Monday, 11 April 2016
Let's hear it for the boys ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was a good one and your week has started well. The title is because we listened to 80’s toe tapping music over the weekend, lol, a music programme OH recorded and I did my foot/ankle exercises whilst crafting. The podiatry and rheumatology departments will be happy because music is the one thing that gets me doing my foot exercises happily and willingly. I’ve a male birthday card to share and here it is …
A 5" x 7" card
Lots of lovely inky and painty stuff!
I love this scene!
I love the trees too!
Lots of awesome grunge!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Creative Card Crew Challenge #110 Die Cut
Crop Stop Blog #14 Linky Party
Cute Card Thursday Challenge Something Shiny
Frilly & Funky Challenge for a Man/Boy:
I spoke to OH to see if the pink background was appropriate and he said I would be happy to receive this card because it is dark pink and not feminine or girly
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #161 Green and Pink
Twofers Challenge #17 Birthdays
Today’s card has stamped and embossed the trees onto a white card snippet which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir AquaTints (ATs) Landscape set. I thought I was going to create a spring daylight scene but it evolved before me into an atmospheric night and I love it, loves it a lot lol. I can’t remember the order in which I used colours or the names of the colours I used to create my own colours because I was just going with the flow!
I used two layers of Landscape ATs on the scene, Distress paints and acrylic paints were added around the border of the scene because they are opaque and gave much more depth of colour. I wasn’t sure what colour I wanted for the background so I played again by colouring with Beautifully Grunge ATs set and it wasn’t dark enough so used the darker blue in the Landscape ATs and that has created this gorgeous dark background. I used a white card snippet to die cut the happy with. I coloured my custom mix paint and I wanted to make it shimmer a little so I used embossing ink and clear EP. I played around with the scene, the die cut and other embellishments but I couldn’t find what I wanted so I delved into my created by me embellishments and found the FP (Friendly Plastic), hand cut star and FP slivers (snippets). I played again with a different layout with the star and the FP slivers and found the perfect position for everything. I glued the scene to the card then I put small dots of glue onto the back of the FP pieces and put them in position. I left that to dry for approximately 5 minutes then I warmed up my heat gun and melted the FP onto the card. I felt there was something missing so I used my rub on waxes around the edges of the stamped and coloured scene. I am so happy I did it because it was the perfect finishing touch to the edges. I attached the happy with funky foam and double sided tape and added a little or the rub on was to that and I was done.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Crafter’s Companion: Crafter’s Inspiration #9 Spring Edition
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug; Winnie & Walter Stamps in a word die: happy
Heat gun; paintbrushes; pipettes; star shaped cutter; pot of water
Crafter’s Companion: Sheena Douglass white stamping card & snippets
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Landscape set; Beautifully Grunge set
Distress paint: Salty Ocean; Scattered Straw; Pumice Stone
WOW Clear EP; rub on waxes #
Pebeo acrylic: green; yellow; brown
Friendly Plastic #
Versamark IP; white gesso; Collall all purpose glue; double sided tape; funky foam
# OS: old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 4/5 years old