Monday, May 2, 2011

Conrad Construction by Dude Time Doodles


We have a new challenge starting today at Stamps R Us sponsored by Dude Time Doodles, our theme is masculine.

For my sample card I used Conrad Construction and colored him with Copic markers B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, E30, E31, E44, E50, E51, C00, C1, C2, T1, T2, YG0000, YG01, YG03, YG05, R21, Y15, Y13, Y11.  My layout is Splitcoast Stampers SC#312, cardstock colors Neenah Solar White & Desert Sand, Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening, Stampin' Up! Green Galore & Brushed Silver.  I printed the sentiment from this digital stamp set on the Green Galore layer after I cropped it so I could use part of the sentiment on the outside and part on the inside of my card.  I used the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate embossing folder on the silver panel, added a couple of silver brads and my card was complete.

I have some pictures to share today speaking of "liking to play in the dirt".  I didn't get any pictures of the guys working yet though!  Maybe later today -


New planting beds in front of the block wall, down both sides of the sidewalk and beside the driveway are going in.


I cannot believe all the unexpected company we've had since the front is all torn up.  It's usually very quiet at our house.


It's going to be nice when it's finished!  We just need to figure out what kind of plants will withstand our 115 degree plus temperatures that are coming soon.


I had to include a silly picture of Maxine on the other side of the fence since I'm showing some personal pictures today!  She came down with Parvo April 1st, a month later you'd never know she's been sick.  Thanks for all your prayers and support during that time.

Challenges:
Stamps R Us - Masculine
AI Factory - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Boys & Men
One Stitch At A Time - Emboss It
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - One For The Boys
The Crazy Challenge - Cards For Men
Cupcake Craft - Something That Starts With a "C" - Construction!

25 comments:

Carol L said...

I love your card today! The diamondplate embossing is perfect for this guy, and as always your coloring is amazing!
Love all the pics, especially the mailbox standing in the middle of all the chaos! Maxine is getting huge isn't she? I can't get over how she's grown in such a short time! I'm so glad she's recovered so well!

Collette said...

Perfect card ... Love the sentiment, too. Will be checking back to see if any updated pics on your own workers, lol.

Cleota said...

Great job! Love how Conrad's shirt looks like he's been sweating. Your coloring is great and I love that sentiment!
Cleota
DTD Dudette

jimlynn said...

Love your card Jan...and it looks like serious construction going on at your house! So glad to see a picture of Maxine looking so healthy!
Lynn

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a great card and how perfect to go with your pictures. Loving Maxine, how sweet is that face.

Marilyn Webb said...

Handsome card Jan...lol. Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing your pictures, looks like you got lots of work to do. So happy to see Maxine looking so great!!
hugs Marilyn

Tammy said...

This is so cute Jan! I love the green and the ef is a perfect fit!

Nikki said...

Jan, you are one carzy busy lady! I love all of it:) and Miss Maxine too! xox Nikki

Misty said...

Again another fantastic card with your coloring! Ugh on the construction. I always say here, we are is a state of 'semi-permanent reconstruction and with 10 acres, there is usually something going on! But economics have slowed projects down. Maxine looks great, ears and all! I did not realize she was a brindle! I ♥ that coloring!
PS> Resent that email. You might have to mail me, in case I got it wrong.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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jackiescrafts said...

A great card for a guy, that image is great
Thanks for joining in at SFC this time
Jackie x

Crafty Lynz said...

Fab card! Love the image!

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum Challenge this time. Good Luck!

Hugs, Lynsey x

Shannon White said...

Wow, Jan what a super card! Perfect for whats going on in your neck of the woods lol. Love your wonderful coloring and love that diamond plate embossed panel too! 8-)

Marilyn said...

Look at Maxine! How wonderful to see her in good health. Boy, you guys have tackled a mountain of work... & in the heat too!
Your card... OMGosh, Conrad is the man... those wide shoulders, muscular arms, wowsa! I need to get that Cuttlebug folder... that looks so good!

darling Ho said...

Cool card and cool pictures!
Thanks for joining us at CCH this time.:) ~~hugs~darling Ho~~

Chocolate Orange said...

A fantastic card. I do love the background that you embossed.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Emboss it' challenge.
Choccy x

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Jan! Great image, perfect choice of colours and I love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

craftybunny said...

Fantastic male themed card.Great colouring and love the words.Glad your dog is better - she looks adorable!Thanks for joining us AiFactory :D
Lisa x

Faye said...

What a fabby card. I love your C element. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week. x

Liza said...

A great card. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Andrea6760 said...

Hi Jan,

Im a bit behind on my posts and just had to take a minute to say Hello and to let you know how happy it made me this morning to see a pic of Maxine so healthy and happy!! Wooohooo!! She is truly a beautiful dog and Im so glad she had a complete recovery from her Parvo.

Oh...and I love your card too! Oops..sometimes doggy love gets top billing! KOL Great job on your card.

*Hugs*
~Andrea

Julye said...

Good luck with the building work and fab card too super detailing thanks for sharing with us all here at OSAAT.

Dana said...

What a great guys card! I love that embossed panel. Your coloring on his jeans is just perfect! Love it!
Thanks for joining us this month at One Crazy Stamper.
Hugs~
Dana

Hristovica said...

very nice construction worker. Metal is as genuine. Bravo. Thank you for participating in The Crazy Challenge last week. Hugs

~Michelle~ said...

great guy card! Thanks for playing the OCS challenge! :)

love the embossed *metal* panel!

Sue said...

What a great guy card. Thanks for playing along with us at One Crazy Stamper.