Monday, June 21, 2010

Masculine Challenge

I made this card for Betsy V's color challenge. This is my first challenge so I'm a little nervous. In fact I just started my blog last week and I find this "cyber-space" stuff intimidating to say the least. So please be patient with me.

I chose this color palette for my card. The stamps are from PTI ("Life" set).

Did you notice the little bird in the bottom right corner? My husband's grandfather carved the bird in 1969. His grandfather (Carl) came to the USA from Sweden when he was a young boy. Carl worked as optical toolmaker until he was 77 yrs.old. When he retired he started this "wood carving" hobby. He used a small penknife of Swedish stainless steel to prefect his art. He was accustomed to long days and usually spent 10 hrs. a day carving in his workshop. Many of his carved pieces were painted and some were left to show the natural wood grain. Be on the look out for more carvings in future posts.



colleenk said...

Great job with the challenge! and that bird is a treasure for sure! Welcome to the Blog world!and no need to be nervous! I was intimidated at first also, but found out that people here are very kind and helpful! :)

Anonymous said...

welcome to blog world! Beautiful card!

Betsy V said...

Marie, your card is beautiful! You did a wonderful job with the challenge...I hope you play along with more...challenges are so fun! Welcome to cyber land...I hope you enjoy blogging, it can be so much fun! That little carved bird is such a treasure!

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