Monday 22 July 2013

A Card For a Friend

Well I thought long and hard on this one. What image to use? Something for a bloke who has a lot of style and is a fabulous artist. Had to be this one...... in my opinion. Captain McSteeme from Rick St Dennis' Etsy shop.
A scan of the image always picks up the colour better than a photo - the light here is just so temperamental.

Coloured with promarkers with just a hint here and there of metallic paint. I masked off the image and brushed vintage paper distress ink all around.
I was in such a rush to get this card into the post, I didn't realise how distorted the colours were in the photos. Oh well

Papers - Some DCWV, heirloom stack (the dark brown) and some BoBunny, et cetera collection (the yellow) matted onto pearlised copper and a stripy base layer (Southfield Paper) all mounted onto the card base,

Some diecut swirls and cog wheels,some brown and copper pearls and last but by no means least - a screw brad.
The stamped sentiment is inside.
I hope the quality of the pics won't be held against me.

I'd like to enter this card into the challenge at
Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes
Colour Me Creative - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous image and gorgeous papers. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys challenge good luck
    Ginny ♥

  2. Stunning card.

    Love how you have done this.

    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

    Tracey DTxx

  3. Quite the dapper gent, Helen! Love your coloring and the fab design. xxD

  4. This is wonderful. Like the colours and the image is very cool!

    Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar this week and good luck!

  5. Great card love the image, thanks for joining in the fun at Here come the Boys Anything goes challenge.
    DT Teresa xx