05 May 2016

Dad's Garden!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for The Male Room Challenge. I saw it had reference to Shakespeare and as I had already done this card, it seemed to match in with the theme. 

Shakespeare had a lot to say about gardens and I thought this piece was relevant for the card. 

Here's flowers for you;
Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram;
The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun
And with him rises weeping: these are flowers
Of middle summer, and I think they are given
To men of middle age.
The Winter's Tale (4.4.122-7)

I made it for hubby's birthday a couple of weeks ago, (although he's older than middle age LOL) my son was ill and couldn't go out to get one, he didn't want me to buy one for him, but wanted me to make one of his choice of images, sentiment and inside verse. I had hoped for him to be well enough to go out, and left it until the last minute! as you do LOL. I chose the simplest CAS card I could find in my sketches file. For some reason I have done a few CAS card recently. 

The image is Dr Digi's "Ted and his shed" which is funny as hubby's first name is Edward, although he never uses it.  I coloured the image in PS added a PS stroke effect and cut it out with a circle die. I made a mistake in the size of the underneath papers, but went ahead with it anyway and think it works OK. I embossed all the papers. I 3D glossed the wellies, you have to have shiny wellies don't you? (Wellington boots) and the tools. I added Nuvo drops to the chimney. I added SN marker to the windows as I had forgotten before printing.

I would loved to have added my name to the DT call, but most challenges want hand coloured and my preferred colouring is PS, it limits me a lot, but I love doing hybrid cards.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/birthdays.html  Birthdays


Gwyneth said...

Your card looks fab. Clean and crisp with a bit of humour.

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is such a fun card Faith! Love the image - especially the shiny wellies! Love the layout and the colors you chose too. Bet hubby loved it!

cotnob said...

A brilliant card Faith, such a fun image and great design - I bet hubby loved it.

Wishcraft said...

Fab image, love the CAS design... great card Faith :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Darlene said...

OMGoodness ... what an awesome creation! LOVE the image! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love love! I need to work on my coloring in PS...very envious of your coloring talent. Ps. Dang it...yup, too late to fix typo but it's just family. There is also an "h" missing in have...and I had two people check it. No wonder why my spell checker didn't catch it..haha

MaryH said...

It's a wonderful card, and hard to believe it was a 'last minute' with all these details you've added. Love the shine on the new green willies and your background papers look just fine to me. The embossing added lots of texture too. That trowel is pretty shiny and I liked the brick embossing with the wooden shed! I bet both your son and his Dad loved it too! Good job. TFS & Hugs

Carol L said...

What a totally fun and cute card for Dad! He'll love this!

NanaConnie said...

What a perfect image for Hubby's birthday, Dawn! Love the PS coloring and the whole CAS design. Those small, embellished pieces really work to showcase the image.

Shirley Young said...

A super card Faith and a great image, so appropriate having seen photos of your lovely garden. My hubby is a Ted too !!

Viv said...

Such a brilliant card Faith,I bet your hubby loved it too.Your digi colouring is always amazing too. Yes the blue in our garden is all the bluebells you were right 😉 Viv xx

Pat K said...

WOW..this is fabulous! What a great image coloured so beautifully in PS. Love the shed and wonderful cas design. I bet your hubby loved this one. hugs, Pat K x

Deborah Frings said...

I like your choice of Shakespeare verse, and I'm sure he'd be a gardener too. This is a super image and I think your digi colouring is fantastic. Thanks so much for playing along with our Shakespeare theme challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

BTW - I'm adding you to the DT call - as PS colouring works for me and I want to expand the team to include all types of craft! Deborah x

Nancy said...

Oh, wow! That's really great! What a fun character! :o)

Louise van Vuren said...

Great colouring, I'm sure your husband loved this card. I like the way you have linked into the Shakespeare theme with the verse too so thanks for joining us at The Male Room and good luck with the DT call
Louise x

linby said...

What a great layout and fun card. Sorry to be thick but what is SN marker?

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

It's a Spectrum Noire marker LOL.