Saturday, July 13, 2013

Aged to Perfection

Here is a great idea for the "male" birthday card we all find so difficult to make.
Love this old pickup from Doodle Pantry as well as the perfect sentiment
to go along with it. I created this card with a shabby look to go along with
the challenge this week at the Sugar Creek Hollow where Doodle Pantry is the sponsor!
The Creative Details:
Image and Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copics in cool blue grey, toner grey, cool shadow, powder blue
Inks: Ranger in butterscotch and caramel and denim
Embellishment: buttons, bakers twine, screw brad

The Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - layers
A RandomThursday - male birthday
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Creative Corner -  anything goes
Craftroom - vintage
Crafts 4 Eternity - rust
Crafty Blogger Network -metal
Color me Creative - anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - man's world
Emerald Faeries and A & T - birthdays
Loves Rubber Stamps - hoarded item (screw brad)
Hobby House - vintage
No Matter Which challenge - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Word Play - birthdays

Stay Warm Harted,


  1. Elizabeth, I love how you curled up the edges of the main panel. This is a great masculine card - you really did a wonderful job on it. Hugz!

  2. Elizabeth, your colouring on this is amazing! wow! Love this image and love the scene you have created with it. The background is awesome with the curled edges. Awesome card!

  3. This is an excellent card. Love how you combined distress and copics and that sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu - Purple.

  4. Really great masculine card! Especially love the turned-down corner with the screw brad! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. what a great guy card.. love it...

  6. This is a great masculine card thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers Network.

  7. Fantastic masculine card!! I love the distressed look!!

  8. Very, very cute card! I love the paper combo and your adorable image, really nice! So glad you joined us for our masculine challenge at A.R.T. Joanne

  9. What a fresh twist on vintage! Love the way you colored the image and your creative design.

  10. I love this card and your rendition of the old time look, fabulous work!

  11. loving all those aged corners, a great make, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House for our 2nd challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. Way cool Elizabeth! Neat image! So glad you joined us for the A.R.T. "Masculine Birthday" challenge...we hope you'll join us this Thursday too for a new challenge! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  13. Fabulous creation Elizabeth. Love the distressing!
    Many thanks for playing in my "birthdays" challenge at my creative moments/wordplay saturday.

  14. A fantastic card for a man. A lovely design and a fab image and the sentiment is great as wel! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

  15. What a great man card - I so need to make some more - I think that will be my project for tomorrow.

  16. Oh Elizabeth your creations are always so fabulous! LOVE all the curled edges on this wonderful guy card! Well done! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining in on our MASCULINE BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE this week! Hope you'll join us again next week!
    A.R.T. DT

  17. I love how you curled the paper Elizabeth, when I do it it just looks like water damage, lol! Very nice aged look!

  18. Fabulous card and I love the sentiment.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers network challenge.
    Claire x
    (DT member)

  19. I'm blown away by this card Elizabeth. It looks amazing. The coloring of that truck is really wonderful...and all the other elements just make this card fantastic looking.

  20. What a great masculine card. May I post a link to it on my Manly Monday blog post? It is where I share masculine cards for my readers to look at for inspiration. Guy cards can be challenging. LMK. Thanks

  21. Thanks for joining us at the HobbyHouse. Lovely card.