Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TE Blast from the Past

Today is the very first customer blog hop for Taylored Expressions and we've been asked to create a card using stamps from 2008 or 2009 and a fun sketch designed by Sankari. So here's mine:



I've used the tool belt from Boys Will Be Boys, which I coloured with copics and prismacolors/gamsol. Discovering that both can be used (pencils AFTER copics) was truly one of the most useful tips and has really helped my colouring (I think anyway). I pulled out some Cosmo Cricket Lil' Man DP scraps and paired them with PTI aqua mist cardstock and ink (sponged around the edges) and Gina K pure luxury red.

The sentiment "love a guy who knows how to use his tools" is just one I created for this card. I laughed at myself because when adding the large eyelet with my crop-a-dile, I really crunched it and made a mess. Guess I should learn how to use my own tools! The thread is meant to disguise, however, it hides the 's' on the end of tools, which makes my sentiment sound a little naughty.

;) ~Nancy

16 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW This is awesome,Nancy! Great use of that set and I LOVE that metal brad to finish it off and the circle sentiment is too cute!

Karen Motz said...

You're just TOO strong GF!!! I'm laughing out loud at the string covering the "s" and why you had to explain...that would totally happen to me too!

Wendy said...

You dirty girl you!!! LOL Love it, the belt on the card looks real you coloured it so well.

Taylor said...

*giggle* You're too funny, Nancy! Love your tool belt... so beautifully colored! I must say I haven't tried pencils over markers, but I'll have to give it a try soon!

Thanks for playing in the Blast from the Past blog hop!

Jackie Pedro said...

Hehe!! LOVE that dirty sentiment! Great card, Nancy!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is utterly FABULOUS Nancy! Your coloring is STUNNING and I love your dirty sentiment too!!! hehe!!!

Donna said...

**giggle**blush**what a fabulous card I'm sure your DH will LOVE *snicker*

Clarissa said...

Love the colouring and details you have shown. The papers you have used were a great match as well. Love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Nancy! Love the great image and the dies you used instead of circles. :o)

Tangii said...

Hehehehe, your card is just too fun! An amazing manly card... your sentiment "issue" just cracks me up! Love this set and your card... and really ALL of your sets!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is wonderful, Nancy! Great masculine card and your sentiment made me giggle.. :)

Alex Maldonado said...

Nancy you are amazing!! I LOOOVE this, it's so gorgoeus and your sentiment totally rocks!! I need one!! (a sentiment, not the guy - that one I got!) LOL!! :)

Rosie said...

What a stunning card! Love it!

Carolina said...

Adorable card and thanks for the chuckle with the story about the sentiment. So glad you were able to join the hop!

Karen Giron said...

I LOVE this!! I love how you used the nestie for the image - GASP!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Love love love this card, Nancy! I love the dimension and colors and stitching... okay, I love it all! Makes me realize that I need to start in on Father's Day cards soon.