Monday, May 28, 2012

One For The Boys!

C'est encroyable! Monday again. Who stole the bit in between? Or am I suffering from sunstroke??? In true Brit form I must say it is a trifle hot for me...but thankfully my huge pre-mummy DT marathon kept me hostage in the craft room and shade. Let's get straight to the crafty point as I have another six blog posts to reel off...
This week at Simon Says Stamp & Show it's all about man stuff! From little boys to your great Grandpa and all the other fellas, we want to see "One for the Boys". Seems I can't count because I made two!
June brings along Father's Day over here so I thought it was the perfect time to rustle up some male cards!
I also wanted to get kick start my Tim stamps into inky action. I decided on some good old one-layer stamping and masking...

I'm still loving the beauty of just ink and paper! These vintage sets are really great fun and produce a lovely stamped image - with lots of potential for different compositions and designs. This first set is called 'Road Trip".
To add a little extra twist in colour and design, before I started stamping I added a wild swoosh of watery Vintage Photo Distress Stain with Cut 'n Dry foam. I used Ranger Archival inks for a crisp image mixing up Sepia, Coffee, Russet and Jet Black tones.

l remembered to take a quick snap of how I work on the composition! The stamp sets have their design printed on the back which means I can plan the layout of my design just by laying the stamps as shown. Then you need to work out which masks you need and the correct order in which to stamp!
Here I'm working with the Artful Voyage stamps and the aeroplane from the Warehouse District set as they go together so well. I went really wild with a daring swoosh of Rusty Hinge Distress Stain! I also added a few splatters by flicking Distress stain from an old small paintbrush.
Again I mixed up the inks, sometimes adding two colours to a stamp to get variation in colour. The cards are A4 sheets folded in half - so quite large but perfect for playing around with these sets of stamps!
When I'd done all my stamping, I finished off with some distressing of the edges and a little inking.  Great vintage images and a wild swoosh of ink and I'm all done - ready to set sail!
I hope you like them. Do hop over to the Design Team blog to see more great blokey stuff from my teamies. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations - I think we all like seeing  new artful ideas for the Gents! Don't forget we personally choose our Top Three and there's the generous $50 shopping spree to be won! Yes please!

Thanks for taking a peek. Over out - and until the next time!
Sarah.

15 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

These are absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Best, Yvonne

Kirsti said...

Wow...gorgeous!!!
X

May said...

Love these Sarah.. Lovin the swoosh what a great idea.. Fabulous stamping..take care keep you and baby safe in the sun Hugs May x x x

Helen said...

Great work and it is good to see how you plan it out - something I don't do.... have a good day, hope you get ahead of yourself!!

Paula Whittaker said...

one of my fave things to do is add a swoosh of ink across cards so these caught my eye instantly.Fab creations Sarah.

Daniele said...

just loving the swoosh of paint on the background works really well for this collage effect
hugs

Terry said...

Hey there Sarah, well you better stay in your craftroom, cause it is wayyyy to hot same goes here...pffewww, your creations are stunning as allways, love the simplicity of your project it is a fabulous idea, thank you for sharing sweetie, Hugs Terry and stay in the craftroom oke?

Candy C said...

Sarah, your cards are so cool! I love the splash of color on them before you did and stamping. That little touch really made the whole design! Love your choice of stamps, too!! As always, you have created some beautiful pieces. Hugs, Candy

Redanne said...

Fabulous designs Sarah, I think only you could put a swoosh of colour on, stamp on to a flat card and end up with such amaZing results. Love them both equally.

I am with you on this heat business, I just want to stay cool too.....

Craftychris said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the swoosh idea xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Realy beautiful Sarah.
Love them all

Greetings Janny

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the swoosh of ink in the background, wonderful masking and stamping creating a wonderful composition on both. Great masculine cards Sarah. Tracy x

Ingen said...

Wat een geweldig stoere mannen kaarten!

maria f. said...

I love these. Can't get enough of that font for Road Trip! And your swoosh in the BG is the perfect addition to your card. Happy stamping.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fantastic pair of cards, Sarah! I love the layouts and the splashes of color in the background!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!