Friday, 3 June 2011

New challenge at The Stamp Man and news....

The new Challenge(# 24) is up over at The Stamp Man Challenge Blog! This time the Theme was chosen by the Lovely Michelle and it is all about Men/Boys and rightly so just in time for Fathers day.
Here is a quick card I made for the challenge. For the background I used some white card and inked it up with some Weathered wood, Forest moss Distress ink and Vintage Photo Distress Stain from Tim Holtz. I then spritzed it with water and crumpled it up. Once dry I inked it with Perfect Medium clear and heat embossed it using clear detail EP.
For the pocket watch I used Aspects of Design "Across the Miles" clock stamp. I started by inking an area with Perfect Medium clear and embossing it using Moonglow Silver Moon Turquoise. I then stamped the clock on top of the cooled EP. Next I stamped the image again on another bit of paper and coloured in the face using a black Perfect Medium Pen. That piece was then embossed 3 times using gold Fine EP. Once cooled I cut out the face bit and added on top of the solid gold bit. the entire piece was then coated with melted clear fine EP. Gold foil is then touched on around the outside and Finally I added a bead cap which I squished and the gold chain(cut from an old broken necklace.).
the letters are from Rusty Pickle and inked a bit for shadowing.
I find it very difficult making mens cards as I tend not too get too many images suitable for men in my stamping. This one though is a nice fit for my dad as he likes nice simple things.
Now Pop on over to the Challenge here and see all the Lovely cards the DT has come up with to inspire you and to read up on all the challenge rules, then go ahead and add your creation! looking forward to seeing them.

Ingredients I used in my card:
Perfect Medium Black Pen
Perfect Medium clear pad
Rusty Pickle - Letters
Gold Bead cap
Gold Chain
Gold Foil

Now for some good news....I am so completely honored to say that I have been asked to be part of the Stamp Man DT. Can you believe it me among all those amazingly talented team members! I am so excited and a little nervous too! I will be hosting the next challenge on The Stamp Man Challenge blog on the 17th so be sure to pop back in and see what we do. It will be fun!

Now lets see some of those Men/Boys cards......

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day. Angela


sam21ski said...

Hey well done Angela, that's fantastic news.

Love the card too xxx

Sam xxx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous work of art Angela and I am so pleased you have become a member of the team, it is an honour to work with you.
Have a fabulous weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Poppet said...

A fantastic piece of art Angela, so much work involved and such a wonderful result. Hope it travels well on it's way to your Dad's. :-) xx

Poppet said...

P.S Congratulations on your DT place. :-) xx

Meggymay said...

Congratulations on your exciting news. Yvonne x

Michelle said...

Wonderful work Angela, I love how you keep working and adding layers, it really gives a 'finished' look to your cards etc.
The clock looks so real too!
x Michelle