The Stamps I Use

Monday, June 13, 2011

Shining Light - Happy Father's Day

Hi folks,

back today with another of this year's Father's Day cards. The first one was for my brother, this one is for my Dad.

I finally tried something I've been meaning to try since seeing Tanya do this technique so skillfully - colouring with my PrismaColor pencils on kraft paper. This was the PERFECT image for this technique.  The white of the lighthouse shows up so nicely on this paper. I even added some "fog" with my cloud blue pencil.

I know a lot of you out there struggle with masculine cards. Me? No problemo. I actually find them easier than girlie girl cards. My secret - great masculine papers and classic images or just a simple sentiment. It helps that most of the "masculine" colours are more my style.

card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches 
  • stamped image and sentiment: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps "Shining Light", coloured with PrismaColor Pencils (938, 988, 1070, 1076, 1072, 1030, 1023)
  • patterned papers: Gartner Studios Bon Voyage Map
  • cardstock: CTMH Cocoa, Bamboo, Kraft
  • Spellbinders: Petite Circles
  • layout: Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #112 (modified to make a square card)
additional challenges for this card:

See you again later this week!


RiNNE said...

You rocked it, Sheena!! That lighthouse is colored amazingly!! And, yes, I am in awe of your talent with masculine cards! Have a terrific day!

Tanya R said...

WOW. This is amazing! Look at how the white pops off the page. Love the map in the background too. The fog was the first thing that caught my eye! This certainly is a classic.
Tanya R

Marlene said...

Lovely Card! Love the image and papers you used! Thanks for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Sentimental Sundays DT

mudmaven said...

I love this card!!! Great lighthouse image and I love the map paper! Thanks for joining us for our Father's Day/Masculine Card challenge on Sentimental Sundays. ~chris

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous masculine card, thank you so much for sharing with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Kelly said...

Such a great card! Thank you for joining in at SMC this week!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Janne said...

Nice card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Sentimental Sundays♥

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, perfect for Father's Day :)
Thank you so much for sharing it with Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Sheena. Love that image and you coloring. The paper is perfect. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely masculine sketch layout and wonderful masculine features. Perfect Prisma colouring! Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday challenge" Hugs, Lesley

Francesca said...

Fantastic card thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week

fls said...

That image is beautifully colored. Wow, Combined with the paper it is simply an elegant piece of card art. Thanks for showing us.

Helen said...

Fab men's card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x