Sunday, 4 April 2010

Way cool!

Masculine cards seem to pose a challenge for most people. I'd probably include myself in that except that in certain moods I'm drawn to clean graphic lines and minimal fuss - qualities that lend themselves well to more masculine projects.

This one throws in a little whimsy as well. I dithered over whether or not to get the "Cool Dudes I" set and in the end I just couldn't resist it for this little tortoise in his shades! All the characters in this set are playing the cool role to the hilt with their sunnies at the fore! Really fast and fun to colour so you can have a card done in no time, too - love that!

I used Coredinations cardstock and did some scoring and sanding for textural interest that kept to the masculine "plainness" of the design.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Cool Dudes I (Tom Fun Collection - releasing Tuesday 6th April)

Simply Smooth Vanilla

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Copic markers
Sewing machine and thread
Corner Chomper

Hope your week is cool! Thanks for stopping by.


Chriss Rollins said...

I have had a great catch up here wonderful work
chriss x

Janice said...

Love that 'dude' your scoring and stitching is very effective in your very own understated way!

LME said...

Love the turtle :)

tracy said...

he's sooo cute :)

Anonymous said...

wonderful card,its one of those cards that just makes you smile!Still wishing I could colour images like you!

Kaz said...

Fantastic card Joanne, perfect for a male xx

Karen said...

hee hee love the tortoise Joanne, great card XXX

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Love the tortoise & the stitching! x

Deborah said...

Great card. Love the colour combination you chose and the understated stitching.

Traceyr said...

Very "cool" Joanne! Love the tortoise and the stitching on that card. :)

Kathy said...

This is fab - very Kewl indeed! hahaha

Traceyr said...

Joanne I have an award for "creativity genius" on my blog for you. x


Tejal said...

What a cool dude...I love how you grounded him with a shadow..its these little things that make the card pop..

I'm bookmarking your blog..awesome..