Friday, 29 May 2009

DU2DS Challenge Week 9

It was a sketch this week at DU2DS designed by our lovely Donna, and this one went together so quickly I'm going to try a few more sketches. The image and the background paper were a freebie I found a link on one of our entrants blogs Mel Stampz she has some brilliant tutorials for alsorts of little bits n stuff and uses her computer a lot in her crafting. She's well worh a looksee!

Thought I'd stick with the Male theme seeing as I'm the only woman in a family of men and I do like producing more earthy cards so this came into being. I printed Mels tree download onto leafy paper, printed the background paper on copy paper then inked it with distress ink, generated the sentiment on the computer, cut it out and inked it the hey presto there it was done!

I love the simplicity and the retro feel to the trees and think I am going to do a few more retro funky cards. I love seeing all the different ways of approaching the challenges on DU2DS and even more so when the challenge is a sketch, wonder what'll turn up with this one!

Back soon
x Michelle


yvonne said...

Such a fun looking card. Love the greens. Really do like the leafs in the background. Such fab colours too.

lisa said...

This is really great, Michelle. I love your trees and those green are gorgeous. I'm going to have to try more blues and greens, having a daughter, the pinks win out in our house!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I shall definitely get in touch soon.
Enjoy the sunshine and have a great weekend.


Donna said...

Glad you enjoyed the sketch Michelle, I love your card, its fantastic and I love all the different shades of green you have used and what a fab sentiment, just perfick, hope you have a lovely weekend :) Donna x

Debbie Dolphin said...

love it michelle.i guess its difficult in a house full of men!!ha ha i really love your trees.Im the same as lisa with having a daughter,i still manage the feminity.I have to make an extra effect with the mascaline colours hence what ive been doing lately.Pinks and mauves really flow too easily with me! ha ha

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours works brilliantly for a man.

Aubrey's Mom said...

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Sarita said...

Really stunning Michelle, I love trees too, and what a gorgeous colour scheme too.
Love Sarita xx
PS: Tracked down those stamps and they are on order-thank you for letting me know about them!