Sunday, 24 February 2019

Having a play

Sometimes it's fun just to put a set of stamps and a pile of scraps on the table and just play around and see what happens.


I pulled out some vintage/steampunk/masculine stamps and a whole host of vaguely masculine coloured snippets, along with a selection of inks and some embossing powders, and some MDF cogs that had been hanging around in my stash for years.

First of all I coloured the cogs with Alchemy glimmer waxes and set them aside to dry, while I stamped, embossed, tore and cut to my heart's content. What a lovely way to spend a morning!

The only bit of actual planning went into the background card - I inked the edges then used the Misti to accurately stamp the border along all 4 sides of the card so that it lined up at the corners.

Misti came to my rescue when stamping on kraft too - I don't know whether it's a universal thing or whether it's just the ones I've happened to buy over the years, but I always find kraft card is highly absorbent and just slurps up any ink applied to it, so I have to stamp over and over again to get a clear image. Luckily with a stamping tool like Misti, it's perfectly possible to stamp multiple times. When I finally got my images, I embossed the large cogs with verdigris embossing powder and added a few touches to the portrait with gold and white gel pens.

Somewhere in there is a background of faux newsprint  (well actually I think it's a vintage recipe for poached halibut, but you can't see enough of it to matter!).

I am sharing this with

Pixie's Snippets Playground  because it is mega-snippety

Inkspirational - Use Your Stash  because boy, did I use that stash!


Make my Monday - Make it Krafty  - I hope there's enough kraft in there to count!

and finally a second visit to The Male Room - Anything goes  where that tiny scrap of faux newsprint stops me from also playing the optional card, No designer paper.

8 comments:

  1. Fabulous masculine card Jane love all the stamps and cogs-don't you just love it when a card comes together with no effort!
    Carol x

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  2. Wonderful card and great use of snippets Jane! I love that you literally just pulled a load of things out and set to. And yup, Kraft card is very absorbent I find - 'slurp' is a great description!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. Wonderful male card, you certainly had a great play

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  4. I totally agree with you and the result of your playing is awesome! Love all the layers, distressed edges and use of embellishments, bit of a stash buster too. Thanks for playing at The Male Room, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

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  5. Oh, this card is one that shows your creative genius, Jane. I really love your use of very masculine elements to make such a wonderful card! Thank you for for playing with us at the Make My Monday Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

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  6. So cool! I like your vintage theme and all the different layers and embellishments!
    As always, thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  7. Cool and very manly! Cards made out of scraps on your table is always fun to make. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room this challenge.

    X Lise Mariann, DT

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