Monday, 13 February 2012

LIM 54 Crikey! One layer and Stripes!

Hi folks, After a weekend with hardly any internet I'm so happy to be back up and running today. I hope your weekend was a good one?

It was so sad this weekend to learn of Whitney Houston's untimely death, the world is a poorer place without her fabulous singing. We are loosing so many of our shining talents.

I have made a card for the LIM 54Challenge which this week is for a one layer card withstripes.
I thought you might like to see how it was masked to achieve this stripy look so I included the photos of the process, The image was stamped in two colours of Versafine, Onyx black and vintage Sepia and then more depth of colour with copics.

 A card for a chap, I'm practising and by golly I need it LOL Men's cards are difficult for me. Hope you have a great day, TTFN xx
I used:
Stamp by Paper Artsy, Gentleman plate 1
Stripes stamp by Impression Obsession, Thin Stripes Cover a Card

45 comments:

Chrissie said...

Wow Gay, what a terrific piece of stamping... and what a superb card... perfect for a chap!
I'm sure lots will be so grateful for the pics of the method too... great stuff, just what we need!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suzi B said...

One word.... WOW!!

Aileen said...

Love your layered central image and the stripes match in so well. x

Suze Bain said...

Great images Gay and fabulous stamping. xx

craftattack said...

Lovely work Gay! Hugs, Valerie

lainey said...

I love it!! lainey x

Fleur said...

Stunning card Faye, amazing
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Netty said...

Smashing card Gay, loving the main image, x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Really great chap's card there Gay. Thanks for the picture tutorial. xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
Wow!!!! Fabulous card ....love it ....hope you are well
Hugs sylvie
xxxx

Dotty Jo said...

This is excellent Gay. I'm hoping to find time to play along as I have a couple of ideas I'd like to try out... question is will I find the time???? Hugs to you, Jo x

Doreen said...

Oh Gay this is perfect,love everything about this.xxx

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Great card Gay. Love the background stripes, and the gentleman stamp is awesome. Think I will have to get some masculine stamps. I know what you mean about 'Men's' cards. I have 4 to make for end of week, they don't want footie, darts, sport of any kind, and nothing cute. Oh and they want 8" square cards and they are all going to the same person! Thinking cap on for this one.
Love Sheila x

Di said...

Brilliant Gay! And a very dapper chappy too :) I tried masking to make stripes - ended up with more on me than on the card :( Di xx

Jenni's Jems said...

What a brilliant card for a man ,and thanks for sharing your technique! x

Scrapmate said...

Oooh how fabulous is this!

Margaret said...

This is a masterpiece Gay - brilliant
Margaret x

Evil Edna said...

wow that just knocks my block off it is so good...EE

Valerie said...

This is a brilliant male card Gay, loving that stamp! I agree with you about Whitney, a huge loss and makes me glad I live a normal life! Thanks to my iPod she will never die.
Val x

Emily Leiphart said...

Crikey, that is some fabulous masking, Gay! LOL I really love the way you composed this card. It's a wonderful masculine card!

Faith A said...

You have achieved an incredible card, that's what you call practice??????? I would have given up on trying this I think. :)

Thanks for the tutorial though.

Christine said...

Great card! Nice to see how you do it!
Hug
Christine

Angelnorth said...

Great masculine card and great masking - love it!

Katina said...

Fantastic piece of work Gay - very clever. Perfect man card! xx

Mandi said...

Sensational card Gay, superb stamping
It so sad about Whitney eh, such a talent! I am so thankful I saw her a few years ago at Wembley
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Simply fabulous - it's not only you who struggle with mens cards, me too!

Kathyk

Eloise said...

i like your manly card! i agree they are hard to think up.

Linda R said...

I have to agree that losing Whitney Houston is so sad.. I teared up a couple of times watching the news.. She had the most amazing voice..

Your card is so awesome. Thanks for showing us how you made it. Very cool!!

Hugs, Linda

Beryl K said...

WOW!! This is amazing, terrific masking Gay
Beryl x

Jenny said...

masking is time consuming but well worth the time I think :0)
Fantastic card, especially for a guy.
Jenny x

Sally said...

A great card for a fella & terrific stamping, I wish I could do that!
Sally x

Lisa Arana said...

Great masculine card... I think the masking and the stripes just make it amazing.

Deborah Frings said...

Brilliant! Love the vintage look to your CAS design. The images are gorgeous - perfect guy card!

Jules said...

Hi Gay

Yes, I think most of us find cards for chaps much more challenging. Probably because we don't buy much stash with them in mind LOL!!!

Your project here is amazing though .. .. I love it.

Love Jules xx

Loli said...

Hola Gay, fantastic card, very elegant for a man, beautiful!
A hug from Palma

Susan said...

A perfectly fabulous masculine card! Love the strips you added...I think it really adds a lot to the image!

Annie said...

a striking striped creation, great for a fella!
hugs, annie x

hazel said...

Fabulous card for a man - I've got a man card to make for next week, it will probably end up being a last minute rush job.
xxx Hazel.

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card Gay...fab card for a guy

Anne

Viv said...

Brilliant card again Gay, I really struggled this week. Know what you mean about men's cards too I hate making them :) Viv xx

kingstonmama said...

Perfect guy card, Gay. Fabulous masking job, too. I love it. :) Ann

Bonnie said...

I love your stately gentleman! The stripes really make him stand out!

Jane said...

Fantastic male card, great masking and image.

Linby said...

Great stamping - I love that image.Fab card for a man.
Linbyx

ding said...

Wonderful card, excellent design.
Diane