Monday, January 11, 2010

For the Guys

 A Masculine Sensibility

I know that most people have a hard time when it comes to making cards for men, but I love doing them! I'm not a frilly, lacy type, so those very feminine cards are the ones I fret over. I guess I enjoy making masculine cards because of the simpler lines and deep, richer colors.

This one uses the fisherman from Mo's Digital Pencil. I'd been searching for the perfect fishing image for years, but could never find one that I really loved...until I saw this one! I used Copics for the image and Prismacolor pencils and OMS for the sky. It was a joy to color, and great for all the anglers out there.
I needed some kind of simple embellishment, so I did a Google search for a black and white line drawing of trout and found a free clip-art image. It was just one fish, so I layered them using my PrintMaster program to look like a string of trout. I colored them with Copics, covered them with Versa Mark and clear embossing powder and gave them a blast from my heat gun, so they'd look wet. I 'hung' them from a loopy brad that I had colored with Copics to look like hammered metal. I added some photo corners made with a Stampin' Up! punch to finish it off.
The heavyweight, textured striped DP is 28th Street Market by My Mind's Eye, the brown textured paper is from Bazzill, and the gray is from SU!. I use PaperTrey Ink white to print off all my images.

1 comment:

Holly said...

This is very nice! I have a tough time with masculine cards. I love your Mo's cards too