My lovely blogland friends

Tuesday 26 June 2012

A new mobile phone?

Good morning, isn't it lovely to get up and not have to rush off to work? We even managed  a whole day without torrential rain yesterday and I got some gardening done. Today we're nipping to the garden centre to get a few plants (and perhaps some crafty treats too lol). Anyway back to business, todays card is a sample made using some scrummy new stamps, Steampunkery and Steampunk travel from Chocolate Baroque

I've used Derwent pencils to colour the image and popped a die cut aperture over the top before matting on some kraft card. The lacey cogs border was also stamped on kraft. I used the digital backing paper 'Edwardian Gentlemen' and inked over with vintage photo distress ink using the Crafters Workshop 'Gears' template. In the opposite corners I used the same template with embossing  paste, brushed over with mica powder for a metallic look. I added some brown velvet ribbon and a lovely little lock brad to finish off.

                                 I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
                                 Chocolate Coffee and Cards: Coffee and cream
Hotshot Crafts: distress ink
                                                      Incy wincy: anything goes
                                                    My Mum's Craft Shop: boys
                                                        Paper Play: use a die
                          Scrappy Frogs: celebrate men + 2 embellishments (ribbon and lock)
                                           The Squirrel and the fox : Make it sparkle
                                                 Wags and Whiskers: Use kraft

                                                     Thanks for visiting today,
                                                                   Claire xx


  1. This one made me smile - love the background techniques and of course the image

  2. Fabulous Claire. Love that phone and also all the different ways you have used the gears template.
    Beryl xx

  3. Amazing work Claire!

    Sarah x

  4. The sheen of the mica & your cogs/gears really work beatifully together & I too had to smile, especially as my Bookshop Manager was struggling with his new mobile phone when I went in to be paid! Think he'd like this one much better.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Wow, a real beauty, Claire. Hope you are doing well these days...

    Greetings from Norway :o)

  6. Such a wonderful steampunked themed card, great elements.

  7. Lovely card Claire. Thank you for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges.
    Debbie x

  8. Lovely !! Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy this week x

  9. Wonderful! Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Distress Inks challenge

    Sarah x

    Check Hot Shot Craft shop for new items

  10. Fantastic card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Wags'nWhiskers for our Kraft challenge. A new challenge will be up later and hope you will join again :)



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