Sunday, 21 April 2019

Metallic stripes and gears.

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying Easter in your part of the world.
I''m enjoying a quiet spell in the craft room after baking, visiting my parents, and getting some much needed housework done!

I wanted to play along with the challenge at CASe This Sketch.
I really struggle with sketch challenges, but this one is similar to a design I use a lot.

I spread some grit paste onto watercolour paper through a stripes stencil.
When it was dry I sprinkled on some rusty car infusion powder and spritzed with water.
Next I added some Brushos SprinkleIt in copper (it's a powder that works well with brushos so thought it would be ok with infusions too), and spritzed with water again.

The diecut sentiment and gears were inked with versamark, sprinkled with Lindys midnight copper, midnight bronze and cafe au lait embossing powders.
I've layered the happy and some of the gears up 3 times for extra dimension.

Here's a closer look at the shimmer!

I'm also linking up to the fun & games challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Lots of guys love tinkering, so I figure gears would be fun on a card for them!

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

At Watercooler Wednesday it's an anything goes masculine theme.

It's an anything goes theme at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies.
This card used a stencil, dies and a sticker, no stamps at all!

I'm also linking up to the CAS Stencil Card Challenge where the theme is to use texture or embossing paste, so much fun!

Tim Holtz stripes stencil; Ranger distress grit paste; Paper Artsy Rusty Car Infusions; Brushos SprinkleIt in copper; Memory Box Antique ger set & Mini Gears dies; Poppystamps jumbled birthday die; versamark ink; Lindys midnight copper, midnight bronze and cafe au lait embossing powder; sentiment sticker; glossy accents to glue everything to the grit paste!

Thankyou for visiting,
Cathy x


crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous masculine card love the copper embossed happy and the stencilled and textured strip is amazing
Carol x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful guy card, Cathy! Love the stenciled background and the depth and dimension of all the gears and sentiment!

Papercraft Boutique said...

A gorgeous variety of metallic shine, Cathy! I love the rustic feel of the vertical panel. Fantastic take on the sketch!
Hideko xx

Cat Craig said...

That sketch was made for you. Fab man Card.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous masculine card with great colours, shimmer and texture. Loving those powders and your design is wonderful x. Good to know that that the sprinkle it will work with the infusions too x.

Claire said...

This is a great designed card for the boys/men in our life. I love the rich bronze tones and all the dimension x

Barb Ghig said...

Such a striking masculine card, Cathy! I love the shimmer from the Copper SprinkleIt Brushos and texture from your grit powder...WOW! Loving those fabulous gears, too!
Thanks so much for adding more inspiration to our gallery for this challenge :)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous eb paste background, Cathy. I love how you layered your heat eb gears and die cut Happy. A really stunning guy birthday card, my friend. TFS Hugs..Nancy

Michelle W said...

What a beautiful masculine card Cathy! Thank you for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Karen Brown said...

Your gears looks so realistic! Very nice masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful textures and colors on your paste stenciled background Cathy! The layered gears make a perfect guy card design! xx

Cazro said...

A clever masculine card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT.

Loll said...

Fantastic masculine card Cathy! LOVE the metallic striped background and those fabuous gears. Awesome! xx

Linda said...

WOW! This looks so cool xx

Anita in France said...

The metallic shimmer and shine is so cool, Cathy ... the touchability of all that texture is simply fantastic ... what a brilliant masculine card! Hugs, Anita :)