Saturday, 16 April 2016

Flowers for Men

hi everyone, men's cards are always so difficult aren't they? I wonder, is it us that makes them so hard by putting what we think men and women want into segregated boxes? Why should women only get flowery cards and men get cars, planes, boats,football etc? I am sure not every man is  interested in those things.. 

So why not give flowers to a man? I am not suggesting go all out pink and fluffy, though some guys might like that too.. but flowers are pleasing to look at, for everyone. So pick your colours and go for it. 

I had some leftover card from a previous project (flutter nib)

So this was the leftover bit, it started as Baltic Blue, then Crackle Glaze then China Fresco paint. Onto that I embossed my dotty circles(EDY17) and Emma's large rings (EEG15)in Blueberry WOW embossing powder. 

I had used it as it for the original sample, but for this one I wanted to knock back the blue a little. I dry brushed on some Snowflake, and once dry I gently rubbed it back from where it covered the embossing. 

I then added Sepia Archival ink to the edges and then a little black. I prefer to use 2 colurs on edges where I can as it adds just a little hint of dimension. 

This too was a leftover from the original project, one lonely little flower. Coloured with Orange Blossom and Red Geranium Archival ink. 

I cut this down to a square and added Sepia and Black to the edges, and a blue brad to the centre. 

To the blue background I added brown and white bakers twine, remember that stuff? A couple of years ago everyone went mad for it. I am betting you have some in a drawer somewhere. I went through a phase of making my own, I should revisit that technique and blog it sometime. 

I added Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls to the corners to ground and tie everything together. it is always good to have repeating elements across a piece. 

All done, I think it looks classy and elegant, neither masculine or feminine. Perfect. The text is from my Christmas stamp EDY15. 

Darcy x

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous - I have a 36 year old son's birthday to make for next month..... Guess what I'll be making?!?!
    Thank you! :-)