Monday, 1 June 2015

A gentleman is always that: a gentle man

Today we have our monthly Product Focus and this month we are concentrating on stamp sets from the Masculine category. I am showcasing the Hats Background and the Hat's Off stamp sets from Artistic Outpost.
The background has been coloured with Distress Inks, applying Broken China Distress Ink through a layering stencil and then applying Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges of the card for definition. I have also added a touch of background stamping for further interest.
I die cut the pocket watch from white card and added four layers to give dimension and then cut an aperture from the top die cut using the sized ovals from Sizzix. I coloured the top pocket watch with Broken China Distress Ink and then flicked with water. I also included a touch of background stamping.
I stamped the focal image with Potting Soil Archival Ink and added a piece of Mica over the top along with a numbered brad coloured with Alcohol Inks.
I stamped the sentiment onto white card with Archival Ink and sponged the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I die cut two circles from white card and added hats to each die cut piece using the Hat's Background stamp set. I coloured each circle with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and added natural twine for added texture.

My fellow team members have created more wonderful pieces to inspire you along your journey.

Tracy (you are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x













13 comments:

Redanne said...

Great use of the pocket watch die and I just love the hats! Love the background you created - great colours - and he really does look like a gentle man... Hugs, Anne xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

great colours in your background and love these new stamps x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love this Tracy....my Husband was "that perfect Gentleman", every day! xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Wonderful card, love the little hat tags at the top ! Fab !
Corrie x

Ellie Knol said...

I so LOVE this card! Gorgeous colors and composition!

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant, love how the gentleman peeps out of the pocket watch and what you did with the hats is so clever, fantastic make!!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Fantastic design! X

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love this Tracy and what a wonderful sentiment! Gorgeous layers and love your stenciled background.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Tracy! Love how you made the frame, great use of that die! The little hat tags are such a great detail and your background is gorgeous as always! hugs :)

Terry said...

And a perfect Gentleman he is, Tracy! Love how you framed this gent in the pocket watch. Love your card!

Shari Trumbull said...

Love this card, Tracy! I love your combo of blues and browns and completely love how you layer the pocket watch. That's one of my favorite techniques that you do--your layering of die cuts! The depth and interest it creates is wonderful! Fab share for AO!! XOXO-Shari

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous masculine card, Tracy! Love the color and the way you framed the image from the Hat's Off stamp set!

butterfly said...

Love the mica plate in the pocket watch aperture, and beautiful colours, as well as the circles echoing across the card - beautiful, Tracy!
Alison xx