Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Enjoy the Journey

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

What plans do you have for today? Apart from shopping and going to the post office I have a crafty day planned.

Last week while I was at Kath's I had a play with my new Distress Oxides and created a couple of backgrounds. I also was able to use my new stamps too!

Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 White square base card.
2. Matted and layered Kraft card which has been distressed with DI ground espresso.
3. Matted and layered blue card which I have distressed with DI chipped sapphire.
4. To create the background I have used faded jeans, broken china, vintage photo and walnut stain, added spritz of water each time to get different layers.  I then used Tim Holtz cogs stencil with Distress Oxide walnut stain.
5. I stamped the suitcases from Tim's Time Travellers stamps set, stamped the gentleman onto white card cut out and coloured with DO faded jeans and vintage photo, added a bit of worn lipstick on his cheeks, then matted and layered onto topper with foam pads.
6. To finish off I stamped the sentiment and added a metal corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
Always Fun #14 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration #183 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #167 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #61 - Man/Boy

Many thanks for visiting!
Crafty Hugs!


  1. What a great card, Linda. Loving your stencils and inky background, its gorgeous!☆☆ x

  2. gorgeous layout and great colors. He really stands out on this card

  3. Great depth and detail on this make themed card Linda.

  4. Great use of the oxides, they sure make a fab result on this awesome card.xx

  5. Fantastic vintage card, love the background. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  6. WOW what a stunner Linda, a brilliant male card with this super vintage image, love all the background stampingand colours, Kate x

  7. Stunning card and gorgeous colours.
    Valerija xx

  8. Hi Linda this is a stunning card I love the vintage theme. Take care. Hug Jackie

  9. Oh Linda! This is the coolest! Love love! Hugs, Autumn

  10. gorgeous Linda, great background and stamping
    Gr Karin

  11. Gorgeous male vintage card, great colour and background. Hugs Jennifer xx

  12. Wow fantastic card Linda, great background and wonderful stamping.
    Pam x

  13. Thats a super background you have created and I love the image - great card!!

  14. Fabulous card, Linda, with such rich coloring. Love the ways you used those amazing oxide colors. A beautiful masculine design. xx

  15. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Always Fun, good luck!!! Amy DT

  16. Fabulous male card, love the DO background and super stamps.

    Sylv xx

  17. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  18. Stunning vintage card Linda. The stamps are fabulous. Cathy x

  19. Wow love everything about his Linda. Hope you're well xx

  20. You do such amazing work with your Vintage and masculine design!! I so love that wonderful background you've made! HUGS :)

  21. Gorgeous card! I love that wonderful background. Thanks you for joining with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  22. great masculine card. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration Challenge Blog.
    Shylaa DT@AICB

  23. Fabulous man card. It would be great to see this over at crafterscafeblogchallenge for our steampunk theme. CarolG


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