Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The new challenge starts today at Frilly and Funkie and the lovely Zoe is our hostess this time. She calls this challenge Oh the places you'll go! and describes it this way:
"Create a vintage or shabby chic project with travel as the central theme. Think planes, trains, automobiles, ships, maps, globes."
I rarely have enough masculine cards ready to go so I took this opportunity to create one. I started with some Tim Holtz Color Core card stock for the blank and then layered some paper from Tim Holtz Dapper pad with some Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics.
I made one tag from the Maja Designs paper, one from a piece of Recollections kraft card stock, which was embossed with a folder from The Paper Studio called Vintage Keys that I picked up from a sale bin at Hobby Lobby on one of my too infrequent trips to visit my super friend Patti (a trip is on the horizon and I am sooooo excited - she is a fabulous lady and a wonderful crafter) - but I digress. Finally I used some scrap card stock to make a tag that was stamped with the vintage dirigible from an Indigo Blu set called Grand Tour 1 using Tree Branch Archival Ink.
The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Simple Saying set and also stamped with Tree Branch AI. Everything was distressed with my scissors and then inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I tucked some burlap ribbon under the image tag after darkening it up by dying it with some Walnut Stain DI, added burlap string to all the tags. Finally some gears, a button and a trinket pin were added.
While this isn't as frilly as usual, it is somewhat shabby and I think it has a great masculine and very vintage feel. I would definitely use this as a birthday card because guys should be having fun as they move from year to year and life is a journey.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes (must include hand stamping - no digis)
Allsorts - Vintage
Moving Along With The Times - Man or Boy
The Male Room - Transport
Die Traumfabrik Dream Factory - Fast and Furious
The following products used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: