Sunday, February 24, 2013

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge #18 - Masculine

Hello Crafters!
Yep, it's a new week and a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu! this week our lovely hostess Claire - from the Pink Team - has asked us to make masculine cards. Great idea, we all need a few of those right? For my inspiration card I made a 4 x 4 card, otherwise known as a "Fat Page". I really enjoy making this size card. It can be a card or it can be a large gift tag if you want.
I stamped my image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink then colored in with my Spectrum markers. I have to say, I am loving the learning process in my coloring technique. After I colored the image in, I trimmed the piece and used my SU ticket corner punch. Then using my sponge dauber and SU Early Espresso ink I inked not only the edges of my image piece, but I went inward and left a "halo" of white around my image. I have not done that before but thought it was interesting. I popped the piece up with foam tape onto SU  More Mustard card stock and added gray mini brads on the corners. I cut a triangle of designer paper and layered that under the assembled image. I felt like it needed a bit more so I tried to attach some jute string tied in a circle but it hid too much of the image. So, I used the jute string and framed the image piece instead. I glued the string down with score tape.  All my other edges were inked with SU Early Espresso ink.

So get on over to Eclectic Ellapu and check out the Pink Teams' inspirations for you this week. I know you will love them, they are so creative! I hope you will decide to play along too!


  1. Patty, you are really getting good with your new markers! Nice

  2. WOW, Trisha this is fantastic, love the colouring, design and the rope aaround the image is very clever :). Cool card .

  3. Hi sweetpea.. this is gorgeous as per usual. And thank you for educasting me re the Fat Page - I really did not know what it was lol. Anyway thank you for adding more inspiration.. loves ya xx

  4. WoW!! Patricia! This is so cool! I love the embellishment with the nice! Your talent always manges to suprise me! :D) Thanks for joining ups this week at Eclectic Ellapu!

  5. Wow, such amazing colouring of that awesome image - simply fabulous male card!!

  6. Hi Trisha! Love your card, the halo is really effective!
    Claire xx

  7. Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  8. WOW! Trisha...this is off-the-charts gorgeous! Love it...great colours and that halo action is fab. Well done, Teamie!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  9. love the vibrant colouring and the image is just perfect

    TRhanks for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges

  10. This is just brilliant. Love the images and your colouring is simply perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxxx

  11. Brilliant image and fab shading.Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room. Suzanne xx

  12. Patricia, what a fun card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “use a digi” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx