Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Art of Life...

Morning! We woke up to snow again and maybe more coming... is it spring yet?! LOL.. :)

Today I have a card to share using SU! The Art of Life set. I needed a masculine card and thought this would be fitting. I kept my colors warm and earthy. Used my jumbo Rough Texture wheel for the background on my Kraft CS. The vine is embossing in SU! Old Fashioned Olive (retired), and did some chalking behind the vine for more warmth. I distressed the edges for a rough look!

Have a super Thursday everyone and the weekend is just about here... yeah! Thanks for popping in and I love it when you do... ENJOY!

Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! The Art of Life Paper: SU! Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Naturals, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive Ink: SU! Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, VersaMark Other: SU! Old Fashioned Olive EP, Twine (?), dimensionals, SU! Distressing Tool, Stampin' Pastels, antique gold snaps (?), etc.

19 comments:

Lisa Hjulberg said...

A perfect masculine card, that could actually be used for anyone! Those are hard to do, but you nailed it!

Hope you're not too cold and shivery. Too bad Phil saw his shadow this year, but hopefully you'll see spring weather soon. I won't tell you it's sunny and in the low 80's out here... and I long for cold weather. I'm nuts!

Lots of love,
Lisa

laurie said...

Yes...I woke up to the snow too! I like everything about this card. Especially the color combo. What's caulking by the way?

Bev said...

No snow here but that wind sure is icy! Love your card honey - such a beautiful colour combo, and so classic too x

Pam Speidel said...

I'm always SO impressed with your creations Michelle! We had SNOW this morning too, but thankfully it didn't stick around long. THINK SPRING! :)

Debbie Pamment said...

Fantastic male card - I always find it hard to do male cards without them looking boring - but you've nailed it!!
Hope your Spring starts soon...
xXx

Jen Sannes said...

Oooooh! Excellent masculine card! I love it! :)

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laurie said...

Hi Michelle! I like to shop at craft direct too. I get to Fargo more often though...Hobby Lobby and Michaels. My favorite store is at Moorhead center mall..K and K crafts. I won't be going there for awhile..isn't the flooding terrible? We have some here, one of my co-workers {from Osage}had to take a canoe from her house to get to a road for someone to pick her up to get to work yesterday!Hope Motleys doing OK!

Ruby said...

Hi Michelle. I love your masculine card, aren't they just the hardest to do, why is that?!!! I love the way you've used that textured wheel, I've not seen that one, it looks really useful :o) Our weather is dull here, but no snow. Keep looking up, it will be Spring before you know it! :o)

Dawn Easton said...

Michelle, this is gorgeous! What a fabulous masculine card! Love all the texture and warmth this card has...awesome job!!

More snow eh? Oh I know the feeling of ugh!!! Again...it's snowing for us too....bummer! Where is Spring??? lol

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous Michelle!! I love the pretty earthy tones! :) It's supposed to snow again my way tonight too!! BUMMER!!

mochamama said...

Michelle, this is the perfect manly card!! So sorry you are still getting snow, but please keep it your way! hehehe

Kay Kalthoff said...

I LOVE this card! The Art of Life is and always will be one of my most favorite sets!! Thanks so much for sharing!
Kay

Ann said...

Perfect masculine card! Love the textured bg!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

All the texture and the colors really make this perfect for a guy card.

Gvendalen said...

This is gorgeous card, Michelle!
Magnificent the color combo.

Shirley said...

Has been very rainy here in the Carolinas, but Spring is really here. The daffodils are out and the birds are singing when it isn't raining. LOL

Your card is just so warm and lovely! The way you did your words and the image are so creative!

Paula Barin said...

Great masculine card. I love the background, and the earth tones are perfect.

Shelley G in Iowa said...

I think it's so clever how you used your Rough Texture wheel on the diagonal. It looks so nice, the whole card!