Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chillin'

Here's my take on today's Splitcoaststamper's sketch challenge. And a sneak peek of The Digi Shack's weekly challenge which will be posted tomorrow (Thursday). {Hint: it's a color challenge} http://thedigishack.wordpress.com/

This Chillin' image is great for guy cards, don't you think? This card will be for DH {dear husband} for Father's Day. When our kids were little we spent a lot of time at the neighborhood pool where for several years in a row he volunteered hundreds of hours as board president. He worked really hard so that the pool would remain financially solvent and open. It's still open today giving joy to families and especially the kids.

The card is fairly plain- I like to make my guy cards without a lot of fuss. That is why I really liked this sketch because it is more than simple and adds a lot of dimension without a lot of embellishments.

I used SU! retired DSP called Prestwick. That DSP is the best for guy cards- greens, blues and grays. There are some equally great ones in the current catty like Manchester and Jackpot. And before you know it the new SU! catty will be coming out (July 1). I just love all the new trends in this hobby!

The big black brad was purchased at the CK convention in STL from Eyelet outlet {also avaliable on line}. One last little thing which is difficult to see in the pic is the glaze on shades, drink, and waves. In real life, it looks pretty cool!

Have a great Thursday!

10 comments:

~*Joni said...

Oooh Marilyn, I love this TDS image! He is the most relaxed, happy dad ever. What a great idea to combine the SCS sketch with the TDS challenge. It works perfectly for him since it's masculine. Love that big old brad, very appropriate for that dad. :D

Jacilynn said...

Soo Cute! I love this image. I'm gonna have to color this baby up for a fathers day card. lol great job

Cheryl Walker said...

Perfect card for Fathers Day!! You did an Awesome job on this:)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Julia Aston said...

How fun Marilyn! love that fun summer image! perfect for your DH for Father's day! love the panels and colors and the big brad!

Heidi said...

This is a fun and great card for a man! I love it.

Michelle said...

this is an ideal card for a guy..esp on father's day! its wonderful! TFS!

Janet said...

what a perfect man card! love it:)
hugs

Martha said...

how cute, love the image!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!

Shellie Munro said...

Im Loving this one!!! Always on the look out for GUY cards!!!

Shellie