Thursday, March 2, 2017

Scrapping4fun Challenges Guest Designer

Happy Thursday!! I'm so excited to be a guest designer for Scrapping4fun Challenges this week. The theme for Challenge #85 is Boy, For Dad, Masculine.


Masculine cards are very hard for me. I struggle if I can't use flowers and ribbons and bling. So, for my cards, I created mixed media Father's Day and birthday cards.


I started with heavyweight cardstock and covered it with sand texture paste for a grainy texture. Once it dried, I covered it with black gesso. Then I used Finnabair's Rust Paste set to create the rusted look.


The gears are a Memory Box die and I used the same technique as the background paper: sand texture paste, black gesso and Finnabair Rust Paste. 


I'm totally addicted to this stuff!! I want to rust everything!!


Happy is a My Creative Time die, embossed with copper embossing powder. Birthday and Father's Day are also My Creative Time stamps.


Thanks to Rachelle and the Scrapping4fun Design Team for having me as a guest today!! I hope you will join in this weeks challenge!!


I have a couple of quick pictures to share with you today. This was the view from my kitchen window this morning!! It's not a good picture at all and it was taken through the screen, which you can kinda see, but I wanted to show you how many deer came for breakfast :) Most of them were pretty young. I wish I could have stepped onto the deck to take a clearer picture but they would all scatter quickly.


And I snapped this guy the other day, also not a great pic and also through the screen. I wonder if the top picture is his harem ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

53 comments:

  1. your cards are somperfect for men...love how it looks that finnabairs'rusty paste. I have to look for it!...as for your deer pics theya re adorable...I love animals...so sad that people hunt them...great garden too! so big!!!
    hugs from sunny california, silicon valley
    bibiana

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  2. I'm loving those steampunk cards Lisa my friend!! Fabulous texture and the rust actually looks real!! They may be "hard for you to do", but it certainly doesn't show . . . they are amazing and many, many congratulations on your GD spot . . . they are lucky to have your talent on board today! LOVE the pictures of the deer, fancy seeing them from your kitchen window - I'm envious, I live in a city, so all I see from my kitchen window are other houses!! Have a wonderful day my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  3. Brilliant cards Lisa .. perfect for the men! Love the rusting technique .. think I may have to have a try at that one. Love the cogs too .. better than flowers (did I really say that?? LOL!!)when it's for the men in our lives.
    The piccies of your visitors are just wonderful. How lucky are you to have these on your doorstep in the mornings .. love it!! Have a great day!! hugs xx

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  4. Male cards are so hard for me too. You made these so gorgeous! I love the rust too! Those cogs are fabulous! Amazing photos! I lost my entire back yard seeding to a family of deer once. I just sat there with my kids watching them. It was so beautiful!! Hugs, Robin

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  5. This card is just gorgeous my friend. Congratulations on your GD. I love the pictures of the deer too. We see one or two in our neighborhood, never that many.

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  6. Beautiful masculine card!I have a hard time making these kind of cards as they always turn out more feminine.

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  7. Lovely male card Lisa and wow fancy seeing the creatures of God outside your window...the deers are just gorgeous.xx[aNNie]

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  8. I'm right there with you on those guy cards! I always struggle, even when it's for my hubby or sons. This card, however, is the perfect guy card. Those gears look amazing! And the rust....fabulous!
    What a wonderful photo - those deer are just beautiful. I can't believe they are grazing that close to your home. What an amazing sight!

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  9. I love your masculine card...with the coppery/rusty manly feel to it. A refreshing change from the flowers.:)
    How lovely to have "friends" over for breakfast. :)

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  10. Such a different look to your style of beautiful feminine layers, but a totally great masculine card. Love the gears treatment and these look fab on that sandy textured background. Looks like beach sand with embedded gears washed up from the sea. Some fella will love this. Enjoyed your herd of deer and you got some sharp photos, even through the screen. That always messes me up too...and especially if I try to zoom. Yours look really nice. TFS & Hugs

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  11. Wow! I LOVE THIS! Great masculine card with that background and all the gears on it. Fabulous!
    Wonderful picture of the deer too. Very peaceful looking.
    Lynn

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  12. Your masculine cards are gorgeous! I have the same challenge with my projects, they are always so girly! The texture past looks amazing on the background of your card! Gorgeous pics of the deer, such a wonderful view! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. WOW! For someone who says they struggle with masculine cards - WELL... You are right on Target with these! They look AWESOME! In fact very cool!!! LOVE the textures... I love the pictures of the deer as well... Makes me miss I'm old house in Monticello.... We lived right by the mountains and the deer would come eat the frozen apples off my trees... in fact... I never even cleaned up the drive way from the fallen apples because the deer would show up and eat them.... LOVE looking at them and driving thru the mountains to see them, & wild turkey, cows, Bob cats, Bears.... Yeah... I miss the beauty of it for sure! :) Big Hugs!!! Have a great weekend!

