Thursday, June 17, 2010

Betsy's Men's Wear Challenge

I've been needing to make a Father's Day card for my Father in Law so when I saw Betsy's challenge to use a piece of men's clothing as inspiration for a project, I decided to stop procrastinating and make something.

The first thing I found was this Urban Pipeline shirt in my husband's closet...
I've always loved the colors of this shirt and the image on the back.  Here is what I came up with...
I don't know, I kinda like it.  I think it would be great for a trendy young dad, but it definitely doesn't look like something we would give my Father in Law.  So I went back into the closet and started searching.  Then I came across this apt. 9 tie...
Now this looks like something my Father in Law might wear so I decided to try again.
I stamped the stripes and used my white gel pen to mimic the pattern on the tie.  Then I picked out two stars that had similar patterns.

I was hoping to hang out on the deck today, but it's so windy, I think I'd be blown away!  Oh well, more crafting time!

Have a great day!
~Anika

Supplies:  (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Card #1:
Carstock: Terracotta Tile, Vintage Cream
Stamps: Distressed Stripes, Fancy Flourishes, Out to Sea, Star Prints
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow, Tea Dye Duo
Misc: PASSPORT chipboard alpha stickers by Making Memories

Card #2:
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream
Stamps: Distressed Stripes (I used the back side of the stamps), Star Prints
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening
Misc: Sakura Gelly Roll White Gel Pen

23 comments:

Keva said...

I love it. The first card is very cool and you're right trendy. Great job!

Amy said...

Great idea to look at clothing! Fun patterns, color combos, etc!! Great cards!

Sue Ann said...

Fantastic!!!

Kara said...

These are great!!
Kara

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

These are fab Anika!!

BonnieRose said...

THESE ARE SO GREAT.. u used the inspiration just fabulously!

Jennifer K said...

Wow, Anika. These are spot on renditions from those shirts. Awesome!

Ann said...

Well two great interpretations of the challenge - I especially like the first orangy one. Very clever.

You've made some fabulous cards lately Anika - I should have commented on them all but haven't managed it - sorry.

Baseret said...

Anika those are PERFECT takes on that shirt and tie.Awesome cards!

Nerina said...

This is COOL Anika! I really love the way you've interpreted these designs into your cards! Masculine cards can be a *real* challenge - but these are both completely fabulous!!

Laurie said...

Great projects Anika! I love the idea using the tie! What a fun card!

Jessica said...

You did a fabulous job on the first card I love it! The second card is a perfect companion for that tie.

I am still trying to figure out how you stamped the image on the first card. I am guessing it took some masking.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Anika, your cards are wonderful! Love them both and isn't that challenge the best?!

Cathy Weber said...

Those are both great cards, my favorite is the one based on the tie. You did such a good job matching that tie! Great job

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW Anika, just popped over here from Betsy's blog, you totally ROCKED this challenge girlie, BOTH of these cards are really FABULOUS!!! Way to go!

Barbara said...

Both just fabulous, Anika! Great take on the challenge!

C Stephens said...

Love them both Anika! Well done.

Noora said...

Love both card!! great take on the challenge Anika!

Noora said...

Love both card!! great take on the challenge Anika!

Betsy V said...

Anika, that first card blows me away!! SO incredible!! That's a really cool shirt, btw. :-) The second card is awesome too...so masculine and timeless! Thanks for playing along!

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Betsy Veldman

Tammy said...

That is AWESOME, not one, but two interpretations! How clever on card one to mimic the print! Rock on! The second card is very classic! Love it!

Aloha!

Terri said...

Great job on both of them! The first card is very cool though!!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Those are both great! I really like the second one...you have such patience to add all those white dots!