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Sunday, 2 October 2011

steampunk men and my favourite distress inks!!!

Well hey there bloggers,
hope you are enjoying this wonderful sunshine and getting inky too!!
I have finally made the deadline for A Simon says stamp challenge and am feeling rightly chuffed with myself!!!So, here it is :
The theme was men and I have wanted to use these fab stamps from Creative Expressions and they seemed to fit the bill.I used distress inks which I don't think I could live without!! And lots of Tim things which are a must!I made the background in two halves, one half overstamped with cogs and the word inventor using DI's antique linen , tea dye and walnut stain.
The other half was made using a Tim embossing folder and inking using same DI's.The cogs were cut using a Tim die and yes you have got it... coloured using distress inks.The image and inventor were also using DI's.
 I coloured the staples for my mini attacher using alcohol inks in a small bag. as I wanted theme to fit the brown theme!!!I used them to attach sentiment and to add detail down the side. I added cogs sticking out along side of card..and I am chuffed with the overall effect.
The challenge over at Sunday Stampers is MOJO. If my mojo has disappeared these tend to be the colours
I would choose to get him back...!!!

I am entering this for the following competitions.. if you are still awake!!

a is for anything goes @ http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/
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ta trace x


  1. Hello Trace! Love your "men only" piece for Simon Says Stamp and Show's Challenge this week. Love all of the elements you used and how you distressed them. I love the stamped image of your steampunk guy and really love the sentiment!!! Thanks so much for joining us for the challenge. <3 Candy

  2. Fabulous steampunk creation Trace, love the cogs on the edge and the texture the embossing adds. Great stamp too. These are the colours I reach for too when my mojo needs a good kicking LOL. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. I love this Trace! The Sentiment is Fab too!
    Thanks for playing in the One For The Boys Challenge at The Crafty Pad!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  4. Trace this is wonderful! I really do not know just how you do it but you excel every time! Judy x

  5. Love your steampunk card Trace, just fab !! And just right for our challenge at The Crafty Pad this week "One For The Boys"

    thanks for playing along this week with us,

    hugs Diane xx

  6. A great guy card! I had a good laugh at the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenge. Good luck on winning and be sure and join are challenge on the 15th....it will be fun!

  7. Beautiful card, the sentiment is great! I love the embossing folder you used. Thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenges!

  8. This is absolutely sensational, Trace! So cool the way you have made it in two halves, similar and complimentary. Wonderful work with the distress inks and your Thomas Edison quote is worth a million! So glad you joined in the fun with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  9. Great inspiration on your vintage card. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  10. What a lovely card Trace, I really like this style of card although my own look completely the opposite! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! :)

  11. Love this card, especially that awesome quote from TJ!

  12. I love the steampunk. Thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenges!

  13. Nice vintage card! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  14. Fabbydoodles card, loving those stamps! Thanks for joining in and sharing your creativity with me... tis looking like my old Mojo is nearly home... phew! x

  15. Fantastic piece - you used all my favorite stuff, lol!

  16. Hi Trace,
    love your card, it's wicked! Perfect for our challenge this week at THE CRAFTY PAD, thanks so mujch for playing!
    Hugs, Ali x


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