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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Gentlenman's Choice

There's a new challenge at PanPastels UK Challenge.  This time around, the theme is "Anything Goes." I began with layering numerous shades of yellow and olive green PanPastels onto a white card stock panel.  The young lad from the Think and Wonder plate by Artistic Outpost was stamped over top of the prepared panel with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The ledger image from the Emphemera Backgrounds plate by AO was also stamped with Gathered Twigs DI and distressed with Old Page Distress Ink.  The "Gentleman's Choice" image is from the Steampunk AO plate and was stamped on brick red card stock to add a bit of color to the card and then mounted onto a bottle cap.  Other embellishments added for texture include burlap, vintage buttons, twine, dyed cheese cloth, and Idea-ology items:  binder clip, pen nib and ticket.  My son-in-law will be the recipient of this card for his upcoming birthday!  Thanks so much for dropping by.  Best wishes, Yvonne

11 comments:

Katie K said...

Yvonne,
I love the color scheme of this card and all the embellishments that go with it. So many details but they complement each other perfectly.
Hugs,
Katie

Eileen said...

Love this... PanPastels are so versatile and you have created a stunner here. Soft moody colours. very attractive card. Thanks for joining us at this weeks PanPastel challenge E xx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Wow stunning job with PanPastel Really clever design.Thanks for sharing it with us at PanPastel uk challenge Blog.

Kerry DT Leader

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great use of material on this card Yvonne...great vintage!

greetings, Alie :-)

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous layered card and I love the PP colours you have used. Thanks for linking to PanPastel UK Yvonne.
hugs {brenda} xox

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is fabulous, Yvonne! So many wonderful details and I love the color palette .. another stunning creation!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful collage, perfect for a man.

lynne said...

Hello Yvonne
The additions of burlap and buttons is so perfect as they do not detract from your beautiful stamping, they add that little extra to the overall feel - your SIL is lucky to receive such an incredible card.
Wishes
Lynne

Nancy Y said...

Gorgeous card Yvonne!!! Love all the special details ~ and that bottlecap is fantastic!!! Hope your son-in-law has a wonderful birthday!! Have a great night!!
Nancy xx :D

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really fantastic, I love the colours and all of the different textures look wonderful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Suzanne C said...

Great use of the Cocoa boy. :) Lovely design!