Saturday 13 September 2014

Cheers ...

Today seems to be scooting by ... it will soon be Monday!! 

I have managed to create a card this afternoon that I didn't think I would be able to.  When I saw this week's challenge at "Less is More" I was convinced that I wouldn't be entering as I was sure I didn't have any suitable stamps - the challenge is for a one layer card with the theme of BEVERAGES.  However, my son suggested drawing a glass of beer and the rest, as they say, is history. 

I created a stencil by hand drawing a beer glass and coloured the image using distress inks.  I then used the only stamp remotely connected to beverages to add a sentiment in a similar way to the beer brand found on a pint glass.  This is the final version:

It did take me three attempts to get it right!

I used:

Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Inks
Versafine Onyx Black 



  1. Love the colouring a man to think of a beer :)

    Hope you're having a good weekend

    Donna xxx

  2. great drawing and the colouring really works

  3. YAY! Turned out brilliantly


  4. This is brilliant Elaine... I'm glad that our challenges actually challenge!
    Well done your son for the suggestion and well done you for executing it so effectively. Fab card for a chap!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Fabulous beer glass card, Elaine - wonderful colouring!

  6. Fantastic, the colouring is just right and this stamp suits it perfectly. Well done
    Linby x

  7. Sometimes only one word works in a comment, Elaine: GENIUS!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Well what a clever card Elaine, your colouring is perfect and what a great masculine card, as Darnell says, GENIUS!
    Thank you for joining our challenge this week at LIM
    Less is More Designer

  9. Wonderful idea for the guys and a great colouring effect Elaine
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  10. Brilliant idea, love the depth you created with the inks :)

  11. So glad you found a way to circumvent not having a stamp to suit! Was it lots of practice holding a glass of beer, or just super artistic talent that made this fabulous image? Makes me think of the ad: 'a hard-earned thirst needs a good cold beer' - you have certainly earned one Elaine!

  12. Brilliant, love this so totally suitable for a beer drinker too, love it :D x


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