Monday 10 May 2010

I'm outdoors today, with a freebie for you!

......well, not exactly, (the weather is too rubbish for a start) LOL
It's another Cards For Men challenge!! Whoo Hoo! This week, our sponsor is the very talented illustrator, Claire of Hope Jacare .

She has given the DT the choice of her images from her shop, or if preferred, this FREE image, to create something 'Outdoors'. Please feel free to take it. You may of course use any of your own images, but why not use this fab freebie!!
 (If you do use this image, please remember to credit it to Hope Jacare).

Here is a little background info on Claire.......
 "I'm a SAHM with three young children. I trained in Textile Design at the Glasgw School of Art and I love all things handmade, but especially papercrafts.  I love to doodle ... and my doodles are available to purchase as digital images through Shop Handmade."

 I chose to use the free image 'coz I thought I could experiment with colours and here's my take on it..........

I coloured this gorgeous image with Copics, wanting an irridescent look. Not sure I managed it, but I'll keep trying. (I think I should have sprayed it with some glimmer mist maybe)? I'll give that go and see how it turns out! 
I wanted to use page pebbles for the bubbles, but I can't find 'em in this doss house of a craft room! (I really MUST pull my finger out and get it sorted). Instead, I used a strip of 'gems' I DID find. Shhhh!
The DP paper is from a pack from 'Paper Potpourri', by Doodlebug Designs. (Thank you Kathy)!
It's fabulous paper and the pack contains six different stunning designs.
The DP behind it, is from Nana's Nursery, by DCWV. The base card is Kraft. LOVE that stuff!!

Please head on over to the Cards For Men blog to see what the other Fabulous DT members have created for you. They are amazing! .......

Donna, (our glorious leader and owner of Donna's Den of Crafts).

Please forgive me if I didn't get round to commenting on your previous entry. It's been a time of lots of hospital appointments  for tests and checks after the breast surgery. Thankfully, that's all done and dusted now. Just the radiotherapy and I'm all sorted! Whoo Hoo!!!

Thanks for calling by
Viv xxx


Jackie said...

Brilliant card Viv. When I first saw the image I wasn't sure about it, but having seen yours and Issy's I am getting to like it :o)
Jackie xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Viv wow love what youve done with the free digi, its a really beautiful one, and I nearly forgot to put it on my post, just been in and done so. Glad to hear that you are on the last lap of your treatment, take care with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Janice W. said...

I love the way you have colored this image and the strip of gems is the perfect added touch! Thanks for the freebie!
Hugs to you Viv!

Claire Phillips said...

Wonderful card - I love the colours you have used - fabulous! Cheers Claire x

Unknown said...

Wow, I love your card, and thanks for the freebie.. I love the Cards for Men blog too and hadn't realised that it has turned weekly so I missed last one. Thank you for your comment on my blog. Hugs Dora xxx

Marisa said...

Love the bling for the hook/chain. Perfect touch. Nicely coloured fish too. Great masculine card. Hope things get all set up soon so you can get in, get out, get treated and get going with a new phase of life. Biiiig (((hug))) for you all the way from the West Coast of Canada :D

My Creative Time said...

WOW, you did a FABULOUS job w/that image!! You are the BEST my friend!
Big Hugs,

shulsart said...

Viv, this is great. I love the colors you chose for the fish! And what a clever idea using the gems. This is a great guy card, good job.

issy said...

Superb as always Viv, Its amazing this image looks great what ever colous you use..