Saturday, 1 March 2008

The Sunday Stampers - Week 6 Man Oh Man!!

Good morning everyone!

Firstly, Happy Mother's Day to all you Mum's out there, be your babies human or furry ones like my AlfieCat :O))

Week 6 already....and high time for another stamping challenge.

This week the theme for the challenge is...... Man/Men

Make a card, ATC, Fat Page, Moo, Skinny, tag...in fact, just whatever you wish....but you must use an image of a man or of men. I will just add that whilst they are really cute, please don't use any of the Magnolia or Sugar Nellies stamps for this challenge as they have their own challenges that are fab to join in with :O))

I have made two cards for this one...purely because I bought a stamp over a year ago and have only used it once, partly because I wasn't sure what to do with it but also because it is a little, er, how can I put it....er...... graphic!!!! ;oO

This is the first card....




As you can see, this image is the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo DaVinci. It is a stamp from Stampers Anon and I love the fact that it is so unusual. I was RAK'd some heaven papers from Claire and in the pile of papers was the sheet that I have used here. It is fab because it shows different sketches of the Vitruvian Man and gave me a good excuse to get him out!! I know that he has a few little bits on show....but I guess if it was good enough for Leonardo, it is good enough for us ;O)) The sentiment is from a pack of stamps I bought years ago and I cannot remember who the maker is though.



The second card...

Another chap on this card. The stamps are from the Artistic Stamper, as is the Grungeboard and the little anchor embellishment. I stamped the image using Sepia Versafine and then matted onto some gold and brown card. I stamped the ruler on the left hand side and then added the Grunge hinges, fastening them with little crosshead brads, also from the Artistic Stamper. The anchor was in a Jamboree bag and was silver, so ...no prizes for guessing what I did to make it gold...the old Krylon does come in very handy for altering things like this!!

I hope that you all enjoy this challenge...and remember, if you haven't got any stamps that are "men" then why not use a lady one and add a 'tache LOL

Hels x

37 comments:

Lydia said...

Oh, I can see many bearded Mona Lisa's appearing now!! *.*
Not from me I hasten to add as I don't have her either ^.^

** I'm off in search of a man!!!!!!!!!!

Lydia said...

Ooooh...love the cards btw ^.^

Hels said...

ROFL Lyds....I think I have probably opened my trap before putting brain in gear for this one LOL :O))

Anonymous said...

fantastic theme and great cards Hels, Love it what Lyds said lol, love Andrea xx

Dawn said...

these cards turned out great. I love both images.

It is so strange to read about Mother's Day. Mother's Day in the US is not until May.

SBS12

Anna Jones said...

Happy mother's day to you Hels!

I had to read up on mother's day to figure out why everyone in UK is saying it is coming early this year. The link is on my sidebar for everyone.
Great work with the cards as usual!!
xx
Anna

Wigglescards said...

Happy Mothers Day to one and all, You have made some lovely cards Helen, l have uploaded mine to my blog,hope to join in again real soon
Wigglesxx

Shaz said...

Great cards Hels :) and a fab challenge xx

EllePiggo said...

Fab cards Hels! :) And Men things are a real challenge for me, but i'm going to try to have a go this week!! :)

Vanessa.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards Hels ;-D Was thinking I didn't have any 'men' stamps, only a tiny bride & groom (which I'm not keen on and didn't want to use), till I saw the 2nd one which reminded me of my PaperArtsy 'Tailor' stamp
Anne, AKA Little Lion xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Fab challenge agin hun - love your examples more than I love chocolate brownies with fresh cream :0))

Paula said...

Hi Hels, you dont know me but Ive been a lurker on your blog for quite some time and love what you create so Ive nominated you for a 'You make my day' Award - if your interested the details are on my blog!
Paula

Rachel Webber said...

Great cards, really love the Da Vinci one, fabulous image

Mee said...

FAB cards! I have looked through my meagre stash of stamps and I don't have 1 single man stamp :o( Will hopefully join in again next week.

Linda Elbourne said...

Mine is on my blog - great challenge Hels - I had so much fun XXX

Linda Elbourne said...

Doh! - my blog is at www.acraftingjourney.blogspot.com

Claire said...

Mine is on my blog.x
http://claireslittlecreationsxxx.blogspot.com/

Hugs Claire.xxx

Lydia said...

Mine is on my blog!! *.*

I found 5 very nice chaps to pose for me!!! ^.^

Heidi said...

Great cards as ever, Hels. Mine is at http://craftinginasmallspace.blogspot.com/
It's a Skinny by the way.

Anonymous said...

Love the cards Hels
not suprised Pauls has nominated you for the 'You make my day' award
and Lyds you're so funny and I need a man too!
Craftyjoy xx

Anonymous said...

Doh! sorry I meant Paula!!!
Joy x

Angie C said...

Great cards Hels - did you run out of fig leaves LOL. will have to see if I've got a man stamp or I could use a boy one maybe (a young man) LOL

Hels said...

Many thanks to you all for joinin in this week...I have visited all your Blogs and left messages :O)) Thank you Paula for your lovely award...am overwhelmed!! Many thanks again...Hels xx

EllePiggo said...

Yay!! I've done one. :)

Here it is and thanks for looking.

Vanessa. :)

Anonymous said...

Mine's done now :-D:
http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j173/little_lion_2006/Sunday%20Stampers/
password luvcrafts
Anne (Little Lion)

Hels said...

Thanks Vanessa and Anne..your works of art are beautiful ..thank you both for joining in too! :O))

Sharon said...

Hi,
Another fab challenge. Mine at http://ooakorganizedchaos.blogspot.com
Sharon

Hels said...

Thanks for joinin in Sharon, your card is gorgeous, love the image, the papers, love it all! :O))

Hels said...

Thanks for joinin in Sharon, your card is gorgeous, love the image, the papers, love it all! :O))

Rainbow Lady said...

Here is my male entry for this week.
Thanks for the challenge and for having a look
Love Cynthia x

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/mr-piano-man.html

Andrea said...

I have made mine, did two and can be seen on my blog, not sure if blog will come up if you click on my name or pic, totally confused xx

Hels said...

Thanks to Cynthia and ANdrea for your stunning cards...and thanks for joinin in too :O))

Karen said...

I've eventually made mine. its in my blog. Thanks Hels for a great challenge - looking forward to the next one xxx
http://karen-welcometomyworld.blogspot.com/

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Here we go Hels - now on my blog:-

http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2008/03/sunday-stampers-men.html

Karen said...

Here's a last minute quick card:
http://karenscreation.blogspot.com/2008/03/sunday-stampers-man.html

Love your 2 cards Hels. First time I've participated but hope I will more often.

Incidently it isn't Mother's day on the continent until May either but it's great getting lots of in inspiration from UK before I start production!

Hels said...

Thanks to Karen Wendy and Karen for joinin in ....fab creations from you all ...hope to see you back next week! Hels x

Angie C said...

I'm very late with this one Hels, but it's on my blog now. Thanks for setting the challenge :-)

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