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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Newspaper Man - OSAAT 190

Hi my friends! I hope you're doing well.  We had a little bit of a cold spell this week, but it has warmed up again.  Well, in spite of a flat tire and getting lost and driving round and round for an hour, I had a great time last weekend.!  LOL!   I was up in Dallas at the Copic Color & Ink Workshops event.  We learned about so many different techniques using those Copic markers and reinkers.  It was also great to see Colleen Schaan again and to meet Cindy Lawrence, both super nice and seeing Colleen again was like meeting up with an old friend


This week at One Stitch at a Time the theme is to Use a Digi - any project as long as you use a digi image.  Our sponsor this week is our own StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the prize of the complete set of images that the DT used in challenge #188.  To win the main prize you MUST use an Image from our store.  Runner up prize for a person using non store image is $3 to spend in the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  So everyone can win something.

Over the coming weeks or months, I'll be talking about some of the things that we learned at the workshops, as I hopefully incorporate them into my work.  On Friday night after all our workshops, we had a critique session with some of the ladies at the workshops along with Cindy and Colleen.  I tell you this because it impacts my card.  I took the image that I was working on for this card so that I could get some feedback on the coloring.  I wish I had taken a photo of it before because after I got home, I reworked it and it turned into the image I used on this card.

Knowing what it looked like before, I think it turned out pretty good on the second try.  And I'm really not so great at doing masculine cards.  I really think it needs something more, but couldn't figure out what.  The layout I used was SC388.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stitchy Bear - Pookie Designs - Daily News
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Wonky Wishes
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Cool Caribbean
  • Designer Paper - Ki Memories - Metro Garden
  • Accessories - MFT - Label Die
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000; C0; E34, E40, E41, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, E81, E84; Y23
Pop on over to the OSAAT challenge blog and see what the other Design Team member have to inspire you.  I hope you'll join us this week.  I look forward to seeing what you create.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
Hiding in my Craft Room - Use Die Cut
Paper Creators' Crafts - Birthday (inside says Happy Birthday)
Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles - Any Digi Goes
Natalie and Amy - For the Boys
Delicous Doodles - CAS
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts - CAS
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Use a Die Cut or Punch
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/CAS

42 comments:

  1. Like how you colored the image. Masculine cards are not my easiest to make and you did a wonderful job. Like how everyone has a variety of ways to show off the image.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    OSAAT DT

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  2. Beautiful colouring, you certainly took advantage of the class, lucky you. I love the colours too. Hazel x

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  3. Nicely colored. Great job. Hugs Erin OSAAT teamie.

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  4. Glad you enjoyed the class! I think this is a great masculine card. I always struggle with them too!

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  5. Your coloring looks super fabulous, Maggie! There is a lot I could learn from a class, I know. Masculine cards are hard for us girls. We like to pretty them up, but this one is really perfect for a guy just as it is.

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  6. Wonderful card! I really like the layout/sketch you had to work with also.

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  7. Great masculine card, Maggie! I love that image and how you colored him!

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  8. Love your muted colours that really carry this off as a masculine card and also compliment the image.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xx

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  10. What a wonderful creation Maggie...I'm always in need of a nice masculine card...and your colouring is outstanding...wish I could get to a Copic course !!

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

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  11. Sounds like a fab time! I am thinking of finding a copic class nearby after the new year, as I don't really know how to use them, and see work like yours and want to learn. Your man is so dapper, and I especially love the shadowing you did around him!

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  12. So fun that you were able to pull of a great weekend despite the tire and the direction issues! Cute masculine card- love the way you added the sentiment!

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  13. Wow! Your image looks fabulous. You did an awesome job coloring it. It sounds like you had a great time once you finally made it there!

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  14. It turned out great!!! I loved the image just colored...but, now as a finished card....it looks wonderful!!!

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  15. great card Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge mel

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  16. Ah this is super, what a great card, Thanks for playing with us this fortnight on The Crafty Girls Challenge, Love Hazelxo

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  17. Great card...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

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  18. Lovely masculine card! Works really well. Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge and hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

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  19. This is a 100% male card, just look at this man! Thank you for joining our 'Dies & Punches' challenge at Crafty Creations Challenge and good luck in the draw.
    Anna

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  20. Maggie, what a great opportunity to attend the Copic workshop! You did a great job coloring your image. Your shading blends in so well! Thanks for sharing your art with Doodle Pantry!

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  21. Your coloring is wonderful!! Great masculine card!!
    Thanks for joining us at DPDC40!!

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  22. Beautiful colouring. Love what you did with the sketch.

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  23. Great card. Love the coloring. Thanks for linking up with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
    Cathyxx

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  24. Oh Maggie, can't men be so challenging to create a card for but actually, I think this card holds a lot of appeal for lots of men .....I'm sure that it's your beautiful colouring of the image that has 'cracked. this card. It's lovely. Love Ingrid xxx

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  25. Simply stupendous and classy manly card! Love this image and the color you used. Thanks for entering the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 40!

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  26. Oh a trio of lovelies! The one in the middle has an especially beautiful smile and beautiful soul :)
    What a great card - girl, don't be so hard on yourself, it's perfect just as it is - digging that zig zag die work!! <3

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  27. Love your card and the great coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR.
    Nancy,DT

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  28. FAB card, Margaret and I love the sketch. Just poppin' I to say "hi" and see what you have been working on!
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  29. love it maggie! so jealous that you get to go to copic classes... the closest ones to me are at least 5-6 hours by plane and a lot more $$ than i can afford right now!!

    lovies, =o) kel

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  30. This is such a fab masculine card! I find them so hard to do. Love the image you chose. Thanks for joining us for the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 40!

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  31. Totally awesome card!!! Love the take on the sketch. And that image is wonderful.

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 450 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2013/10/giveaway-celebration-for-450-followers.html

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  32. Fantastic card and your coloring is amazing as always! Glad you had fun at your copic workshop! I would love to go one of these days! :)

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  33. This is really nice. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

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  34. Hi...me again with different hat on... Lovely card for any lucky man!

    Victoria x OSAAT DT

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  35. what a lovely card, any man would be lucky to get this card. from Sian (OSAAT Teamie)

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  36. Great use of the sketch, wonderfully done.... so envy you that you can take the Copic classes Maggie!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~OSAAT teammate
    http://akstamping.blogspot.com

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  37. This is fabulous, Maggie! The colouring is wonderful. And I know masculine cards can be a trial - especially if you're blessed with male family (like mine) who consider any embellishment to be 'frilly'!

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  38. i never saw the need for improvement in your coloring. its always terrific.glad you got some benefit from your copic classes

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  39. Wow Maggie, that image looks awesome! Sounds like you had a great time at class!

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  40. Fabulous card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Girlz Challenges and we hope to see you again soon.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx
    http://craftylollea.blogspot.co.uk/

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