Thursday, May 26, 2016

DL.ART Challenge #181 - Boys or Men

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's almost Memorial Day weekend here in the USA, a time to remember those who gave all in service to our country. And in Indiana, that also means the Indianapolis 500 :) It's time for another Thankful Thursday challenge at DL.ART, and for Challenge #181, the theme is Boys or Men. If you use the code l01210, you'll get 10% off your order at DL.ART.


I do so few masculine cards, I truly struggle. For these cards I used heavyweight black cardstock for the base and then I added a layer of tulle for some texture. The papers are from Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics stack.


I added Liquitex Modeling Paste through a The Crafters Workshop Clock stencil and then added a Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die.


The 'Happy' die is from My Creative Time, as is the 'father's day' stamp. They were embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Copper Flame embossing powder. The banners are from Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets One dies. The circle is a Memory Box Stitched Circle die, embossed with Copper Flame, and the button is a Poppystamps Stitched Button die, also embossed with Copper Flame. The beautiful crinkle ribbon is Granite from The Galaxy Bundle. The Black and White Twine is also from the DL.ART shop. I finished them up with some spatters of black paint with a Tim Holtz Splatter brush.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
2) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
3) Pause, Dream Enjoy Linky - Anything Goes
4) 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
5) Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday - Anything Goes


Now it's your turn!! Head on over to DL.ART to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Boys or Men project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)


I had to share this picture with you after showing you the beautiful pictures of the turkeys all puffed up on my last post. I heard a loud noise outside and I looked out the window to see these two locked in a death match!! They were banging into things all over the yard. I was even able to sneak outside to snap their picture...they were so engrossed in their battle, they didn't even hear me. Sadly, they were moving around so much, the pictures were blurry. This is the best of the lot and it's not the sharpest. I was afraid one of them would snap the others neck, but thankfully they broke apart after a few minutes and went their respective ways :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Memorial Day to all my friends in the USA!!

63 comments:

Valerija said...

Amazing masculine card. Love it!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome combo of Layered CAS n Masculine two not so easy theme (at least for me ;) ) Fabulous card Lisa !!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome combo of Layered CAS n Masculine two not so easy theme (at least for me ;) ) Fabulous card Lisa !!

Diane said...

You might not do many masculine cards, but you have certainly 'nailed' this one! A perfect 'man's card with all the fab details!! I had to laugh at the turkeys, they are quite something aren't they..lol!! Have a safe and fun Memorial weekend my friend!!

Bad Kitty said...

great card!
have a nice day
hugs
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

lisa808 said...

I too struggle with masculine cards. Who would believe though that you do?!?!? You certainly mastered this challenge!

I'm happy the turkeys didn't kill or injure each other. I wish you a wonderful holiday weekend.

Tina Z. said...

wow, stunning card, I love your design and colours, perfect masculine card.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

First of all Lisa dear friend, it certainly doesn't look like you struggle with masculine cards! This one is amazing! I love all those beautiful layers, the shabby chic look and that beautiful floppy bow! Fabulous!! Fancy catching a battle between two turkeys in your own garden! I don't think the blur is a focussing issue, I think it is just movement blur and adds to the drama of the shot! Well done, it's not an easy thing to shoot and you've managed superbly! Is there nothing you can't turn your hand to, my super talented friend! Have a great Memorial Day (our Memorial Day isn't until November). Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Leslee said...

Great card for a guy! Must be a struggle for lots of us! Crazy turkeys!

Lori Kobular said...

Two awesome masculine cards! I love the copper embossing and all your layers! The background you created is perfect for a guy card! Cool picture of the turkeys!

Samra Leshinski said...

Very handsome creations Lisa :) very elegant and striking. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

DIANA L. said...

Super guy card love the heavy feel, great composition I really love the ribbon choice. What a feet to use ribbon on a guy card.

katieo said...

Two outstanding Fathers Day cards. I love the background and the copper accents. Those turkeys are intense-great picture.

Team Clark said...

Oh how funny with the turkeys! Wild! Love your mix of taupe, black and copper here! One of my fav combos! Gorgeous layout, not too fussy for a man - perfect! And a very happy Memorial Day to you too. Big hugs, Autumn

Donna Ellis said...

Your photo is amazing! And... it almost looks as though they are wearing vintage RWB colors, doesn't it? Your masculine cards look amazing, too, Lisa, done you your classic "Lisa" style with rich earthy tones and strong layers of metallics. Gorgeousness! Happy Memorial Day to you as well, my friend. I do so cherish every soul who has fought valiantly to bring about the freedom we enjoy - and to all those the world over who fight against dark powers of oppression. hugs, de

Donna Ellis said...

Your photo is amazing! And... it almost looks as though they are wearing vintage RWB colors, doesn't it? Your masculine cards look amazing, too, Lisa, done you your classic "Lisa" style with rich earthy tones and strong layers of metallics. Gorgeousness! Happy Memorial Day to you as well, my friend. I do so cherish every soul who has fought valiantly to bring about the freedom we enjoy - and to all those the world over who fight against dark powers of oppression. hugs, de

Lisa said...

