Well this weeks challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters is a male-themed birthday or anniversary card. Here's a news flash....I struggle with cards for men! LOL
Boni is sponsoring the challenge with her awesome Bonibleaux Designs. Unfortunately, I needed two birthday cards for friends & family as fast as I could and that meant I skipped out on coloring. However, there is a $10 gift certificate to her store up for grabs if you are the lucky challenge winner this week!
I used the first VLVJune2011 sketch as my layout for the first card. On my blue balloon, I also gave the Make it Monday #20 challenge a try - reverse masking. What a fun technique! A little glossy accents to make them pop, a half pearl and some liquid pearls around the edge of the center panel was pretty much it for 'girly' stuff ;)
My second card is for MrP's Pa...he always reminds me of a tree (maybe the lack of fat that makes hugging him like hugging a tree with his lean muscles just as solid?!) Or maybe because he lives in Banff and is a huge nature buff?! Either way, he's getting another tree card!
Honestly, I struggled with the 'hand drawn line border' around the image. I guess I'm just a bit too grade school - and I had the feeling that I ruined the card, but I'm sticking with it to push myself out of my comfort zone'.
Anyways, give the Sisterhood challenge a peek for more inspiration and a chance at some awesome digis!