Sunday, 20 March 2011

Thoughts of a Man

I cannot believe how quickly this week has gone by - I seem to have blinked and missed it. I promised myself that I would do every challenge at Less is More - (one) - beacuse I need to keep making this type of card as practicve makes perfect - (two) - I'm enjoying the varied challenges being set by Chrissie and Mandi!
But................. I wasn't happy with last weeks effort and as time has been so tight this week I didn't have any time to re-do..... and................nor am I happy with this one either!

I used cream linen textured card and printed out the sentiment using an English Script type font.

I have always liked this stamp from Personal Impressions and I usually team it with an image of a vintage car/pocket watch or something else that the man would be dreaming of buying! I decided to try and stick to the LESS theme and do away with the other images and use the man alone. I am not sure if it works.
I stamped him with Adirondack Espresso and then used the trusty shaving brush and dusted and distressed the image and the base card with Antique Linen. 
I used the Cuttlebug 'Diamonds in the Rough' embossing folder on the base card. I couldn't resist the addition of the pocket watch button - am hoping that it 'finishes' the card off without making the 'less' seem 'lesser'!!! 

30 comments:

Kathyk said...

Great card and colours - the little pocket watch button is a fab touch too

Kathyk

Rosemary said...

you have created a wonderful CAS masculine card!

Meggymay said...

Love your card Viv, the bloke looks deep in thought, its a great image.

Sandra said...

Fantastic card! Love the watch button.

Jo said...

Well Viv I'm no expert but I love your card, it's fab. The image of the man is great and works so well with the embossing folder. I really like your card a lot. Jo x

Suze Bain said...

I think this is a great card Viv. Love the image (& would be fine without the watch). x

Diane said...

This is great and the button is just right - definitely not 'less is lesser' IMHO
Diane xx

Viv said...

Looks great to me, great seeing all these ideas for men's cards too :O) from another Viv xx

Chrissie said...

He looks as though he's thinking about the time, looking at the watch! It works well Viv!
Thanks for another great submission!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Pauline said...

This is fab, love that vintage style.

sharingthepassion said...

Fabulous card. Now that in one of the folders I don'y have and how well it works for masculine cards must invest in it. i love the image and the added watch is a perfect finish to your fabulous card.

Ali x

Bea said...

what a great card - love your interpretation

Susan said...

Viv, I think this card is fabulous! I love that image...and the watch at the bottom is the perfect accent!! Perfect colors too!

kelly said...

I love this card, great vintage style!

Kelly xx

www.kellyscraftincorner.blogspot.com

Netty said...

Totally terrific Viv, x

Caroline Hallett said...

great vintage card and I am loving that little pocket watch button

PetraB said...

This is a cool masculine card, the colours and the CAS style work very well together.

Mandi said...

Super composition and great positioning Viv
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Sue said...

Great card. Love the vintage feel.Sue.x

Joan said...

Love your card, that a great image and I like the little watch there too

Cazro said...

Hi Viv I love this card. Cazro

Jackie said...

Superb card :o)
Jackie xx

Aileen said...

I think your card is super. He does look as if he is looking at his watch and is deep in thought. x

Maureen said...

Very,very nice!!!

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. Love that stamp.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Love the way the sentiment goes perfectly with the image of the thinking man!

MaggieC said...

You may not be happy with this card, but I think it fills the brief perfectly, and is an excellent card for a man. Never mind practising - you are doing pretty well anyway. I really like this one.

Sue W said...

Ooh love the embossed background and that image is perfect for a male card. Great work!

Suzi B said...

Great masculine card :)

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x