Thursday, February 6, 2014

Doubling up again!!

I'm back with another entry that I combined 2 challenges for:  Pals Paper Arts 190 color challenge and CCMC 289 sketch.  When I looked at the color challenge I thought everyone would be doing something for females or a valentine theme and decided that since we have so many men in this family that I would further challenge myself to create a Manly card that wasn't a valentine theme.  I have this retired stampin' up set - All Aboard that I immediately thought of with the gray the Blushing Bride and the Rose Red were the big challenge. Decided to sponge them in for a sunset background to the train.  The diagonal piece worked well for the train track stamped in gray with gray sponging to soften the white.  I tried one train on a piece of blushing and didn't like it so I decided to put it on white and pop it up as a central point. I used a plain gray piece and the Banner Blast set from the Sale-a-bration and the matching punch for the banners on the main panel.   Thanks for taking a look, what do you think of my Manly vision on these 2 challenges?

8 comments:

  1. What a great card! Love the scene you created! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

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  2. That was a challenge to make a manly card with those colors but you achieved it quite well! This is also one of my favorite retired sets and glad I kept it! Your sponging was just the right technique! Cool! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

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  3. The train image is such a nice detailed image. I don't remember that set at all. I love it! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie & Mary!

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  4. Love the scene you created with the colors! What a great masculine card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  5. Great combo of the two challenges, Vicki! Love your watercolored background! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts!

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  6. There's an "Oldie but goodie"!! I have that set, too! I The beautiful sponging looks like a sunset - just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  7. Haven't seen that set in a long time. Love the unusual colors for a masculine card! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  8. What a fun card. WOW...it's been a while since I've seen this set! Love your colors and how you put them in the background. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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