Wednesday 5 October 2011

Divas by Design - Challenge 12: Button up

Hello blogworld,

Another two weeks have flown by and it's time for another challenge over at Divas by Design and this time the theme is 'buttons'.  Really this is Team B's challenge, but I've snuck on again -  I just can't help myself! So it's time to put your thinking caps on and think buttons.

I know I've said this before, but I'm constantly amazed at the talent there is out there in blogland and I really enjoy looking at all the entries for our challenges.

I've just realised I completely forgot to tell you who the sponsor is this time - just shows I'm still a bit under the weather - how scatterbrained is that!!

The sponsor is Crafty Emma's Store, be sure to pop over and see all the lovely goodies she has waiting for you!

So, what did I do for buttons?  Well I had been asked for a card for the birthday of friends brother-in-law, the brief was wine, beer or cars and this is what I came up with - plus buttons!!

Apologies for the poor picture - I took the picture in the conservatory on one the recent hot days and couldn't get rid of the glare.  Hope it doesn't spoil the picture too much.

Main shot:

Detail shot of image:

The card is A4 size (my friend likes big cards!), I am so grateful for digi's the ability to re-size is a live-saver.
The image a was freebie over on Pollycraft many moons ago - and has proved invaluable for those difficult masculine cards.
He is coloured in with my Promakers and die-cut with my Go-Kreate die - the eyes and the froth on the beer have 3d gloss over them, don't know if you can make that out.  I also highlighted the image while it was still in the die with some chalk for definition.
The papers are all Papermania - Hampstead collection.
Paper twine and buttons from my boxes.
Sentiment was computer generated.

Looking forward to seeing all the fab entries this time and why not take a look see at what the other talented ladies on the DT have created - they are all fab as well.




Berry said...

This is super cool Sarah! Love the image perfect for a male card hugs Rebekah xx

Faye said...

Hey Pookie. Hope you're feeling better. Fab card, love the bright colours. The buttons are the perfecto touch. xxx
P.S. Please could you dare me to buy some Flex Markers...! ;)

Lisa Cornwall said...

Fab card, love the image x

Sarah-Jane said...

What a fun card! I always find it difficult to make cards for men. I always want to put glitter and flowers on anything I make! xx

Wendy said...

This is fab Sarah,love the image,great one for male cards.Hope you are feeling better.
Wendy xx

coops said...

fantastic male card sarah.i really love the fab monster and your colouring and design is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous beer monster and a great design Sarah. Hope you are better now.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Unknown said...

What a great male card hon, love it. Hope you are soon back to full x

Anita said...

This is so cute Sarah and perfect for those male cards. Hope you're feeling better.

Wishcraft said...

Great card Sarah. Love this image and your colouring looks fab. Hope you're feeling better now hun. Lisa x

Faye said...

Are you trying to blow my cover?!! Don't leave comments about incoming stash on my Blog, you'll have Baggage Control and SideKick in a state of HIGH ALERT! But the answer is yes, there might be something about to pass through. NOTHING TO DECLARE!!! xxx

Marisa said...

This image could be me on an early morning without breakfast LOL! Darling card and well coloured image.

Christine L said...

Fab card for a beer lover Sarah... and BIG!!
Christine x

Faye said...

I soooooooooooooooo dare you! xxx

Jayne A said...

Great monster.


helloholley said...

cute image and great coloring too!!! Your card is adorable!!! ;)