16 June 2012

Male Adventures

Hi all. Hope this finds you well. A quick post (promise) to share a male travel/adventure card for entry into this week's Make My Monday challenge (Fathers Day) and the Artful Times Challenge (Men).

This started with the blue background: playing with the resist technique using Picket Fence on the swirls; lashings of Memento Paris Dusk stamped and sponged; more stamping with black Archival for the cogs; embossing using a Creative Expressions time folder; a sprinkle of CS Arctic Blue UTEE on the raised elements; and finally a slight distressing with Dark Walnut vintage ink.

The steampunk balloon and airship were stamped onto Kanban paper and further backed on black card, roughened at the edges.

The cogs and mini stamp were cut using SB and copper pearlescent card, and the mini postcards cut from antique gold card stamped with a Dimension Fourth image.

The bunting is metal tape on white card, coloured with White and Copper mixatives and Butterscotch alcohol ink, and 'riveted' with an embossing tool. Finally the sentiment is a Sam Poole Arty Phrase (LOVE 'EM!!) which I highlighted with a silver Uni-ball pen to make it stand out. The whole lot is mounted on a piece of K&Co Life's Journey paper from my stash. Hope you like. Thanks for all the wonderful comments.
Have a great weekend, hugs Buttons x


  1. I'm in love, and this is my new favorite of yours! FABULOUS DESIGN and texture! Love the metal and the whole balloon image and the sentiment and the embellies...I could go on and on!

  2. Fabulous creation - I love it. Thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  3. Fabulous layering and I love the background using the picket fence, one of my favourites!!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week.

    Sam - Artful Times xxxx

  4. Great quote on your fab design. So much gorgeous detail.

  5. This is brilliant - I love the steampunk look of it all and clever effect on the bunting. The saying is great too.

  6. What an awesome card! Love the quote and the metal bunting, in addition to all the other great touches!

  7. Hi Buttons. This is a stunning card. Lots of interesting techniques etc. Brilliant keepsake. Good luck in your challenges x

  8. A brilliant card Buttons, love the airship and balloon, especially the bunting. Love the embossed background, the little postcards and the cogs - well, everything really!

  9. Fabulous creation Buttons... love those stamps!! fab bunting.. Just a Brillant card.. Hugs May x x x

  10. Thank you Button for sharing this with us at Artful Times :) it's fab ! and just love the text :)
    Von x☻x

  11. I adore the quote Buttons and even as a quote junkie I had not read this one before.
    Your card today is inspired. I love all you details and totally adventurous use of "stuff"."
    Unfortunately what you say re illness is so true. This is but a little thing I am doing but if it helps even one, then it is worthwhile.
    Have a great week.
    We are promised a week of sunshine so my mission is to boost my Vitamin D with a little quiet time outside!

  12. Really loving this Buttons - all that gorgeous 'metal' stuff is right up my street! I particularly like the bunting with the rivetting - great idea.Stamped images work so well to bring the whole piece together.

  13. hey Buttons... I nearly missed this but so glad I didn't :) Fabulous. thank you for joining us at MMM.
    suzi B xx

  14. Ooh, I just love love love that background! What a fabulous end product you achieved. it looks kind of dimensional.
    Great images and I love the touch of the postcards at the bottom. What a fab creation!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

  15. A really fabulous card Buttons. Love the steampunk style and the fab inky colours.
    Thanks for joining in with our male challenge over at Make My Monday, so lovely to see you there again.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


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