There are a lot of masculine challenge themes around in June due to Father's Day, but doubtless like many people I sadly no longer have my dad to make a card for, nor anyone else who needs a masculine greetings card at this time of year. So today I would like to share a couple of masculine themed ATC's that I have made, using an idea that had been kicking around in my mind for some time. I have called this pair "Wise Owls".
I cut a small circle in masking paper, and sponged my night sky background onto my ATC panel with Distress Oxide inks, then removed the mask and lightly sponged lighter colours onto the moon. I stamped my trees, owls and foliage using Versafine Clair, and highlighted everything with my Sakura Stardust pen, plus orange sparkle pen for the owl's eyes. I stamped a few mini stars using Brilliance pearlescent white ink, then stamped, cut out and attached my sentiments. Finally I matted the panels onto standard ATC size black linen card, and attached a couple of mini heart gems.
Here’s an angled shot to show the sparkle...
... and a closeup of each ATC.
Stamps: Lavinia "Brodwin & Maylin", "Tree Branch", "Forest Scene", "Leaf 1 Mini", "Stars Mini"; sentiments - Visible Image "Dragonfly dreams";
Media: Tim \holtz Distress oxide inks (Chipped Sapphire, Villainous Potion, Seedless Preserves, Stormy Sky, Kitsch Flamingo); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Imperial Purple); Brilliance pearlescent ink (white); Sakura Sparkle pens (Stardust and orange).
Challenges I would like to enter:
Colourful Options (June) - Precious Purples (2nd entry)
Country View Challenges (June) - Seeing Stars
Creative Inspirations (June) - Masculine
Dare 2B Artzy (June) - Masculine
Paper Funday #42 - Anything Goes with option Masculine
Pearly Sparkles #74 - One For the Boys
Simon Says (Monday) - Something Beginning With “S” (2nd entry)
(Sentiment, sparkle, self-reflection)
Sparkles #153 - Things With Wings (3rd entry)
Stamping Sensations (June) - Make It Masculine
Word Art Wednesday #549/550 - Anything Goes
Hope everyone is coping well with the mitheringly hot weather we're having .. take care, and thanks for visiting.