Sunday, 6 November 2016

Coffee boy

Hello lovely people,

I have had a short working week as I had Monday/Tuesday off to catch up on my crafty projects, and am now enjoying a relaxing weekend at my parents' house.
I attended a great workshop on Saturday with my Mum and my fab crafty friend Debs, and we had a wonderful time getting inky and covered in glitter!
We walked to a brilliant local firework display in the evening and have been indulging in lots of gorgeous home-cooked food courtesy of my Mum; the white chocolate cheesecake with raspberry puree was a real highlight :-)

While we are sat relaxing with a coffee I thought I'd share the card I made for my brother's birthday.  He loves coffee just like me so I had a great reason to use my fab Greeting Farm stamp set again.  Last time I used it the end result was rather more girly as you can see here.

Distressed masculine birthday card featuring boy with coffee cup (image is Mini Remix Brewtiful by The Greeting Farm)

I coloured this with my Inktense pencils and am delighted that I have now figured out how to add finer details like the shadows that the hair casts on the face and clothing folds.

Distressed masculine birthday card featuring boy with coffee cup (image is Mini Remix Brewtiful by The Greeting Farm)

Since I was doing a masculine card I raided my stash of corrugated card again...I love this stuff!  I am pleased to report that I managed to buy some corrugated card and whilst it's not quite as distressed as this lovely recycled packaging, the colour is perfect and I guess I can have fun distressing it myself!

Distressed masculine birthday card featuring boy with coffee cup (image is Mini Remix Brewtiful by The Greeting Farm)

I hope you are all having super weekends whatever you are getting up to.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,




Inktense colours;
Skin: Baked Earth, Madder Brown, Saddle Brown
Hair: Oak, Bark, Ink Black
Jumper: Deep Indigo
Trousers: Oak
Shoes: Ink Black
Coffee cup: Oak, Iron Green

11 comments:

Chrissy said...

Fabulous pencil colouring Kat..love the papers and colours and glad you found some corrugated card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh this is a fab male card, lovely texture

Sarah said...

A super card Kat, lovely colours and texture xx

Brenda said...

<3 <3 <3 this darling card!

Christine L said...

Perfect paper choice, perfect colouring, perfect use of the corrugated card and perfect design too... can you tell I love your card?? I'm sure your brother will too!

Glad you had a good weekend with your Mum... and enjoyed that workshop! I have quite a few of the Cardio peg stamps from some years back - I should dig them out again!

Christine x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great design and image for your Brother's card, I love the texture using the corrugated card too.
Lorraine

Ali said...

Oh I love this!!! xx

Annette said...

Fabulous Inktense colouring and a lovely card for your Brother. I'm sure he'll love it. I'm glad you found some card too. xx

Janice said...

Love your card, great colour combination and I love the pencil colouring!
Janice x

Linda Whitehead said...

Thank you for the accolade for my cooking! x
It's nice that Tim will appreciate the skill and care involved in making this great birthday card! Love Mum x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card, fab stamp and papers
Lorraine x