Sunday, May 1, 2011

Challenge # 16 - There is a Man in My Life

This week I am focusing on men, yes men.  The challenge this week is "There is a Man in my Life".  You can make a card, tag, etc. for a man or one with a man- young or old- on your project..  I would love to see what you create keeping this theme in mind. 
Moonlight Journey

My sponsor for this challenge is Moonlight Journey. Oh, they have so many great digitals.  You will have to go to their site and check it out.    There are women, men, doors, butterflies, castles and the list goes on.  The next couple of days I will be posting a number of their digitals as I  personally have quite a few of them.

Below you will see some of the projects the DT has created to give your inspiration.
My card uses images from Moonlight Journey, the sponsor for this challenge.  The background is Distressed Glue, a Technique Junkie technique.  This is a very easy technique, but you have to have patience while everything dries.  I took a sponge that had been used with distressed ink and tinted my greeting as well as the face and hands of the image as I didn't like the stark white of the man's face and hands.

I am also entering this card in Gingersnap Creations' GC 96 Ginger, Copper and Rust.

Barbara Washington
My card also uses digital images from Moonlight Journey. The background is from Steampunk Backgrounds and the man and the words are from Masterful Men Tags. Only the hat is not from Moonlight Journey. I had one of those happy accidents as I was starting this card. When I went to print the images, I didn't realize that I had photo paper in the printer and I printed out the images. Normally I would have used plain cardstock. I really liked how the images looked like photos, so I used them. The balloon was printed twice. I cut out the balloon, rounded it with a paper rounder and used hot glue to attach it and give it dimension. The big clock, spinner, and gear are from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology line. The little gears are actual watch parts that I had in my stash. I love doing Steampunk art and I think it makes great man cards.

Using Tom Holtz stamps I created this card for my youngest son's birthday ( April 15) It is a cream colored card that has been dry embossed on the front cover. The can and the sentiment were stamped then trimmed. The sentiment is mounted onto a thin cork and gold paper. The time piece is stamped onto the hand made paper layer, and clock face and gold corner charm were the finishing touches.
Little men - big men ... it never seems to be so easy to make cards for either! The card is based on a sketch from Mojo Monday. I used Basic Grey papers for covering the square white card. The top of the second layer has been punched with an EKSuccess punch and has been embellished with machine-sewn lines. The stamped images are from Lily of the Valley and coloured with Copics and Koh-i-noor pencils. Buttons and thread are from my stash. Wishing you all lots of sunshine!
I'm definitely one of those folks who is challenged when it comes time to make cards for men. I don't exactly know why this is -- and I could get philosophical about it but I'll save that for another time... Anyway I have it in my head that I should keep cards for men more simple. And I like simplicity so that was the inspiration for this card. The main image is a Louis Armstrong stamp from the Stampsmith. I applied markers directly to the stamp. I cut out my image at an angle, drew a dark brown border on that with another marker and then attached it to some designer paper. I then attached that to the brown card stock. I thought about putting a saying on it but I opted to keep with the simple theme. I'd be happy to give this to any man in my life!


  1. Vicki your artwork is stunning! Thank you so much for putting us into your contest. Lynne and I are so excited!

  2. Great theme! Love the DT samples!

  3. Awesome challenge. All of the examples are awesome. I'm going to try to enter this.

  4. Great challenge. Wonderful inspiring samples!

  5. What a fun theme and these projects are amazing.

  6. Fabulous DT exmples. Lots of inspiration here. xx

  7. I like your choice of themes this week, great samples too!
    hugs Lynn

  8. Lovely creations from all! Have a wonderful Easter!

  9. This one is for my sons who have seemed to have a hard time finding their place in Life. Great challenge Vicki.

  10. Hello Vicki, have uploaded my card again, thank you for pointing our i'd added the wrong picture......ooops! Have added myself as a follower too xx

  11. I'm so overwhelmed by the outstanding artwork in this challenge! It has been a pleasure to be the sponsor for this challenge & we look forward to seeing more work by your participants!
    Lynne & Becky at MoonlightJourney