Sunday, February 19, 2012

Vintage Feel at Here Come The Boys

Here Come The Boys  has a new challenge starting today with the theme "Vintage Feel"  As it was my son Matthew's birthday on Friday I used the opportunity to make a card for him.  He loves all things mechanical and he's feeling old (he's only 31!) so I thought he'd like the "old timer" look of this card.... and he did!
The fabby steampunk image is from Tickled Pink Stamps, he's Li'l Victorian Steampunk Lad Eric (what a mouthful!) and he's coloured with Copics... I meant to put gloss on his goggles, but I forgot - oh well it looks alright without.  I've had the image for quite a while (I bought it as soon as they were released) so I'm entering Digital Tuesday's challenge to "Use your stash" and Waste Not Wednesday's to do the same (it's good to be using some of my horde of digis!)
I've used this yummy sketch from Sketch and Stash, as well as using a digistamp from my stash I've used the fabulous chipboard cogs that I won -along with a bunch more - from Make It Crafty, thanks Zoe :-)  I grunged them up a bit with Ancient Page ink, which I used around the edges of everything else too.
The background paper is a digital freebie from Free Vintage Digistamps, they have masses of vintage and ephemera... for free! I've never "done" steampunk before (I think of it as the masculine version of vintage, or lace-less vintage!) so I'm entering the Fab'n'funky Challenge to Try Something New.  The stripy paper is from Kaisercrafts Up, Up and Away 6" pad and the brown card for matting is from American Crafts.  I used my new MFT Open Zig Zag border die to cut a more-masculine scalloped edge.  The twine is from my stash, I grunged that up with Ancient Page ink too!  Cupcake Craft Challenges has Entwined (use twine) as its challenge theme, so I'm entering there.
The sentiment is from Bizzy Becs, it's from the Vintage Tag Sheet (loads of different sentiments on an A4 sheet, easily cropped out in Word).  Sundays with Chrissy has Birthdays as its theme so I'm entering there.  There are three or four layers on this card, it looks so much chunkier in real life!!
I fiddled around with buttons on the corners of the image for ages, but the plastic ones I had didn't "fit" and I the wood ones were too big, in the end I just added four brass brads and they seem just right (sounds like the three bears, lol).
As usual I finished the inside of the card with elements from the front, the background paper is from the Kaisercraft pad too.  I added a brad to the centre of the cog on the inside, looks okay - maybe a bit like a wagon wheel :-)
Well that's it for my first steampunk style card, I've got some more of this range of stamps in my stash so it no doubt will not be my last, and it was fun!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the inspiration over at the Here Come The Boys Blog, and why not enter the challenge too.... as long as your card is suitable for a guy, young or old, and has a Vintage feel - you're in!  There's a great prize on offer too; a voucher from Digi Doodle Shop.
I'll be back tomorrow with another one of the cards I've made that are patiently waiting for posting :-)  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Anonymous said...

Dee this is a real stunner! Love the colouring and you put so much detail into your post!! Love it! Woo xxx

catherine said...

This is such a fab card and great colours. great use of the sketch
x catherine

Unknown said...

Wow!! What a fantastic card and love your coloring!!! Great use of twine! Thanks for joining us at the cupcake craft challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!

Louise said...

Gorgeous card and lovely design,thank you for joining us at Cupcake craft this week and good luck.
Louise xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card, I like the image and the cogs, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
Kevin xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Super card. I like the image, great colouring. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
Sarah-Jane xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is one of the best "guy" cards I have seen!! Such great colors and I love all the gears and amazing coloring too!! Hope you had a good weekend.

debby4000 said...

Brilliant card Donna, love all details and perfect for a chap.

Wishcraft said...

Fabulous card Donna! Love the image and all your details, just brilliant. Thanks for playing along with my little WNW challenge again hun :o) Lisa x

Unknown said...

SUPER CUTE! Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge!

Michelle Short said...

I love your card! What fab colouring of the image.

Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash,
Michelle x

Unknown said...

Fabulous Card .fantastic blog . Hugs Elaine