Saturday, November 14, 2009

RF Weekly!! Theme Challenge!!!

Welcome to another week of FABULOUS CHALLENGE BY ROBYN'S FETISH!!!

Our challenge was to create a card for a man - NOT USING ANY BROWN OR BLUE!! YOWZA!!! I think this has been the toughest challenge yet!! So...I started by figuring out my image. This awesome image of a Dad or Grandpa was my go to for this challenge.

I consulted my husband on this and asked if purples and greens were acceptable to give to a man for a card. He agreed that it was acceptable ;) So the base, while it looks light blue is really a lavender color from the Paper Source. The next layer is SU! Always Artichoke edge distressed and the purple is from PTI also edge distressed.

I took the purple paper and smooshed my purple Colobox pigment ink all around it. I then covered it in thin embossing powder and heat set it. I don't know if it accurately depicts it in the photo but it kind of looks like leather. It's super cool!

I then tied some SU! double stitched ribbon around into a Buttony Bow (see my sidebar for Joanne B's tutorial). I then stitched it all together!
I then started working on my Fab Fisherman panel! I colored him in EVERYTHING BUT brown and blue! ;) And I LOVE how he turned out!!! I printed him on white cardstock and then matted him on a piece of grey cardstock. I straight stitched them together and then used my SU! photo corner punch to add a little extra to the front panel.

I then grabbed my SU! tab punch and some purple and orange train DP and made a super cute tab out of it! I added 2 cool silver rivets. Lastly I grabbed my SU! retired True Thyme ink pad and roughed up the edges a bit.

Inside I trimmed a piece of dark purple paper and added another slice of the orange train paper focusing on the word Dad. I love when the inside coordinates!!
I am LOVING how this came out!! How will yours turn out??? Let's see it!!!!

Thanks for visiting!!!



Lisa said...

Great card. I love the way it all came together!!!


~Jeri~ said...

Meredith what a great card!!! Once again your talents amaze me! The coloring is great! It's cold here this morning, would love a fuzzy sweater like that right now lol
Awesome job!