Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Loathsome Lotharios: Haunted Design House and KennyK Downloads: Anniversary challenge

This weeks' Macabre Monday challenge at the Haunted Design House is to share your very own Loathsome Lothario.

Oddly I don't have much in my collection that represents men specifically, so I popped over to KennyK downloads (I know, again, again ... between Octopode and KennyK I'm becoming slightly boring).

So, I found the perfect image for the Loathsome Lothario challenge and discovered that the KennyK Krafty Girlz blog is holding a huge challenge themselves, to celebrate KennyK's first year!

That challenge, which you should check out because there are lots of prizes to be had if you patiently visit the 20-plus design team artist blogs, is to create something.

Whew, do I love those 'go wild' challenges. Essentially they're saying "there are no rules" (aside from the rules listed on the blog), but you understand what I'm saying, don't you?

Anyhow, back to the Loathsome Lotharios. The images from KennyK, as mentioned, are fantastic. And I like the phrases to go with them.

Not exactly Macabre Monday dark or Gothic, but the world can't have changed much since I was "on the market" ... can it? ... surely it's still the boys with fast, hot wheels that make hearts flutter and eventually break.

In fact the single reason I'm feeling unsure, the single reason you have two cards, is because I finished our friendly Need for Speed man and My Guy said, "He seems too happy."

Too happy? I say. Of course he's happy. He's loathsome. Aren't loathsome men always happy? Isn't the very definition of loathsome ... ack. Fine. I'll try again.

This time with Cool Trucker. With a raised eyebrow, wink-wink, "...size of my 'truck' ...".

After all, that's the sentiment My Guy suggested.

Yet still, his reaction was "Yeah. It's good. It's cute."

Folks, I'm going to be on vacation soon and won't be able to participate in any challenges until after July 24, so this was supposed to be the perfect, most awesomely cool, super simple I-should-be-packing final piece I created for a few days.

Instead it's cute. A common theme 'round here I know, but it's still annoying.

Cute, My Guy says.

Men. Can't live with 'em, can't bury 'em in the back yard.


  1. Two beautiful cards.
    Wish you a great vacation.

  2. Have a great holiday where are you off to and will we get to see the pictures when you return? XOXO Zoe

    2 of my fav images :)
    thanks for hoppin along & joinin our celebration at KKKG!!!
    Good luck!!!

  4. Well you could bury them in your backyard, but that is just way too much digging and hard work! These cards are fabulously cool dudes! The designs are awesome and so perfect for a "guy" at any age!

    Have a fun vacation with the guy! Before you leave, stop by and check out my newest shrink dink piece! I can so see you playing with shrink plastic!

  5. Hi. Fab cards & great masculine layouts too. Thanks for joining us at Kenny K's Krafty Girls Challenge.
    Tine :)

  6. Well, they are kinda cute....lol...great coloring, btw! Love them!

  7. These are definitely loathsome lotharios.lol x

  8. Great male cards, happy guys on wheels. Thank you for sweet comments on my blog!

  9. Fun cards you've got there :D

    Thank you for playing along at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz



  10. Cute images and great masculine pieces. Loved your Altered Alice pieces too Tracey. Tracy x

  11. Love your story.And I get the "can't live with them". Your images are pretty cool and I think you have treated them perfectly. I recognize the faux metal backing on the second card. Perfect truck material. Thanks for stopping by. I haven't had much computer time lately. Seems I am sharing it wether I want to or not.To let you know the baby hummingbirds are now using our feeder and seem to be doing great. Have a wonderful holiday..Donna

  12. Cool dudes, great cards , fab coloring and your too funny!
    Have a great vacation Tracy and take lots of pics!
    hugs Lynn

  13. wow great art tracy!!! awesome coloring..and sketches..tfs..loves ya

  14. 2 very cool cards

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  15. Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at KKKG:)
    Hugs Trine.

  16. Sorry I missed this. My DH calls everything "cute", even the stuff with blood spatter and gore all over it. LOL Ya think he's really looking? Great guy cards and the sentiments are hilarious. Bet you're back from vacation by now. Hope it was a good one. xxD