Thursday, September 25, 2014

Masculine #5 - Navy - Miss You

Beluga whale mother giving her baby a piggy-back ride.

"It is in the nature of cats to do a certain amount of unescorted roaming."
                                                                                        -------------Adlai Stevenson

Hi, Friends.....

Here is my last installment for the MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge - Masculine card with Navy Blue.  I stamped and heat embossed this sailboat image from the MFP Silly Shells stamp set.  (THANKS, MFP!!)  For some reason, it seems like a very sad and lonely image to me, so I made this into an ultra-simple Miss You card that I probably will send to my hubby some time when he is on a work trip.


As you might know, my hubby works out of "town" (I use the word loosely in a rural Idaho sort of way.....Ha!) and is often away.  I miss him terribly when he is gone, which is one reason I got started blogging.  If I had a stamp that said "Desolate without You", I would have used it.  All the white space on this card in stark contrast to the navy blue just seems to communicate that mood to me.  (Wow....I am really going to have to post a bunch of happy cards after this one!!)

Other supplies I used for this card include:  SSS Soft Navy Ink, SSS Soft Navy Cardstock, white cardstock from my stash, clear embossing powder, adhesive blue pearls.

That's all for now.  Hope you have enjoyed my series of Masculine cards using Navy Blue!

<3
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 Wednesday Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stencils &/or Stamps
4. DL.ART September Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Wow Embossing Powder September Challenge - My Favourite

14 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

I love this card - that image always grabs me. Definitely do another card and type out that Desolate without you sentiment for him - it just carries so much more meaning. Hugz!

Stampsnob said...

You really are into the blue this week . I think you out did the others with this beauty ......Lis Marks Finest Papers.....

Janis said...

Thanks so much! I appreciate the encouragement to make another card with the alternate sentiment.

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Janis

Janis said...

I guess I am into blue this week......or maybe just really inspired with this challenge! :) Thanks so much for your very kind comments!!

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Janis

MariLynn said...

As a truck driver's wife, I know all about the feeling alone when he is gone. Especially since my daughters left home. Thankfully I still have my 2 boys and my 2 dogs so I at least have someone else in the house, especially at night. I love how elegant your boat looks. Great CAS card.

Karenladd said...

Whew, that solitary boat is certainly lonely to the max. It's not just the plain background and the colors, but the fact that it has its sails down and is leaning way over....you have me practically in tears here Janis! I vote for sending this one to him on his next trip! (that Desolate Without You sentiment might make him feel too guilty and then he would feel like he has to buy you some stamping stuff....oh wait...go for it with the Desolate business!!)

Angie said...

Wow!!!!!!!! I am going to CASE this the next time I need a masculine CAS card! I have always liked this image and wow, how good it looks just as a line drawing without color! Great card! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox challenge!

soapHOUSEmama said...

So lovely!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Mandy said...

Wonderful CAS card Janis, the image is so elegant, love it.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Janis said...

Thank you, MariLynn. Your comments mean a lot to me. I imagine there are quite a few of us bloggers who are in similar positions with hubby traveling. Thanks for stopping by!!

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Janis

Janis said...

LOL, Karen!!! You've got a point about the guilt trip there! :D Thanks for your wonderful comment.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Angie. Your kind words made my day!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much for stopping by on your rounds!!! The SSS Challenges are so much fun!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Mandy!!! I appreciate your sweet comment.

<3
Janis