Friday, 4 November 2011

Young Crafters Unite Masculine Card Blog Hop

Welcome to this months Young Crafters Unite Challenge and Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Jen over at one of my favourite blogs Our Change of Art.
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Onto my card!

This months challenge was to create a masculine card, and I wasn't sure what to do, but I'd seen some lovely clock stamps at the weekend which inspired me. I have a craft software called Digital Scrapbook Artist and I knew I had one digital clock image in the Enchanted digikit I could use. I made myself a digital background using the one clock face and also some text from a digital set called Old Text by Vinnie Pearce.
I wanted to use some mica sheets I'd bought a while back from the QVC outlet. You peel off the sheets in layers and then you can stick images between them or even make small pieces of jewellery from them. They're made naturally, so they are not uniform shapes, but that what makes them unique!
I made myself another digital collage using the clock, some cogs I found on google and just typed happy birthday over and over again!
 I then sandwiched it between two pieces of the mica sheet and used some glossy accents to stick it. I then cut around the mica. It doesn't show up too clear on here but its so glossy and shiny!

Finally I found some sequins I had which I'd bought to make my hubbies anniversary card (It was our copper anniversary) and searched through for some 'cog like' ones. I attached these to look like they were coming from the watch.
I hope you like my take on the masculine theme!

You can continue the hop over at Samatha M's Blog.

I hope to see you again for next months challenge!


34 comments:

  1. I really love all the clocks and words. You chose a wonderful background for your card. TFS!!

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  2. Very creative.

    Rebecca
    brrck@uahoo.com

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  3. Love the clocks. Great way to add the copper... perfect for your anniversary!

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  4. This is truly unique.. Love the creative use of clocks... TFS...

    Hugs,
    Khush

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  5. Wow wow wow! I think this may actually be one of my favorites of yours! Such a cool card, and I love the look of the broken mica... perfect hybrid card too!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the collage look! The mica piece makes a great focal point...never used it before but it sounds a great technique :)
    Jenny x

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  7. wow amazing card...thanks for sharing..

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  8. Beautiful! really like the way this card turned out.

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  9. Great job on the card. TFS :)

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  10. wow!! super creative, and i just love the finished look!! bravo!

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  11. I very much enjoyed reading, and seeing, how you made this great masculine card. Such fine details!

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  12. Great card! Your patterned paper is great and love all the metal accents.

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  13. Very unique card! Kind of makes me think of Alice in Wonderland

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  14. Awesome card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. I love clockwork images...this is great

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  16. Great idea to use clocks! I love the design!

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  17. fantastic!! love how the mica piece looks and the copper cogs :)

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  18. What a gorgeous card - love it :)

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  19. Love clocks!! This is great!!

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  20. Really fabulous! Clocks are definitely one of my go-to images for guy cards :) The mica looks like so much fun to play with!

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  21. Fabulous guy card--that is so cool!

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  22. Great card. I like how you used the digital elements.

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  23. This is stunning! What a lot of great techniques you used, and just a great result.

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  24. THANKS for sharing!! LOVE the ISPIRATION and the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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