Friday, January 24, 2014

Monochromatic Texture


Blogger must be frozen in this cold weather - it's taking about 5 minutes to load a page today! I feel like I'm back on dial-up again! LOL

Here's one more card made for a couple challenges. I used the Serendipity Mustang image again, coloring with Copic gray markers and mounting on SB petite oval dies. The embossed panel on the side was done with a SU! arrow ef, and I hand-cut some of the striped paper to fit into the embossed areas on one side. The center dsp is a negative from a diecut done with SU! dsp, and the thin silver ribbon is also SU! The sentiment was done with MFT stamps.

I'm entering this into the Cardz 4 Guyz Monochrome challenge, as well as the Card Concept #2 challenge which is to use "texture." I'm using the "clean & layered" style for my card.

That's going to do it for me today, so it's great to see you again, and I wish everyone a happy weekend :)

Carol

23 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous masculine card -- love that horse stamp!

Cazro said...

Wonderful card which fits our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz perfectly.
A gorgeous image of the horse. Caz

Benzi said...

Carol, you know I love that horse stamp. It makes a fabulous guy card. I really like that arrow embossing folder and don't think I've seen it. This is a super Dad card.

I think Blogger is really acting up today. Earlier this afternoon, I couldn't get on because I was getting a 503 error, service unavailable. Hang on!

Denise Price said...

That's a pretty horse image. It reminds me of Chinese New Year--Year of the Horse starts soon. The chevron embossing sets off the image nicely. Great masculine card.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You finished out the day with a fabulous card, my friend! This horse image always makes for a winning presentation!

jimlynn said...

Every time I've seen this horse stamp I fall in love all over again! Fabulous card for any guy!!
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty, This is one of my favorite images. You are an enabler again...every time I would see it on your blog...I would think..."I have to buy that image", and this week it came in the mail. Oh Happy day. I also entered my first Serendipity challenge...(didn't use this image though)

Teresa Kline said...

very pretty! so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

sparkle & shine *~*

MaryH said...

Now this is simply stunning. I love the image and that monochromatic coloring in grey. That is more difficult to achieve than you'd think. I liked your sepia toned one really well, but this one is even better. Liking how you did the chevron inserts. That must have been tedious fussy cutting. Striking paper as well, and like the negative use. You outdid yourself on this one! TFS & Hugs

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, every single guy on this earth would love to receive this card. I love the papers and the embossing as well as the ribbon. The image is just outstanding. This is so very special. Enjoy your weekend.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a stunning masculine creation. So love the texture on the embossed layer.
Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Brenda said...

Oh my love this card too! I will be glad when this artic weather moves on and spring gets here. It's gonna be a long wait! lol

Kimbo said...

Fantastic masculine card. I love how you've cut the DSP to fit into those little arrow. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

KayM said...

What a beautiful image and lovely card! I love the texture you used on your card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

Bonnie said...

Wow, Carol, this is amazing!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Carol, this is stunning over in the CC thumbnails! What a spectacular masculine card!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

JayBe said...

Stunning, Carol - love the texture in the background, it compliments that gorgeous stamp beautifully. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys this week.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Cathy Weber said...

Your card jumped out at me as I scanned the thumbnails this morning...love the beautiful horse stamp, recognized it immediately as a Serendipity image and LOVED it! You created great texture with the embossed chevrons...this is a great example of a masculine card!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

LOVE this image - I have him too - my sister is a horse surgeon and I make horse cards for her! Love how you've added subtle texture - the details make this feel rich and elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card! I had to go check to see if I still had this stamp. A friend of mine tried to talk me out of it, but I see she was not successful! This is such a striking card!

Karen D said...

This is a stunning card Carol. I love the panels on the side border especially the negative scallop. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at The Card Concept.

Kitty A. said...

Fabulous care....and masculine! Wonderful detail. Love the way you used and decorated the embossing folder. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Carol! I love that mustang image! Beautiful card!