Monday, April 4, 2011

April Hero Arts Contest

The April Hero Arts Contest details are out, go and take a look!  This month it's all about sketches, masculine cards and stamp layering.  For my first entry I decided to go with one of the sketches and the masculine theme.

Paper: Cardstock (PTI); Patterned Paper (Making Memories)
Ink: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo & Shabby Shutters DI
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Brad (Recollections); Nestabilitie star die; Gem (Hero Arts); Butterfly (Making Memories)

I first stamped the background with the Envelope Pattern stamp using Vintage Photo DI and then added the strip of patterned paper. I stamped and embossed the "branch" on the star with Walnut Stain DI, inked the edges with Shabby Shutters & Vintage Photo DI and applied a die cut butterfly with some dimensional dots.  The gem was clear, but I coloured it in with a Copic marker.

Then it was just a matter of adding the sentiment strip and the corduroy covered brad.

I hope the butterfly and the gem does not take away from the masculinity of the card?!

What a weird weather day today!  I went for a run at 5am and it was 76F, it was so hot, and now it's down to 66F and apparently going to be in the forty's tonight!  Very strange!

Hoping you are all having a great day!

15 comments:

Tracey said...

PERFCET take on the sketch Brenda!!! LOVE how you thought to add the branch for the butterfly to land on !!!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful! love your take on the sketch, Brenda!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Very pretty (handsome?), Brenda! Hugs.

AnitaRex said...

Brenda this is so beauitful! Such a great take on the sketch, I think it's stioll masculine!

Tiffany said...

Perfect masculine card, I don't think that butterfly and gem take that away at all! Very clean and crisp design!

Barb said...

Love your star with the branch and butterfly and these colors look wonderful together! Fab take on the sketch, Brenda!

sheila said...

Great take on the sketch. And a really nice masculine card. Those are always so hard for me.

Tina said...

Such a beautifull card! Just love your decorated star very much.

Sanne said...

Great take Brenda - love the color combo!

Dawn said...

Great male card Brenda. Great take on Shari's sketch.

Jacqueline said...

Perfect colors for a masuline card Brenda!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is a fabulous masculine card, Brenda! I love the earthy colours and your star die is so perfect for that sketch! I agree about the weather being so strange this spring. Let's just hope it stays above freezing!

Lisa said...

You couldn't have done the sketch any better, B!
Great card! I don't think the embellies make it any less masculine :)

Rosemary said...

perfect masculine card, brenda!

Ruby said...

A lovely card, great take on the sketch too!