Friday, May 16, 2008

A Muse June contest

It has been awhile since I used my A Muse stamps and I finally had some free time today to give them a shot. I went over to the A Muse addicts site and saw it was time for another monthly home page contest. This months theme is Celebrating the men in your life. I am not very good at buying masculine stamp sets and I am always limited by what I have to choose from. This first card would work for my pre-teen son or one of his friends. Actually it would work for hubby as well I think, he is cool in my book. It is very simple and doesn't have a ton of bling. I happen to love bling even if the men in my life don't. This second card is simple as well but I spent a little more time on the coloring than usual. I used my copics and the blender to shade the tree trunk, added some light sponging, masked the tree and added the fence. That sentiment seems kind of funny to me for some reason, like the *swinging * from a different perspective *wink wink* like the '70's. LOL. Anyway, it might pass for a father's day card or a birthday card.

I realized that my A Muse paper and notecards are all too feminine as well. I need to shop for some more manly colors and patterns.
Hope you like them.


Geeta said...

These are great Karen!

rebecca said...

Karen these are fabulous! Great job!

texasjodylynn said...

Both of those cards are ADORABLE! I love the rockin boy!