Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A Manly-Man's Card
Green, Dark Orange and Pale Misty Green cardstock. New stamps-pocket watch and gears. Sentiment saying, embossing powder, dye pads, white paste and green powder.
Chocolate Baroque-Colour Challenge-Dark orange, orange, apple green, light mist green
Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu-Purple team-Steam Punk
Glitter and Sparkle-One for the Boys
Simon Says-Anything Goes
This is for a male friend of mine who left his free spirit ways and bought a condo in Vancouver area and now has to buy furniture and other stuff to fill it. This is the man who is a tour guide on a bus taking tourists to Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise, must deal with the beautiful views, great food, great rooms and partake in horseback riding or seeing a nearby glacier. He lived in a home for a few years renting a room out for $400/mth and was on his ex-partner's travel pass for Air Canada. He could travel anywhere for $30 that Air Canada went to. In the winter, he didn't work and flew off to Thailand for the past 3 years where he swam in the ocean, saw the beautiful culture and enjoyed life. Yes, he is a bastard! Hahahaaa He is a dear friend but he is still a bastard. My poor friend is now off the Air Canada pass, bought a condo and has his new boyfriend from Thailand with him who is on a work visa. His boy toy...um I mean boyfriend is quite dependent on him and it is freaking my friend out. Since it is my dear friend's birthday I thought I would give him the gears (nyuck, nyuck) and remind him that time is ticking by:)
I enjoyed this challenge using the colours presented in Chocolate Baroque and trying to figure out what "Steam Punk"- is it a punker being steamed in a big vat-not pretty or a punker being really steamed about something and seeing his green spikey hair turn magenta pink? My friend deserves a card from the heart because this whole experience is very unnerving for him. He sees beauty everywhere so I thought this Kafka quote was great to use. I embossed it with a powder I can't recall the name by (does that make sense? It is late and my butt is sore....ok,ok too much information). I also used the paste and this wonky ribbon with holes in it to make the dot design and just spread the green paste over it. Oh wow-my 2nd card!!!