Saturday, September 9, 2017

Old Boot

I had to make a card quickly to give to a friends hubby.  This friend is an old school friend who I have know since I was nine and at boarding school she was my partner in crime. We lost contact when she left the school when se was 14 for about 30 years when I found her again on the Internet through a web site I set up to track former pupils of our school :) What a great day that was :)  Anyway it is her hubby's birthday next weekend and we are all going out together so I thought I had better make a card for him quickly.  Stu loves the out-doors and his walking along with that he also studies dragonflies and lectures on them in his spare time hence the addition of the dragonfly brad on the fence pole.  I won this fab 'Old Boot' image this week from Digi Stamps 4 Joy, thank you Margy and as I promised if I could I would enter into her monthly challenge so here we are.  The background uses and image from Just Inklined called Holy Ribbon Chapel and I coloured it with Pan Pastels - new to me as I have never used them to colour and image before.  This time I wanted a very soft background and am rather pleased with the outcome.  The 'Old Boot' image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy, I superimposed one image behind a second copy before printing.  Once printed I coloured with Polychromes and then fussy cut.  I love the depth of colouring on the boots in comparison to the soft background. To finish off I mounted the finished images on black card then a gold green metallic paper.  A dragonfly, as mentioned earlier was added to one of the fence posts and Glossy Accents were placed in each corner to keep the peel off gold line stickers secure.

Challenge entered :_
  • Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Challenge #140 - Anything Goes + optional twist of "warm colours"
  • Craft for the Craic - M, 5E (First Friday of the month) - September - Autumnal Coloured Project
  • Just Add Ink – W, - No.375 - Just Add D - DRAGONFLY
  • Cardz 4 Guyz 2W, 3E - #177 - Something beginning with letter D (week 2) - DRAGONFLY


  1. Fabulous card, love the beautiful scene with the dragonfly and those boots look how you colored them! Thank you for sharing with us over at Digistamps4Joy! Hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Digistamps4Joy
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  2. Great male card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz

  3. Great male card, awesome colouring. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink!

  4. That is really stunning and love the superimpose technique. You did fabulous with DS4J image Mimi. I hope you had a great time with your old school friend and so glad you and Stu reunite again! I'm so glad you joined Digistamps4Joy September Challenge and see you again Mimi.
    Hugs and smiles,
    Digistamps4Joy Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  5. A lovely scene Mimi and a Dragonfly fits the Just Add Ink "D" challenge perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This part is fantastic! Perfect for a guy . I am so glad that you found your friend and reconnected .



  7. Cute card- lovely theme and lovely colouring. Lots of fun! Chantell Just Add Ink

  8. Loved your card very nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us at DS4J challenge Blog! Good Luck!!

    Hema - DT@


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