    Theresa

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  14. Beautiful gear card love the design, very masculine. We have the deer behind our home also, but we usually have 3- 5 and the coyotes have been out lately so the deer are pretty scarce right now. It is always ricky to get a good shot, because they are pretty skittish with noises even the click of a digi camera.

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  15. Wow..The Rusty Grungy look is Super Awesome !

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  16. Hi Lisa,
    oh this is quite different to what I have seen you create before.
    I love this wonderful look and the work is so very super.
    The texture and collurs looks so very awesome a brilliantly created.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  17. Woooow, Lisa, is there any style in crafting you can't do! These are absolutely stunning steampunk cards! Your rust effect looks so real! I adore your cogs and gears so beautifully arranged! I love your awesome photography, too! What a super talented lady you are, my sweet friend! Sending lots of love to you! Branka xx

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  18. So very gorgeous masculine card. Love the colours.
    Valerija xx

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  19. Fabulous masculine card Lisa!!! They are always so difficult for everyone, but you achieved so well in your goal!! Amazing textures with the sand paste, and the copper looks amazing with the cogs!
    You are a lucky girl, such fabulous scene out of your window!! Wow! How much sweet deers! Love them, they seems so hungry after the winter! Great photos!
    Hugs!

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  20. Wow! What a great rusty card, love the effect :)

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  21. Stunning card, love all the Gears and the rustic look
    Thank you for your GD Creation at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh yes I struggle with 'men' cards too, however YOU did a fabulous job with this...Totally male and such wonderful texture, too...have a wonderful day my friend!

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  23. What awesome cards, that background is amazing, masculine cards are difficult. Congrats on your GD spot and thanks for sharing the picture of all those sweet deer. Have a good day Lisa.

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  24. This is a great guy card. I love that rusted look and it is perfect for the gears. We rented a house in Nashville, IN over Thanksgiving and we had nine deer come into the back yard at dusk like this. It was the coolest thing to see. I'm so jealous that you get them right in your own back yard!

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  25. Congratulations on being a Guest Designer! You did an awesome job on these masculine cards! I love the gears and all the texture! How nice to have the deer come visit in your yard! They are such beautiful creatures, I love how dainty they are!

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  26. congrats!
    your cards are s o stunning!
    love them!
    have a great day
    hugs

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  27. Huge congratulations! And so well deserved! Oh WOW what brilliant male cards Lisa. I love that effect. I am sure we all struggle with making cards for males but yours have worked so well. Love the deer photos. Happy weekend to you too. Judy x

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  28. What a great way to awake on a cold morning. There's something about seeing nature in the raw that humbles us and yet makes us feel connected. Thanks for sharing these pics. I just love how you've grunged up this card and added such a great array of gears. Yes, that paste looks so incredible and I wish I had some! Fun fun! Hugs, Autumn

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  29. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot my friend!!Well deserved!Fantastic masculine cards! I love the fun array of gears!I struglle with masculine carsd too. It is rare that I make one except if it is for a boy. I love the wonderfiul photos of the deer too!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    M"
    Crafting With Creative M

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  30. I know a card without a ribbon and flowers must have been a challenge,but you did a gorgeous job with this masculine card. I don't have half the supplies you talked about, but I love that rusted look on the background and the gears. I'll bet it is as much fun to touch at as it is to look at.

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  31. What a fantastic idea for your masculine cards, Miss Mermaid! I LOVE THE TEXTURES YOU ACHIEVED! The recipients will be very pleased with the masculinity of your creations. Congrats on the GDT gig! I like the way you continued the metallic theme with the embossed sentiments. I'm always incredulous at how some people come up with designs - way beyond my thought processes - and yours is one of them, Lisa. Thanks for sharing your marvelous cards! xo

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  32. Dear Lisa, your cards are fantastic, also without beautiful ribbons and bling bling ;-). I like this great shimmer and the gears. Very wonderful cards.
    Thanks for the unique photos. Because I can be almost envious at such a great environment where you live. What a great view
    I wish you a relaxing weekend. Many hugs and blessing Petra

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  33. WOW Lisa you are so lucky to have deer visit you. I stay in the city and get to see deer only when we go on holidays to the jungles!! And your card is a mixed media masterpiece!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  34. These are perfect examples of masculine cards, Lisa! I find them so hard - these look amazing! I love the effect you achieved with the various media you used. You are so creative! Congrats on your well-deserved GDT feature! I also enjoyed seeing your deer photos - that's a lot of deer! Thanks for sharing them!

