Friday, November 22, 2013

Masculine Birthday Greetings

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have a card design today that I think works well for a man using stamps by Chocolate Baroque including their new fabulous Nature Fragments set.


The background was created with Melted Chocolate (how appropriate) Dylusions Ink.   I stamped using two tree trunk wood grain fragments from Nature Fragments with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.     I embossed two trees from Fantasy Woodland and sentiment from Birthday Words with brown powder.   I blended Broken China Distress Ink over the trees and label.   

Die:  Spellbinder - Elegant Labels 4 S6-005

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirley

31 comments:

Patricia said...

BEAUTIFUL as Always!
Greetz Patricia

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fascinating, Shirley! So awesome for a guy!! Hugs, Darnell

Lindeke said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!! I like the wood grain fragments very much! The sentiment label looks perfect against the brown background!Gr, Linda

Valerie-Jael said...

Just gorgeous, love the colours, too, and the thought of melted chocolate is making me hungry! Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Another stunning card, that background is fab! Hope your furry one is furry ones are ok. Hope they sort out that new cat. :)

aussie aNNie said...

I still can say you are a lady of many talents and this is just another example...the 'door to my garden' is stunning, so love that stamp.xxx

LonettA said...

A wonderful and a very elegant card! Nicely done!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, a stunning male card Shirley. I love the melted chocolate background, it really looks like it too. The fragment stamps make a perfect partner for the both the background and the tree stamps, and the addition of raffia instead of a ribbon looks great.

Sue x

Pat said...

Another great card Shirley. Love that rich brown, definitely a good choice for a male card, and the wood grain fragment makes the perfect background. x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a wonderful card Shirley- the background is fascinating and the composition is superb!

Paula (PEP) said...

This looks absolutely splendid Shirley & I love the way the watermarks & blotches in the background colour echo the roundness of the tree rings & really add to the whole woody sense especially with your raffia. I absolutely love how your red-orange brown complements the blue-green of the your matting, trees & sentiment. Your leaf charm echoes the shapes & balances your trio of trees. A lovely unusual delight that looks good enough to eat but won't add inches to the waistline……………..
Paula (PEP)

Elaine said...

A lovely card Shirley. I love the chocolatey background, great colour and it complements the blue so nicely. Great choice of stylised tree and the finishing touches of the raffia and charm are perfect. Have a great weekend

Elaine x

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow this is really pretty Shirley..
The background woodgrain really pops off your card....

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful design, the background texture is fascinating and beautiful combined with the embellishment.
Wish you a nice weekend, dear Shirley
hugs Anja

Shona said...

LOVE the raffia ! Just sets off this great card perfectly and those CB stamps are really nice. Beautiful and very manly!

Ellen said...

Cool He Man card Shirley! Love the brown tones and the Raffia with the charm! Hope your not bogged down with snow like we are!!
Fab card girl!
Hugs
Ellen

cardz said...

Gorgeous rich colour and a great combination of images too.
Heather T

Wendy McCarthy said...

Fabulous Shirley! Love the copper and the aqua colours together, and the wood grain stamp is great! Love the string stuff (sorry, had a glass of wine so the name of it has escaped me...hic!) xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Shirley
Fabulous card....beautiful colours
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Nan G said...

Very cool card, Shirley! Loving those tree ring fragment stamps! Hugs

Gerrina said...

It looks warm and cold, beautiful background; they look so like all what is left of the big tree here in the neightbourhoud that had to be cut down.... Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

MaryH said...

Each post I think you can't top this one. Then doggone if you don't do it with the next post. I love this Melted Chocolate, have only used it diluted. It looks very coppery as the background for the wood rings, and your lovely trees & sentiment seem like a copper patina with this bckgrnd. So very beautiful. TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

Love those images & fabulous color combo! Thanks for the inspiration, Shirley!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great Automn card, you are so productive , I can't olmost follow you anymore!!! I love this card a lot, beautiful stamp use, the new stamps from CB , are just gorgeous again!!!

Greetings
Maria

Shirley Chillman said...

Thanks Shirley, fabby inspiration for a mans card. Especially love the sound of the melted chocolate mmmm.

Warn crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a stunning card Shirley...brown and light blue...oehhh...

kind regards, Alie :-)

sheila 77 said...

These colours together are gorgeous. This is a great card for a man, something different.
I don't know if you are interested, but the challenge theme at "Soartful" is "Trees".

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful masculine card! As always, I love your background! The tag and raffia are perfect to finish it off!

Donna Ellis said...

Love the feeling of looking into a tree - into the Time and Strength of its rings, and life-line. Having the trees shown with the leafy charm really bring the beauty and timelessness of nature to our minds, doesn't it? This is amazing hugs, de

Shirley said...

Really warm and wonderful, Shirley! Wow on the color scheme too!

Shirley said...

Really warm and wonderful, Shirley! Wow on the color scheme too!