Sunday, 18 January 2009

High Hopes Challenge 14 - Masculine card

Today we have a great challenge for you at the High Hopes blog and Niki is asking us to make a masculine card. This is really not difficult with so many cute HH images perfect for the men in our life. Don't forget that each week if you join our challenge you have a chance of winning a yummy High Hopes stamp and sentiment!

I have used the great sketch from Papertake weekly challenge - thanks Dawny!

This cute character is called Lumpy. I stamped Lumpy and then masked him so I could copic airbrush the sky and sand... for a first attempt I am really pleased with the effect and can't believe that just practicing for a short while that I used the whole air can! I can feel a purchase coming on soon for a compressor! It was so much fun... i'm going to want to spray everything insight!

I have used my new photo corner punch - Thanks K.. I love it! Do you like how I have put the sentiment on? This is the labels one nestie which I have tucked up behind the image. I wasn't planning on doing it like this but and it was a happy accident while putting my card together. The gorgeous papers are Basic Grey "Boxer" and just perfect for guy cards.

Have a great Sunday!

Hugs,


Card details:
Stamps: High Hopes Lumpy and "Ups and Down" sentiment
Ink: Momento
Papers: SU Cardstock and Basic Grey Boxer
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending. Image stamped on Concord card. Copic sketch markers - B000 and BG01 (Sky) and Y32 & E99 (Sand).
Embellishments: Buttons, Dew drops
Equipment: Wizard, labels one nestabilites, SU photo corner punch, SU ticket punch, Copic Airbrush

73 comments:

Maria said...

Wow!! Your airbrush background turned out fabulously! I have the airbrush too but I've never used it! It's time that I do. I don't have a compresser. . .gee, it took one whole can to practice with. I guess I'll have to buy the compressor too! LOL!

Your masculine card turned out awesome, Nikki! Love the dp that you used too!!

Maria

christelle said...

Your card Nikki is a gorgeous masculin card!! You have made a fab work!!
Lumpy is very cute and I love your colouring. I love also the sky and sand's effect!! Of course I like how you have put the sentiment on and I agree with you, the papers are perfect for a guy card!!
Today it's windy and it's raining, so we will stay inside!!
I hope you all will have a great sunday,
Big hugs,
Christelle.

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

It's a very wonderfull card! I like it very much.
With kind regards Jacqueline.

suzanne said...

Love the card Nikki. Glad you like the airbrush, wish I could just get the copics right, lol!

Hugs
Suzanne x

Justine said...

I'm loving the airbrush thing!!! don't make me buy one Nikki!!!! hehe, fab card, love the sentiment!
Justine x x

mar1ene said...

Whoohoo Nikki, love your card hun! the background really makes him stand out!! I think you got me to give it another go now.. or otherwise get me to spend more money..lol!!!

Confession time, in the end I dropped the girls off to see the film while I done food shopping, they totally loved it and couldn't stop talking about it when I picked them up :)

Big hugs, Marlene xx

Tara said...

Great card Nikki and a perfect challenge as I have a few male cards to make today!
Just thought I'd let you know that my daughter has just started her own blog, http://kittypawprint.blogspot.com/ and has entered your daughter's challenge with a card!
xx

sandra_w said...

Another great card, Nikki!! Fantastic colouring!!

Hugs, San

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Wow...what a fab card! Your clouring and airbrushing are amazing! What a fab sentiment and a perfect card for a man!
Judy x

tracie said...

Hi Nikki, oh wow another fabulous card - love the gorgeous papers. This image is so cute and your colouring is beautiful - I can never get such a great effect with my primacolour - I guess more practice is in order, thanks for the tips - will have to have a play. The airbrushing looks fab too - gorgeous as always... love it.
Enjoy your sunday
hugs
Tracie :)x

Turid Mari said...

Hihi!! such a cuute camel!! :)
Loove the way you've coloured both the camel in the card and the airbrushed sky, and purple camel further down!! :D

Have a great weekend!!
Big hugs!!

Amy said...

Hehehe Lumpy is such a champ! He always makes me laugh! I like how you put the brads in the ticket corners... I will have to remember that along with poking the label nestie out of the bottom!

Heike said...

