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  


  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

  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!

  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

  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.

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

  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

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


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