Morning :) Now today is my dads birthday, and without going all mushy, he means the world to me. :) aww.
Anyhoo, today is also the start of a brand new challenge over on One Stop Crafts Challenge where our theme is 'texture'. We are sponsored this week by the the lovely Shelley, who is generously offering a prize from the One Stop Card Crafts online store - how fab is that?
I used one of my favourite Teddy Bo images for this, as I dont believe all men like 'football, darts, sports and beer' - I think all men like Teddy Bears!! :D lol.
I followed a great sketch over on Papertake Weekly, and really enjoyed making this, even though I dont usually 'do' male cards very often. I distressed, inked and hand-stitched HOTP papers, coloured the image with PM's and added some metal corners from WOC. The big brad is also HOTP, and the scroll die is Marianne.
I will be entering this card in the below competitions:
Wild Orchid Challenge - Embossed Layers - I embossed and chalked the edges of the nestie dies.
Papertake Weekly - Great Sketch.
Simon Says Stamp - Fathers Day/Male.
Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and good luck to everyone in these challenges.