Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Shaving Gear

Hi and welcome to my blog!  Today I have a card made using the latest sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches team.  And this week our hostess is super-talented Linda Callahan.  She has a sketch which I love - check it out:


Whenever I make a card, I first look in my NBUS box to see if there is something there that will work with whatever challenge I'm creating for.  This time I found the Best Dad set by Altenew and thought the fabulous images in that set would work well for the little cluster of elements in Linda's sketch.



I chose to work with the shaving images and colored them with Copics - trying to make the mug look like a tin mug.  Once I'd finished coloring, I die-cut the images and set them to one side while I worked on my card base.  

Oftentimes, when I look at a sketch I see a "layer" as a negative space and that's what I saw with this sketch, too.  So I die-cut a square from the card front and backed it with some script patterned paper from CTMH which my mum very kindly gave me.  I then arranged the die-cut images and adhered them.  The razor was adhered directly to the mug but the mug has foam tape on it to add some dimension.



Lastly, I added Glossy Accents to the stars and the head of the razor.


Thanks so much for visiting!  The design team have some gorgeous cards using the sketch, so please head on over to check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Best Dad (Altenew)
Ink:  Intense Black (SSS)
Cardstock:  Soft Stone (PTI), X-Press It, Live Beautifully (CTMH)
Dies:  Inside/Out Stitched Squares (MFT), Best Dad (Altenew)
Accesories:  Copics, Glossy Accents

Cheers
Karren





14 comments:

Narelle Farrugia said...

It totally looks like a tin mug - I'd make it look like a lead blog if I tried to colour that! Maybe I need to have the whole set of copics like you to make me colour like a pro! It's an awesome man card Karren!

Susanne Vargas said...

Fabulous take on the sketch! Love it!

Linda Callahan said...

Terrific coloring.....amazing how you blend so many colors to make it look so real! And the "negative" space looks great!

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, who knew a shaving mug and brush could look so CUTE!

I Card Everyone said...

You've totally achieved the look of tin, Karren ... LOve that CTMH paper - what a fantastic design idea, that really came together beautifully!
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Lyn said...

Great card Karen, I so want that Altnew set as would be helpful for making the Boys cards :) . Always love your colouring.

Barb Ghig said...

I love this masculine card, Karren! Great idea to create a 'tin look' on the mug and using Soft Stone for your card base works perfectly! Beautiful Copic coloring, as always!

Jen Brum said...

What a great card Karren! I love your colouring! I can't believe you need all those markers to do that!!! Hence my why colouring is lacking!!!!

Darnell said...

This is the best DAD or guy card ever, Karren! I love how you see the negative space and filled it with the text!! A NBUS CASlicious delight!! Hugs, Darnell

Ksenija said...

Fantastic card! Love the script in the square. - Sweet Kobylkin

Amy O said...

I love how you've created a negative space with the sketch. And those shaving images are so cute and colored so beautifully. Great masculine card!

Karen Davis said...

Wow! You have achieved a photo quality to your colouring Karren, what a master you are. Such a professional finish.

Jen Mitchell said...

Fantastic man-card and a fantastic take on the sketch. The big wordy print in your negative space is so eye-catching. And speaking of eye-catching how about that totally-looks-like-a-tin-shaving-mug! Great coloring, as always!!

Jen Timko said...

Love this background within the square! It is really fabulous!! And love that coloring....you are truly amazing!