Monday, 21 January 2019

Penny Farthing

Given that I've never even ridden a normal bicycle I'm always surprised by my fascination for penny-farthing bicycles. So as you can imagine, this die gets a lot of use!

For the background I used Versamark to stamp the "Time" word block stamp randomly over kraft card and left it to allow the watermark effect to develop - I think it works better on kraft  than on any other type of card. Then I stamped a pocket watch stamp randomly over it in dark brown ink. The browns of the background make the cream die cut penny-farthing really pop from the card, don't they?

I am sharing this with

Alphabet Challenge - V is for Vehicle 
Inkspirational - Use Kraft

Allsorts - Make it masculine
Little Red Wagon - Time Will Tell
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine


brenda said...

A super creation for our 'Make it Masculine' theme at Allsorts challenge at Allsorts, it's lovely to have you join in again, many thanks.

B x

Janice said...

A fabulous vintage style card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

Donna Scholz said...

Jane, your card is a real eye-catcher with it's contrasting bike to the vintage background (well-paired, by the way!). I like your technique of watermark then the darker watches. It gives your card depth and texture. Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! -Donna

Linby said...

You and me both on the bikes Jane! But I can still appreciate them artistically! Great card and perfect for our theme.
Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
Lynn x

Dawn Phillips said...

Fab card hun. Love the white and kraft together. Love Dawn x

Kate said...

What a fabulous card! Your hand-made background looks fabulous with the Versamark and brown stamping. And I just love that penny-farthing diecut!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Shauna said...

What a creative design! I like the layered stamping on kraft and the pop of white for the accent. Thanks for playing at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

cm said...

I'm a bike racing official in our province (I do NOT race...too scary!) and oh, how I love bikes...especially road bikes! Your penny-farthing bike certainly brings a mega watt smile to my face! Perfect in white set atop the kraft background! Thrilled to see this gem in the Inkspirational gallery!