Monday 6 February 2012

One layer Young Vermillion

Good morning! I'm starting the week as usual with a male card and I've taken my inspiration from the One Layer Wednesday challenge, which is being hosted by Jennifer Styles this week. I find one layer cards lend themselves very well to masculine cards and this week's bird theme is also just right for a nature-loving kind of guy! Come and see what I've made:

I often go for muted colours for male cards but my husband tells me that he likes a pop of bright colour. So this design covers both options - after 17 years of marriage I'm an expert on compromise!  The bird has been coloured in shades of brown while the background has been aqua-painted in Pool Party and given a Lucky Limeade frame. I think it gives a modern slant to a traditional image.

The way the bird appears to be peeking out of the frame gives a feeling of dimension to this one layer card and have you noticed that picking out part of the sentiment in Lucky Limeade links it to the image?

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Young Vermillion, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
Ink: Pool Party, Early Espresso, 
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers, corner rounder, aqua painter, stamp-a-majig
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Well we've had the first snow of the winter! The children were out yesterday with sledges and came home rosy cheeked and shiny-eyed. They are all now at ages when they disappear with their friends so my poor husband didn't get to go sledging. Oh I know, I should have gone with him, but I'll tell you now - I don't do snow and anyway, I was needed for 'drying the soggy clothes' duty! So he was forced to nip out into the garden and make himself a snow buddy!

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  1. It's my favourite, Young Vermillion! Love how you coloured this one, Vicky. All three colours go so well together.

    I think your husbands snow buddy looks great! But you really should have made his day, Vicky, and hopped on the back of his sledge!

  2. Vicky, this is so beautiful. I love the one layer look for this image especially with the bird partly outside the frame. The Lucky Limeade in the sentiment ties in well with the bird's frame.

  3. I love this's little bird stamp...a beautiful card Vicky


  4. A beautiful card Vickywith stunning colours and a gorgeous little bird.

  5. I love 'outside the box' designs and this is, literally, one of those - great stuff. A card my OH wouldn't mind receiving!

  6. Hi Vicky
    Fabby bird card ... The thought of snow makes me shudder.... Hope it's gone by the 27th feb when I go back to Coventry.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  7. What a lovely card, loving the colour scheme x

  8. This is beautiful, I love the bird image teamed with the sentiment in this fun font, perfect for a chap.

  9. Love the way the bird is peeking out of the frame.

    Your DH did a good job on the snowman front! We had 4 inches . . . I stayed inside mostly . . . although I WANTED to build a snowman . . . I did throw a snowball at my husband (and he threw one back) . . . THAT'S what happens after 28 years of marriage - be warned!

  10. Super masculine card. Love it peeking out the frame. Hats off to your Hubby going out to play in the snow anyway!!

  11. Perfect for both the challenge and a guy, excellent watercolouring as always Vicky.
    Yep that's the trouble with snow..... The soggy coats,gloves trousers etc.... and they look so surprised at how wet and cold they are!!
    Jenny x

  12. Your card is just fabulous - the dimension you've got from the bird coming out of the frame is great!

  13. Love the way you've made this traditional, but totally gorgeous, stamp so modern hugs Karen x

  14. Your bird looks so real! Great job on him and I love the aqua and lime frame and the way he's peeking out from it.

  15. I always like to see what you do with this stamp - and this card is another winner.
    Cheers, Karen

  16. Lovely bird and I love the popping out of the frame, tell hubby - not a bad snowman :)

  17. Fabulous card, Vicky! I love how you have him popping out of the frame. Need to remember that trick!

  18. This is a great male birthday card, Vicky. I love the colors you've used and he's a fabulous little bird. :) Ann


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