This week on the Colour Create Challenge Blog it was my turn to come up with a colour combo and theme, not as easy as it sounds ! I knew that I for one love making cards for those difficult males in our lives as I love the rich, warm colours you tend to go for when making male cards but I was afraid the other DT members might not like me anymore with my suggestion ! Anyway, after persuading myself that it is a challenge blog after all, I gave my suggestion to Tara and luckily, it looks like the rest of the DT have enjoyed the challenge ! You should see their creations, they are fantastic and really give loads and loads of inspiration for male cards that you need to make.
So, here are my colours, brown, orange and green and the optional extra is "for a male".
(Isn't this little chap just the cutest ?!).
Here is my card for this week:
The base card is green Bazzill.
The brown DP is BasicGrey Archaic (the inspiration for my colour theme as I just love this collection of papers and elements by BasicGrey). I added some doodled stitching to it.
The checked DP is Dovecraft Abstract Prints which I won in Judy's blog candy.
The image is a Sugar Nellie stamp, Home Grown Boys "A Boy's Best Friend" which I also won in Judy's blog candy (wasn't I a lucky girl ?). This cutey chap has been coloured with ProMarkers. Mustard and sandstone (hair), ivory and blush (skin), pumpkin and sandstone (top), moss (top), umber and burnt sienna (shorts), umber (shoes), warm grey 2 (dog), cool grey 2 (outlines). I also chalked the background with brown and green and added a border stamp with copper Brilliance ink. I matted the image onto gold card.
The raffia ribbon is from Hobbycraft and the twill ribbon is from my local market (fantastic for men's cards and very, very cheap !).
The button is from my stash.
The tags are a Sizzix die and the sentiment is computer generated and I have attached these with some green cord.
The brads are from my stash and I believe they may be old Papermania ones and the colours were a perfect match to these papers.
I do hope you like my card and colour combo and of course the theme ! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with and hope you will be brave and make something for those chaps in our lives.
Have a great Sunday and I will see you back here on Wednesday for Simon Says Challenge - yes, 2 weeks have gone by already !