Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A blue and green August

Good morning and welcome to the first day of August and of course my monthly inspiration post for Country View Crafts. For this month the challenge theme has been chosen by the lovely Corrie and she would like to see "Blue and Green" in  your projects.
Remember that you can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with any other challenges. You many even be the lucky random winner of the £20 CVC voucher.
All the details can be find via this link.

Blue and green are 2 of my favourite colours as you well know, and I use them lots in my crafting. I decided I would make 2 blue and green cards, 1 male and 1 female. Today I am sharing the male one.
It is a card I made for my Dad. My Mum and dad take regular holidays to the seaside so I thought a travel themed card would be perfect for him...what is there not to love about the seaside......

OK I am digressing and dreaming about our next holiday.....
I got out some green and blue distress inks to start my background using the wrinkle free technique.
I then blended on some Peacock Feather DI
 and added some stencilling.

My brilliant Visible Image alphabetical stamps provide the "Dad" in the background.

 I always think male cards are a struggle but using my Visible Image Scripted Streets and Destination Unknown sets are my go to stamps to use. I got together all my elements. I used some Tim Holtz texture fades to make some embossed background pieces.
and put on my creative hat to make my card.
Here are a couple of close ups.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Simon says Stamp Wednesday anything goes
That's Crafty 3/3 all things grunge
Penny Black 2/3 For the Boys 

Enjoy your August, happy holidays if you are planning one. Thanks as always for stopping by.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. A fabulous background and panel on your glorious card, I bet your dad loves it. One more day!! Xxx

  2. This is fabulous Jane
    Linda xxx

  3. How lovely!! Blue and green are my favourite colours too...and all the colours that lie between the two! I'm sure your dad was thrilled with his card!
    Happy August my dear,
    V x

  4. Absolutely fab and that little hat is perfect unless your going to correct me and tell me it's actually a boat but either way it's a great card. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Great use of the challenge colors Jane! Love that globe and the text pieces you added!

  6. This colour combo is also one of my favourites and I love the look. I like how you added numbers and the word dad which just enhances the card but doesn't take away from the main focal point.

  7. Gorgeous blues and greens, and the globe is the perfect focal image as you continue to dream about holiday destinations!
    Alison x

  8. What a great card! Good luck on your submissions. Did you remove your blog list? I scrolled down your sidebar and could not find one. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Great card Jane - love the background.

  10. Lovely layers Jane and the background stamping of Dad is a great idea. xx

  11. Fabulous card Jane! I love your background and especially how you cut out the texts! The paper boat is a perfect addition for your travel themed masculine card!!! xx

  12. A great ensemble Jane. Like all the little finishing touches! Xx

  13. A wonderful make Jane - I love the globe - gorgeous background too! Fabulous! Hugs rachel x

  14. This is really lovely Jane, especially the way it says Dad in the background. Have a fun week, Sue xx

  15. Fabulous male card! I love your background and the layering. This paperboat is a great addition there too!
    Hugs Evelyn

  16. Gorgeous combination of blues and greens and a fabulous composition! Hugs!


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