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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Totally Gorjuss

Challenge 33 at Totally Gorjuss is "Aqua".  I love greeny blues: turquoise, teal, duck-egg and aqua and all shades in between.   I don't love making boy's cards though and I reverted to my old standby - the shirt.
I have made several shirts before but I do try to make them a little different each time.  For my Son-in-Law, I made a shirt in a tissue-paper filled box and hand made sleeves. For my brother, I added a proper tie and a cuff-link. I have posted both of these cards before. But my new version is for best matey's 20 year old son. He doesn't often wear a long sleeved shirt and I'm sure he wouldn't like a tie so I have opened up his collar (no mean feat on a paper version where I had to tuck in more "fabric" beneath the opening and I undid his tie for a more casual look!  Background paper is K&Co.  I stamped the shirt fabric myself using SU Teal and a houndstooth stamp (the origin of which I can't recall).  An SU sentiment layered in an SU scalloped punch, a couple of corner stamps, two Architectural Element Sizzlit die cuts in the other corners and a few buttons from my stash complete the ensemble.
 Perhaps I should open a little shirt shop!

21 comments:

Dena said...

Precious card Lesley! Another BRILLIANT creation by the wonderful Lesley!
Hugs, Dena

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chris said...

Hi Lesley, this is so lovely leslie, love the idea, i am rubbish at mens card ideas.

dolcreations said...

These are awesome Lesley! I just love your creativity!

Michele said...

Love this!!! how clever to make a shirt!!!

lalkygirl said...

hi lesley
fantastic cards,mens cards are always so difficult so thanks for the inspiration
lalkygirl x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Lesley.
luv
Debby

fi's cards and crafts said...

wow Lesley...these are fantastic...I've never seen anything like these before...excellent!!

Fi
x

Deb said...

fabulous male card, so love that shirt and it is so versatile, hugs Debx

*Vicki* said...

Now isn't this just CLEVER!! I love your idea with the dad's shirt!! Too darn cute!! :)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Lesley this is amazing!
Love your fabulous creation!
hugs
kim x

here is a link to the stamp club if you are interested
http://www.dreamcottage.nu/Club/index.html

:) x

Julie said...

Another fab card for one of my men!!! Great male card and brill colours!! Juliexx

Dawn B. said...

Boy do you know how to make a manly card.. These are all fantastic.. I love the way you did this one.. The tie looks real.. Great job Lesley.

Lia said...

hi lesley,
it;s the first time that I visit your blog and now I maust say all your cards and creations are wonderful.
I became a follower of me do you like it to become a follower of me
hugs Lia

Inger said...

Wowww this is brilliant Lesley!!!
I also love these colors!

♥ Hugs, Inger

Nina S. B. Macaulay said...

Such a sweet card!
Thanks for joining in with the Totally Gorjuss
challenge this week, Good Luck!

Hugs Nina Macaulay xx

Sue said...

What a terrific idea...girl you are so smart! I have never seen anything like this, but I love it!

Beth Norman said...

Holy smokes Batman, you shirt card is out of this world. Truly a piece of art. I'm sure your SIL loved it.

Martine said...

ooo such a fab card darlin, my dad would LOVE this card, must remember this idea :) :)

xx
Martine

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

I have finally had time for a good old blog catch up.

It has been lovely visiting everyone and I can't believe it is so long since I was at your lovely "place of interest".

I love your shirts and how you manage to make them all so very different.

Love the colours and the quirky tie on this one!!

Hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Annie said...

such an ingenious card and a fabulous colour combo!
hugs, annie x