Saturday, October 15, 2011

Masculine Theme Challenge

We’ve got another wonderful challenge for you this week on the Sweet Stampin' blog, and the theme is “Masculine”.  I don’t know about you, but I find I never make enough cards for men or boys, so this was a perfect opportunity to get one done!  I hope you’ll play along with us this week.  We look forward to all your lovely creations.  Good Luck!

Kitchen Knight

This image is called “Kitchen Knight” and it’s from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  He sure looks like he is having a ball! 

I colored the image with Copics, and then used the round and scalloped die by Spellbinders to layer the image.  The cute designer paper is by 3 Bugs In A Rug, and it’s called D Is For Dinosaur, a perfect match for the image.  I added a bit of machine stitching in orange for just a bit of detail. 

The star buttons I made myself.  I just cut them out using a Cricut cartridge.  Then I applied some clear ink and Ultra Thick clear embossing powder, and heat set it with a heat gun.  I applied about 5 layers and it gave it the burnt orange color and thickness.  Very simple to do, and a lovely effect.  If you want to give it a crackled look, put it in the freezer for about 1/2 hour.  Once you take it out of the freezer just bend the stars in a few places and the embossing powder will crack giving you the crackled look.


The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Birthday Celebrations.

Crafts And Me – Challenge #56 Orange.

Top Tip Tuesday – Use Designer Paper.

I Did It Creations – Challenge #76 Anything Goes.

OSAAT – Challenge #83 Anything Goes.

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #90 Favourite Color Combos. (Orange and Blue)

Birthday Sundaes – Challenge #30 Fall Colors Birthday Card.

Southern Girls – Challenge #29 Slugs, Snails and Puppydog’s Tails.

Mo's Digital Pencil – Challenge #104 Inspired by A Song. (Puff The Magic Dragon)


  1. What a wonderful card! I love the image, and all your details are perfect, especially the star buttons you've made! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

  2. VERY pretty and sweet image, too! Beautiful coloring. Than you for the tip on making those STARS! Great idea! Thanks for joining us at I DID IT CREATIONS CHALLENGE # 76! Good Luck!

  3. FABULOUS creation Marilyn and your coloring is FABULOUS!! Well done!!
    Thanks for joining our 'Birthday Challenge' at The Sisterhood. Hope you'll come back again real soon!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    One of the 'Sistahs'

  4. Marilyn, this is so cute! He cracks me up with the colander on his head. I need to go buy him. Beautifully colored and I love the handmade buttons.

  5. This is my idea of the perfect boy's card, Marilyn. It's fun, colourful and beautifully put together. We are so happy to have you guest designing for us at Sweet Stampin' - every card is a stunner. Have a lovely weekend, Tracey x

  6. Your card is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Birthday Sundaes!

  7. What a gorgeous card Marilyn.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. That's a gorgeous image, and it's so bright and happy - a fabulous card.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

  9. What an adorable image. I love your card, the layout and the DP. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week over at OSAAT and good luck Julie DT

  10. Great card Marilyn. I love your colouring of Mo's fab image and thanks for the Fab Top Tip on your 'star button' too :)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Designer Paper' Challenge.

    Carol x

  11. Oh this is such a cute card! I am loving this image and your coloring is amazing!

    Thanks for sharing your tip and playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday:0)


  12. Great card Marilyn, such a fabulous image for a little boy.

    Pam x

  13. So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  14. Love the bright colours on this card. Fab image too.
    Top Tip Tuesday DT

  15. love this little guy, he's super cute!! Your card is perfect!! ;)

  16. Great masculine card, just perfect for a little boy & I love the DP! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  17. Hi Marilyn! Super duper cute card!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mo’s. We really appreciate your support and inspiration.

  18. Awww how sweet this is, love the image and bright colours on your card. Hugs Dora xxx

  19. Super duper cute image and just awesome coloring. This is such a beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining in the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge!

  20. I love your colour combo and such a cute image. Thank you so much for joining in our fun with your favourite colour combo at Paper Sundaes this week.

  21. Hi Marilyn! How are you darlin'?!! Busy creating gorgeous cards, I see! Such an adorable your coloring and DPs...and the image is just perfect for Puff the Magic Dragon!! Love it!! So tickled to see you this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank