i know, i know, it's quite pared down isn't it? but i needed a somewhat minimalist guy card, for a somewhat minimalist guy, lol! by order of this week's challenge at shopping our stash we are "going green" for which you can either make a card which incorporates a recycled element (mine uses an old army green hanging file-- from which the hanger part had detached itself-- as both its base and the mat layer under the sentiment panel) or features the color green (i think that bit is fairly self-explanatory on my card!) or, of course, you could do BOTH!
(recycled: dark green hanging file folder; patterned paper: basic grey, 7 gypsies, echo park; alphas: making memories fabric letters, woodgrain thickers, jenni bowlin tiny type; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
for my layout, i used this week's retro sketch, and pretty faithfully, at that!
thus i'm linking up with my lovely and uber-creative friends at opus gluei who are feeling a little sketchy this fortnight; and also with patrice's 52-card pick up, at the old back porch!
and now, i hope you will have a little look through your stash... and maybe also your TRASH? and then join us this week at SOS! ♥
check you out...where's the pink?! I LOVE what you've done with the file folder!ReplyDelete
Guy cards really do turn our styles upside down, don't they? I have one to make this week — so I feel ya! :) I do like this!!!ReplyDelete
This is perfect for a guy card...simply perfect! Love it!ReplyDelete
You get a triple WOW on this stunning card! Why can't I even think to use stuff like that file to recycle!!!ReplyDelete
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! So elegant looking!
Wonderful interpretation of that sketch, love the colour scheme and your use of sage green tones!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining Opus Gluei this fortnight :-)
This is perfect for a masculine card. Well done..ReplyDelete
Yeah, it may be pared down a bit compared to your usual style....but it's still all Lauren so it's still all fab! :-)ReplyDelete
Always always appreciate your wonderful comments on the Opus Gluei blog Lauren :-)ReplyDelete
Lauren - am I on the right blog ;) just kidding. It still has your style. Great job on a masculine card! That paper is great and I love that you recycle the folder. It's the perfect guy color!ReplyDelete
Great take on the sketch, Lauren!ReplyDelete
Too cute! I love that you used the green folder- we have tons of those at work- might need to rescue a couple of the old ones!ReplyDelete
oh dear, the dreaded simplified man card! lol I love the texture on the sentiment, especially those fabric letters :) Awesome recycling too!ReplyDelete
I think this card is way-cool! Not too minimalist at all, IMO. Lucky guy, the one who gets this. Thanks for playing along with us at Opus Gluei, we always love to have you come on over! (And Gini is right, thanks for the sweet comment!)ReplyDelete
Okay. WHO ARE YOU? And what have you done with the pink lady, Lauren??? If this card weren't so darn cool, I would send the police (or MIB) to make sure that you are you. I seriously love this card. Man cards are really hard to pull off this well. LOVE it. LOTS!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for hangin' out with us at OPUS GLUEI. It's always such a thrill to see you.
This is fantastic and yes, a departure from the Lauren we all know and love - and this is inspiring! Talk about getting outside your comfort zone and doing so wonderfully! I love this, it's achieved what you wanted and is a great interpretation of the sketch!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your kindness to OG, and for sharing your creativity with us! We love you over at OPus Gluei!
Very fun card Lauren! Love the papers! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches this week!ReplyDelete
Great guy card, Lauren! Love how you used the old green folder and your stitching is the perfect touch!ReplyDelete
How did I get so behind??? OMG I'm actually reading your posts almost daily, but I'm slacking at actually commenting!! So not cool. I love this card. Its so cool. I really like that sewing over the letters. Great man card.ReplyDelete