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Monday, 21 March 2011

Less is More - Masculine

Well here we are again for the Less Is More challenge.  I am absolutely loving this challenge blog and am so glad that Chrissi and Mandi thought of it.  From the numbers of entries it seems I am not the only one who thinks like that either.  So big hugs and lots of thanks girls for making me think outside the box (or off the page!!) and for making me tell myself to "step away from the card"! LOL
Anyway, the theme this week is to make a Masculine card - now the card I have done was not my first thought - back with that one a bit later I hope.  This was actually the second stamp I had in mind but I am so glad I tried this one first because I love it.  Now I'm not meaning to sound big headed or anything but I love this stamp and I just don't use it nearly enough.
So, without further ado - my card:
The image is one of Barbara Grey's from Clarity Stamp - that woman is truly amazing - I wish I had an ounce of her talent, really I do!
I stamped the image in Versafine Vintage Sepia and matted the image onto light brown shimmer card.  I added a brown spotty ribbon across the top and tied it in a knot (more masculine than a bow don't ya think?) and then just added a Thank You at the bottom right hand corner.  (My thoughts were along the lines of thanks for looking after my dog).
So there you have it, I added a bit of colour to the image with watercolour pencils, including a pale blue on the eyes.  I also embossed the image from the back to give it a raised feel but you can't really see that in the photo.
So hopefully, I will be back either later on tonight or tomorrow with my other idea.  See you then.
Other challenges I am entering this card into are:
OSAAT - Something for the boys
2 Sisters Challenges - Furry Friends
CES Challenges -  Your fave song or be inspired by a song - (Hound Dog, Elvis Presley)
Sweet Stampin - Slugs, snails and puppy dog tails (hope this counts)
Card Making Mamas - Animals

23 comments:

  1. This really is a super image, that dog has such knowing eyes!
    I agree with you about the knot rather than a bow for a chap, but I think ribbons are fine don't you!
    Good CAS card, and thanks for supporting our challenge yet again!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. What a fab idea for a 'doggie sitting' card. xx

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  3. Beautiful Husky image and i love how you have thought of the same embellishments to use but with a masculine twist.
    Fantastic card:-)

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  4. Lovely card and such a beautiful image x

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  5. Lovely card and super image - loving the ribbon too

    Kathyk

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  6. Great card and love your dog stamp, brill. Annette x

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  7. Super card Dawn
    Great image and agree the ribbon is great
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  8. oh wow hun,you have got this style down to perfection,this is simply amazing hugs cheryl xxx

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  9. Dawn, that is really a great stamp. Reminds me of a dog my daughter had. Great job on coloring the eyes...and the ribbon is perfect!

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  10. Oh this is gorgeous! Fab image and I love the ribbon detail :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  11. He's a superb image. Love the little bit of shimmer with your matting. x

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  12. Less is defintaly more! I am prejudged.. because he looks just like our dog!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT,
    Marianne

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  13. Wow, what a striking image! A wonderful card. Lynne x

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  14. Fab card, love the dog and the ribbon

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  15. Wonderful card and a fab song choice! Thanks for joining in the fun at CES this week :) Donna x

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  16. Beautiful image - it really does capture the breed very well. Great CAS card - you have definitely got this style sorted.

    Hugs Ali x

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  17. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  18. Awesome CAS card, love it. Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Marjo

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  19. Wonderful card
    Hug Sylvie x

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  20. A wonderful card, such a striking image.
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sweet Stampin
    Jo xx

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  21. A fabulous card I love the image its gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us girlies over at CES Challenges, good luck hun.

    Hugs Vicky xx

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  22. Fab card! Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge.
    Jane
    x

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  23. Wow Dawn this card appeals to me big time that image is totally awesome I have sat looking at it for so long this is one beautiful clean and simple style creation, super work.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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