Sunday, February 24, 2013

Blokey Cards on a Rainy Day........

Morning all.

I hope this finds you all safe and dry...those living in Sydney that is. These past 2 days we have been hit by very strong winds and relentless rains. Some areas in NSW that have only had previous flood waters subside have once again been hit. Nature is indeed and angry mistress at present.

Now...question. Have you ever had an idea come to do at a very odd hour of the AM (usually 2-3AM) and not been able to go back to sleep because of it??? This is how these cards started. Like most....I struggle with male cards, but when I do one I like I tend to stick to the same layout etc until the next lightning bolt comes along!! Well This lightning bolt came in the guise of texture.

I have been having so much fun playing with all of my new SU goodies. The set I chose is the Feeling Sentimental which has some GORJUS old style images. I also used for the 1st time the Honeycomb EF and Coredinations CS (yes....hanging my head in shame). This is what I came up with in the rain yesterday......

I apologise for the lighting and background as these were taken in my daughter's room using her wash basket as a stand!!!
I ran 1 piece of Coredinations CS through the Honeycomb EF and then cut along the lines up the middle to get the 2 pieces. It gives the impression of a jagged line. Here they are close up. Remember you can click on the photo to get a larger look.
 I love the look the sing of the Coredinations CS gives. I cannot believe it has taken me SO long to try it. I also added antique Pewter brads to the centres of the penny farthing's wheels. Sponging the ovals and the sentiment pieces also helped I think.


Given the blokey feel of these cards I am going to enter these into the ATCAS card challenge this time round - Masculine.

Thanks for popping by today. Stay safe and most importantly be creative.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Well Worn DSP (ret), Coredinations CS - French Roast.
Ink: (SU) Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (sponging)
Stamps: (SU) Feeling Sentimental (SAB '13), Loving Thoughts
Dies etc: (SU) Ovals Framelits, Honeycomb EF, Lots of Tags Sizzlits
Other Bits: Dimensionals, Antique Pewter Brads, Sanding implement, Sponges

Lynda xx


Kylie said...

I LOVE your cards Lynda!! Two very awesome bloke cards. I have only just got these stamps myself and cannot wait to ink them up.

I live in QLD and have just finished with the wild weather (hopefully). Keep safe!

Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Patrice said...

If you're hanging your head in shame love then so should I - I still haven't used my Coredinations c/s or the Honeycomb e/f. Really want to find some time to do that.

Your cards are so perfectly masculine. Absolutely love what you've come up with here!


Sue said...

Sounds like you had fun! These are two wonderful mens cards. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS.

Carol Carriveau said...

Your cards are fabulous! Best of love in the contest! And hope that you and your family are safe and stay safe, warm and dry when you can!!!

Shana Gaff said...

I love both of your cards! That is the ONE set I didn't like out of the SAB catalog, but you rocked it. I love the honeycomb folder with it. Never would have thought to use that! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS this week. :)

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Oh, what a marvelously masculine card Lynda! I love all the texture and layers... LOL but I always love layers!! Great Job!! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog too... I wish I had more hours in the day!! or less days at work, maybe... hmm.

Melissa said...

Rocking cards miss Lynda, love the embossing folder to bits, perfect for a male card xx

Katie said...

These are awesome male cards Lynda, love the Coordination CS and the colours are brillant for a man.

Awesome job!

Jenny Hayward said...

This is a great male card Lynda. Love the layout. Awesome job!

Jenny xx