I made this card using the Leaves Awash jumbo wheel for the main image as well as the b/g. For the main image I wheeled it in black onto white card stock, then I watercolored the leaves with the aqua painter, the I sort of outlined the colored leaves with morning marigold, and then I filled in the remainder of the empty space with a sponge with morning marigold. Boy, do I love my morning marigold ink. Too bad it's only here for a short time!!!
The sentiment is computer generated as I didn't have a congrats stamp or anything appropriate to fit into that hodgepodge piece I wanted to use.
Also, I made this as a retirment card for a man who loves to be at his cabin in the woods. I thought the leaves were very approriate since, as a school teacher, this is his first autumn off. However, my boys prompty told me this card is too *girly* -- it's the colors they think are too feminine -- what do you think?
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2006 GMT Views: 4201
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Sun, Sep 24, 2006 @ 3:58 PM
I think this is really beautiful - I love your main image - it came out great!! I don't think it's too girly - I think guys get kind of weirded out and think it should be uber-masculine in order to be "manly" enough. I'm sure the man will love it and really appreciate the work you put into it.
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Sun, Sep 24, 2006 @ 4:19 PM
Beautiful~!! Love the colors and layout--certainly not too "girly". Into my favs.