Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Not my forte!

Well, it had to happen, I suppose! The lovely ladies at Less is More have chosen the theme of "Masculine" for Week 7. Definitely not my favourite topic! Still, it's all part of the challenge, so here goes.

I really struggle with cards for men, probably because most of the men I know don't seem to go for typical male pursuits. So it's no good making them cards with footballs on, or beer glasses, or darts. Or even cars (unless camper vans count!) Anyway, I kept this one very simple - just a torn portion of an ancient text (Make Your Mark) and a column piece (Non Sequitur), with a sentiment by Anna Griffin. I'm not sure that any gentleman of my acquaintance will be likely to receive it! But there it is.

I really am enjoying these Less is More challenges. They certainly make me think. But after several weeks now of minimalism, I'm starting to get a bit of snow-blindness with all the white space! I'm getting the urge to go a bit wild with papers and embellishments, dies and decorations, ribbons and roses, borders and bling, and to fling as much on to a card as I possibly can! So watch this space! (Just until next week's LIM challenge, of course!)

23 comments:

Susan said...

Lynne, it's a perfect masculine card! The men in my life aren't into sports either, so it can be difficult.

Netty said...

Hi Lynne, this is a fab card for anyone, love it. Annette x

Mrs Adept said...

Snow Blindness~!! LOL I will have to make sure that I am protected against that with plenty of color in between. :o)

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Love this card, specifically for the fact that is gender neutral, not just a "for men" card. But honestly, anyone who appreciates hand craft will love this creation. You have done such a nice job here.

ThinkInk Creative said...

Love your comment about white space!

I like your card - the stamps, the layout, the simplicity.

Good luck with playing with all your embellishments. I, too, am enjoying the CAS style of LiM challenges.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun .... what can I say ....apart from.... I LOVE IT! Wow sweetie, this is amazing, just adore the torn text combined with the column - would be a great card for one of those rare men who pick up a book for pleasure. I think you have totally nailed this challenge hun! Hugs Sxx

Lisa Jane said...

what an elegant card - i can think of a couple of men who would love it .. and even a little boy who is into Roman's lol
I struggle with the white space... but am enjoying the challenges
Lisa x

Kathyk said...

It's a lovely card and a great one for a guy - classic CAS

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

This is superb, classic and understated... perfect!
Thanks for a fabulous submission and we'll look forward to next week's clean and simple card... hoping you've had enough respite from white space in the interim!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Super masculine card. Love the classical feel.

Mandi said...

Hi again Lynne
Your card is fabulous!
You are allowed to go mad and layer your cards, we just wont look te he
Thanks
mandi
"Less is More"

massofhair said...

Classic and elegant, perfect for anyone to receive. Like your CAS card very much :-)

Katalytic said...

I think this is a great alternative to sporty cards for men. Lovely

lisa said...

You've done a gorgeous job with it, Lynne. I love the Roman feel. I know what you mean about masculine cards, though. I have the same problem about no hobbies apart from computers and you can't do cards about those really.
Looking forward to seeing your really wild creation. You go for it.
Hope you are able to enjoy this wonderful sunshine.
hugs Lisax

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

amazing card!!! love it, I ticked the "I love it box" .. LOL excellent work :)

Valerie said...

Classic and elegant, love it!
Val x

kingstonmama said...

This is a very elegant male card. I haven't seen stamps like this.

caroline said...

Very nice and elegant card. The image is original.
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Stella said...

I think you did a terrific job with this. I love that piece of a column. It made me think of Rome; I've been there in 2008 and you can see these columns all over the city. So many gorgeous buildings...
Oops off track; your card :)
I know what you mean about white spaces; I don't have them on my cards and I am always in awe if I see a card that does have some white space. Less is definitely more and this is gorgeous! Love it!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Lynne, I think this is a gorgeous card! I love the distrssing on the torn piece... I think it's perfect!

pinky said...

Lynne its amazing, perfectly spaced and brilliant image. Can understand your snow blindness lol I need a challenge that says more is better lol.

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x

Handmade with Love said...

Love your card, I love the column stamp. Tracey x

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