Friday, June 26, 2009

Retirement Day

Today's limited supply challenge on SCS was given to us by Wendybell to make a masculine card selecting one item from each of the three following menus:

Menu #1 – Images (just pick one item from each menu!)
1. Planes, Trains, & Automobiles – basically anything with locomotion (this would include boats, too!)
2. Non-floral Nature
3. Neutral Images (stuff that isn’t girly, for sure) . . . I used a clock . . .

Menu #2 – Color Schemes (are ya still with me, friends??)
1. Reds/Blues
2. Greens/Browns
3. Neutrals

Menu #3 – Embellishments (this is where it can get tricky!)
1. Ribbon & Brads OR Eyelets (tie masculine KNOTS instead of girly BOWS)
2. Diecuts/Punches & Embossing Folders/Texture Plates
3. Natural Fibers & Hardware (hodpodge, charms, etc.)

The challenge was a perfect one for me since I needed to make a retirement card for my brother-in-law who is retiring after many years as a firefighter. This card is in no way reflective of him because he certainly is not one to just sit around watching television. He is always on the go!

You can see from the menu that I chose a neutral/non-girly image, greens/browns for my colors, and diecuts/punches for my embellishments.

Also on SCS, Christina gave a paper piecing challenge in the My Favorite Things (MFT) forum. I paper pieced the chair with My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus designer paper. I also used Cindy Haffner's MFT sketch challenge. In case you're interested in participating in the MFT challenges, be sure to note that technically your entry can only be used for one or the other challenge....not both....which is what I'll do. The paper piecing was perfect for my image today, so I'll submit this for Christina's challenge, but I also really liked my friend Cindy's sketch design, so I used that even though I cannot submit the card for both challenges. Does that make sense?

Stamps: Let's Hear It For the Boys (My Favorite Things)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Cryogen White Sparkle, My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus dp

Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Versafine Black, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Accessories: Copic markers, tag corner and photo corner punches, paper piercer, oval Nestability, dauber, dimensionals


Cindy Haffner said...

Charlene you do my sketch and then it doesn't count!!! Boohoo. Hee hee You did a great job on both challenges!!!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Charlene this is awesome. I know he will love it. What guy wouldn't. I commend him for all his years of service. TFS

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

ooooo this is soooo my hubby! and yes. you made perfect sense and a perfect card.


StampOwl said...

love your card, pity it won't count in Cindy's sketch challenge

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very fabulous!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fabulous retirement card.....and you certainly figured that LSC out...I looked at it, but just got a bit confused and gave up.....had a busy day and just not enough time to be so careful...lol....love the masculine aspect..those are sometimes the hardest to do

LeAnne said...

Very cute! Well, as cute as a masculine card can be!

Traci M said...

I like your chair...can I come sit in it??
So...wonderfully creative combination of challenges Charlene!I don't think I could concentrate hard enough to combine all of those at once
As a side note, I'm giving away blog candy for my anniversary this weekend just as a fun thing to do, (since I can't be home to stamp and upload cards right now...) Hope you'll sign up!