Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mod Squad Challenge to use wood this week!

I was in a masculine card making mood so it was only a "given" that I use some wood on my card for this week's challenge at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog since the challenge stated to use some form of wood. It could be wood paper, wood embellishing or other ways to show wood. I chose to add some card stock that I made into a wood design.



I chose a cowboy theme for my focal image which I obtained from Stamp It Crazy.net. Oh, and years ago I made several cards for this company as they were just starting to get up and running then. I believe she still has a gallery there with some of my work displayed so if you take a "hankerin" you might want to wander over and check it out. LOL

My wood grain was done with stamps from Gina K. Designs using the Beautiful Banners set. I took kraft card stock and swiped it down with some Gina K. Designs Ivory pigment ink using the pad only. Then I overstamped it with the woodgrain pattern with Gina K. Designs Warm Cocoa dye ink. Also the sentiment was from Gina K. Designs and is from the Vertical Greetings & Things set. I stamped this in the Warm Cocoa ink as well onto Ivory card stock and then all the various elements of the card were layered onto Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate card stock. The base card is made with Gina K. Designs Powder Blue card stock.

Today I am glad my stamping "mojo" was back in full force. I guess a little bit of a slump is not too hard to deal with now and then. And, I had fun making this card too. It was a great way to spend a cold, windy and blizzardy day, staying indoors and stamping! I also got in some cool hops and perhaps all the inspiration with those exercises soaked in to help the cause too.

Hope your day went well too. And thanks for looking at my endeavor today!

19 comments:

Susan White said...

Awesome card Verna!! A perfect manly card!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great card! Love that image....beautiful coloring too!

Judy Woodland said...

Perfect take on that challenge my dear. Super cute image - and way different from your usual. Love your coloring and layout!

Leslie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing and I love the design! Great wood! :D

Lee said...

THAT is just a stunning card...wonderfully masculine and yet gorgeous!!

Barbara said...

This is not only a wonderful guy card Verna, but your coloring of this fab card is gorgeous and that western scene is too cute. I'm afraid of scene stamps because of all the coloring and I don't think my coloring skills have reached your level yet. Beautifully done.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a cool masculine card. The woodgrain is the perfect pairing for your image - like the sentiment too - my vertical one is Asian (too limiting!). Great coloring on the image.

catdidit said...

Totally awesome! Love this Verna! You are definitely rocking the challenges lately!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fabulous masculine card! Living in AZ I know a few "cowboys" who would love this card! :)

Thanks so much for leaving such nice comments -- I so appreciate them!

Diane said...

Wonderful masculine card!!! I love seeing these as I am not good at them at all, so the inspiration helps A LOT!! Very well done!!

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW this card is fabulous. The perfect man card. Love the Scene. Stay warm!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Verna, this is just fabulous! Great guy card. I love how you created the wood. Thanks for the great details.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great card! Love the image you used and the way you made your wood panel. The perfect masculine card.

Barbara said...

Another wonderful creation Verna! Your coloring is perfect as well as the composition. Love this.

Penny said...

This is really great Verna! Great coloring.

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful Verna.Fabulous color and design.

Pam~ said...

Awesome scene card! This is breathtaking!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Wow!! Verna, this card is a showstopper! Being married to a cowboy, I am probably a little biased (LOL!)...but you truly designed and colored this so well!

Donna Phelan said...

ooooh now he's a tall drink of water! Love your card, looks fabulous, great design!

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