Friday 10 February 2012

The Stamp Man - Texture

Happy Friday everyone - where did the last two weeks go? 
I hope you haven't been affected by the snow again this week. We have had a lovely covering but I think it is going to melt quickly.

Our next challenge to tempt you at The Stamp Man is about creating a project that shows us how you use textures in your work.

I felt like creating a steampunk card again this week and have used an embossed piece of mirri board that Jill had sent me a while ago. It really speaks for itself except the colouring on the embossed gears are done with Promarkers.

Here you can see the Promarker colours.

The inside page.

Can you see the vintage bee I have stamped. 
Yvonne will remember this one?!?

Supplies -
Tim Holtz stamps - Steampunk
Tim Holtz Ideaology - game spinners, ornate plates, sprocket gears
Tim Holtz Journalling Ticket and Salvage Stickers
Stazon Metallic gold
Watch parts and button from stash

The team have been busy making fabulous things to inspire you, so I hope you will come on over to the challenge blog and see what they have been creating. Most of the elements used can be found at The Stamp Man shop and the winner will receive a £10.00 voucher to spend there.

Thank you for visiting and big hugs if you leave a comment. It is so amazing to know that people come and look to see what I have been creating.

Have a great weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Gingersnap Creations Chestnut theme - Words of wisdom -
mine are 'You an do anything but not everything'
Crafty Ribbons - Men or boys
Just for Fun - Vintage Men



Berry said...

Hi Brenda this is fab I do love all the Holtz embellies those ornate metal frames/book plates are a fave of mine! We haven't had any snow at all phew! Hugs Rebekah xx

Laney said...

WOW!! Brenda this is absolutely fabulous!!!Love it hun!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous embossed background and I love the little touch inside too. Lovely steampunk creation Brenda. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

cheryl said...

oh Hun this is brilliant just love the embossing,in the background its so effective,and love all the cogs,amazing piece Hun hugs Cherylxxx

Margreet said...

So gorgeous your use of the TH products....I'm becoming a great fan of him....we have had a lot of snow is freezing cold but next Sunday it should be over????
xxx Margreet

Yvonne Garner said...

Brenda, I love this! So much tactile surface. Love that you decorated the inside, too. The vintage bee is just perfect! It completes the card! have a wonderful weekend. Yvonne

Joan said...

Fab card Brenda, love steampunk cogs and all the embellies

Kathyk said...

Another glorious project from you Brenda, love steampunk and love your metallics too

Happy Friday


Anonymous said...

You know I am partial to a bit of Steampunk so adore your creation Brenda and the texture you achieved is remarkable.

Anonymous said...

Love your card Brenda, the embossed mirri card is fabulous. We've not got too much snow, but it is very chilly ! Hope you're keeping warm ! Sue C x

Netty said...

Terrific embossed card Brenda and love the embellies. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This is fabulous Brenda, I just want to reach out and touch it!! And the finishing touch inside is such a great idea.
We have completely escaped the snow again. It's on the hills that I can see from the house but not in Perth.
Have a good weekend!!
Siobhan x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, your steampunk card looks wonderful, love the metallic effect. Also the inside is great- the little vintage bee is a lovely touch.
Have a nice weekend :)

Gina said...

That embossed mirri board turned out amazing!! :D XXX

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
a week off!!!! YAY!!!!!!

I LOVE this piece of work. This would look amazing in a photo frame. It would be treasured forever!

Keep safe and warm

hugs Sarah x

craftymum said...

Me again
you could enter this into Hotshot Crafts new for the boys!
hugs Sarah x

Von said...

Wow that card really grabs one's attention the texture is awesome :)
Von x♥x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic textures, love the embossing, its a great card.
Yvonne x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

OH WOW! Brenda hun this is stunningly beautiful, your attention to detail is amazing, a fantastic design
Lindsay xx

Mrs.B said...

Brenda the colours on the background look stunning with all the little watch details.
Fabulous card.
Avril xx

Michelle Webb said...

Thank you Brenda for leaving me a comment on my letter. It really means a lot to me, especially as you've taken the time out of your busy schedule to make my day. I love all of your stamps, I wish I had them all! Michelle x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is fab Brenda! I love everything about this card! so many wonderful details. It's stunning!
Hope you are well and have a great weekend!
Love and Hugs!
Sue xx

Gerri Herbst said...

This is so fabulous love the texture, color and composition. Your have such a wonderful style. Thanks for all the kind words. take care, gerri

Inkypinkycraft said...

Love this , the inside detail is great too! Love it!hugs trace x

Ink Art Designs said...

I just want to reach out and touch it!!! The texture is amazing Brenda, so much depth and so much to it!!
Dot x

Ephemera said...

Love this, the textures are amazing and highlighting with the promarkers is brilliant. Have a great weekend. x

chrissie said...

Just amazing a real man's card for sure with so mush work and detail


coldwaters2 said...

Do you know Brenda it is when I see beautiful creations like this that I wish I could sit and get involved in making something that looks as fantastic as this card, also the many fabulous works of art that you do. This looks amazing it is something that I would not know where to start I love sitting here just looking.
Lorraine x

Gio said...

This piece i so gorgeous!

Jaqi said...

Stunning work what a fabulous card

Zoechaos said...

Saw this yesterday when doing a quick check of The Stamp Man and loved it. All those wonderful textures and colours and details its wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Just for Fun as well XOXO Zoe

Cold here but not as bad as some parts LOL

Suze Bain said...

Wow, the cogs are just fabulous, a stunning card. xx

Crafty Loops said...

This is incredible. Lee x

Sandra's Spot said...

It certainly has that WOW factor I love it. Sandra X

Neet said...

What a fabulous piece of art this is. Can imagine what it looks like in the flesh - stunning! Love all the work on the embossing and the little details you have added. The men at the base just set it off perfectly.
Thanks for joining us at JFF with this lovely rendition of the challenge. Hugs, Neet

lisa said...

I love this Brenda. Those embossed gears look amazing especially picked out with the colouring you've done.
I really must have a go at Steampunk now, I've been collecting bits and pieces but haven't been brave enough to have a go!!
Hugs Lisax

gina g said...

Wow an amazing creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time. luv gina xx

Unknown said...

I love that backing card and the work with the promarkers makes me want to go and get a full set - excellent and very inspirational.

carol said... wonderful card, just perfect mans card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY RIBBONS this week, x carol