Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Men and Their Toys

Thanks to my latest follower, Anna, for joining in. There's a new challenge at Make My Monday. We continue with the Men and Boys' theme. This week, we are to make a project that reflects a Male Sport or Hobby. I chose to use the SteamPunk plate images by Artistic Outpost in honor of my stepfather who has always had a passion for Trains and Railroads. As this project is also for the current challenge at PanPastel UK which is "One for the Boys," I began by applying three different shades of PanPastels to white card stock. The station and train were stamped in Black StazOn ink over top the prepared card stock. The gentleman, and other images were stamped on white card stock, as well. The gentleman was watercolored with Gathered Twigs and Tattered Rose Distress Inks. The pieces and the base edges were all distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The Gentleman's Choice badge was inserted into a bottle cap and layered onto the card front with burlap. An Ideology Philosophy Tag is attached with a Memo Pin. A snippet of black and gold ribbon and chrome liquid pearls complete the card. Thanks so much for dropping by. Best wishes, Yvonne


Eileen said...

This is beautiful, classy work. Good design and very attractive. My dad was into trains as well, but only toy ones! My brothers had loads of trains but it was dad who was always playing with them ! Thank you for joining us this week at the PanPastel UK Challenge. Eileen xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love how you set your focal point on the man and the way you colored only him is too great...I love it!

Fliss said...

Wow! Amazing card Yvonne. Love the sepia toned background and your stamping and layering is fantastic.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week and wishing you lots of luck.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said... are convincing me that I need these's another great card from you. Love the placement of your images - its perfect. Thank you for playing along with us at Make My Monday again!!!! Suzanne xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fantastic male card, I love those stamped images. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

Stunning design love it.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Jacqueline said...

A great male card Yvonne - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Mynn xx said...

Another beautiful card, Yvonne! LOVE the images and your sentiment made me laugh a little. Not sure why...thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Love this, some of my very favorite stamps!
hugs Lynn

Suzi B said...

Hi Yvonne thank you for sharing this fabulous card with us at MMM
suzi b x