Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Masculine Holiday-Tuesday Throwdown

After an extended 2 week challenge because of the Thanksgiving holidays, Tuesday Throwdown is ready for a new challenge and it is to make a masculine holiday card. The DT is furnished digital images by Dude Time Doodles and I'm using their image called O' Christmas Tree.

I colored my image with Copics and went on a search for paper that I thought would be appropriate for a masculine card. At the same time, I wanted it to be 'not so drab' and a bit cheerful for the holidays.
I have some punched deer on each side of my sentiment thinking that will make it a bit more manly.

Hope you'll join us this week for Tuesday Throwdown's challenge #76. Just click the link here.

Challenges entered:
Lexi's Creations-#54-One For the Lads-man/boy card or project
Incy Wincy Designs-Create a project with a tree
Here Come the Boys-#16-For the Man/Men in Your Life

Stamps: Dude Time Doodles-O' Christmas Tree
Paper: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip cardstock, PTI New Leaf cs, PTI Spring Moss cs, unknown dp, PTI white cs
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Spellbinders deckle nestabilitie, Mark Richards gold metal brads, EK Success reindeer chain edger punch (cut into for seperate deer), Stampin'Up! ticket corner punch, Copics


NanaConnie said...

Love the tree, Benzi! The deer are a great touch. I don't think you could do a "drab" card. :-D

Pam~ said...

This is handsome ... love your punched deer! Great job coloring your tree!

No snow here ... just LOTS of rain and it is cold ... yuck.

Carla S. said...

Great Christmas card, Brenda! I love the cute tree and how you framed it! The reindeer are a great touch!

Marisa said...

Love the punched out frame. Wonderfully coloured image and love the reindeer on the sides of the sentiment.

Shirley said...

Ooooooooh! This reminds me of an old fashioned Christmas! Love your DP's, the way you framed your tree, and those deer are precious with your sentiment too!

Cleota said...

This is absolutely lovely. Love the frame around the image. I've posted a link to your blog on the Dude Time Doodles Facebook page - be sure to check it out!!

DTD Dudette & Sponsor Coordinator

Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee said...

gorgeous colors - love the frame too!!

Carol L said...

I love those 2 deer images at the bottom that make this a perfect masculine card! Great framework and coloring of this image! Totally fun!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

So delicate your coloring looks Benzi-- I especially love the way the garland twirls round the tree

Anonymous said...

Stunning card! love the classic finish you've created! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys Woo x

Bonnie said...

Nice paper and I love the deer!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like the 'unknown' dp in the background, Benz. ;) It's got a flourishy feel that I just loves!

Davi said...

Brenda You did a wonderful job on this one! The layers and colors are so pretty with the tree and I really like the little reindeer in the corners :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

such fun framing on this one....bold in color and design

Lynne in NI said...

'Drab' is most definitely not a word I'd use for ANY of your cards Brenda! Love your frame and the little reindeer too!

Carol Hurlock said...

What a fun and fabulous tree. Your framing is just darling around it too. Love the sweet little reindeer too!

Craftdee said...

Very nice card, I really like those little reindeer too - I see I'm not the only one, lol. Thanks for joining us at Here Come The Boys this time and hope to see you next time too, Donna

Lin said...

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations with our 'One for the Lads' challenge.

Love your simple design which is perfect for an man!