Sunday, February 13, 2011

Magnolia Down Under #83 - A Sketch

This is my second post for the day - please scroll down for my TPS Release Day Blog Hop card.

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we have a sketch by our very own Kristy Young- aka Princess! The sketch has a nautical theme but that doesn't mean your card has too - LOL. And as you can see I've twisted the layers a little - I seem to have a problem laying things straight - must be my warped mind ; ) There was some discussion amongst the MDUC DT about the fact that this poor Edwin hasn't seen much love - so I thought I would fix that and ink him up - a challenge for me as I'm not great with male cards.

I used some DP from one of my newest Basic Grey pads, this one is Granola. The heart faux button was also made using the same DP though I wish I'd chosen a darker pattern - ah well!

The hearts and corners have been cut using my cuttlebug dies and I've embossed the top background layer with my Tim Holtz brick wall folder. I always find it hard doing male cards as I like to add embellishments and glitz - but I'm happy with how this one turned out!

And don't forget to pop over to the MDUC blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of the DT.



Sharon said...

Wonderful masculine card Debbie! I love the faux button with the twine - looks great :)

Have a great day,
Sharon x

Chrissy said...

And I love this card this.................................much.Really awesome ,masculine card.Love those papers,perfect colour.

mueppi said...

Your card is wonderful!
Hugs Gisela

Leigh said...

Oh wow, you've made a fabulous male card using this sketch Debbie. I have that paper pad too but it's still at the looking and drooling stage at the moment. lol

Kylie said...

I think you've done Edwin great justice Deb! He looks adorable and I love that button!

Hug, Brown xo

Karen said...

Well Done Debbie on getting some in on poor Edwin!! I really love your card with the papers and Lace and flowers!! So Excellent:-)

LINDA said...

Debbie, this is simply adorable.. Love the darling little image and the design is awesome..Great papers.. Hugs, Linda

Elise said...

Hi Debbie! This is absolutely wonderful! I find male cards are sooo hard to do .. but you've done this beautifully! I love your colouring, the dp's, and that yummy lace is the PERFECT touch!


Judi said...

FABULOUS! Do I need to say more?

Judi x

Kristel said...

Woww this is a gorgeous card Debbie!
Hugs Kristel

Melodie said...

You have chosen wonderful papers with the great coloured Edwin.

meeshka said...

Fab card, Debbie! Edwin looks great!
Love the papers and the heart button is a lovely touch :)

Meesh. xx

Carol said...

Debbie your card is awesome. Makes me want to add "Edwin" to my wish list of stamps I want. Love your papers and everything really!!! Superb creation.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

Sammi said...

too sweet!!!
(HUG)to Edwin and (HUG) to you too gorgeous girl!!

Leonie said...

Glad you could share the Edwin love, he is very sweet, and a gorgeous card to boot!

RubyM:) said...

HEY Debbie POO!!!!!!!!!

WHERE ARE YOU ???!!!!!

Come out come out where ever you are!!!!

Oh how i miss your cards sigh.... You are such an artist.I love your coloring and all the added embellishments.I am really eye balling your color choices on this cute boy.I really do like this color combo and i might just scraplift it lol!I miss you and i hope your ok.((hugs))Ruby♥

Jackie Thomas said...

Fantastic card Debbie. Edwin looks so handsome. hugs xo

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Debbie! This is so darn cute ... but I have the opposite problem ... I don't like to put things crooked. Hugs xxaxx