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  35. This is so different for you Lisa and it's wonderful. Male cards are so hard for us girls who like all things pretty and this is great inspiration.

    wow, those deer were outside your window! We rarely see them where I am in the UK even though I am in the countryside - and even then it would maybe only one. How lovely, thanks for sharing :o)

    Enjoy the weekend
    Anne xx

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  36. Lisa, you do male cards exceedingly well in my opinion, these cards are fabulous my friend!!! Love the wonderful texture. Your rusting looks amazing on the background and the cogs, I love these!! How wonderful to have deer in your own garden, they are so beautiful, I hope they don't make too much of a mess though. The buck really is a beauty too! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

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  37. Your masculine cards are wonderful Lisa! I love the copper embossing and the sand texture paste makes the rusty gears look so realistic!
    WOW, your photos of the deer are beautiful! How nice to be able to have a view like that every day.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  38. Congrats on your GDT, Lisa! A fabulous masculine design with great textures and an amazing background! Brilliant!
    Love the fantastic photos of the deer... nice views from your kitchen!
    Hugs, Mar

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  39. WOW! Lisa these are majorly cool for guys cards. I love the gears and how you texturized them and then gave them the awesome rust treatment. Steampunk Rules for me! <3

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  40. Absolutely amazing! I love the grainy look and the fabulous gears! Super cool design Lisa! your work is always so amazing and inspiring!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend~I am so looking forward to the spring like weather! I am having a great time with little Ailey~life has still been a bit crazy running back and forth home but both of my parents are doing a better each day!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

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  41. I just love this masculine card. I find it really hard to make masculine cards and this one is great. What says man more than rusty gears! Have a great weekend.
    April

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  42. Such a great masculine card - love the texture great job as always. Have a great weekend!!!

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  43. Lisa you did a fantastic job on these cards!!! WOW they really do look like they have rust all over them! LOL ... I need some of that stuff! :)
    Lovely cards my friend, perfect for special men in your life! And Holy Deer! WOW that is a lot of them! But they are so cute! You got a great shot!
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  44. Oh my! What a beautiful scene!!
    and your cards are stunning!
    Amazing texture once again my Friend!
    Thank you for sharing!
    HUGS~

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  45. wow, I love your male cards, they are absolutely masculine and beautiful. Lucky guys who get it! I found joy in making male cards, got inspired by a blogger from Sweden, she uses Kenny K images a lot and her cards are masterpieces, every single one!
    ooooh I wish I lived so close to the wood that the deer came to have breakfast in my garden! I would cry of joy and happiness every morning :) Glad you have the opportunity to enjoy nature like this!
    xxx, Ally

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  46. WoW what a fantastic card with "steampunk" look you made :-)) Good job!
    I am glad that you our GDT at Scraappin4Fun. Hugs, Andreja

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  47. Wow Lisa, you sure don't look like you struggle with masculine cards! Those of these are fabulous!!! I am loving the texture and look of rust you got with your products. Never heard of the stuff you used but I am sure loving it. Love how you used MCT products as well my friend. Hugs, Brenda

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  48. Congrats on your GD Spot, Lisa!! Your masculine cards are fantastic!! I love the wonderful photos of the deer too!! Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  49. Wow--the rust is an awesome look! Great cards and technique.

    Beautiful picture of your breakfast guests!

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  50. These are fantastic Lisa !! Stunning colors and details my friend ! What wonderful photos you took also !
    Hugs&Blessings,
    Mayra

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  51. Such an amazing post today, Lisa, filled not only with the wonder of your Mixed Media masculine cards but with the photos of the deer! Amazing group shot and even better to see that beautiful buck! You have a gorgeous view out your window with the wooded area!

    Your card is right up my alley and you have done amazing things with your die cuts and products! I love that rusty background and the gears! You rocked this challenge! Thank you for the inspiration! More hugs!

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