Monday, 22 August 2016

Smile, it is the key...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Monday to you all, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Something totally different to share with you today, I got very messy and inky creating this card.
I hope you like it.

Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 square card which I have matted and layered white card distressed with aged mahogany.
2. The next layer was created by using key mask with stencil medium and adding Colour Burst,
whilst it was still wet I pressed another card over the stencil and put to one side.
3. Once this was dry I then distressed with ground espresso and adhered to base card.
4. I took the second print and stamped the lock from Tim Holtz stamp set distressed with vintage photo, stamped again and cut the padlock and distressed with aged mahogany.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment cut them up and arranged along the top of the card and added a key from my stash with Baker's twine.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Sparkle Forum #83 - Lots of Layers
Inspiration Destination #99 - Always Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges #291 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #35 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


  1. Fabulous inky effects Linda. Love how you have created the sentiment.
    Have a great week. Flo xx

  2. Wow Linda inky fun fabulous card hugs S xx

  3. Super card Linda, fabulous background. Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. Fab, fun card, loving the texture you've created with your inks xx Zoe xx

  5. Great design and detail Linda.

  6. Beautiful. Lovely design and your colours are gorgeous. Love that image/stamp.xx {aNNie}

  7. Brilliant inkiness Linda, beautifully designed card, Kate x

  8. You may have been messy and inky, Linda, but that's beautiful ! Love all the different keys you managed.

  9. Your background is gorgeous! Love the colors and what a fantastic image! Look fabulous on your design here Linda! BTW...loved your Art Journal video too!! Hope to try some of that very soon myself!! TFS!! HUGS

  10. Great masculine card, Linda.
    Em xxx

  11. Beautiful card Linda, love the background you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  12. Stunning design, love the background and dimension you've created :)

  13. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

  14. Brilliant card and great ink technique

  15. Great card, thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper

  16. A very inspirational card. Sorry, I'm so late in visiting you. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Cara DT x


Thank you very much for your comments. I really do appreciate them all and I do read them. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come back again soon. Linda xxxx