Monday, June 7, 2010

Father's Day

I'm back from my travels - for now. Paris was wonderful, of course! I'm finally getting back into the art room and back to my creative work. One look at the calendar and I realized the Father's Day projects that had to be mailed had to be the first priority. While it seems so far away the mailing deadline is practically here. Now first up is my dad. Let me just say, he is the hardest person I make cards for. He loves his work and isn't really into the typical guy stuff but he certainly isn't into anything remotely girly. Tough I tell ya.

I got a little nudge from a few challenges and here's what I came up with. This is not my usual style, but I'm happy with it and I think it fits the bill.


The border around the image is embossed with distressed embossing powder and the blue around that is painted with distressed paint. The staples are from the fastenater (is that how you spell it??). They were brown, but have been sanded to go along with the whole distressed look. The image is an old PSX one and the sentiment is from a set that was given to me.

Thanks for looking.

Just Us Girls #46 - Sketch
Tuesday Taggers - Touchy Feely Texture
For Fun Challenges - Card for a man
Delightful Sketches - Texture
Cute Card Thursday - Black, blue, and orange
Cards for Men - Father's Day


  1. Hi
    A fabulous card,thakyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  2. what a wonderful card, great details.

  3. Wonderful card, Amanda. I'm sure your Dad will love it.

    Thanks for joining us over on Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

    Donna xx

  4. Fabulous card the seagulls are a great image and the textured background papers, love it. Thank you so much for joining in with us at TT this week, did you see we have a Tanda prize? might be worth a little link.

  5. Love your fabulous creation and thanks for joining us at TT this week.

  6. So glad you had a great trip. This is really an amazing card. Thanks for sharing!
    So glad to have you join us at For Fun Challenges this week. Sure hope you will be able to join us next week.
    "Hugs" Carol

  7. Love the image and your coloring! Great masculine embellishments! Very "handsome" card! Thanks for playing our JUGs sketch challenge!

  8. What a fantastic masculine card! Even the embellishments are so perfect and masculine! Wonderful :) Your coloring is fantastic :) Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls! Come back and join us again next week :)

  9. This is an awesome card!! Im so glad you decided to share with us this week at FOr Fun, I hope to see you again.

  10. Super card with great detail on the side.

    Thanks for playing along with cards for men this week, and good luck in the challenge.


  11. Great card. Sooo masculine! I love all the distressing you did with it. Thanks for playing along at For Fun Challenges!

  12. So many awesome cards. I like the color scheme, the image, the framing.... very creative. Thanks for sharing your creation with For Fun Challenges.

  13. Awesome card!! thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.

  14. You did a wonderful job of the challenge Georgie!
    Love the stapled knotted string. SO effective.
    Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck! Viv xx

  15. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights!

  16. This is really cute. Wonderful job coloring your image. Love your layout.Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge.