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??)
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