Thursday, 20 June 2019

Blue Cool Dude

Today's masculine card has been inspired by a few challenges.....
I have used Uniko stamps from three different stamp sets.
The sets, I think, lend themselves towards masculine cards.
They have been stamped in shades of grey and the main sentiment heat embossed.
The die cut cool dude has been water coloured and then crackle glazed over the top.
Stencilling and water colouring at the bottom in blues and greys.
I enjoy making masculine cards and this one is going to my nephew.

Thank you for stopping by....
Challenges I would like to enter
Uniko - Anything Goes with the optional twist - Masculine Card
Thank you for the shout out x
Watercooler Wednesday - Dawn's Masculine challenge - Anything Goes
Thank you for the Rock Star win ...I am thrilled x
AAA Birthday Card - Use Water colours
CAS Water colour - Something Blue
Stamplorations - Sketch and theme challenge - going with the theme of stamps and birthdays
Take It Make It - Craft Stamper - Anything goes which must include stamping









45 comments:

HilaryJane said...

This card is so clever, that ingenuity is showing itself in fine form again. Love it xx

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW!, love all the images you used and the way you used them Mac, you certainly have an ingenious creativity.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

Amazing creations Mac, I love the design and the cool dude is fabulous, Kate x

Trina P. said...

Cool masculine card, Mac. Fabulous texture and mix of techniques and products. Your nephew is going to love it. xx

pam said...

Fantastic card Mac, brilliant layout.
Pam x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

What can I say Mac but this is just a way COOL card! love it xXx

I Card Everyone said...

You may like to learn, but you've schooled me today... crackle glaze? I may have to google that! Such a cool dude, dude-ette!
=]

Izzy Scrap said...

Wow ! Stunning masculine card ! I find them so hard to do. Love every details, the gorgeous design, your colour choice, the beautiful dimension given with the techniques. Sooooo creative and striking! LOVE it. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko.

Craftychris said...

This is very cool indeed! xxx

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Mac, I LOVE the design. xx

Maria said...

Such an awesome masculine card!! Wonderful image and elements!!

Bonnie said...

WOW! Another mixed media masterpiece, Mac! Love all the texture and shine! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

aussie aNNie said...

One fabulous and spectacular male card, love the whole design Mac and your creativity goes way beyond my thinking.xx

Mia said...

I love the 3D effect of the cool dude, Mac. And what a great idea to combine stencils and watercolours at the bottom. A beautiful and really inspiring card, my friend. Kisses!

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, you create the most amazing cards. I love every element and especially love your gentleman with the crackle glaze :)

nancy littrell said...

Your mixed media creativity, Mac is always so amazing!
I love your blue and grey color combo and so much texture through out your card design. This is a Great guy card, my friend. TFS Hugs...

Jane said...

How very different and totally cool! Great use of Uniko goodies too. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday and Uniko, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

Viv said...

I need some 'cool dude' inspiration for man cards!
Awesome as ever.... (and if Blogger would let me put an emoji with a tongue sticking out in this comment, I would!!!!!) x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi Mac! Your use of the three Uniko stamp sets is fantastically artistic! Your cards always speak to me - such wonderful symbolism in your creative process - loving the perpetuity of the birthday, and how those birthdays are a strength holding us up! LOL without them, where would we be? It's a fabulous creation! xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What a cool guy card!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Mac, this is stunning. Love how you have placed the sentiment and the wonderful, limited colour palette! The embossed die cut is so dramatic
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Brown said...

Very nice card! I love the shine and dimension that the crackle glaze gives to your layout. I also really like the sentiment and "ground". Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednsesday.

Lula said...

Love it! Very, very cool!
Lula xxx

Viv said...

What a great masculine card Mac and great design here too again I see, I love it ;) Viv xx

Mrs A. said...

You never cease to amaze me with your brilliant cards. I love this one. Hugs Mrs A.

Cat Craig said...

I’ve just returned from vacation and this morning I scrolled through your posts while I was away.

Your cool blue dude is fabulous. Love the sentiment placement. Great teen card.

Love your “BE” take on the twofer. That is unconventional and fabulous.

Ohhhhh that ombre technique on the CAS mix up card is gorgeous. Loving that bit of die cut too, so interesting.

TK said...

This is a FANTASTIC masculine card! Love the colors, and all the graphic details that make it manly

Linda said...

What can I say ..... this looks soooo Cool! I love the colour combo, the stamping looks fab, and I love how you've layered and embossed the sentiment.
Great die cut too ...... I love everything about this!!! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Marina said...

What a great design - I love how you've anchored the image with the sentiment wall and the pattern below.

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the cool design, the texture and shine, and the gray-and-blue color combo, Mac! Fantastic mixed media masculine CAS card! Your nephew will love it. Thanks for your inspiration!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

I'm always in awe of your crisp, clean mixed media designs, Mac ... this is soooo cool and stylish! There's such brilliant detailing, texture and dimension ... so fantastic with all that glorious white space! Hugs, Anita :)

butterfly said...

How cool is that crackled guy leaning there? What a brilliant card design, and such great textures.
Alison x

Pat said...

An absolutely fabulous masculine creation Mac and creative it certainly is and I'm sure your nephew will be bowled over by it as it is so unique. I love the way the image is leaning aginst that geometric shape with the horizontal sentiment, and love the circular detail behind it, and then the watercoloured stencilling as a grounding for the figure is just perfect. x

Ros Crawford said...

You continue to amaze with your unique cards and the clever techniques that you use... This is terrific!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You've cracked... no pun intended the male species of cards. I love that crackled guy, he makes a fabulous feature leaning up again those birthday words. Fabulous piece of creative thinking. Thank you for this inspiring creation. Hugs Tracey xx

Robyn Oliver said...

This is brilliant Mac, I've been eyeing it off on the CAS Watercolour blog and thought it was so cool... that's a fab die cut of the boy and you've teamed it was a wonderful design.... congrats on the Watercooler Wednesday win too.

Greta said...

Fabulous card for a guy, Mac! So creative & artistic--as always!

Bo┼╝enA said...

A brilliant design, Mac !! I love the combination of colors. I also love the amazing enamel effect on this man. Once again, you knocked me out with your creativity. Thank you!!
Hugs,
BozenA

HilaryJane said...

Congrats on your top 3 pick at Uniko. Very well deserved with this card, well done xx

Cat Craig said...

Congrats on the win over at CAS watercolor!

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, Mac, this is outstanding. I love the silver embossing with the blue, it is so pretty. Your nephew is going to love it.

Jane said...

What a great masculine card..very cool design. Thanks so much for joining in with our June birthday challenge over at STAMPlorations x

Jo said...

Two tone cards are so cohesive and this masculine dude is a stunner. I love all the texture and dimension to your cards Mac, so very clever xxx

Karen Dunbrook said...

another wow...super cool, filled with interest and what a great layout too!
you rock mf.
x Karen

MiamiKel said...

Such a cool technique and a really groovy card for the boys - young and young at heart! Very nice!