Monday, February 27, 2017

Masculine Monday #8

When I was trying to come up with a card for Masculine Monday this week, 
I was thinking about a documentary we watched at school this week called
'Screenagers'. It's all about screen time and the negative effects it can have
 on teenagers. I highly recommend it to everyone.

Video games seem to be a popular way for teenagers to fill their free time 
so the Video Boy image from Mo's Digital was a perfect choice for this 
week's card. 

I used a combination of two sketches to motivate me. I couldn't decide on
just one so since they were similar I combined them. 

Funny story: while I was making this card I thought I would turn it into
a shaker card but I forgot to put any beads in before I sealed it shut. 
I didn't want to scrap the card so I added the sentiment and called it done.


I highly recommend using sketch challenges when you're feeling 
the need for inspiration - they're a great way to get your mojo going.

I'm also adding this to the '3' challenge at the W&W Blog 
I used 3 stripes and 3 different colors of cardstock (does white count as 
a color?)

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from Stampin' Up! unless noted
cardstock: whisper white thick, crumb cake textured, night of navy textured
digi image: video boy (Mo Manning)
pencil crayons (Prismacolor)
sentiment: typed up on my laptop
foam sheet (Michaels)


  1. Very cool, should go down well with the recipient


  2. This is so fun and cool! Great take on our sketch challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  3. Hi Susan, this is sooooo coooollll! Looks fantastic your layout and the idea is great, it really gives the impression as he is sitting behind the screen...

    1. Tha nk you Claudia :)WOW! I mentioned to my husband that the unfilled shaker frame could be a tv - like he was sitting in front of the screen - he thought I was nuts and no one would see that so I didn't bother to mention it. I'm glad someone thought of it too.

  4. Fabulous card! I love this image and you've used it beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Fantastic card and as a mother of two boys now young men this certainly resonates. Glad you missed out the beads so we can see more of this fab image.


  6. I love how you've flipped the sketch Susan and what a brilliant card for those teenagers (men too!) wonderful colouring and cas-tastic too. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. x

    1. Thank you :) Yes, my husband likes to game as well :)

  7. With two gaming mad teenage boys in my house this card is just perfection, Susan! A great image which you have coloured brilliantly. I love the way you have adapted the sketch too. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week :)

  8. Fab take on the sketch! That super-cool image you've coloured beautifully looks wonderful behind the frame. It reminds me of my grandson who is games mad at the moment. Its a sure fire winner for all teenage (and younger) boys. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More xx

  9. My son would love this card! Always so difficult to make masculine cards for young teens but this is perfect!

  10. Such a perfect design for a guy! So clever and cute!