It's Friday, the sun is shining and thank goodness it's the weekend. It's time to take Phindy's Friday Challenge, this week it's to make a masculine card or project. I think this has been my most unproductive week for cards ever, I've just not been inspired. However here's a card I've been thinking about making for ages, with one of DH's fishing flies attached for a present. In reality, when it's sent, it will have several smaller, more useful flies attached, but to take the photo I've used one of the larger more colourful flies so that it shows up:).
The lovely image is simply called "Fishing", you can buy it from Phindy's Place here. Image is coloured with Copics and edged with a bit of Broken China Distress Ink. I chose to work with the Card Patterns Sketch for this week, it's clean and uncluttered, just right for a masculine card:). DP is My Minds Eye, the edge is punched with the first Martha Stewart punch I ever bought, which I think is called Arabesque, which gives a lovely wave effect. The fly is hooked into a piece of ribbon from stash, I'm told it is called a Dentist's Delight :)! Charisma Cards' theme is 3D this week, the fishing fly works perfectly for this.
I opted to decorate the inside of my card as the sentiment stamp I wanted to use is too big for the front of the card, so I'm entering it into Crafty Cardmaker's Inside Out Challenge. Can't remember where the stamp came from I'm afraid, bought it at Ally Pally a year or so ago. Dareu2Digistamp has One for the Boys as it's challenge for this week as does Creative Cottage, so I'm entering my card in their challenges too. One last challenge to nail with this card: Allsorts Challenge is celebrating its brthday with a birthday theme.
I hope you'll join us over at Phindy's Place this week for our challenge. Phindy herself is away at present, her sister is gravely ill in hospital. please keep them in your thoughts and if you'd like to send a card to Gerry, Phindy's sister, there is information in the PCP group here.