Friday, 22 May 2009

DU2DS Challenge One for the Boys!

Well it's not really for the boys but for a very special man in my life, My Dad! He just amazes me more and more every day, in his ability to forge a life for himself after mum passed away a couple of years ago. He married my mum when I was nine and took us (3 kids) away from a very unhappy life in Sheffield and brought us to a Railway Children Idyll at Bolton Abbey, and never once backed away from caring for we three very damaged kids! My Hero!! So this is for Fathers day and is an image I love (and I know he will) from Sandra Dry's fantastic collection of Digi Images. I shaded the picture in sepia colours, addaed some foiling and some gems and made the text on the computer. It reads; Dad you've enriched our lives, and this follows inside -

Cardstock - Kanban
Image - Sandra Dry
Colouring Medium - Prismcolor & Sansador
Foil - From my nail art kit (I'm a nail technician)
Gems from Stash

I am the only female in my immediate family so I have had loadsa practice at making male cards but I know for many crafters its difficult to do. Both Sandra Dry and Christine Dark have great images you can use for male cards, particularly Fathers day but there are plenty out there so why not take up the challenge, be great to see your work!
See Ya
x Michelle


Clarky J said...

As ever a stunning card and what lovely sentiment too your dad is sure to love it!

Donna said...

Ooooheeee Michelle this is stunning and such cool colouring and foiling too :) Donna x

lisa said...

This is fantastic Michelle. I love it. A special card for a very special Dad!!!! Treasure him well, it sounds like you do.


anne bebbington said...

A lovely card for a lovely man - send him my love too please x

Nicky said...

What a stunning cards for a very special man, I am sure he will love it as you love him ((hugs)) Nicky

Larissa said...

Love your really special card for your Dad. It looks really great and the inside is perfect!
Have a good weekend,

Sarita said...

wow, you have made some truly stunning creations since my last visit..I just love your use of Tim Holtz distress inks.
This is an awesome card..what a striking image and so perfect for a male card.
Your dad sounds like one very special man and I'm sure he will be thrilled with this,
Love Sarita xx

Question of Identity said...

Your dad is indeed "one very special man" I know so because he is my dad too! Fantastic card! By the way - when is Father's day? Help!

Oh and thanks Michelle for my Brithday card. Loved it!

Yor loving Brother



Caroline said...

Fantastic card Michelle, your dad will treasure it. I love the foil detailing,you hav emade a stunning card
Caroline xx

Chris said...

Fantastic card Michelle, I just love this image of Sandra's and how you coloured and foiled it so beautifully. I'm sure your Dad will love it, he sounds like a very special man. Love the sentiment you added too :). Hope you're having a good BH weekend. Chris xx

Sarita said...

Hi Michelle,
Me again!! I left a message for you on your post dated 05/05/09 re the Basic Grey challenge..not sure if you saw it??
I just love the frame around your sentiment and can't find who makes it...if you could let me know I would be everso grateful as I have to have it!! (you know how it is lol)
Love Sarita xx

Sandra said...

Totally fabulous card and perfect for the great man your father obviously is. I can feel the 'love' for him from here... from both you and your brother.
The sentiment is clearly personal and fitting.
Great card. Going to have to look into nail art goodies for crafting now.
Thanks for your kind comments Michelle.
Sandra x