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Monday, 3 February 2014

Its a man thing at Vintage Stamping Challenges

Good morning my lovelies, I seem to have blinked and missed the weekend as Monday morning  has sneaked up on me and I'm rushing off to work again. Before I go though, here's my project for our new challenge at Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenges where our theme is 'Its a man thing'

I've used a shaped card from Craftwork cards, I just love these cards. The background was made with distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Tea Due with a wee bit of frayed burlap/ I stamped the boat (from Flonzcraft can you believe you get all these gorgeous stamps for less than £7?? You can find them here)

Sailship Ocean Addicted

I stamped the main image on a scrap of card that I'd used to mop up the last of my background inks and then made a frame by die cutting some grey board and sticking some card candi to it and then I set to with lots of Maimeri acrylic paints and then WOW embossing powders to create a rusty porthole and layered it up over a scrap of cheesecloth that I'd dyed with more distress ink

To finish off I added some little shells, some string tied in a nautical knot and a tiny anchor charm.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Artistic Stamper: use distress
Crafting Musketeers: grunge
Dream Valley: no designer paper
Eclectic Ellapu: texture

Well i'm off to work now so have  great day and thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Same stamp for us both but they look so different Claire, the porthole effect looks amazing all all so beautifully Vintage.

    B x

  2. Gorgeous make Claire!! Love that ship stamp and wow the amazing frame, rusty bits and other elements look totally fantastic! LOVE this big time. The cool background looks great too!

  3. HI Claire, fab card, love the design and embellishments, great background too.
    Avril xx

  4. Awesome technique Claire, it actually looks rusted, wow. Love the added shells. TFS Hugs xx

  5. amazing porthole Claire - love that look! Hugs rachel x

  6. what a fantastic steampunky project

  7. Oh wow Claire!!! So creative and the colours - perfect! The ageing looks so this to pieces! I have so got to get that stamp set...
    Dot x

  8. Beautiful creation - thank you for joining in with our challenge this week over at Eclectic Ellapu.
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  9. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

  10. I am seriously in love with this card!!! The porthole is awesome, the distress background is perfectly grungy and I love the net! Cant say enough good things about this card, its great!

    Thanks for joining us over at A Little Bit Crafty!

    Sam DT

  11. A fabulous creation! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)

  12. Beautiful card and loving the porthole.

    Julie x


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