Sunday, 13 January 2013

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Hello folks, hoping you're all managing to have a good weekend. It's been very dismal and wet here with very strong winds so not a good day for going out but perfect for crafting so I'm trying to get all my DT work sorted and done ahead of time instead of at the last minute!
A big hello to my new followers too and great to have you here but now on to the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and the theme for the fortnight is
 Trains, Planes and Automobiles

I actually struggled with this a bit as the men in my family like the sea so I was stuck with using my trusty vintage car stamp again and have made a fairly simple, unfussy card with it which I hope you'll like.

I stamped the car with black Archival ink and coloured the image with a mix of Prismacolor pencils and Promarkers then die cut it with a Nestabilities label die and added it to a dark red mat. I punched holes at each side and added screw head brads and some tied twine.
I made an embossed background panel with the Cuttlebug cogs folder and inked with with Mustard Seed Distress ink then swiped the raised areas with Wild Honey.
I then made a stamped panel using a piece of card inked with the Mustard Seed and repeatedly stamped with a grid pattern and the Wild Honey.
I assembled the card as you see, adding some nail and screw brads and a greeting made with a Dymo machine and black tape.

My fellow Fashionettes have made some awesome creations for your delight so do pop over for some real inspiration. We have a lovely sponsor in Marina of Cottage Crafts who will be giving our random winner a 7euro voucher for her online shop.

Have a lovely Sunday.
Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Just Us Girls - Technique(Double Embossing or Inked Dry Embossing)

Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Birthday Cards

Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes


Deborah said...

Love contrast of the crisp stamped panel and the distressed background. And the rivets are a cool touch.

craftattack said...

Lovely card, your car stamp is lovely, and the background colours are beautiful. Hugs, Valerie

Izzwizz said...

Doesn't look like you struggled, it's a fab card! Love the dymo tape sentiment and the screw brads. Maddy x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Fliss, Great card, love your background colour for this one.
Avril xx

Buttons said...

Great card with a fantastic background here Fliss. What a great job. Hugs, Jenny x

Sally H said...

Fabulous card, Fliss! Great colours

Terry said...

Does not look like a struggle from my point of view! Stunning, Fliss! Love how you colored that vintage automobile and the background is so fitting! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Claire said...

Hi Fliss, gorgeous card, beautiful stamping. I too tend to go with a sea theme for masculine cards so this challenge was a change for me too.
Claire xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss love the textural background. It is a perfect foil to the crisp stamped image of the vintage car. Fab colouring too. Xx

Allison said...

lovely Birthday card
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous background, love the bright colors. The image is gorgeous.

Meggymay said...

Its a great card, love the image of the classic car.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

Lovely background and gorgeous image. This seems to have come together really well and doesn't show any sights of a struggle lol.
Hope you've had a good weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Fliss, love the embossed background and the contrast in the colours. Sue C x

JayBe said...

I love this, Fliss - the vintage car looks great on the embossed background.

Hugz, Jan xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss
That mustard coloured background is so striking and I like the way you added texture to that panel.
I am so late with my comments as it is now Monday. We had some snowfall but hopefully there will not be much more. Beautiful to look at but everything tends to grind to a halt if there is too much of the white stuff.
Have a lovely week.

Ellie Knol said...

I always love to see what all the DT members have done with the theme- this is beautiful, I like your take on the 'challenge'.

xxxx Ellie xxxx

Marisa said...

Wonderful use of that fabulous EF!! Love the gear and cogs on it! The darker sponging on top looks fabulous. Wonderful focal image too. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week :)

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi always have such a wonderful way with colours! The wild honey on mustard seed is brilliant! And I think the old jalopy has character...just saying! Love the finished card Fliss.
Dot x

Maria Levine said...

Love your embossing! Great card! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Fliss! Love how you colored the car with multiple colors and the rivets are a great touch. Have a great week!

Esther said...

Hi Fliss, love the simplicity of your card that really shows off the fab backgrounds you created..great colours too..Esther xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Love the background...rellly works well with that image! Thanks for joining us for our Birthday Celebration at Charisma. Good luck in the challenge!
Joyce xx

Anonymous said...

Love that car!! Those gears look perfect for this card. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Janine said...

No that definitely doesn't look like a struggle to me either!

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Wow - your card is awesome:)
Love the image:)
*Hugs, Inger*