I love the camel Nikki, it looks so cute. Wonderful Papers and colors the airbrushing is fantastic.......

Hugs
Heike

Deb said...

fabulous card, I love the effect of the airbrush, might have to invest in those!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Nikki, what a lovely card you've made hun. Its very suitable for men, i can give this to my hubby as he often has the hump!! such a lovely image and gorgeous papers. Loving your airbrushing too, oh dear i feel another urge to shop!! best sit on my hands again! lovely of you to share again. Hugs linda x

Heike said...

Hi Nikki, please, take a look on my Blog, there is something for you :-)))......

Hugs
Heike

CraftyC said...

This is totally fab Nikki, a brilliant card!! Your gonna have to do a step by step tutorial with piccies as I'm a a bit jealous (lol)
Clairex

eba said...

What a cute card! The sentiment and the ups and downs in the card layout was just perfect! ;) The airbrush background came out perfect too! :)

Shary said...

You did a great job with the compressor. Love the image and sentiment. Perfect!

Danni said...

What a great card!! And so fun with the airbrushing! Love it!

Bev said...

What an amazing card Nikki - I love the airbrushed background. So far I have not given in to temptation in getting Copics but the more I see the fabulous work being done with them the more I want them lol.

hugs
Bev x

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just adorable. I love this image I am going to have to go visit the HH store soon. I love the background just beautiful dear.

Holly said...

gorgeous card Nikki and i love the image he is so cute :)
hugs
holly x

angeljakki said...

lovely crad nikki, the airbrushing is really effective x x x

Michelle said...

Love this card, Nikki...everything is perfect!! Love the sky....the photo corners....and especially how you used your Nestie Label for the sentiment! What a great idea!! Have a great Sunday!

dawnmarieg said...

The airbrush is really effective Nikki, I love lumpy, the High Hopes stamps always make me smile, just beautiful.x

cats whiskers said...

He he!!! Love this card he has such a cute expression love your colouring and your background. Have ordered my spray gun and the compressor from Artifolk but its OFS at the moment so will have to wait another couple of days, Hope I can get as good results as you hyb
Hugs Jacqui x

ella bella said...

how cute is he lol gorgeous card Nikki and i love the background its such a great effect.
hope your having a lovely weekend
Tracy x

Summerthyme Studio said...

You are SO talented........ I just love everything that you do Nikki!!!!!

It's such a pleasure to visit your blog.......pure perfection!!!!

Hugs,

Vicki

Ila said...

Totally Fabulous card Nikki!! I love your coloring and your background!! Have a Wonderful Sunday!!...Hugs, Ila

Nixe07 said...

What a funny card Nikki!! Looks so stunning and cute. I love your fantastic colouring.
Hugs
Moni

Mel said...

A fab card love the airbrushing effect ~ Mel x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is brilliant Nikki!
Love your wonderful colouring and perfect detail!
hugs
kim x

Scrapmumur said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Nikki!
I love your composition.
Fantastic colours!!!!!!
Hugs Mumur

jacque4u2c said...

Totally love it!

Niki Estes said...

Your card is adorable, Nikki! I love the colors and your airbrushing turned out so neat!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the way you've coloured in the image. Fab papers also. Michele x

Mariska said...

This is a perfect card for a guy Nikki. Love your choice of papers and that image is so cute (even though it's a card for a guy I think it's cute!). Love your colouring and I'm so jealous of your airbrush system!!! Love the effect of that.

xxx
Mariska

Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee Happy spraying. He is the cutest.

Susiesuger said...

Really Cute card Nikki and I love how you have explained the technics you have used
Thanks
Love Susie xx

Lilian said...

I think you are going to LOVE your copics! Great job with the airbrushing too... Your papers go great with the image & the frame for the sentiment is just great and I really love your Prismacolor pencils coloring. :) Have a great day!

Janna said...

Nikki, this is just perfect!! I love the shadowing you did on the camel itself and the airbrushing is perfect!! I can't wait to see more of what you do with it. I have already started hitting up my husband for one!!

Smiles,
janna

The Country Rose said...

Great job with the airbrushing Nikki! Lumpy is great and I really like your background paper... oh and your photo corners :). Have a blessed week!

Barb

Kelly said...

