You wouldn't believe how much thought went into this card before I ever started making it. The theme Emma set for us in her challenge was stripes. I didn't want to do anything obvious, or just happen to use stripey background paper, so in the end I thought something a little more abstract and playful was in order. This is what I came up with, with a sentiment that original said: "Seeing you makes it easy to smile" where I changed the second e into an a. 

I would also like to enter the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, the animal part of it, obviously. I don't think I am advanced enough yet to have any meaningful tips yet, but at least I can enter a card. 

Order of the Opus Gluei who throw challenges for fun, also happen to have an animal theme going. So here's to them too.

And the great outdoors theme for Cards for Men this card should be good for as well. I have always considered browns, greys and darker blues to be masculin colours, and the stripes themselves as well, I guess they make me think of ties...



29/03/2012 9:43am

Very different card Anneke but it is lovely xxxxxxxxxxx

29/03/2012 9:56am

29/03/2012 11:30pm

how fab is your card! Thanks for playing along with us at TTT! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon xx

31/03/2012 6:45am

OH how very wonderful is this! I just love new concepts and visual art that combine texture and out of the box thinking. This is fabulous. :)

Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

31/03/2012 12:36pm

The "AA" of crafting had me chuckling, Hi, my name is Rosemary and I'm a craftaholic! But I don't want to get better!

Okay, now about your submittal - you really gave yourself a challenge didn't you? You did great by incorporating all the themes you've got here and created a great masculine card (no small feat). Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

07/04/2012 4:29pm

Wonderful card. I'm so happy that you have joining our challenge at Card for Men with the theme. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Paricia


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