Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ye Ole Fisherman...

Good morning faithful followers, tis I back again with another Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge.
This week our Anything Goes with a twist is all about “Boating”.

I thought this a perfect opportunity to make a man card with this challenge.  I’m sure most of you’ll agree with the fact that man cards are really hard to do. I find them challenging because I look at them, and they look so empty because you can’t put on pretty flowers, bling, ribbons and the like. Heck, I didn’t even have anything in my stash remotely connected to a boat.  

But there is an upside to this because I got to go shopping at one of my favourite digi stores, Mo’s Digital Pencil.

I have seen this particular Mo’s image from time to time on various blogs, and I pretty much knew that one day I would have it too. Now I do, and so can you too, (enabler alert, sorry) here.

If you remember my post last week I talked about a new 3D technique that I'd learned. Well, I gave it another go round and this time I did a few more areas. I love this technique, albeit it’s a wee bit more labour intensive. I have issues with my fine motor skills, and it takes me a bit longer with scissors, but I look at it like its physiotherapy J
Have a closer look…

I printed out the image onto Neenah cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers.

Boat: W00, 01, 03, 05, 07 and E31
Shirt: BG70, 72
Hat, Pants and Rods: E30, 31, 34, 35
Tackle Box: E02, 04, 07
Bucket & Bait: W00, 03, 05, BG10
Water: BG70, 72, 10

The DP is from My Mind’s Eye, Miss Caroline collection.

I added a bit of ribbon, but my husband told me to nix the bow. Instead after hours of trying to think of and/or find something else to use as embellies, I came up with the idea of nautical knots, hence the three figure eight knots I made with a scrap piece of string.

The sentiment is computer generated and it’s a quote I had saved by someone I can’t remember. I thought it fitting for this particular image.

For a change I followed a legitimate sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and will be entering my card over there. 

So that's it for me, I hope to see you over at the Outlawz and once again thank you for taking the time to stop by. Again, thank you so much for all of your very kind comments, I do so enjoy reading them . Cheers :)S 


  1. rd is so perfect for a man. Your colouring is so good and love the added knots. Must see if I can find a moment to enter this challenge. Hugs Ursula

  2. Sorry the first part of my previous message just seemed to have disappeared.

  3. Wonderful card Sandra, love the fab image. Tip about the scissors, I have two pairs one very sharp for cutting out images its not allowed to be used for anything else.

  4. WOW Sandra!!!! This is wonderful! I think it's a perfect man card and the little knots are the perfect add ons! Your colouring is also awesome, I love the way you did the boat and his shirt! Hugs, Brigitte

  5. Sandra, this is really gorgeous and not a scrap of femininity about it. Your husband called this one right and the nautical knots are the perfect touch. Your coloring is amazing and I love that wooden plank background. It looks so real.
    Blessing hugs,

  6. I love the sentiment! Your colouring is just stunning, and the knots are such a cool idea :) Thanks so much for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

  7. GORGEOUS!!! I love the rich colors you used when coloring the image, and the knots are a fab touch! Thanks SO MUCH for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

  8. Awesome card Sandra! Love your colouring and choice of dps and those nautical knots are perfect for this masculine card!

  9. Wow! Stunning card Sandra! The coloring is beautiful - truly artist quality and I'm loving the 3D effect you created. Well done! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. Sandra, your detail to coloring is the dad would so love this card!!! So very glad that you joined us this time at Tuesday Morning Sketches...make sure you stop back on Tuesday for our new challenge!

  11. Ok so it took me 2 days to read threw your entire blog and then another day to figure out how to leave you a comment (I'm not all that computer friendly at times)Didn't understand all your technical speak but WOW! your cards are amazing. Images, colours, texture you've got it all, Your creativity has definitely found a perfect outlet. truley awesome!

  12. Well I think you did an awesome job for a mans card! I have the same image and it has bailed me out quite a few times. Coloring is superb!!Hugz!!

  13. Oh WOW....This card is SO AWESOME!!!! LOVE it!!!!