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:

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

    Kathyk

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  2. you have created a wonderful CAS masculine card!

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

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  4. Fantastic card! Love the watch button.

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  5. 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

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

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

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

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  9. 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"

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  10. This is fab, love that vintage style.

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  11. 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

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  12. what a great card - love your interpretation

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

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  14. I love this card, great vintage style!

    Kelly xx

    www.kellyscraftincorner.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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  18. Great card. Love the vintage feel.Sue.x

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

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  20. Hi Viv I love this card. Cazro

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

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  22. Fabulous card. Love that stamp.
    Lynne xxx

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

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  24. 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.

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

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  26. Wonderful card
    Hug Sylvie x

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