Saturday, 19 March 2011

Howzat!


This is the card I have made for the Less is More challenge this week where the theme is masculine. I've used a flowersoft stamp inked in heritage brown ink and then drawn the colour from the stamp with a water brush. Added some hints of green with my H20s and a watercolour pencil. The boy is cut out and raised on mats, he was going to be flat but on the first version the sentiment smudged! So I thought I would rescue him and start again. I quite like the effect though maybe better than if it had been one layer.

34 comments:

sharingthepassion said...

this is great, love how you have pulled the colour in from the image! Perfect card

enjoy the rest of the weekend

Ali

Rose said...

love how he is raised, makes it look like a real scene :)

Chrissie said...

Great rescue Linby!
Cool image too!
Thanks so much for joining us once more!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Snap! I used cricket too. This is fabulous Lynn. You were right to raise him off the card, it gives more depth I think. You`ve coloured him beautifully too, love it.
Lynne xxx

Heather T said...

Another cricket card, how cool. You don't see those in North America! Nice subtle colouring and image placement.

Hazel said...

It's great, love that image. Hazel x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the image and a really great masculine card.

Anne

Loli said...

Hello Linby, beautiful card, very sweet, the colouring is perfect. Good job.
A hug from palma de Mallorca

Kathyk said...

Howzat indeed - this is just fab

Kathyk

Victoria said...

well rescued that woman! It's a pain in the you know what when things smudge - had it myself this afternoon planning a class!

I love that sentiment with the image, how fun is that?

Love
Victoria
x

Mandi said...

A rescue is always good!
Super card
Thanks for joining us as always
mandi
"Less is More"

Sarita said...

Fantastic image Linby, a really fabby male card,
Hope you are well,
Love Sarita xx

Deb said...

gorgeous card, what a sweet image!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Jo said...

This is a great card, I love this range of stamps. Jo x

Lisa Jane said...

whata great image for a male card - its fab
Lisa x

Pauline said...

Fab card, and a great image.

Caroline Hallett said...

Good rescuing - and I think he looks great raised up

Bea said...

Lovely card - I love these set of Katy Sue stamps

Cheryl said...

oh this is brilliant and so well done on how you rescued it too,great design,love that stamp too ,hugs cheryl xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very nice indeed, and great rescue!
Hugs, Sandra

Suze Bain said...

Super card Linby. I think the smudge was a bonus, I think the boy looks great popped up. x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Lin, great card love the subtle colouring, great stamp too :-) Do they do a football one as I'm always looking but have never seen one I really like
Anne xx

Susan said...

Great rescue on the card! I love that you popped him up...give great dimension to the card!

Sue said...

Fab image. Your rescue idea has really worked well - it looks great raised off the card. Sue.x

JeNjOy said...

Love the image, love the colour.
jenjoy x

MaryT said...

Really lovely Lynn, cute as can be and I love the way it sort of pops out at you by raising him on the paper.

Mary Louise

Lizy said...

This is a really lovely card Linby! I like that the boy is raised...it gives depth to the overall picture. I too had a bit of a rescue job on my 2nd entry tonight! We really have to be good at recovering our creations sometime don't we?
Lizy x

massofhair said...

Don't know why but i get a sort of Enid Blyton's Famous five vibe from your card, totally stunning and very cool, howzat!!! :-)

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

i love your card, gorgeous!! :)

butlersabroad said...

Definitely best to rescue and not waste your hard work. Love the image, very nostalgic.

Hugs
Brenda

pickle said...

Well rescued..fab little card!

kerry x

Debbie said...

Good save! I like the image raised!

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x

Sonia said...

Just the thing for those difficult male cards.
Hugs Sonia xx