Monday, July 14, 2008

CHF Challenge #16 - Masculine Projects

It's Monday again and we have a fantastic challenge for you this week.  When it comes to creating for the men in my life, I'm usually stumped.  How do I create without glitter and ribbons?  Seriously!

So, our challenge this week was to look through the images and product lines at Cornish Heritage Farms and create a masculine project.  There are a plethora of options between Thomas Kinkade images to the Rummage Bin... and many more to come with the new lines that are being introduced post-CHA!

It Doesn't Get Much Better:

I opted to create a project using the Thomas Kinkade image "It Doesn't Get Much Better".  I stamped with Espresso ink and colored with Copic markers, trying to get the same glow of light as the rising sun on our fisherman enjoying his day.  I layered this on a simple black matte and added a small panel of Suede Brown Dark with a strip of dark copper brads.  Not a bit of glitter or ribbon!  It was hard to do, but I managed to keep it simple.

For more inspiration from the CHF Design Team, check out these fine ladies participating:






Thanks for stopping by!







-Espresso Adirondack dye ink by Ranger



-Herbal Garden Dark, Black Prismatic and Suede Brown Dark cardstock by Prism Papers

-Georgia Pacific white cardstock



-copper brads by Making Memories

-Copic markers

-dimensional tape

-Nestabilities by Spellbinder from


  1. That is the perfect TK image for a masculine card and I love your coloring! Great job with the challenge. TFS!

  2. Just plain jaw dropping stunning! LOOOOVE your coloring on this one Lise!

  3. The perfect masculine card, Lise. I love the simplicity of it; it really shows off your amazing coloring.

  4. Simple is good when the image is so beautifully coloured, love it!

  5. Holy cow! Your coloring is fabulous, Lisa!! Love the strip of brads too! It's a perfect man card!

  6. Those Thomas Kinkade images are so beautiful, but also soooo intimidating (at least for me). You did a wonderful job with this, Lisa! What a stunning card...and a 'guy card' at that! Thanks for making something so challenging (on two fronts) look easy. ;)