Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Real Men Love Flowers

Hello Readers!

For today I am writing on behalf of The Male Room to let y'all know we have a new challenge for the next two weeks. Before I reveal the challenge here is my card for today, enjoy!

Watercolor panel with a masculine sentiment.
Colors are muted for a masculine feel as well.

Theme Prompt

I sometimes forget to use StazOn ink for water related project. And every time I forget I end up saying a few choice words to myself when all is smudging and blurry. Well not this time!! I used StazOn 'Saddle Brown' for the focal image which kept everything crisp and clear.
Detail showing the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment surrounded by flowers and bottles.
This challenge was a dozy for me. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what I was going to design for this theme. Then my husband had the brilliant idea to research masculine floral arrangements. So I go online and start scrolling through some images. More often than not the 'arrangements' were flowers stuffed into whiskey bottles, beer bottles, any bottle you can imagine. I guess it may be safe to assume that anything stuffed in a beer bottle is considered masculine. Who knew? 

That should do it for me!! I hope this post entices you to join our challenge this month at The Male Room. I would like to thank you so much for dropping by TheGrandStampede and do hope you will return soon. Until then however, have a great day, take care, and happy crafting..

All the best,


Buffy said...

Beautiful card Shawna, love the vintage feel it has.
Buffy xx

Louise van Vuren said...

Clever! Those flowers are definitely masculine, love the idea of flowers in a beer bottle! Very masculine colour palette too- great job! Sorry I'm going to miss the next couple of challenges in The Male Room
Louise xx

Monika Reeck said...

flower for manly card?
I never made and you did and show it so easy to make
Shawna Shawna Shawna
you know how stunning this card and the vintage feel on it
I LOVee this!!!and tell your hubby great idea
and if you want the EID MUBARAK (it is the end of fasting month = ramadan and we celebrate it with prayers and eat and a bit party :)) that card you like I still have in my table I can send you but send this for me sweety pleasee it is stunning coloring!!!
now try to catch up after what you have leave on my Blog.
till then sweety

Marina said...

Beautiful muted colours and I'm laughing at your comment about things stuffed into beer bottles!

Rocky said...

I love the image, it's great for this challenge and your colour choice is perfect.

Mac Mable said...

Who knew in deed about flowers being stuffed into alcohol bottles, you learn something new everyday! Your card is a piece of art, you could frame it and pop it on the wall. Your talent astounds me xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love a man who can appreciate a pretty flower, Shawna and your flowers in the alcohol bottles make the perfect masculine look!!!! The colours are simply great and your card is a small work of art, my friend!!!! Simply beautiful!!!!
Have a great day!!

Jane said...

Well of course, obvious now you mention it - anything in a bottle, apart from water, has to appeal to a fella. Love the vintagy cafe culture feel of your card.

Andreja L. said...

Wata a fantastic card you made :-)) I like the stamp, which is perfect for male.
Hugs, Andreja

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