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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Parisienne Boys!

Hi and thanks for visiting,  last week with no internet and a couple of free days I put the time to good use and inked up some new stamps. My images are all from the Artistic Outpost 'Paris Exposition' apart from the sentiment which is from the Think and Wonder set.  The main image was stamped with Black Archival as I wanted the 'boys' to look crisp, for the rest I used Archival Watering can. I used Frayed Burlap for the distressing and distress markers for the colouring.
I usually struggle with male cards and so I challenged myself to use the masculine images first before allowing myself to go girly, so pleased I did as I see the challenge over at That's Crafty is 'This is a Mans World'  and the challenge at Lunargirl Moonbeams is 'Lets here it for the Boys'  I am also linking this up to the Artistic Outpost monthly challenge - Anything Goes.

Well that's it for now,  off to do some blog visiting now.
Avril xx














26 comments:

Rita said...

Fabulous card Avril. Lots of interesting things to see. I'm sure the recipient will love it too. Hugs Rita xxx

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Avril...love the stamps. x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous card, Mrs B! The stamps are really cool, I must check them out ;) xx

crafty creations said...

Stunning card Avril - the colours are my favourites and your stamping is perfect

x Hilda

Pia S said...

I do like this masculine, vintage design, Avril! It certainly doesn't look like you've stepped out of your com fort zone, everything goes so well together, you certainly did a great job with this one!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You didn't struggle with this masculine card.
Lovely colours and I like the mix of the two stamp sets on this great card.
Wishes
Lynne

Karen Lunagirl said...

Great piece! I love your vintage images and fab sentiment! Thanks for playing in my BOYS challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com

Meggymay said...

A fantastic card Avril, many menfolk would be thrilled to receive this one.
Yvonne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant Avril! Love the real vintage feel of this! These are such gorgeous stamps and the way you layered up the different elements make for a fantastic composition, love it!!

Linda said...

What can I say ...... this is fab Avril. Love all the different layers, and the touch of colour. Hugs Linda xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is fantastic Avril! It has a real Tim Holtz feel to it, something I could never do! What a great masculine card! hugs :)

Sandy said...

Wonderful! I never did and I keep trying to con vice my husband I should!!
Sandy xx

Terry said...

So happy to see this beauty at AO! I love how you layered the images and created a stunning masculine themed card. Avril, I so love this!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a fabulous card Avril, lovely colours and design.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a nice combination of vintage stamps and colours...and the card also looks so clean..impressive Avril.
greetings, Alie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, love the quote.

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeously clean and dashing Avril. Clever to use 'watering can' on rest, it steps them back beautifully. Nicola x

Margik said...

Wonderful masculine card, Avril! I love the design and the fabulous image. Great quote too.
Hugs, Mar

Little Artbee said...

Great composition around the boys in that very nice Vintage Look. I like it so much.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Mrs A. said...

Great masculine card. Love your combination of stamping here. You have added just the right amount of colouring too. Hugs Mrs A.

Christine L said...

A fabulous vintage male creation Avril... perfect!

Hugs
Christine x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous vintage card! Love the pop of color and mix of AO stamps! Thanks for playing along with the Show us your AO Art Challenge!

Shirley Chillman said...

Great idea to challenge yourself with the male stamps first Avril. Love how everything turned out.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Karen Lunagirl said...

Hi Avril! Congratulations are in order, because your piece just one the random drawing in my Let's Hear It for the Boys challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com!
Email me at INFO@LUNAGIRL.COM to claim your prize -- you've won your choice of one of my Lunagirl Collage Sheet CDs! http://lunagirl.com/collections/collage-sheets-on-cd

butterfly said...

Lovely use of those fab stamps - this is great!
Alison xx

Michele said...

this is nothing short of totally gorgeous! it is beautifully composed. i am so glad you won the lunagirl prize, congratulations! xo