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