Saturday, February 11, 2012

Monochrome With One Other Colour at FSC!

We gals of the Fashionable Stamping Challenge Blog, are inviting you to a monochromatic plus one stamping challenge.  Now is this a cool challenge or what and don't forget there is always a prize from the lovely Marina at Cottage Crafts.  For extra inspiration, which is totally amazing, stop by the FSC blog and feast your eyes on the DT samples.  Boy I tell you, I am one lucky gal to be in this mix!   I will also link this up to Gingersnap Creations GC136, "Glorious Greens."
Oh did I have a blast with this one and I really wish you could see it IRL.  The stamps are from the Route 66 collection at Artistic Outpost.  This was a must have stamp set for me, as I have a few men in my life.  This one may become my DH's birthday card in June.  Ok, so here is the scoop.  Stamped the car/motel image with Timber Brown, used makeup applicators to color in areas directly from the Distress Ink Pads, shaded edges, layered distressed edges and shaded.  Used a glue pen to draw in a few random lines and added some clear Mica Flakes for that more realistic desert ground.  The cactus is of course a shrinky dink, which was stamped in Timber Brown and colored on the reverse side with tan/yellow Sharpies.  For the map newsprint was inked, splattered, wrinkled and then highlighted the wrinkles, ironed flat, then stamped the image.  Torn the edges and shaded.  Motel stamp was inked with the lighter green and then I ran the Vintage Photo around the edge, stamped and then clear embossed.  Then inked with the darker green, wiped off excess and clear embossed a few times to give it a nice sign look!  For the background,  the green cardstock was inked with all my Distress Colors, I then covered the top of the Retro Circles embossing folder with the lighter green ink, ran it through, and then ran the remaining ink pads over the raised areas, clear embossed.  This gives it a faux metal look.  Hope I covered everything without making this a novel!
I was so surprised the other day when I went to the mail box and there was a package from Carol of Workman Scraps!  Now is that not the sweetest thing and all because I visit her blog!  Thank you again Carol, for these adorable stamps.   Blogging friends are the best!

Hope to see you join in the challenge at FSC!  Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to comment. 

Distress Inks:  Shabby Shuttters, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo
Stazon:  Timber Brown
Stampin Up Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Naturals Ivory

42 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab masculine card! Love the added embossing and shrunken cactus!

Debi said...

Terry, Wow! this is so gorgeous, love all the elements and that monochrome and one- yummy :-) Debi x

Sandra said...

Really awesome manly card! love all the layering you did, it gives it such dimension. It looks very cool!

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh I love all the inky detail here Terry...and the layering is fantastic!!! And that map is awesome! I am adding this stamp set to my wish list!
Dot x

Netty said...

Terrific card, loving the design and that fab cactus Terry, x

Sharon said...

Great card Terry - great images & perfect for a man!! Love the shades of colour!

Michele said...

your card is outstanding! you do great masculine cards. and lucky you to find some treats in the mail! have a wonderful day! xo

Yvonne Garner said...

I love this stamp set and you have done a fabulous job with so many techniques. Bravo! Best, Yvonne

1CardCreator said...

Great card Terry, love the cactus!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love that stamp set- one of my fav's from AO! Love your greens + one too!

Ephemera said...

Hi Teri, love your card the embossed faux metal card is amazing and love the little cactus, such a great touch, so wonderfully shabby. Have a great day. xx

craftattack said...

Love what you have made and that stamp is great! How nice to get such a lovely surprise in the post, too! Valerie

Tina Connolly said...

Awesome masculine card, love the texture.

Meggymay said...

Wow, love the way you made this card, the stamps are fabulous as is the colours combo you used.
Yvonne x

Ira said...

Oh cool Terry! You just do male cards extremely well with your fantastic feeling for the right colours! Love those stamps!

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow Terry, before I even read your post I saw your card and thought 'Oh how I long to travel Route 66 again - roll on August'. This is just fabulous and will be great for hubby when his birthday comes around.Love everything about it.
Have a great Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Vada said...

Oh Terry, Your work on this card is outstanding!!! Save it for Hubby, I know he will love it!
Hugs Vada

Claire said...

hi Terry, wow what a gorgeous card with those amazing stamps and all the texture. I love it
Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Sue C said...

Great card for a man Terry, love the stamps you've used and the faux metal embossed panel is fantastic. Sue C x

Shelley said...

What an amazing card! You put so much time and efforinto your work and it really pays off. I'm impressed.

Jan Hennings said...

lovin' your masculine card! The stamps are super cool!

lynne said...

Hi Terry
How are you this Sunday? Only managed to post my FSC card moments ago - which is why I am so late in visiting you.
What struck me is the incredible distressed appearance which I absolutely love. Wonderful stamping and layering. This is fabulous in every way.
Wishes
Lynne

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the way you've colored the car, Terry, and the treatment you gave those background circles is yummy! Love how polished it looks!

BarbaraW said...

This is a great masculine card. Love all the dimension and detail.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the card! The colors, textures and images all work so well together.
Rinda

Lynn Stevens said...

LOVE what you did with those stamps Terry. I have that set and they work great for a guy card.
How sweet of Carol. She's such a doll. Enjoy your lovely gifts!
Hugs Lynn

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Terry, love all the texture and your embossed background. A great touch with the cactus!
Avril xx

Cheryl said...

oh this is one brilliant,masculine Card Hun,love all the detail on this,and that monochrome is amazing hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a beautiful card, the textured background looks great.

Izzwizz said...

Fab project, just love the embossed background and great colours. Maddy x

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Do love this card!! Very cool!!!

Linda R said...

This is such an amazing card. I just love everything about it.. Perfect for a masculine card.. I have to say you rocked this challenge..

Hugs, Linda

Ellie said...

Love what you did here, it would also be fitting in the 'make it a guy thing' challenge, so masculine!

xxx ellie xxx

Jingle said...

This is great!

Carol said...

Terry - love this card, very masculine and fabulous stamp set from Artistic Outpost. Thank you for the mention, you are too kind and generous! HUGS Carol

Sherry Edwards said...

Fabulous card Terry, what a great birthday card it'll make. Love the shrinky dinky cactus too!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful masculine card, Terry!!! Love the gorgeous vintageness! xx

Anita Houston said...

Look at you using your AO stamps!!! SO COOL!!! I need this set! This really is cool...love that floating map!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Lovin' this great man-card GF! True vintage style

Mynnette said...

What a fabulous card! LOVE that green and the car image is awesome! :)

Ali Manning said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for taking the Gingersnap Creations challenge :)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This works so well and really captured the motel vibe. So, you have a few men in your life - I always suspected as much!

Lucy x

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