Lynn

Kathy and Lucky said...

Wow did you ever make a fantastic card, the details right down to the wrench. The coloring is over the top perfect and love the embossing ;)

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Carol,
Wow, love your card, such a great saying, I love that windshield too!
hugs Marilyn

Silli said...

hehe, what a perfect male card!!! Carol, I love the image and the cute embellishments!

Paige said...

Carol, your careful attention to details makes this a fantastic and interesting card!

Marlene said...

Oh, I love the chrome accents! PERFECT!

Shannon White said...

Wow, Love all the distressing in this card! Great diamond plate & chrome! 8-)

Marilyn said...

Great card Carol! The wrench embellie is just perfect for your card, couldn't be better suited... it always makes me wonder what makes people buy those embellishments in the first place because they end up 'belonging' on a card like this. Oh yeah... the grease is a great touch!

Sue from Oregon said...

Man, "ain't" that the truth...great card!

Wendy said...

LOL Your card & comments made me giggle, Carol! Love the image and how you colored it! You nailed this one perfectly! :)

Benzi said...

Ha Greasy smudges and fingerprints. You really know how to make it right. Carol, those glossy accents are showing perfectly. That sentiment is just too funny. Gave me a big smile.

Silke Ledlow said...

LOL...this is definitely one awesome masculine card Carol! It rocks! Hugs ~S~

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab image....but I especially LOVE the sentiment...how fun for a masculine card