Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Inspired by a film, book or music at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's my turn to choose the theme at Cardz 4 Guyz, and I'd like to see something inspired by a film, book or piece of music.

I was planning to do the film Rocky, as I knew I had a boxing glove image on a CD somewhere, so I started browsing through my CDs to find it (if you are interested, it's in the Sports and Hobbies section of The Best of La Pashe 2014). But as I scrolled, I suddenly realised I was humming the old George Formby song "When I'm cleaning windows".

The CD I was browsing was another La Pashe one called "Something for Everyone" and the window cleaner image had got so firmly embedded in my brain I just had to use it!

The background is embossed with a Crafters Companion embossing folder and the ladder die cut with a die from the First Edition Tools set.

There are several layers of simple decoupage - not enough for a detailed image, just enough to add interest to it.

I finished the "cleaned" section of the glass with Glossy Accents and added clear Wink of Stella to the "foamy" areas.

And for my younger, or non-British friends who may not be familiar with the song, here it is - the image is perfect for it!

I am sharing this with:
Alphabet Challenge - D for Decoupage


  1. Fun card, Jane, I love the brick embossing framing the image. I remember the song, although when a saw the theme and your image, I immediately thought your inspiration had come from the comedy film Confessions of a Window Cleaner starring Robin Askwith. 😉 xx

  2. Fantastic fun card Jane

  3. Awesome card, love everything about it,

  4. Fantastic, Jane! Love the brick embossed background and the dimension you achieved by layering the different image parts. The Glossy Accents and Wink of Stella really worked well. As I said, this is as fantastic card!

  5. Hi this is a stunning card it looks amazing. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge D for Decoupage. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  6. Love how you got distracted from your plans! Fab card, I love the ladder, a perfect finishing touch. Cara x

  7. A fabulous card Jane, such a fun decoupage image.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  8. Fabulous card, Wonderful image and you have got me singing it now


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