Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Add your own touches




We've all done it  - bought beautiful paper and by the time we add an image and a sentiment ,possibly a few embellishments and our fab paper is hard to see. I loved this paper but it was a bit drab so I added the white dots on the darkest leaves - the light brown leaves I added lots of shading around the edges and veins with a sepia pencil , the leaves pop out a bit more now and I can still see my original paper.This paper is perfect for a male cards- I think it might be Graphic45.

The Craft Barn - For the man in your life -
The Paper Players -  challenge 248 - masculine card
Simply Create Too - challenge  87 - masculine

8 comments:

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Gail what a gorgeous card and the papers you have used are wonderful.
Debs xxx
{Debs Cards}

Joanne James said...

I love the addition of the white dots Gail - they really lift the leaves on the paper. Thanks for joining in with my masculine challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Jodi McKinney said...

This card really caught my eye Gail! I adore it! Thanks for sharing it with The Paper Players!

Lisa said...

Great mix of elements and I like the white dots on your leaves! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Craftyfield said...

Ah ah! Using my beautiful papers? never! Can't bear to put anything on them... so this is a brilliant idea for these papers too gorgeous to cover.

LeAnne said...

I know what you mean about busy papers....you need to keep your sentiments and images small so the paper can do all the work! I think you added just the right amount of "extras" to make this a super card. LOVE the design on the paper, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

Jane said...

This is so nice Gail, perfect for a man! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x

maggie said...

Love the alterations you've made to your paper. A great masculine card.