Sunday, 29 January 2012

Make It A Guy Thing With FSC

Morning folks, it's time for another strut down the catwalk over a Fashionable Stamping Challenges and I can't believe how fast the last 2 weeks have flown by. They always say that time flies when you're having fun but in my case it was tax paperwork so definitely not fun!!!
The challenge for this fortnight is to make something for the men and boys in your life with a theme of Make It A Guy Thing. Lots of scope with this one, especially with a certain romantic day looming up very fast.


As you can see, I decided to go vintage for my creation, largely as my new Creative Expressions Vintage Games set deserved an inking up.
I made the background paper by sponging with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress inks, stamping on the playing cards and numbers with Aged Mahogany, then tearing the edges to distress them. I attached the paper to an 8x8 kraft card blank.
I next made a panel which I inked with my largest acrylic block and my Easy Inking Technique using Scattered Straw ink, then stamped on the squares with Vintage Photo. I tore the edges and inked them with Gathered Twigs.
I made a further panel using the Papermania Triboss squared folder and inked this with Wild Honey, Vintage Photo and Fired Brick inks.
I stamped the chess pieces repeatedly along a strip of white card, inked this with Fired Brick , added detail with Promarkers and cut out along the top. roughly following the line of the chess pieces.
I stamped the man from Paper Artsy Man Of Numbers Plate 5 with Archival Coffee ink and the life text from the games set with the same ink. I cut these both out.
I assembled the card as you see, adding a stamped and gold embossed crown to finish.

The Design Team have once again excelled themselves with a fabulous array of masculine creations so do hop over for a look and prepare to be inspired!

Challenges for my card:
Craft Your Days Away - Distressing
Drunken Stampers - Use Something New
Patties Creations - Embossing
Stampin' For The Weekend - Embossing
Mark's Finest Papers - Cards With At Least 4 Layers

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx

31 comments:

Netty said...

Smashing card Fliss and loving the sentiment, x

Dots Dabbles said...

I love all the cards in the background, and then the chess bits on top...it is soooo male! And I especially love how you have the main image and sentiment in matching tones and neutral colours, they really pop on this piece.
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

This is a terrific theme for a guy Fliss and I love how you have bought the stamps together to create a fabulous collage style card. The chess piece border is a wonderful touch.
Have a great Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

craftattack said...

Lovely card and sentiment! Hugs, Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful chess themed card, great colors and images.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous vintage card for a bloke, love all the layers and stamps.
Yvonne x

lainey said...

oooo thi is great Fliss!! love all the flat layers, great colours too. lainey x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great stamps, colors, layout Fliss!

greetings, Alie :-)

lynne said...

Great choice of colours Fliss and a stunning background for the dashing man in your life.
I like the addition of the strip of stamped chess pieces.
Wishes
Lynne

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Lovely card Fliss, love the vintageness of it and the playful theme ;P
Have a lovely Sunday! Hugs, Joanna x

brenda said...

A fabulous make for a male Fliss and really like the panel across with the chess pieces.

B x

Anne Temple said...

Great man card and sentiment! Glad you shared it with us for the Embossing challenge at Pattie's Creations this week.

Ephemera said...

Amazing card, love the chess theme and the gorgeous vibrant colours, great sentiment too. XX

Amelia (Mimi) said...

Fliss! this is really nice, Love the saying!
xxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Fliss, love the chequered backgrounds and the colours are just yummy ! Sue c x

Cheryl said...

this is one super card Hun just adore the background how effective is that hugs Cherylxxxxx

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

this is really lovely!

Terry said...

Fliss this is so perfect for the challenge! Love that sentiment and all the game style stamps, which I have never seen! The inking is sheer perfection! Have a great Sunday!

Barbara Colbert said...

Terrific masculine card!! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

Mrs.B said...

A great masculine card, I love the chess background, fabulous with that sentiment.
Avril xx

Lana said...

Great guy card Fliss......always the hardest ones for me personally! xxx

Yvonne Garner said...

Fliss, you have nailed the theme challenge perfectly? I love all the detail and thought you put into your card. Best, Yvonne

Victoria said...

I love the chess pieces along the bottom of the card and that sentiment is perfect! I would never have thought to use these colours for a masculine card, but they work so well! Will look through my stamps with a fresh eye now!

Pat Garvin said...

Great papers. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Mynnette said...

LOVE the checkerboard/chessboard papers with the chess sentiment. :) And that line of chess pieces is awesome! :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Great card Fliss and fantastic design, , love all of the layers and your gorgeous stamping.

Marie

Ellie said...

LOVE your DT piece!
xxx Ellie xxx

Tammylee said...

Perfect for a guy thing. Thanks for playing with us this week at Speefdy Fox & Friends.

Tammylee

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Embossing' Challenge #36, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Designing with Debbie said...

Wonderful card. I love the classic feel to is. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Shirl said...

Wahoo finally hopped here Fliss to tell you what an awesome piece of work you made ... goegeous.

Hugs Shirley x x