Friday, 1 June 2012

Make it For a Man - The Stamp Man Challenge

This time at The Stamp Man we have been tasked with the challenge of making something for a man. I have cheated a bit this time. I haven't been feeling too well presently, nothing serious just a bit run down and the menopause!!! By the time I get home from work I just kind of run out of steam. After several months of this I have now relented and gone onto HRT, so fingers crossed I will be back to normal soon.
So for this challenge I used a card I have made before, but it's one that I have made several times because it's quick and easy and who doesn't like elephants. 

Basically I blend distress inks for the background. Then I use a paper mask to create the line of hills in the distance. Add the setting sun through a circle mask. Then I stamp the baby elephant. Mask him and stamp his mother so that she appears behind him. Add the tree and birds and a suitable sentiment and your done. 
All the stamps used are Tim Holtz made by Stampers Anonymous. I absolutely adore these elephants and use them often. And of course I had to add my signature birds.
There are some great samples from the other DT members so be sure to pop over for a look. And if you want to enter this challenge then all you have to do is make a card for a man!! And there is a £10 voucher up for grabs.
My mantra for men's cards is "Keep it Simple" Most men won't care whether you have spent 10mins or 2 hours on a card!! I am sure there are a few exceptions!!


  1. Great card and you are right -who doesn't like elephants. Hope you are feeling better soon. Cheers Anne

  2. I just love your card but you are so right. My husband can not understand why anyone would bother making or sending a card - so your sentiment to keep it simple is spot on!

  3. I love your card Siobhan, the elephants are fabulous. I hope you start to feel better soon.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Just love these Elephants!The card is superb.x

  5. This is gorgeous Siobhan, such a wonderful image of an elephant and I love the colours you have used.
    I hope the HRT works for you - it certainly helped me.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  6. This card is stunning, a little piece of ART! I love how you combined the images, and the warm!

  7. hi there,

    i just whant to say that i realy love youre creations, they are beautifull.
    i just became a follower from youre lovely blog for alot of inspiration.
    thanks ;)


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