Scrap-card: A Boy over Flowers

How do I get the idea of a freaking boy catching a flower?


I've just finished watching a famous Korean drama, Boys over Flowers...for the 1000th time..haha. It is story describing 4 super-handsome young men who are obsessed by million tons of flowers, which are referring to girls...of course. And with that, I wonder if it were literally to be real flowers, would the guys cling over them? Hahaha...smelling, touching and picking up the flowers. Oh dear me...would that happen? Sooo sweeettt.... We believe that boys do not like flowers as much as girls do....

However, there are boys who adore flowers.... Does it affect their masculinity? Does it decrease their machismo (macho)? Nopp...not at all. This fact will not affect their masculinity, believe me...

For example, my father...(yes, he's a man..not boy..haha)... He loves gardening and adores orchids and sunflowers so much.


I love this pattern...classical English style. So flowery...& pinkish too!

I tied a bow with a pink button...
With this card, I humbly joined:

Challenge 15 Buttons at
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge
Challenge #48: It'll be all white on the night at
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog
Theme: Masking at
Craft-room challenge
Challenge #34 Boy or Man at
DYSU Challenge Blog
PINK at Card Makin Mamas Challenge Blogs

Anything Goes at Digi's With Attitude! Challenges
Inspire me Fridays 21 at Joyful Stamper
Flower Power at The Sisterhood of Crafter
Challenge #7 "Show Us Your Flowers"! at Paper Creations Ink

14 comments:

Esther said...

Hi Ninie - this is a lovely sweet card - unique idea, but I'm a bit confused about how you've used masking..maybe you could visit craft-room challenge and let us know? Thanks for joining us...Esther xx

Zoechaos said...

Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge with a very unusual theme and pretty card. I cannot see a mask, use of a mask or masking on this card. Hope we will see you again XOXO Zoe

Ann Whitfield said...

Lovely card Ninie, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Ninie said...

Dear Zoechaos and Esther:

I interpret masking here as two meanings that I've checked on Wikipedia. (I'm a 2nd Language user of English).

Masking can mean:

# Masking (in art), protecting a desired area from change during production

# Masking (illustration), an art technique that influences the intended perception of a character.

**with love and hugs

Esther said...

Hi Ninie - I think the meaning of masking has got lost in translation ! In stamping/paper crafting Masking means to cover an image so that you can then stamp another so it appears behind it - if you visit my blog I have a tutorial and some links to examples..thanks so much for hoining us though and I do hope we see you again - we still have another week of masking so maybe you could give it a try ! Esther xx

Zoechaos said...

Hello Ninie thank you for your comment and question. Mask and Masking has many interruption's in English and the meaning of the word is often established by the context it is used in. The two common meanings in paper crafting are.

Use a stencil or mask to colour through making the pattern on the paper. Anything can be used for this method a solid image that covers (masks) the area when colour is applied leaving the shape uncoloured. Or a design cut into chipboard so that the coloured design has layers of colour.

The method Esther (& I) used is to stamp an image that you want in the foreground, and then stamp it again onto some paper with a sticky back. Cut the paper out and use it to mask the stamped image so that anything you stamp now will appear to be behind the stamped image. Esther used layers of this kind of masking to make her scene and also provided a tutorial on her blog. Sometimes this mask can be a simple torn piece of paper laid over a coloured area more colour is applied above it to make a landscape with hills.

Both these methods are covered by the meaning given 'Masking (in art), protecting a desired area from change during production'.

Masking does mean to hide the real intent or appearance, both literally and figuratively. I suspect that this is the meaning you read and used on your creative piece. It must be very difficult and frustration to be caught in a language puzzle like this and admire you use of English which might exceed that of some 'native' speakers.

I hope this helps and that you will join us again at Craft-Room Challenge, if you need clarity another time please feel free to ask XOXO Zoe

Ninie said...

Esther & Zoe...wow! The tutorial is clear enough for me to understand. Great! I'm so excited to learn new knowledge on scrapping... Eager to try already...haha..but I'll join for the next challenge. Bcos we r now busy/having a two great festivals, 30 & 31 August (Malaysian Independent Day) & Hari Raya (A huge celebration after 1 month fasting)...Thank you very much, really appreciate that...=D *hugs

Sara said...

Ninie... Your card is beautiful! I love the image and you layout is perfect! The ruffles at the bottom are awesome! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara

Ninie said...

Thank you, Sara...

Naomi said...

Lovely card! Love that image and he is coloured beautifully! You are right, men can love flowers, too. I really enjoyed that little bit about the Korean drama! Thank you for playing along with us at DYSU this week!

kurlygirl said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog For a Boy or Man Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

Jenni said...

Very pretty and unusual card, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.
Jenni x

Ninie said...

Naomi, kurlygirl & Jenni = Thank you very much... I surely will join the next challenges.

TannyP said...

HAHAHAHA! What a cute card and a great concept =) Perfect coloring. Real men like flowers!! Thanks for joining the Flower Power Challenge at the Sisterhood!