Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I 'Embellished'...this Challenge

I have just a really quick post for you today.
I have spent most of the day at the clinic with
my sweet husband while he had a medical
procedure done on his esophagus, so I am
spending time between 
giving him some TLC 
and my studio/computer.

 I thought it would be fun to put something together
for this week's Embellish challenge and I knew if
I didn't get it done today, I would
miss out on the fun.
Ashley Cannon Newell is the wonderful host of
this challenge and e-zine AND is our guest
designer in The Cafe this week.

Although my grandpa's have long since passed on,
I was thinking of my grandsons and their love for
'Papa Paul' as I made this card.

I LoVe this color combination and I 
managed some MAJOR BOO on this
project as I broke out some fabby
rub-ons from SEI.
The cardstock is Bazzill & the DP is
from The Paper Company's 'Mirabella' stack.
Everyone's favorite Loop border punch 
is Martha Stewart/EK Success.
I used Spellbinders Scallops for the
dimension and centered it with a
fabric-covered brad from My Mind's Eye.

So that's it in a nutshell!
I will see you tomorrow night at
midnight, EST for the new challenge


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow Julie! What a fun masculine card! You really did an awesome job creating with these colors! :) TFS

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness Julie I LOVE these colors...What a WONDERFUL job you did with them!!!!! Fabby card!!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i do hope all is well with hubby! will keep you both in my prayers!

what a fabulous embellishment and i am familiary with ashley's work! she's one awesome lady!

Sharli said...

Definitely great colors and your card is wonderful!!

Keeping your DH in my prayers . . .

Anonymous said...

Definitely the colors are perfect for a masculine card, Julie! I love your card!
I hope your hubby recovers soon! Hugs!

Sarah Anderson said...

Great 'man' card Julie! Love the colours, and the punch :)

Michele Gross said...

Awesome card! I love that fabric brad in the middle-perfect accessory :) Hope your hubby is feeling o.k.

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweetie! I hope your hubby is doing okay...making a guy card has to be so hard! My mind just naturally goes towards fluff, sparkles and cute...I don't think I'd be good at making something for a guy...but you really are! This is just perfect!!! xoxo Paulette

lisa said...

Poor Hubby, that doesn't sound very pleasent, I hope he is doing OK. Sending you both my love.
Your card is gorgeous, these colours are so unusual but work together beautifully don't they.


Janis said...

Hope your hubby is recovering nicely! Great card. The colors are perfect and love the center of the flowers. :) Janis

Lisa Somerville said...

Great masculine card using the challenge colors! Love the button embellishment on your flower medallion!

Suzanne C said...

love the masculine color scheme and fantastic card!

Rika's Crafts said...

Great card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this masculine card---love that big flower in the center with the argyle in the back! LOOOOVE it--note to self:: learn to create more masculine cards!

travelingmama said...

Great card! What a fun way to use the colors!!

Angela Mclean said...

Such a very strong card - both design and papers.... BRILL! he'll absolutely LOVE it.
Angela xxx.

Jessica said...

Great card!! TFS :)

Ruby said...

I LOVE this card! I find masculine cards REALLY difficult, but this is brilliant. The colours work so well the way you've put them together!!!! :)