Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Man Among Boys!

It is a Blog Hop at Artistic Outpost with a "Masculine" theme!  With Father's Day fast approaching and graduations, you never know what might just inspire your imagination!  Follow the hop Gerrie, Lisa, Sue, Tracy, Linda, Alison, Terry (Me) and Kate, to see what the rest of the design team has for your viewing pleasure.
Nothing speaks more manly to me than the "SteamPunk" collection with the "Industrial Backgrounds."  All main images were stamped with Coffee Archival and heat set.  The Gentleman had a little extra inking help to add a little color and we popped him up. 
I could not believe the "Gentleman's Choice" was a perfect fit for Tim's new "bottle cap" die and I stamped it dead on center with the first try! 
 Can't you almost hear the whistle blowing?
The background was done by wrinkling up card stock, highlighting the raised areas, running it through the crimper in both directions and then I bleached stamped the gears.
Hope you enjoyed today's visit as much as I enjoyed your stopping by!  There is still two week's left to join in the "May Monthly Referral Program," so ink up those AO stamps and join in!
 
Brenda and me wrapping it up on Saturday!
 
Stamps:  Artistic Outpost; SteamPunk, Industrial Backgrounds
Ink: Distress; Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain 

36 comments:

Krisha said...

Hi Terry,
This is an amazing card! I love all the details from the bottle cap die to the really great background.

Talis Bastelballon said...

wundervoll in szene gesetzt.

GlG Petra

Netty said...

Loving your fabulous card Terry.
Hugs Annette x

Netty said...

Came back as realised I had missed that fab photo of you and Brenda. Some serious shopping going on there.... x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love, love, love the way you did the background on your card, Terry. It makes a sensational backdrop for your wonderful stamped images! And the bottle cap die cut with the Gentlemen's Choice seal is fantastic. Super take on the hop theme!

Hugs,
Linda

Brenda Brown said...

This is a fabulous card Terry with great images to represent the male theme. Love the crinkled background and the bottle top worked perfectly. Great photo of us both, TFS.
I can't believe it's our last day, where did it go?
Take care.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous card Terry, love the crumpled aged background, perfect. Great stamping too, love the images. Tracy x x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Nice to see a picture of you!
I love how you used the bottle cap die.
Rinda

butterfly said...

I'm with Linda... that background is so fantastic! Love the Steampunk images, and that bottle-cap looks very cool!
Alison xx

Redanne said...

Really love the crumpled paper background and the image of that man is superb. Great photo of you and Brenda too. Hugs, Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

First of all, fantastic background Terry and then superb stamping! A brilliant masculine make and it certainly looks as if Brenda and you had a day of it!! You guys must just have had so much fun!! It's always so wonderful for us UK people to go shopping in the US, I just bet Brenda totally loved it!

Sherry said...

I love how you did the background Terry and the whole of the card is fab! Those images are ideal for a masculine card.

Lovely photo of the two of you too xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Terry ! Love the background and the monotone look is gorgeous. Sue C x

Karin said...

Gorgeous, love the background!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh lookie, I really "see" you, how cool is that! I love your piece, this guy always talks to me and says "pick me"!! Great idea on the bg paper, going to case that, thanks.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Fabulous card Terry with a lot of great details and beautiful colors
Greetings Janny.

Vada said...

Wow Miss Terry, Outstanding work here little Lady. Love the pics, girls got to have fun. Party On!
Hugs Vada

Alexa said...

Great masculine card - don't remind me it's father's day - always lack inspiration for a man's card!! Thank you for popping past my desk & leaving me a lovely comment - much appreciated ! xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card, super background and stamping.
Looks like you both had a good shop as well.
Yvonne x

Hettie said...

This is BRILLIANT Terry! It all fits perfectly! Well done you!
Hugs
xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card with great details. Thanks for sharing the photo :)

Debi said...

Great Card Terry, love the sepia hues and those steampunk images ;) hugs Debi x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous monochromatic steampunk card! Love your added embellies!

Kate said...

Great neutral palette. Love how you incorporated all these images from the Steampunk plate. And the corrigatd cardboard in the background is perfect!
Kate

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

PIN....what a great stamping collage Terry...love the vintage look with the gorgeous layering!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Ira Huberts said...

Way too beautiful Terry! Sigh... Love this fabulous scene, everything so meticulously combined, amazing! Ira x
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Buttons said...

Love how you put this together, including that fab crinkled background. Looks like you and Brenda have had some great fun too. Hugs, Jenny x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fabulous card! And you two ladies look beautiful! Hope you haven't been leading our Brenda astray this year, I have only just got her out of the drying out clinic from last year's drinking sessions, lol,

Lucy x

wwilloww said...

Great masculine card Terry!!! I love all your details! Looks like you and Brenda had a good time.

Anita Houston said...

Wonderful masculine card Terry! I love this image, and the the others that you've used fit perfectly with your theme! Great vintage feel! Love your pic with Brenda too!

Marjie Kemper said...

Such a wonderful masculine card. Love the bottlecap and your impeccable stamping! Glad you and Brenda had such fun again!

1CardCreator said...

Love this one Terry, so masculine! Great pic of you and Brenda! ~Diane

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- and I love the crinkled BG- fun, fun! That is such a fun picture of you and your creative friend!

Chris Warner said...

This is fab Terry! Great composition, like it a lot! You look as if you're both a little light on the carrier bags there Terry......? [g] Chris xxx

Suzanne C said...

What a handsome masculine card! Love the layout and design and the rich masculine colors!

Sharon said...

Stunning Terry - everything goes so well together - fantastic male card!

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