Monday, 28 January 2013

One For The Boys

Good morning folks and hoping that you all had a lovely weekend. Monday is here again (where is the year going!) so it's time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday. This week the challenge is to make One For The Boys so it's a great time to get ahead with those cards for the men in your life, something I'm doing as we have quite a few birthdays coming up over the next couple of months.
My creation is a rather quirky as I couldn't resist inking up my steampunk owl, having got into steampunk mode last week. Here's what I made and hope you like it.

I stamped the owl image (Stampendous)
with black ink, stamping just the head and hat and the bow tie section again so that I could decoupage him. I coloured him with a variety of Promarkers and cut the elements out, assembling the pieces with foam tape.
I then made a rather experimental background with a Tim Holtz texture fade embossing folder. I used a piece of card slightly larger than the folder and inked just the embossed section all over with Wild Honey Distress ink. Then instead of swiping ink over the raised areas as I would normally do, I pressed the ink pad directly on them. This does produce lines but you really do have to go with the flow as you'll see from the pic below that they end up being part of the design and giving a very grungy look. I used Stormy Sky, Barn Door and Vintage Photo. I think those stripes give a very cool effect!

The Design Team have made some really lovely cards for your inspiration so do hop over for a look and I do hope you'll enter.

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Male Cards
Scrappy Frogs - Try Something New (see my background above)
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Winged Things


Jacqueline said...

Love the funky steampunk owl - he looks great against your inky background - Jacqueline xx

Sandra said...

Love this card Fliss,

Karon said...

Fabulous card Fliss - love the steampunk owl and is hat is fabulous. Great masculine card. TFS

Joan said...

Love your card Fliss, the background is fab. I got the owl for Christmas but he is as yet un-inked!

Buttons said...

That background works really well Fliss. It works so well with your fabulous owl. Hugs, Jenny x

Deborah said...

Love the experimental background, Fliss. A fab card - I bet whoever gets it will be well pleased.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous male card and love the background.
Hugs Brenda xox

Suzi B said...

Love that owl he's fabulous, the EP is one of my favourites love what you did with it.
Suzi B xx

Rose said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, I love the owl and I love your background too, and yes those stripes do look really good, I must try this technique sometime!

Love, Rose xx

sam said...

Fantastic card fliss. I so love the owl xx thank you for joining us at glitternsparkle Sam DT xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
Thank you for joining us this time at Dutch Dare
Love Jan

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

fantastic card love the background thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Grat background and image. A wonderful card.