Hi, Lisa!
It's been forever since I've stopped by. My mom was very sick and well, what else can I say. I'm so happy to see your art work, it just keeps getting more beautiful by the day :) Your father's day cards are truly little treasures. I Love all the texture and the copper embossing is just perfect. Amazing work as always, my friend!
Hugs,
Lisa
CRe8n4u

Migdalia said...

Hi Lisa,
I forgot to mention on the previous post that I enjoyed the pictures. I struggle with masculine cards too. Also,I rarely make them. I need to change that..lol
Your father's day card are fantastic!!I love the wonderful textures and the fun detail of the clock!!A Stunning creation my friend!!
Happy Memorial day!! Enjoy the long weekend!!
Have a blessed day my friend,
M'
Crafting With Creative M


Shelly said...

Oh Lisa I love this card! The clock is just amazing, I am actually looking for a huge one for my home. I just love this and may print this out and keep it with me while I search for the perfect clock :) It's just gorgeous!
Hello my friend! I hope you are well, looks like you've had some excitement in your yard... my boys would just flip if they ever saw a turkey in our yard I laugh at the thought because we live by the beach :) We would love to be able to open our door and see the wildlife that you enjoy.
Hope you have a terrific day! Happy Memorial Day my friend!
Shelly

Kathy Krug said...

This is a perfect guy card. I have that clock die and seldom use it because of the size. The composition is fabulous with all the circles and clock pieces. Love this card.

Sukie said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way the clock looks in the center of your card! The masculine theme looks so amazing as does the color combination! The touch of copper is perfect for your card! Thanks for sharing the turkey pic, it's adorable! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Beebeebabs said...

Love your Father's Day card - very nice choice of die and texture and beautiful bow. Thanks for sharing the photo - I thought they were kissing lol thanks for sharing!!!

Kathy Salido said...

Great card Lisa, I love the layers and the shabby, distressed look.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is such a fabulous masculine card Lisa. The Tim Holtz die cut clock is one on my wish and I love how you've used it here. Great colours and layout, just perfect. crafty hugs, Sandra X

Gerda said...

What a fabulous Father's day card, Lisa!!! I love all the details!!! TFS the pictures!!! Have a great day,
Hugs Gerda.

scrAPpamondo said...

Love very much this masculine card, and the clock is just stunning! Fab papers and mixed media textures!! The bow colour make itself perfect for a male as well the copper embossing! Fab Father day's card!

scrAPpamondo said...

I forgot to say that the turkeys competition would be enter in a nature's magazine... Just breathtaking!! Such a stunning and beautiful photo!

Redanne said...

I would never have guessed that you do not make many male cards - these are simply amazing! I love the beautiful background, it looks a little like concrete to me - which is fantastic! The design is fabulous and I love the sentiment in the different fonts, it makes quite the impact. And then there is those turkeys - wow, you did well to get such an amazing photo - glad to hear they ended up OK! Hugs, Anne xx

jimlynn said...

Fantastic masculine card! Love all the black and those splatters. Looks perfect for any guy.
Wow on the picture of the turkeys. I had no idea that they'd fight like that. Amazing photograph!
Lynn

Donna said...

Awesome masculine card, they are so difficult. Cool picture!

Pam said...

I love your card! The background looks just like stone and the added copper accents look great!
Your turkey photo is awesome!!!!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Margik said...

I love your masculine card, Lisa. The layers are fabulous and the design so elegant. Love the copper details too. Great picture of the turkeys!
Hugs, Mar

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designed male card, the colours and the clock looks awesome. oh the turkeys are sure in a head lock.....enjoy your coming weekend.xx
 {aNNie}

Georgiana said...

Definitely like this masculine card! The copper is perfect with the black and cream. Looks amazing!

Robin said...

Fabulous cards! I would never have thought a bow could go on a masculine card and work...only you could do this. I love it!!! Hugs, Robin

Sara Barker said...

Lisa, you would never know you don't feel comfortable creating masculine cards, because your card is simply lovely! I get the sense of a stone background and the copper and black just makes everything pop! I love how you used the clock hand to lead the eye to the sentiment, and your inclusion of the slightly feminine touches of tulle and ribbon. That is so YOU!

Your photo is just amazing; I think the bit of blur makes you understand it was an action shot. What an wonderful shot you snapped! And your tribute to our BRAVE that have sacrificed so much for our freedoms is so sweet! Thank you for that! Big hugs and enjoy your weekend!

Karon said...

Fabulous card! Love the details and layers. Gorgeous photo too! TFS

Dorlene Durham said...

Wow!! Love the layers and the entire card! Very nice

MaryH said...

Awesome Guy card, which is perfect for Father's Day. Love that 'granite' texture on the paste background,and brilliant idea to add the dark tulle for some great texture as well. Love the clockworks, and the patina of the copper embossing (must check to see if have that EP. Love SnS DP, and the white detail is fantastic too). Enjoyed the dueling birds, and TFS & Have a great wkend.

