Saturday, March 9, 2013

Friday Mashup Meets PPA!

I needed a birthday card for my brother's 50th birthday and I love playing along with challenges which also gives me a starting point! So a hunting we did go!...and here are the two challenges that worked SO well for me ~ thanks so much for the inspiration and a great place to begin!
The first challenge I found was the Friday Mashup ~ and their challenge was any past challenge which was great, so here is where I began!

Perfect for a Manly birthday card for my brother!!! Now, can I find a color challenge that I like to go along with the idea that was brewing in my mind...and here is what I found at the PPA154 ~ 

my attempt was to use the Raspberry Ripple and Calypso Coral to give my truck an old rusty feel, I'm pleased with the outcome! I haven't used my blender pens in quite awhile and really enjoyed playing with them! Dave, I hope you like your card ~ I sure do!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today ~ I hope you have a blessed day, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Enjoy this day :-)

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  1. Awesome! Love all the textures and layers. Very nicely done. Thank you for playing at Pals Paper Arts this week.

  2. Wonderful job!! I love that set and your coloring is fantastic, plus the background and touch of texture go great with it all!

    Thanks for joining us for our 100th Challenge celebration at the Friday Mashup!

  3. Love your card. Excellent design for a guy!

  4. Eep, I love this! Who would have thought Calypso Coral is a masculine color, but it works great! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  5. This looks fabulous! The gears are a great addition. I nearly chose this challenge too...for my brother. Guess his card will be belated! LOL

    I am so impressed that you made those colors work for a guy card!!

    Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup challenge #100!

  6. Wow wonderful masculine card and great job at making these colours work here. I love the background you created and the crimped strip. The punched gears are the perfect embellishments for this card. Your brother will love his card.

  7. Wonderful card! I love all the texture in the background and the embossed panel. That little strip of crimped paper and the gears is just fabulous. Wonderful square masculine card :) Thanks for celebrating our 100th with us at The Friday Mashup!

  8. This is an amazing card all around- for both challenges!


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