Thursday, January 15, 2009

Color Your World: Masculine

I'm home again today due to the extremely cold temps. When I got up this morning, it was -16 with a wind chill of -41! We are under a wind chill warning until Friday noon, so school may be cancelled again tomorrow...

I checked out today's Ways to Use It challenge, and it's a fun one. We were to use a color wheel or color website to create a combo we wouldn't normally choose. I decided to add my own challenge: to make a masculine card. I went to the COLOURlovers site and searched for "masculine." I ended up with the symphonic palette.

Then I selected the Spots & Dots embossing folder, which led to the circle theme, so I came up with the circles around the sentiment. This was a tough one for me, but I'm pleased with the results.

Stamps: All About U (SU)
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Cuttlebug Spots & Dots, Nestabilities circles, brads (Making Memories)

26 comments:

Kathi said...

Wow. That color combination really is great. I also like how you used the cuttlebugged background and the design of the card.

It would have been much easier and faster to just tell you I really like the card. *giggle*

I'm sorry your weather is so cold. We'll be getting your cold tomorrow. Ick.

Stephanie said...

Burrrrrrr!!!! Great job on the challenge, really cute card!

Jennifer Talley said...

I like this! I always struggle with masuline cards so I am always looking for great ideas.

Wow it is cold there! We are expecting a high of 74 degrees here in California!

cricketeew said...

Looks like a guy card to me :) I am sure you will find a great Guy to give this to! :)

CREATE=FUN said...

so simple and cute, love the colors ;)

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

Your card is wonderful! We don't have school over here...stay warm.

~amy~ said...

Fun Card....at least you can do a ton of crafting while you are home staying warm!!

Susan said...

We have school/events closed because of bad weather but not becuase of cold. Wow! It's in the single digits here but sounds like that's a heat wave compared to where you are.

I like the color combo you chose and how you wove the sentiment inside the rings. Very hip!

Lyn S said...

Great masculine colours Ann! Love how you threaded the greeting through the circles!

Loretta Rodger said...

The circles are really fun!

cadnileb said...

Ugh, so cold! And I thought it was cold here... But love the way you have the greeting inside the circle rings!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous colors and design. Perfect masculine card!
BTW, I left you something on my blog!

spikescreativeside said...

Glad you're staying indoors and keeping warm!! All the more reason to hang out in the craft room!
Fab card! I know a few guys that wouldn't mind receiving a card like that! :D

Becky Carafa said...

This is so cool! I'm saving it because I have to make some masculine 50th bday invites, and something along these lines would be perfect!

Marnie said...

Very very COOL!

JoLynn said...

There's a lot of JoLynn-lovin' going out to this card. Love the colors, love the circles.

Deb Neerman said...

This is great, Ann! I love the all the circles and the color combination rockz!

Have a great weekend!

Shirley said...

A really cute male card and love what you did with the Circles too!

Angie Tieman said...

Love this! What great texture and all those funky circles are too cool!

Ann Kranitz said...

You really nailed this card!!! Love love the circle theme going on. Perfect!!

Elizabeth said...

Really nice masculine card! I am always in need of ideas for those.

Elena said...

Really love your idea with the circles! CB embossed background looks great here!

Stamp and Smile said...

This card is AWESOME Ann! I always need Masculine card ideas... You rock!! TFS! :)

Anthonette said...

Hi Ann, the is SERIOUSLY GORGEOUS! I'm going to CASE this.

I'm sorry you're weather is so cold. This week it's been very nice (the highs in the 70s) in Northern CA. Two mosquitos got into the house and bit my son. Luckily, we got rid of them. I wish we would get a cold snap to control the buggers.

virginia said...

Very nice !

Chris said...

Love how you layered the circles and sentiment. Very cool!