Monday, January 25, 2016

Guest Designing for The Challenge Week Four

And a happy Monday morning to you all. Before I get into the card I made for my last week at The Challenge, I want to say thanks to Lesley and the DT for having me. It's been a pleasure, and I've enjoyed myself enormously. Thank you so much!  This being the last week of the month, The Challenge has a Masculine Photo to inspire you.

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I tried. I really, really did. I had hoped that all watercolor paper which is now filling my recycle bin, would have been a fantastic card, much like the photo above. Nope. It just wasn't to be. I had to go with a more CAS card which used the colors. Now I like my card, it just wasn't the one my brain wanted! What can you do with such dramatic inspiration? I'd love to see all your creativeness. The more I look at this, the more I see endless possibilities. 

My masculine card:


In real life, the colors really do mimic the truck's colors. The die is MFT, the deer is from Little B, and the stamp is SC and is ghost stamped. All the cardstock are scraps. Do play along, and happy dances everyone!

30 comments:

Lynn said...

I love the color blocking on your card. Fabulous end result Bev!

~amy~ said...

I love it! Great way to incorporate the colors.

Susanne Vargas said...

Well, this card might not have been the one in your brain but it is fabulous! Love the graphic look of it! Perfect guy card!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love this graphic, CAS design, Bev!! It's been awesome having you with us this month at The Challenge XX

Marybeth said...

That is one amazing masculine card,Bev! I will have to catch up and see the others,congratulations!

Barb said...

Hi Bev, well unfortunately I can't see the top picture but I love your beautiful vibrant card. The stag makes it perfect for a male card too. Barbxx

Dana & Glen said...

Wonderful card Bev! I love the color blocking behind the deer head, reminds me a bit of a coat of arms.

TK said...

Great masculine card -- love the color blocking.

lostinpaper said...

Great masculine colour combo!

Lesley said...

Well I love your colour blocked card, Bev! It has been a pleasure to have you join us! Thank you so much for all of the commenting you did! You were so generous and I wanted you to know that I noticed. Don't be a stranger! We hope you continue to play along with us! Hugs! Lesley

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev this is fantastic!I love the triad of colours surrounding the deer head. Do be discouraged about the watercolouring, every time I pick up a brush I think this is going to be easy--it isn't. My recycle bin runneth over too!

Lori said...

This is fabulous, Bev! Love the colorblocked panel behind the deer head. Thank you so much for joining us as our special guest this month at The Challenge!

Anita in France said...

What a cool card, Bev ... gorgeous colour blocked panel with that fabulous understated stag's head in the foreground! What a triumph your month at The Challenge has been, my friend ... I've loved seeing your fabulous talent on show! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

For some reason my computer doesn't want me to see the graphic, but I'm loving your card, just the same! Very nice, Bev! Congrats on a most successful GD stint!
=]

Petra Swart said...

Love your beautiful masculine card, Bev!!! What a great way to do the colours in the circle - and what lovely colours it is, hey!!!! The deer looks wonderful and I love the small sentiment!!! Beautifully done!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Hugz

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome masculine card - great color blocking

Martha said...

Bev, what a lovely card. I love the color-blocked circle...clever way to use the colors. Well done!

Congrats on the guest-design assignment!
Have a lovely week.

Notes by Nina said...

This turned out great, I love the colours in behind the silhouette. Fabulous card Bev!

Team Clark said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot! How cool! This is a great man card, love the design. <3

Maria A. said...

Hello Bev and thank you so much for stopping by my blog today to comment on my Merry Monday card, so sweet of you to leave me that lovey comment.
Now, I love how you incorporated the colors of the inspiration photo onto your card, beautifully graphic and so totally CAS.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Bonnie said...

I absolutely love your creation! Such a beautiful CAS card with a lovely layout!

Kim S said...

It's wonderful - very creative and eye-catching. Any male recipient is going to appreciate it more than a perfectly watercolored card!

Geri said...

"Bang On" perfect (or is that way to harsh to say out loud?). A tough color combo for a masculine card, but I'd say you nailed it! Tons of yummy white space too!

Sorry...been MIA for the past couple of weeks. 0 craft room time and .05 commenting time!

AWESOME GD projects pal!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Fantastic, graphic take on the inspiration photo, Bev! So fun to have you playing along with us all month! Hugs!

Virginia Lu said...

Awesome masculine card, Bev! Congrats on the guest design! You did a great job absolutely!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is wonderful! I love it!

Kylie said...

The colour blocking idea is wonderful! Love this card, Ms Bev!

Nance said...

Bev, I'm a little behind saying "see you later". Hope to see you play along with us more in the future. Was great having you on board for January! I really love your card! I love the design. I feel your pain too in regards to the watercoloring --- but we must keep trying! Have a fabulous week!

cm said...

Hello wonderful, sweet, Bev! Hanging my head in shame at being so behind in commenting; as I mentioned in my babbly letter to you awesome gals, life’s been supremely hectic, what with work, travel (which involved work…crazy amounts!), DT commitments (which I’ve fallen behind in, too) and a plethora of other stuff! I hope that my ‘thought bubbles of love’ for all your cards have reached you, because I send them frequently! Starting with a fresh slate with a goal to staying caught up. Your card here: *stag-geringly* handsome (sorry...trying to be punny!). Definitely a manly-man card in every way! Hope you're doing well...miss you tons!
Hugs~c

Brenda said...

Well this card might not have been the one that was in your head, but it sure did turn out fabulous! I love this masculine card. Hugs, Brenda