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Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Hey there, I'm back with another "Hope You Can Cling To" challenge card to support breast cancer patients and their families.  Dina's challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is "REAL Men Wear PINK".  We were to create a masculine card with pink on it somewhere.  I knew right away I wanted to break out Gramps...yep, because he's a stud and can handle pink!  Ha!  This set is from Our Craft Lounge and is called Golfin Gramps.  Gramps is HOT...just sayin'!

Since the challenge is for a masculine card, I wanted to keep it as simple as possible.   Gramps was stamped on white card stock and a sticky note to use as a mask then the golf course was stamped in the background.  The whole scene was colored with Copic markers.  I have to admit, I colored Gramps and was loving him in pink, but when I started coloring the background I thought I blew it.  I don't know if you noticed, but there's a whole lot of real estate back there!  It just started looking a little on the funky side when I decided I already blew it, so I could either make a new card or just keep going with it to see if I could salvage it.  I opted for Door #2 and kept working on it.  It went from bad to worse then back to I can live with it! 

After the coloring and layering was done, it was missing something.  I decided it could use a fluffy cloud so a die was used to cut out a cloud and Sparkly Fluff was glued to it before it was popped it up on foam. was still missing something so twine was added to the bottom.  I'm not sure if that's what it needed...but that's what it got!  Violá...done!  *wink*

Copic coloring:

Skin:  R30, E01, E00, E000  Hair:  C3, C1, C00  Pants:  B97, B95, B93, B91  Shoes/white shirt:  C3, C1, BG10, 0  Sweater vest:  R01, R00, R000, R0000, R22, R21, R20  Golf clubs:  C4, C2, C0, C00, B97, B95, B93, B91  Golf ball/tee:  C3, C1, R11  Flag:  C6, C4, C2, C0, R29, R27, R24, R22  Grass:  YG67, YG17, G82, G40, G20, G14  Sky:  B00, B000, B0000  Inside image:  C3, C1, BG10, 0, Y15, Y00, YR30, YG67, YG17, G82, G40, G20, G14, B00, B000, B0000

This project includes the following challenges:

Dude Time Doodles Challenge ~ Think Pink
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Think Pink
Inky Impressions ~ Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Monochromatic
Lexi's Creations ~ Pink for Boobies
My Sheri Crafts ~ Think Pink
Ribbon Carousel ~ Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge ~ Think Pink

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS:  OCL's Golfin Gramps
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; DCWV Mat Stack
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; Die-namics Cloud Trio; sticky note mask; OCL Sugar Sparkly Fluff; Zip Dry glue; SU Dimensionals; The Twinery Maraschino twine; Micro Glue Dot; adhesive
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")


Gale said...

Love gramps. Use this set alot! LOL great for guy cards.

You are right. He is a big enough stud to wear pink!

:) Gale

amazonmother said...

Awesome! I remember back in the day- Tom Selleck rocked the pink polo....

Dawn said...

Thanks soo much for playing at Dude Time Doodles this week for our Think Pink challenge.
Your card fits par-fectly!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Tammy said...

I love Gramps in pink and I think the background you created is awesome. Thanks for joining Dude Time Doodles, Think Pink challenge this week.
Tammy, DT
Dude Time Doodles

Anne Temple said...

I think Gramps looks marvelous in pink and your background rocks! Glad you joined us for the Think Pink challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week.

Ginny said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining Dude Time Doodles, Think Pink challenge this week.
Ginny, DT
Dude Time Doodles

Glenda Atkins said...

What a delightfully fun version of Gramps! Looks pretty darn good in pink:0) Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week, good luck!

Joey said...

Lovely card and great bold colours, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Angelica said...

Wonderful card, great coloring on the image. Thank you for joining our challenge at Inky Impressions.

Sheri said...

CUTE! Great coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at MY SHERI CRAFTS ;-)

Michelle B. said...

Par-fect! Fab coloring, the twine is a great touch, love the inside too! Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles, hope to see you again!
Michelle B.
Dude Time Doodles Dudette

Cleota said...

Michelle beat me to it - Par-fect!! heehee Great background for that image. Thanks for joining the Dudettes for their Think Pink challenge at Dude Time Doodles.

DTD Dudette & Sponsor Coordinator

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card, Thanks for joining in with us at Dudetime Doodles.
Kevin xx
GDT Dudetime Doodles

Linda said...

Par-fect card for our Think Pink Challenge over at Dude Time Doodles.

DTD Dudette

Tip Top said...

Looks great to me! Thanks for entering the Dude Time Doodles Challenge - hope you can join us again next time!

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