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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My Brother, My Friend

Greetings! It is time for another Word Wednesday at 365 Cards!  Our word this week is "Friends."  I began by searching for my focal image.  I decided on this clip art image of two brothers by Crafty Individuals.  Using a white card stock panel, I smooshed various distress inks onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and sopped up the inkiness in an effort to create a background that complimented the background of the focal image.  The edges were distressed with a tool and then Vintage Photo Distress Ink was blended around the edges. Various stamp images by Sam Poole inked with black StazOn Ink and applied to the background panel.  The focal image was matted with black paper and then a frayed burlap strip and mounted to the panel.   Black paper string by Idea-ology was wrapped around the prepared panel and the panel was then added to a black card blank. Finishing touches include some metal sprockets and kraft ChitChat Stickers Idea-ology and black Liquid Pearls.  We look forward to seeing how you create your own "Friend" themed project. This card is also for the current challenge of "Friendship" at Bloggers Challenge and the challenge of "Masculine" at Eclectic Ellapu. Thanks for stopping by.  Yvonne


6 comments:

Terry said...

Love the vintage feel and what a great masculine card! The images looks so wonderful on the burlap panel!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous male card.

Ellapu said...

Fabulous masculine card... I am useless at at male cards so I am in awe here. TFS with us Eclectics this week and do hope we will see you again in future challenges
Elaine aka Ellapu

butterfly said...

Such a great card, Yvonne... love the burlap and those great cogs and gears!
Alison x

Chana said...

This is a fabulous card, Yvonne! We would love to see you post it in our challenge http://avenue613.com.

You did a great job creating a complimentary background. The colors blended nicely, and your train is the perfect choice. Hope to see you in the challenge!
Hug,
Chana, Co-Owner
613 Avenue Create

Brenda Brown said...

beautifully done, love the image and design.
hugs {brenda} x0x