Friday, 3 June 2011

A New Stampman Challenge For The Boys

Evening everyone. Sorry I'm a bit late posting my DT piece for the new challenge over at The Stampman this time, the gorgeous weather got in the way today. Hasn't it been just beautiful?

Michelle has set us the challenge of making a card for the men in our lives which is very appropriate with Father's Day just round the corner. It's also my Hubby's birthday on Sunday so I was glad of the practice. He isn't getting this card but one similar. I'll share that one with you once he's opened it!!

Jill has lots of brilliant stamps in the shop for masculine cards and the Aspects of Design Nautical set has to be my favourite. I kept this card very simple and just stamped it with Vintage Photo Distress ink onto watercolour paper so that I could paint in all the details. I tore and inked the edges and then did the same with the script background. The Bakers Twine is from some Martha Stewart blog candy I won ages ago but just love it and I made the paper beads to thread onto it.

If you want to get organised with your Father's Day cards then why not join us, the winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend at The Stampman as usual.

Just before I sign off tonight I thought I'd share a photo of our trip out yesterday. For years I've wanted to see the Anthony Gormley statues of the men on Crosby Beach called Another Place. Unfortunately, we left gorgeous sunshine behind and ran into cloud all day, that'll teach us to venture over The Pennines!!!! You'll understand that if you come from Yorkshire or Lancashire!! But I was really glad we finally got to see them. Some had been dressed up with scarves and ties which was funny, but they looked really strange just standing there staring out to sea. The only disappointing thing I thought was the state of the beach, not the cleanest I've been on!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. I hope you get to enjoy the weather for as long as it lasts.



A fabulous "male" card Lisa - love this stamp set, the torn edges and the distressing. Brilliant layout, and those beads are awesome!

Fabulous picture of the Gormley statue - pleased you had such gorgeous weather on your day out.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Angie said...

Wow that card is amazing love every bit of it....brilliant for any male occaision

Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful card - i lovethe maritime theme ... and vintage feel.Lisa x

Jill said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card Lisa. Its certainly a great set of stamps!

Weather here has been great as well, even though its a bit hot for me and the garden could do with some rain!

Have a good weekend
Jill x

craftimamma said...

The card is brilliant Lisa. I have that set of stamps from The Stampman and it's one of my two favourites for male cards.

Glad you enjoyed your day out even if you did travel to the cloudy skies. Misery that I am, I would like the cooler temps better, lol!

Lesley Xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love it Lisa, great vintage appeal and I am so into torn edges again at the moment.
Enjoy the weekend and this lovely sunshine and happy birthday to your hubby.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lynda said...

I love nautical cards and this is just gorgeous - love the vintage feel and your paper beads are brillinat.

Love Lynda xxx

Kathy said...

Those paper beads are just fantastic!

Love the moody photo of the AG statue too

Emma said...

Absolutely every single element on this card, just perfect!!

Hope you're managing to enjoy the sunshine today and having a wonderful weekend!
Thank you for your lovely birthday song, that you left me on my blog...I think you should audition for The X Factor!! hehe...
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Love the card Lisa and the pickie of the men had heard of them, even over here, love Shaz in oz.x

Lesley said...

Hi Lisa,
This is a fabulous Fathers Day card.
Just love all the layers and details.

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

What a fantastic creation!!!

You have showcased that stamp set beautifully.

I made some of these beads the other day out of some of my snippets but wasn't too sure about putting them onto a card once I had finished. Now I have seen yours I might bring the idea to the fore again LOL!!

I hope that hubby had a great birthday.

Love Jules xx

Lin said...

Lisa this is spot on perfect for a man.

Did you make those fab little paper beads yourself?

Love the statue pic. Must be way chilly on the beach nekkie in that weather.

Lin xx

Claire Phillips said...

Love the card Lisa - the image works perfectly with the the feel of an old treasure map.
I bet those sculptures are something to be seen - fab photo! We had hailstones yesterday - so no sympathy from Cheers Claire x

Kezzy said...

Fantastic card I live the brown colours and the way its distressed. Those beads are amazing. Kezzy x