Yay! Betsy Veldman is hosting another challenge on her blog!http://scrapbookgirl.typepad.com/paper_scissors_and_superh/2010/06/masculine-inspiration-day-1-mens-wear-a-challenge.html
I really needed a challenge to get me in the mood to make some more cards. I am a bit of a procrastinator and like having a date when things HAVE to be done by to get me started!
The challenge is to be inspired by a piece of men's clothing and create a masculine card.
I picked the shirt my son was wearing yesterday. Here is a picture of him wearing it a couple months ago in the backyard with his sisters.Here it is up close.
I picked out the card stock to match. PTI Kraft, Smokey Shadow and a light grey color from my scrapbook stash. Then I looked for stamps that might work and ended up using some leaves from PTI First Fruits stamp set. I stamped them in Smokey Shadow and True Black on Kraft strip. I cut a "pocket" with a nestabilities die and tried to sew a border on it but just couldn't get it straight on the machine. Gave up and poked holes in it and sewed by hand. I added a brad for the "button". The "Love You" sentiment is from PTI's Damask Designs set. I just blocked off the (I) when stamping it. I thought the swirly letters looked a bit like the Lucky Brand label.
Well there it is, I am not sure if it is "masculine" enough, but my husband will say he loves it anyway! :D There is another challenge posted and I am hoping I will get to play with that later today!