Wednesday 2 September 2015

TMR - Theme ....

.....  Hello again!  I'm back with a card for our new challenge over at The Male Room.  Our theme for the next couple of weeks is to use fruit on your masculine projects.  Here's my card:

Plum Crazy - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: The Craft's Meow - Fruity for You
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Stampin' Up!/Sizzix - Word Bubbles Framelits
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Scrap Yard; Copic Markers

Now, when I picked this theme, I had in mind a totally different idea and it involved pears.  However, when I saw the sketch over at CAS Colours & Sketches - CASC&S#139, I went off in a completely different direction.  I stamped the plum images several times on white card and coloured them all with Copic markers and then cut them out.  I cut a panel of designer paper to cover the bottom of the card and then adhered the plums starting at the back and finishing at the front with the luscious yellow plum.  I created the sentiment on the computer using the font CK Elusive (which was free with a craft magazine ages ago).  I selectively coloured the word plum in dark purple.  I used a word bubble to cut out the sentiment, edged it with dark purple and adhered it flat to the card.  On the inside I used more of the design paper to create the mat and on the white panel stamped a simple greeting and another plum.  Edited to add:  I realise that I forgot to say that I'm playing along with Cards 4 Guyz - C4G#86 where the team would like us to colour - and I certainly did that with all these pretty plums.  I gave this card to Jonathan this morning - just because :)

Plum crazy sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsPlum crazy inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Do visit our blog to see what the rest of the team have created.  Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Jane Willis - you'll have seen her work on our blog and around blog land!  You've got plenty of time to play along with the challenge - deadline is Tuesday 15th September midnight BST (that's 7.00pm EDT).

This is the last week of Kathryn's summer holiday - she's back to school next Tuesday, after Labour Day.  It's also the last week of my Mum's visit to the States - she's been with us since the middle of July and it's been fabulous.  We've had wonderful weather for her stay - it's been just right for Mum, if a little cooler than many Michiganders would have liked.  Mind, it looks like summer is back - it was baking yesterday and looks to be hot for another couple of weeks!  Yesterday I took Kathryn to the hairdresser to have her hair done.  Here she is looking gorgeous:

My Girl 1 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My Girl 2 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMy Girl 3 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

The colours are in homage to one of Kathryn's heroes - Ash Costello of New Year's Day.  Mind she didn't go brilliant red and black, instead it's a more subtle dark brown and red!  Here's a photo of Kathryn and Ash taken at this year's Warp Tour when they came to Michigan:

Kath and Ash - photo by Jonathan Frings - Deborah's Gems

That's all for now.  Hope you all have a super day.



Patricia Hays said...

The punny sentiment made me smile, and the colors are great for your masculine card. I'm glad our sketch was able to inspire you! Thanks for joining us at CC&S.

Jane said...

Great card using the CC&S sketch for our fruit themed challenge. But I'm completely taken by your daughter's hair, such a fun idea and it looks amazing! And I think I prefer the subtlety of her colours, makes you look twice to check it out.

arteKatie said...

thanks for joining Cardz 4 Guyz challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

Kasia, Cardz 4 Guyz DT

sue t. said...

Hahahahaha Hehehehehe... ya having me chuckling away!! Very funny card! Love it!

Unknown said...

I love your card...such a fun one! And your daughter's hair looks awesome! :)
Thanks for joining us at CAS-Colours and Sketches this week :)
Lizy xx

Mac Mable said...

Loving the sentiment and the colours of your plums are gorgeous! Yes I do that a lot, start with one idea and definitely finish with another....not always successfully x In this case just perfect and loved the idea of giving it to your special person...just because x

Cazro said...

A super pun, great card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Kimbo said...

Love your colourful plums

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

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