Monday, September 20, 2010

In The Wild


This will be a birthday card next month for my brother who loves wildlife - and especially birds. The image is from In Wilderness (SU). This fantastic sketch I used is for Sketchsaturday. I keep thinking that maybe I should have used a little distressing or something....but then I like it just as is, so why mess with it! Right!


I hope everyone had a good weekend....we spent ours watching ALOT of football. Well, actually hubby watched football and I was in the craft room - with no mojo! I struggled so bad with a sketch I wanted to try! I finally just gave up and started watching football! How bad is that!


Thanks for stopping by........


Lynn

24 comments:

Nicole said...

Great masculine card! Love the sketch and how you snuck in that scalloped edge! :)

Lynn McAuley said...

What a wonderful design with this gorgeous eagle!! I know your brother will love it!! Awesome work, Lynn!!

Becky said...

wonderful card and fabulous eagle.

Tammy said...

The card for your brother certainly doesn't show a lack of MOJO. Great card.

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Terrific guy card! I like it even without the distressing. The watercolor effect of the DP is a perfect addition!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

At first I thought the background panel was an actual piece of birch bark. It really has such an interesting pattern and color. I like how you kept the bird simple and didn't color it.

I also struggle with the decision to do any kind of distressing or ageing. When I chalk or sponge ink, I think it looks like I got my project dirty. When I tear or distress edges I think it looks like I had a problem with my cutting blade.

I really want to try all the challenges every week and sometimes I try so hard to use a sketch or color combo (and sometimes trying to combine the two) that I get frustrated and give up all together. But never once have I been desperate enough to watch football :-) ! I'm not a fan at all. One skinny guy running with a ball while a whole bunch of big guys try to knock the snot out of each other. I just don't get it.

Spelled With An I said...

Fantastic job!

Paige said...

This is an impressive card! Love the majestic image!

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - that is some sketch challenge! I can see why you may have struggled a bit, but you pulled through. What a thoroughly perfect masculine card!!! He will love this!
Yes, I too will join my hubby for football when mojo is off.......and yuk - I hate watching football!
Maria

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

I think your card is fabulous! I love the background behind the circle, how did you do that? Love it. I know the Mojo thing, I am trying to get into sketches but find them hard. We watched football off and on at least our favorite college and NFL teams.

Karen Howard said...

Oh, I agree... your card is fabulous as is!!!

Laura said...

I love it!!!And I love the DP you used.

Carrie said...

WOW Lynn I love this layout. Your brother will love it I'm sure

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- gorgeous!!! Love eveything about your card! TFS

Debsg said...

Great card. Love your embellishments.

Anne Marie said...

Wow! This is just a gorgeous masculine card. The image is beautiful and I love the double scalloped border and twine accents. Great job! :)

Dana said...

I agree with everyone else here!! This is absolutely .. well is gorgeous the right word for a masculine card?? Heck yea, it's G=O=R=G=E=O=U=S!! I also would love to know how you got those back panels to look just like birch!! Awesome!
Hugs,
Dana

stampinbygenny said...

I love the colors. Great masculine card.
TFS

Jo said...

This is lovely, everything works together perfectly.
Thank you for joining us this week at sketch saturday
Jo xx

Christine Riley said...

This is SO gorgeous! The layout is fantastic and I love the accent with the twine. Love the image too. What an elegant masculine card, LOVE it!
Hugs, Christine

Dixie said...

Wonderful masculine card! I love that bg paper, and the twine detail. Great colour scheme, too.

Rach said...

What a gorgeous, masculine card!! :o)

Monica said...

Super card... am sure your brother loved it. And yes, you are right, it did not need any distressing. The green paper in the background and the twine give it a great feel.

xxx Monica

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