Friday, 19 February 2016

Victorian Gentleman

What a busy few days I seem to have had - there's not been much time for crafting or blogging, but I've finally got something to show you apart from the heap of gone-wrong experiments on my craft table, about which h the less said the better. Let's just say there's a good reason I don't do much cute girly stuff and leave it at that....

As a reaction to the cute girly failures, I hoiked out a selection of rather steampunky stamps and slid gratefully back into my comfort zone with a very masculine card. I edged all the cream panels with Tea Dye DI and did all the stamping with a Vintage Sepia Versafine pad. To get the paler look for the background cogs, I stamped each one onto scrap paper first and just used the ink that was left behind. All the matting is dome with a matching brown, although it's come out looking much darler on the photo.

Originally I added the panel with the gentleman at a jaunty angle, as I'd planned from the outset, but it looked Just All Wring so I peeled him off and straightened him up.


I'm sharing this with:

Fab n Funky - Male Birthday
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Something for the males
The Male Room - Monochromatic  

8 comments:

  1. I wish I was so confident with male cards. They take me ages to get right. I agree - he looks good straight Jane. Barbxx

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  2. Great male card Jane. I know just what you mean about the jaunty angle - every time I think I'll do that I end up straightening it!

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  3. Gosh, that is gorgeous! What a wonderfully stylish card. Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Male Birthday' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week. So glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

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  4. I'm thinking a Victorian gentleman might be jaunty but probably prefers to be more serious and straight laced! Your colour choices add to the vintage look of your card and I love the all the cogs. Thanks for linking up with The Male Room.

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  5. Fabulous vintage card Jane, loving the main image. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz DT

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  6. Great male card - love the vintage feel of it - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

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  7. Great male card.Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Hugs Helen P x

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