Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Manly Monday

Please forgive the terrible lateness of this post. I'll say it again-that job thing that I have to go to really puts a cramp in my crafting time-lol. If I didn't have to go there four days a week I think I would be able to get these posts out on time.

With that being said, the Christmas holiday is a very busy time for me. I make more then a dozen calendars for family members. My time on line will be limited. I think it would be best to postpone Manly Monday until the start of the new year. It's hard to find masculine cards when all the challenge sites are doing Christmas challenges.

Well here we go....

J Atterbury Creations

Honey's Cards and Crafts
My card is featuring a Moose stamp from Stamp N Plus. I thought he was perfect for manly cards. I stamped him on Strathmore watercolor paper using Hero Arts black ink. I colored him in with distress markers and a water pen before making a mask of the moose using masking paper by Inkadinkado. I covered the moose with the mask and made my background using distress inks and an ink blender all from Ranger. I used the colors Broken China and Tumbled Glass for the sky and then Crushed Olive for the grass. I wanted to hide my crafty boo-boo so I stamped a grass stamp also by Stamp N Plus where the sky meets the ground. I think I could do more to make the boo-boo blend into the grass but haven't done it yet.

After I colored in the image and created the sky and the ground, I sprayed it with water mixed with Perfect Pearls. I mounted the image onto brown cardstock and then pieced together the rest of my card with things I had been hoarding for some time now. Who knows why I save things instead of using them. Idk-smh. I do know the sentiment is by The Paper Loft. They have some great outdoors papers and sentiments to go with them.

So I will be looking for manly cards to post upon my return Monday, January 6, 2014. Until then I do have a few manly layouts to share along with some cards. I will be posting in December I just won't have time to post cards made by other crafters. I hope you understand. Thank you.

Challenges: Anything goes with stash item anything goes {my stash item is the brown checked paper} Anything goes Birthday card with an animal Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Cute scenes or backgrounds Anything goes for a guy No theme Anything goes Animals Animals Anything goes Anything goes for boys Anything goes


  1. Lovely card. This moose is great :) Regards, TokBobok

  2. Oh fabulous coloring and great design. This is a perfect man card. Love your coloring and great card design. I totally can relate to the old job thing, gets in the way every time! lol. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  3. What a wonderful card

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  4. You threw me there for a minute... Thought I was going mad and had missed the better part of a week! (wouldn't be the first time, lol)
    Love that moose! Really fab card.
    And you do right to take some time off over December. It's a busy time for most, and we of course understand! x

  5. Fabulous stamp and colouring! Perfect card for a man! Thanks for joining us a hobbycutz this week.

  6. It is very beautiful coloured. Thank you for taking part in our Paperminutes Challenge.

  7. Wow, awesome moose! thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  8. Fabulous image and card. Thank You for Playing and Sharing your creation with us at Here Come The Boys! Good Luck from Woo, Sharon, Teresa, Donna, Jacky, Ginny, Becky, Mojca, Mandz, Stacey & Helen x

  9. What a great masculine card! I saw your card on Make It Monday.

  10. You did such a great job coloring this moose and the background! Great male card!

  11. Great manly card!! Love the moose and that fabulous bg!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  12. He looks great with this background.
    Thanks for joining us at Anonymous Stamps.
    xxx Michelle

  13. Wonderful card. Love the image and your masking background turned out fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge this Month for our "Animals" Challenge.


  14. Great mans card, love the image and your coloring. Thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  15. Love your manly moose. I agree it is hard to find masculine cards but I love your moose. Thanks for playing Anything Goes at Loves Rubberstamps!

  16. What a brilliant card for you to share with us at Cards for Men. Hugs x

  17. I saw you on MIM. I like this image. Darling card.

  18. Thanks so much for including my card in your collection of male cards. Have a fabulous week ahead and Happy Holidays. Hugs, Gloria

  19. What a great looking image! Thanks for joining us over at PTW last week, running later due to power break. A new fun challenge is up now. :)
    Love n hugs

  20. Great card - love your background and the masking you've done.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

    Helen x

  21. GREAT card!!! Just love the moose! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon! (and Good Luck!!!)

    Kathy CIO DT

  22. Great card for the challenge at Here Come The Boys
    Thanks for joining in, hope you have a Merry Christmas and great New Year, Donna ☺


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