Totally awesome Nikki!! lvoe the airbrushed background and the photo corner punch is awesome, I lvoe mine too;-)!!

Great job on the masculine challenge!!

Hugs, K

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love Lumpy and great papers, brilliant mans card.

Jodi said...

Your card turned out great Nikki! I love that you airbrushed it too! Great job!! =)
Hugs,
Jodi

Anja's weblog said...

Your card is Beautiful Nikki. And i love the background!! I have the airbrush from letraset for my promarkers and have to use it more:))

Hugs
Anja

Tina said...

Nikki this is just yummy, i find it so hard with male cards but lumpy is just perfect, and i love the colours you used Crafty Hugs Tina xx

Gill said...

wow Nikki, fabulous card..so you finally dusted off the old Copics....Gary will be pleased lol!! Your colouring is amazing on this cute image and the background is equally fabulous
hope you had a great weekend
hugs Gill x

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Nikki, I love the cute image and the sentiment too! Your colouring is beautiful and great work with your airbrush...I have not been brave enough yet! LOL Debbie x

Shelly said...

What a fun card! Your airbrushed background looks fab, and I love the distressed edge around your papers!

steph said...

Lovely card! Cute imaging and love your sky and sand! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

Heidi said...

OMG Nikki you have made so many beautiful cards since i was here last time. Martine and I have been sick now and I am so tired of it. So today I just have to take a little visit on some blogs to see all the great stuff. And your airbrushing is perfect it looks so great.You have to tell me more about this system :o)

I also love the new photos of your family Nikki they are so cute.

Hugs and love
Heidi

Alex H. said...

Hi Nikki, you've made lots of wonderful art work in the last weeks, it was a pleasure to surf by and spend a lot of time on your blog :-).

Hugs,
Alex

Debbie said...

Hi Nikki...me again, just popped back to say that I have something for you on my blog. Debbie x

6 wacky women said...

He is too darn cute, Nikki.
Lots of room to color these fab HH stamps and your coloring is sooo gorgeous! Love the bg paper too.

Karen x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really fabulous card Nikki, wonderful airbrushing and I adore the cute camel...perfect masculine card!
Have a good week.
Hugs
Carole x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Nikki Love the amazing results with your airbrushing, Hugs Debbie x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Love your card, the sentiment goes perfect with the image!!!

Warm regards,

Renata

Jeanette said...

Fantastic card Nikki! Isn't the airbrushing addictive? I love it too and have also used up one of the big cans of air. I will have to start saving my pennies for a compresser as well! Hugs Jeanette

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card Nikki, I love the papers and the camel is so sweet.

Georgia said...

Hello Nikki,
I've left you something on my blog...
Love, Georgia xxx

Stacey said...

This is just the cutest Nikki! What a brilliant effect? Perfect for sand. Love the overall effect ~x~

Maggie said...

like everyone says i luv the airbrushing thing ,thanks for stopping by!

Janette said...

This turned out awesome! the coloring is wonderful and I love the airbrushed bg. Great card.

MichelleO said...

this is sooo cute! You are gonna love that air gun! And yes.. the compressor has to come soon, as you will go thru lots of cans! LOVE MINE!
Hugs
MichelleO

Tracey said...

Nikki, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours, the stamp, your colouring - all of it!!

Heidi said...

Nikki this is so cute, love it. I got the system as well minus the compressor for christmas and I need to use it more. I did one card and Jim was like- that is it? Don't you want to do a bunch more right now as it litterally took me 5 sec to do! He was so funny!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I was looking at some of the blogs Michelle visits (Mommy time) and came across yours. You are so talented. I love your airbrushing. I am so glad to have stopped by.

Kristine B. said...

Envious of your new toys Nikki!! :) LOOOOVE the results. Just amazing!! xx

Karin said...

Morning dear,

your airbrushed background is so beautifull. Makes Mr. Lumpy come to life.
Love the papers and cute sentiment..
Hugs,
xoxo Karin

Valérie said...

Very beautiful card again Nikki !!! Fabulous ! I love your papers, the image and your colouring always perfect !! The airbrushing looks fab ! Congratulations !
Have a great day.
Big hugs.
Val.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow Nikki, this card is just spectacular in every way! The colors, papers, and my oh my, now you got me wanting to air brush now!!