Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Crazy Enough

Thank you for taking the time to visit today and I hope you are doing well. Did you make New Year Resolutions for 2015? I am always curious about that as I will make a few and then somehow I put them on the back burner! Inspiration Emporium's January's challenge is "Fresh Start" with the sky is the limit and no restrictions and so we are taking are first AO inking of 2015 over there!


I wanted this to be all vintage and masculine, so went with all neutral colors and of course mostly brown. The images I used are from Generation Redux, Secretary Pool, and Chalkboard Wisdom and were all collaged together.


Making backgrounds for focal images is always something I enjoy doing. Using the background (dots) image, I stamped this on ivory colored paper using Black Archival and then inked over with Vintage Photo and shaded with Black Soot and then I distressed the edges and torn in a few places. The Alpha Block background was first stamped using more of the dots and clear embossed and then the Alpha was stamped using Coffee Archival on to a lighter colored kraft card stock, then a few more dots and numbers using Black Archival.


The gentlemen were stamped in Black Archival and then inked over with Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, shaded in Black Soot. Added the photo corners and cut apart the Chalkboard sentiment and there you have it. The January "Show Us Your AO Art" challenge is up and running and waiting to see your AO creations, so come on and play along!


Have a most wonderful weekend!

23 comments:

Mrs.B said...

Wonderful masculine card Terry, love the details of the background.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic masculine card with great elements and details.

butterfly said...

A brilliant masculine card, Terry - love the luscious deep browns and fabulous use of the AO stamps - wonderful layers!
Alison xx

Debi said...

always love your masculine cards Terry! you're the best at that vintage sepia look- another fab card here, Debi xx

Meggymay said...

Awesome male card terry. I love all the super layers you created.
Yvonne x

Valerie-Jael said...

Love this and the wonderful, subdued colours. No, I never make resolutions! Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

This really is a beautiful masculine card Terry, I love the brown tones and your chosen focal image is wonderful.

Resolutions? Not this year, I never seem to keep them.... lol. Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Journal. Hugs, Anne xx

Michele said...

your style is always so appealing, so wonderful. a gorgeous piece. love to you in 2015! xo

cheryl Baker said...

oh this is one super card,just love this its one brilliant masculine card hun,and love that background,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Pam said...

Love all the layers, and the fun quote!!

Shirley Chillman said...

You always make the most superb backgrounds TT then put everything
together in such a fantastic way. Love this masculine piece.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a great layered vintage card Terry...gorgeous masculine card.
greetings, Alie :-)

Karin said...

beautiful vintage card, love all the layers of it! Groetjes karin

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous masculine card Terry! Loving the vintage tones and the fabulous Artistic Outpost stamps! Fantastic!! hugs and smiles!

Ira Huberts said...

That is one supercool, gorgeous masculine creation Terry! Love all the layers/colours/stamps/quotes! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Terry! Love how you put this together with all those stamped layers, - it looks brilliant! I am a big fan of neutral colours, this is so beautiful!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Love the neutral colours and who can resist all out vintage?
A fabulous creation.
Wishes
Lynne

Sharon said...

Love it - the colours, vintage feel, images - all goes together perfectly!

Vada said...

Hello Little Lady: It saddens me so to read about Little Miss Molly. As you well remember we lost Bandit four days after my birthday in Aug. I so understand the pain you both are going through. My heart goes out to both of you as well as Molly. Thinking of you all. Hugs Vada

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful stamping and layering for your gorgeous vintage card my friend. Happy New Year to you and Steve and huge hugs. xxx

Sara Barker said...

A great masculine card! Love those images and all the neutral colors you chose!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Fantastic! Love your beautiful stamping, layering and distressing! Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Journal, hugs, Karin

Beth said...

wonderful vintage card GF the layers are wonderful, love it.
Hugs!

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