Just as I begin this, I've remembered that I've already posted once today. Ah well, old age and all that! But I'll post anyway because knowing my luck, I'll forget and miss the deadline!
It's not often a new set of man stuff arrives on the digi scene so it was 'hurrah' all round when the wonderful Mo Manning introduced 'Big Guy'. Finally, man stuff that doesn't have anything to do with beer!
Quite a lot of elements to this one and I wondered how I'd handle it but I have to admit that my paper choice made it quite easy. Here's what I came up with:
Big Guy Golfing'
Papers: Cosmo Cricket, 'Lil Man' collection.
Other: Sentiments generated on PC; buttons from stash; Sakura glaze pen (for shoes)
As we know, golf = patterned sweaters and this wonderful paper from Cosmo Cricket features the brilliant 'Argyle' pattern so loved of golf sweater manufacturers, it seems. With it's repeating motif and co-ordinating stripes, It was an easy choice for this card.
I coloured this chap with my Copics and paper-pieced his ballooning plus-fours. Unfortunately, you can't see his shoes properly in the photograph (what a surprise!) but they are brown leather with Sakura glaze over them to give a bit of shine. The light from the window has bounced off them a bit, making them look a little strange, to say the least.
I sat for a while, stumped for a sentiment, as, to be honest, I didn't really have anyone in mind for this particular card. I don't know about you, but if I'm stuck I usually start writing down all the things I associate either with the intended recipient or the image and, on this occasion, it was exactly the right thing to do because I suddenly came up with this one:
So, that's Big Guy and I'm sure that I can find a happy home for him somehow. In fact, all reasonable offers considered!
Off to cook (a late) dinner now and then an early night, methinks. I'm not sleeping so well since my fall as I appear to have developed some sciatica, which is particularly present when lying down! Bum (so to speak!)!