Morning, hope you are all enjoying your weekend. We have another fabulous challenge for you over at the Love to Create Challenge Blog where the theme is Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes.
I decided to opt for a masculiine card this week using my favourite PanPastels, the Metallics.
I cut a panel from black card and then embossed with an embossing folder. I then applied VersaMark Ink directly to the embossed card and then dabbed the card with Rich Gold, Light Gold, and Bronze PanPastels and then blended with a PanPastel Art Sponge, adding more PanPastels as desired until I achieved the depth I required. I then added Silver PanPastel lightly over the embossed raised areas and then sprayed lightly with hairspray to seal the Pastels.
I die cut a Pocket Watch Frame from white card and then coloured the die cut piece with Vintage Photo Distress Inl, applying the ink directly to a non-stick craft sheet and then spritzing with water and mopping up the beads of ink with the die cut and then drying with a heat tool. I then dabbed the die cut piece into any remaining ink to add a further layer and then once again dried with a heat tool. PanPastel Black Coarse Pearl Medium was applied around the edges of the die cut for definition. Numbers were stamped onto the background of the die cut piece using a background stamp from Tim Holtz Merchantile Stamp Set, using Vintage Photo Distress Ink, for a tone on tone effect. I then stamped the focal image with Black Archival Ink. I added a Monocle for added interest along with a found token and Remnant Rubs. I also included two old rusty pen nibs for further interest.
Rusty wire has been added around the outside edge of the die cut piece and stapled into place. I also included Tissue Tape added randomly around the background.