Aug 11, 2018

Allsorts 480/481: From Boys to Men

Good morning! Happy Saturday! It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge ... this week our theme is "From Boys to Men". We have a fabulous prize to give away by Marianne Design, so do come and play along for a chance to win. Remember, our challenges are still running for 2 weeks, do give everyone a little extra time to play along!

 Masculine cards are never easy for  me, but I had fun with this one creating this Western scene.



I am so not good with scenery type cards, but I love them and want to get better at it. I started out by tearing some printer paper to create masks. I kept the masks in place on my white card front with painters tape while inking. After the inking was complete I stamped the Cowboy Silhouette image using Versafine Onyx ink. I wanted some sort of grass in  the foreground so Penny Black's set  Enjoy Life was perfect for this. The edges of my inked panel were wiped with the black ink pad as well to create a little bit of  a black border. Next I punched out the circle using kraft card stock, added a strip of striped paper and finished off with a sticky sentiment from Tim Holtz Sticker Quotes set. Some May Arts Jute twinecompletes the card front. I framed with kraft card stock then mounted onto a Neenah linen textured  card base. 

Also sharing my card here:

Cards in Envy -  Something New (the cowboy stamp is new to me)
Shopping Our Stash - Silhouettes (everything besides the silhouette stamp is old stuff from my stash)
Stinkin' Inkers -  Steamed Heat (anything Summer related)
Tuesday Throwdown  - Anything Goes this week
Pause Dream Enjoy - ATGoes this week
Sunny Day Crafting -  Any Animals Always
Craft Rocket Challenges - Anything Goes this week
Moving along with the Times  - For the Boys 
Pattie's Creations -ATGoes this month
Catch The Bug  - Anything Goes 
Crafty Calendar  Dots and/ or Stripes (stripes)

We Love 2 Create - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes 

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38 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your wild west scene Ellie, you did a great job creating it and those silhouette cowboys and perfect for the theme.

    Bx

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    1. Thanks Brenda, you know your card scenes always inspire me to try these types of cards. They are not easy for me, but it can only get easier, the more I try :)

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  2. Totally awesome card, brilliant stamp and the background and details are fabulous;-))m

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    1. Thank you, Mervi, I was really happy when I got this stamp, it works so well for all the guys that aren't into sports (I think they do exist!) , but I think they all like Wild West type things.

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  3. What an amazing card Ellie - you have really rocked this challenge, and the silhouette horse riders are wonderful against the fabulous background you have created
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. Wonderful silhouette stamp Ellie, great card.
    While I,m here , thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, xxxx

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  5. Cute card! Love the cowboy silhouette!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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    1. Thank you Marilyn. It's a good stamp to have for those hard (for me) to make masculine cards!

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  6. This is AMAZING! I loveeeeeeeee the silhouettes!!!!

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  7. Brilliant card, really love the the image and a super background.

    Kath x

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    1. Thanks Kath, these backgrounds do take me some time to do, hope to get better at it!

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  8. Fabulous card design! I love the background and silhouettes. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting. Hope you'll join us again.

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    1. Thank you Janis, looking forward to joining Sunny Day Crafting challenge again!

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  9. oh WOW... what a beautiful and clever card! i love every single thing about this! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (silhouettes!)STASH with us this week! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Lauren! It was a fun challenge!

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  10. Beautiful card. Love how you created the background. Very clever. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

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  11. Brilliant masculine card, the scene you've created is lovely and the twine is a perfect finishing touch. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz - DT xx

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  12. Awesome card, love the silhouette of this Cowboys and the fabulous background mountains you created.
    The twine tied up like a rope is a fantastic detail.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
    Hugs.

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    1. Thank you Maria. I had lots of fun with this card and fabulous silhouette challenge. Looking forward to joining in at your challenge blog again!

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  13. This is so nice! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Pattie
    Artist and Owner

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  14. What a fabulous masculine card! I love the scene!

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  15. Great job on your card very different aspect enjoy the out doors in the Summer good on you for joining Stinkin Inkers all the best. Megan Xo

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  16. Um, wow. Just that. Wow. For someone who says that they don't "do" masculine, I think you made something uh-mazing! I absolutely LOVE this monochromatic scene. Thanks for sharing this piece of art with us over on the Catch The Bug blog. Good luck!
    ~Jo, Bugaboo DT

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    1. Thanks Joanna, it did take me quite some time to make this. But it was a fun learning process :)

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  17. Fabulous masculine card. That cowboy stamp is awesome as is your background! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!

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  18. You are so talented and creative! I love your work and this card! I may not comment but I do watch you!

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  19. I am loving these silhouette cowboys on this card!! Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy

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  20. What a great western scene you have created, Ellie! Thanks for joining us at the Catch the Bug Challenge. Julie, guest designer for Bugaboo Stamps.

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