I loved some of the colour combinations this morning - I like the turquoise and red, DH wants a Pina Colada inspired card. But I'm not so hot at colour challenges, so when I saw the one and only item in the masculine section it made me think of sand pictures and how I always think they'd make good backgrounds. DH didn't like the curly chocolate bits at the top so I felt free to ditch those :D, but I did add brown with my stamping.
A2 kraft base, edges sponged with Frayed Burlap.
Background sponged with Rusty Hinge, Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass. I used a fingertip to add splotches of Rusty Hinge and Chipped Sapphire to the sky and painted a blue line with Chipped Sapphire.
Image and Woodware sentiment stamped with Vesafine Sepia, and I coloured in the antelope with Frayed Burlap. DH was reluctant to allow the sentiment but conceded I could add a small discreet one.
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2012 GMT Views: 850
Registered: August 8, 2006 Location: Roseville CA Posts: 16602
Sat, Jul 07, 2012 @ 7:04 AM
Everyone is blowing me away this morning with their creativity. I look at the soaps and I see soaps. You look at the soap and see this great masculine visage for your DH. Great idea, beautiful execution!
Thanks for your description and story. I include my DH in my design process also -- and honestly he has a better eye than I do. He usually makes one design suggestion per card, and the result makes all the difference.
My DH doesn't mind sentiments, but he doesn't love flowers, girly colors, or ribbons. (Even those he will give design suggestions for, however.). He loves bright bright bright cards.