Friday, 23 April 2010

Free Time

I haven't had my grandson this week and I've had lots of time to play......I've really missed him but its been like a mini holiday I've gots lots of crafting done of which I'm posting today, I've completed 5 pages on my Venice Album so thats coming along and tomorrow I'm off to LB CRafts for a workshop... we're making a mirror using lots of metal techniques, its an advanced piece and I'm a little nervous incase I can't keep up as I'm quite a slow worker and I always manage to sit next to someone who is related to Speedy
Todays card started life as a tag(for all of 1 Hour) and was then turned into a card. I quite like doing tags which are like mini collages... I tend to try and incorporate lots of techniques so my desk ends up looking like a bomb site as I have to hunt for my tools.....I distressed the background using Chipped Sapphire, Tea Dye, and Broken China, spritzed it then with Creme de Coco glimmer mist, backround stamped in Brushed Corduroy....two stamps both by Paper Artsy, you can just make out the face of the boy sitting under the plane.....little bit of fun.

Tags are all from Graphic 45, applied a ruffle of ribbon down the side, the plane was stamped onto tissue paper, distressed and then using a glue medium by Claudine Helmuth stuck down and then the medium applied on top of it, the tissue was torn and curled.

I then applied distress crackle paint to parts of the tags to give them an aged look, the clock face is mounted onto a button and then glossy accents applied....quite pleased with the effect of that, T he background of the card was distressed using Tea Dye and then the crackle stamp which is from Crafty Individuals using Brushed Corduroy was applied to cover the background...and voila my vintage male card.

Challenges are
Colour Create.....use burnt orange,black and cream.
Ohh La La.....Vintage male card.
Crazy 4 Challenges....sketch.
Little Red Wagon....Ruffles.
Die cut Dreams.......Tear it up.
Gingersnap Creations....theme of Earth, I gone with the colours of Earth.
Praire Fairy.......Distressing.

Thanks for taking a peek
Have a great weekend
Hugs from Daniele x


PepPop said...

ooh I like this. Love the clock face - I would never think of doing anything like this. Thanks for the inspiration to be more adventurous. Jaqui x

Karen said...

Brilliant male card, thanks for joining us at DCD.

Beryl K said...

Wow, this is a great man card. Thanks very much for joining in the fun at OLL this time
Beryl x

Unknown said...

This is a fantastc card/tag I love all the details I love the colck too and how on earth di you do that with the ribbon? It takes for ever If I want to get some ribbon to stick in a ruffle like this I really love yr card hun it's lovely

love dawn xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Cool "guy" card! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

Susie Sugar said...

Adorable card great tearing , thanks for playing our challenge with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Daniele
Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create Challenge.

Karen x

Queen La Rubba said...

very gorgeous creation you have made! I lveo it! The detail and colors are fabulous! You really know how to use the ditressing method! Cudos!!
Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Prairie Fairy Fun Friday‘s" challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Avril Tanner said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with little red wagon!

Mina said...

what a brilliant mans card, fabulous images...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Rosanne said...

Lovely! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon!

AlexaCzar said...

nice one !!! i like this very much

Wendi said...

Gorgeous Tag and card thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

Unknown said...

This is amazing. What a piece of art!

Thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays!


Victoria said...

oooh so much to look at on this! love all the detail

Thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week


Anne said...

Fantastic male card and perfect for the OLL challenge. Thanks for sharing. Hugs x

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

This is a great mans card. Love the collage technique you've used - it looks fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at Colour Create.
Sharon xx

Cor* said...

This is magnificent ! ( I never use that word)!! haha! I absolutely love this !!! Thanks for playing with the fairies!