Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Masculine #1 - Navy with Red


"When you come upon your cat, deep in meditation, staring thoughtfully at something that you can't see, just remember that your cat is, in fact, running the universe."
                                                                             ------------ Bonnie Elizabeth Hall


Hi, Friends......

I have been busy making cards and finally have some time to post some of them.  I was super-inspired by the MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge of making a Masculine card with Navy Blue.  So I have made a number of them to enter.  This one uses the big wintertime stamp from the MFP What a Fox stamp set I won from them.  (THANKS, MFP!)  Do you see the fox on the hunt in the image?


I rarely make strictly masculine cards, but these were really fun because I got to focus on using a big stamp and trying out textures with the color twist.  For this one, I pulled out some thrift store red twine and matted my focal panel with red over the navy card base.  The simple design helps keep the beautiful scenery stamp at center stage.  I rounded the lower corners to add just a hint of interest.  

Ding.....ding....ding!!!  New Follower Introduction Time!!!
Actually, today I am reintroducing Brandie Partello.  I had mentioned her recently as a new follower, but my Grandma-brain (poor old thing!) had failed to make the connection with her and her blog:  Just a Piece of Me.  Top on her blog right now are some gorgeous autumn cards.  One of them looks for all the world like leather!  Beautiful work.  Thanks, Brandie, for your support and encouragement by becoming a follower.  Here's another ginormous smile for you!!
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That's all I have for you on this post. But I will be posting my other Masculine cards soon!!!! Thanks, always, for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments!

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Janis
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #230 - Masculine - Navy  
2.  Simon Says Stamp Wedesday Challenge #8 - Anything Goes  
3.  Double Click Connections - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes 
4.  DL.ART September Linky Challenge - Anything Goes 
5.  Creative Card Crew Challenge #71 - Twine
6.  We Do Doobadoo Challenge #15 - Something Masculine

22 comments:

Karenladd said...

What a wonderful card Janis! I LOVE that stamped image (hadn't seen that set before) and the red mat and twine give it a nice crisp look. I always like to make masculine cards for a change because, let's face it, most cards out there are pretty girlie! Masculine cards give us a chance to pare it down and use color and placement to set the mood. Can't wait to see your other creations because you're off to a great start! Oh, and that photo of the blissful napping kitty and kitten are just tugging at my heartstrings! AWK!!

Stampsnob said...

This is so nice I might have to CASE it Thanks for sharing at MFP...........Lis

Faith Wallace said...

How interesting that you stamped the image in navy. Very unique. Thanks for joining us over at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful image! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Creations by Shirl said...

Great scene card! Thanks for joining us over at DoubleClick Skittles Challlenge~
DT-Shirl

Jo Nevill said...

Great card. I love the scene

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

Blue6366 said...

Beautiful masculine card. Love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.
~DT Barbara

Janis said...

Thank you, Karen!! That snowy scene stamp is a really nice one. I like the wintery feel it carries almost better as a background stamp than as the main focal image like I have it. It is distinct but subtle, somehow. Even the fox is easily overlooked. I like what you said abt making the masculine cards. I hadn't thought abt the mood of a card before, but you are so right. Making these has stretched me in different ways....and that is a good thing!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Lis!! I am honored you like it that much!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Faith! I thought the blue gave the scene a different look, too.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much for your visit and your sweet comment!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Shirl!! I appreciate you stopping by to see my card!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Jo. Your visit means a lot to me!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Barbara!! I hope you will stop by again soon!!

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Janis

Kathy Bradley said...

Janis,
What a most wonderful masculine card. I really like the red mat and twine - it makes the image stand out wonderfully. Thanks so much for joining us at MFP's Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge and hope to see you again soon.

Angie said...

Janis, this is a wonderful masculine card and how fun that you have a FOX in the card to play along with the Speedy Fox Challenge this week!

Taniaj Scott said...

Super card.Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our twine challenge. Hugs Tania (DT) xx

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew.
Big Hug

Janis said...

Thanks for the feedback on using the red accent. I didn't want it to look too flag-ish. I appreciate you dropping by!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Hehehe.....I do wonder if that *is* Speedy Fox. I am not sure of the origins of the challenge blog name.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Taniaj!! I rarely use twine.....and I don't know why!!! It is fun and I love the texture interest it brings.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment!!!!

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Janis