Melissa Smith said...

Oh, wow!! That is a truly gorgeous card! I love everything about it! I love the fonts. I love the embossing. I love the texture feel about all of it. I love the perfect ribbon. Love it! I hope you have a great weekend!

Melissa Smith said...

Oh, wow!! That is a truly gorgeous card! I love everything about it! I love the fonts. I love the embossing. I love the texture feel about all of it. I love the perfect ribbon. Love it! I hope you have a great weekend!

Vintagehandmade said...

Lisa, your masculine card is so striking and awesome! I love everything about this handsome card! What a super creative mind you have! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

Paper Profusion said...

Fab design Lisa - never easy to do a 'male' card. Wowsers, those turkeys mean business! Wishing you a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Tracey said...

You would never know you struggle with masculine cards, this looks fabulous Lisa! Cool photo of the turkeys, great action shot. Enjoy your weekend :)

Brenda in IN said...

You always make the most beautiful cards and now you have made fantastic male cards. You never cease to amaze me. I love the look of these cards and the copper really says male. The turkeys are a hoot. I guess they lose their tempers too! They look like they were embossed with pewter embossing powder with added touches of blue! I love the excitment of the city with the parade and race fans. Also a special time to honor our veterans.

Brenda in IN said...

You always make the most beautiful cards and now you have made fantastic male cards. You never cease to amaze me. I love the look of these cards and the copper really says male. The turkeys are a hoot. I guess they lose their tempers too! They look like they were embossed with pewter embossing powder with added touches of blue! I love the excitment of the city with the parade and race fans. Also a special time to honor our veterans.

Pawsitively Creative said...

You do masculine so very well! Anyone, man or lady, would enjoy these fantabulous cards! Awesome sauce texture with the tulle behind the panel and the stenciling with the clocks is awesome sauce. I totally enjoy these cards! And your turkey pictures are wowzers! To be able to see and take a pic of the males engaging in a fight is epic. Have an amazing Memorial Day weekend! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

Scrapper69 said...

I don't see how you could struggle making masculine cards - these are FANTASTIC girl!~ They lok very masculine and actually quite COOL! I LOVE seeing your projects no matter how busy I get! :) The picture of the Turkey's fighting is way cool too - you're getting really good with that camera! Have a Fabulous Weekend! :)

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

April Story said...

I struggle with masculine cards, too. Mine end up looking a little girly. I wish men were secure enough in their manhood to get some flower cards. LOL You did a great job on yours. Tim Holtz is always a bit helpful in the masculine department.

You have all kinds of drama going on in your back yard. :-)

Have a great weekend.
April

scrappinC said...

Love your Father's day card. I am loving your new look of your blog my dear friend. We have lots of birds in our yard, but I could never take as wonderful pictures as you do. Hope all is well with you and if you have any veterans in your family please thank them for their service. Have a fabulous day.
Hugs,
Cindy Lou

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

How gorgeous! I don't care if it is for a guy..it's gorgeous in a manly way!! The texture and metallic embellishments are just amazing. I love everything about it!

Marjeta said...

Super layering. Simplicity of dies and DP choice is final touch.

LP; Marjeta

Electra said...

I adore the layers and textures of this! And I had better get mine done too!

MiamiKel said...

OH Lisa, what a vision those turkeys are! The vegetarian in me rejoices and hopes they stay safe and happy! :) What a gorgeous steampunky wonderful card, so vibrant and shiny! Have a wonderful day! ♥

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous cards, so perfect for Father's Day!
I love that picture of the Turkeys. I have never seen anything like it.
Hope you had a good and relaxing Memorial week-end my Friend!
Hugs~

yyam said...

I love the black accents and the layers on your masculine card. It looks awesome!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous masculine card Lisa! I love the black and white palette, and the small touches of copper really jazz it up! Amazing texture in the background, I love that it doesn't steal focus from the clock face. Just wonderful! I can't believe what a great action shot you captured of the turkeys, wowzers, how cool is that!! What an amazing thing to have turkeys roaming around in your yard! hugs :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

So fabulous the copper embossing looks and boy was I surprised to see the turkey photo on your blog!!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, I absolutely love your masculine cards! They are such a challenge but you make it appear effortless. :o) I love the theme, the gorgeous color palette, and the abundance of textures you snuck in! The modeling paste detailing is beautiful and oh how I adore that copper embossing! It's so striking. :o) There truly is nothing you cannot do beautifully, my dearest Lisa. Even your turkey friends are over-the-moon inspired by your artistry! Hehe! I love that picture! Thank you for making me smile, my amazing friend. You are always my rock. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Charlene said...

Your card is absolutely wonderful!!! I love all the texture!

bumblebee creations said...

what a beautiful card, and that photo is amazing as well!! Love them both! Hope you had a great long weekend!

debby4000 said...

What an amazing masculine card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Nana said...

Awesome masculine card. Love the distressed edges and added copper. What a prefect pic of your turkey's. That pic should be in a magazine.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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