Friday, 27 May 2016

Road trip card

I got the new TH vintage cars stamps recently and lo and behold a couple of days later the amazing Pamellia from My Little Craft Things posted a fabulous shabby vintage car card which totally inspired and motivated me to get my stamps inked up straight away. I stamped the whole set and the new newsprint background not quite sure where I was gonna go with this one but after watching Pamellia's video I knew I wanted dimensional layers. I love the new vintage designs but once I was into the card making process I realised all the cars faced the same way which is a little disappointing when trying to create interest, so I got out an old Crafty Individuals stamp and used that too.

I was also inspired by my great friend Astrid who the very same day had a post about using up 'old stock' that has collected in the craft room and not been used, so out came some old paper stacks.

Tim's new cog thinlits came out to play too giving me some more of the masculine feel and interest .....




.... a street name, number plate and clock from a Tim stash ....


... and some washi tape build the collaged and dimensional look.


The background has been dipped in pumice stone DI and all of the papers have distressed edges inked with ground espresso.


I quite like the look and the effects and huge thanks to Pamellia and Astrid for inspiring me and helping me get my mojo back.


I always appreciate your visit thank you for taking the time to stop by.

hugs Brenda xxx

29 comments:

Angela Radford said...

Great card Brenda. I saw the one that Pamellia did too. These would make great Father's day cards. Astrid was quite right we should use up stuff which is lurking unused. I tried to use your link to Astrid, don't know if you realise but it goes to Crafty Individuals not Astrid. Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela xXx

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous as always, Brenda !
Corrie x

Inkypinkycraft said...

A great card , full of interest and lots of lovely layers with a great vintage feel x hugs x

Juliz Design Post said...

Fabulous masculine card Brenda, loving your paper choice against your vintage cars.
Hope your having a lovely weekend, Julie x

Redanne said...

Brenda, you NEVER disappoint, you ALWAYS impress - this card is incredible, I love the cars, the design - everything!! Beautiful work, as always! Hugs, Anne xx

rachel said...

gorgeous layering Brenda - perfect choice of images and colours too - love it xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow, your masculine card is so cool, Brenda! You have found and put together many great stuffs! Hugs

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful card, Brenda! Love how everything works so well together.

Barbara Schiassi said...

This card is so beautiful and so masculine! Great work ! Love your use of those stamps! Barbara

Nikki Acton said...

Such a fabulous vintage card... Collage and composition at its best xx

Dagmar said...

Great work - a verry stunning maskuline card ! Everything is perfekt as always! Hugs Dagmar

A Pink said...

Fabulous Brenda Terrific showcasing of the two new stamp sets and a great example of how t use all those left over bits ( though yours look much better than left overs ) . Love all the layers and the really vintage feel .
Have a lovely bh weekend
hugs x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fantastic masculine card Brenda - I always adore your amazing layering-techniques! oxo Susi

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Brenda, love all the layers and there's so many interesting details.
Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous card and a great way to use up those papers! Still working on my huge stack!! Love all those layers! Hugs, Chrisx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous card Brenda, love those vintage cars and all your layers highlight and complement them beautifully. So glad you were inspired by Pamellia and Astrid to create it and thanks for inspiring me! Deb xo

Suzanne C said...

Very handsome! Love that you used up old pieces with your new stamps!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Brenda, I am completely blown away right now!! I am so honoured that I would be even a small part of your inspiration, what a boost!! I have to say that your use of leftover bits is genius, something I do not do enough of! I haven't seen Astrid's post yet, but I understand being inspired by her work, she is quite the talented lady! You have really created such an amazing masculine card and your layering is incredible and the car stamps are so amazing. I LOVE IT!! Thank you so much for the mention, I am truly speechless. hugs :)

Gina said...

I just love how this card turned out, love me some vintage imagery :D. Have you tried stamping your cars onto tissue paper and pasting onto cardstock to get a reverse image? Might work :D XXX

Team Clark said...

Very, very cool vintage travel! Love it!

Candy C said...

Brenda...this vintage card is exquisite! I totally love everything about it. With our Father's Day holiday coming up shortly, a card like this is perfect! I love that you're taking Astrid's lead and using up "stash" stuff. She's inspired me to try to do the same because Lord knows I have plenty of it! Your card is really beautifully done. You always have had such a knack of collaging and layering elements. I love your design, too! <3

Anneke said...

Wonderful male card.

Almo said...

What a fabulous vintage men's card Brenda. I bet Astrid and Pamelia are so pleased you were inspired by their work. It's so nice that we all get a little inspiration from others at some time, especially when Mr Mojo disappears for a while. I am sure you will be back on a role now inspiring others with your fabulous projects. Mo x

Sue said...

This is fabulous Brenda, I love your layers and the whole masculine feel, but still delicate. I really need to use what I already have - I genuinely surprise myself with stash that I have forgotten about xx

butterfly said...

Marvellous masculine vintage look - those cars are a treat and I love the subtle warmth the red tones add to the neutral palette.
Alison x

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

It's a great card, Brenda! The car stamps are wonderful and I love the layered background.

Julia Aston said...

What a great masculine card - love the car images!

Sara Barker said...

Whaaattt? You lose your mojo???! I would never guess someone so creative had that happen! (I have been having a major case of the mojo disease myself lately. You certainly have got yours back in full force, and I think it's great you got inspiration from two of your blog buddies! Both are such inspiring artists!

I adore the vintage-ness of this card, and your layers are amazing! Love those stamped images and your distressing is super yummy! My favorite little detail is the Vermont license plate. Talk about inspiring--THIS is inspiring! Hugs! By the way, your faithful comments on my blog are also SO inspiring! Thank you!

Nancy Dynes said...

Hi Brenda!
Your fabulous card is absolutely filled with delicious vintage appeal. I love the dimensional effect you've achieved here along with all the inking and tiny details that catch the eye and transport you to a long-ago time. You're inspiration comes from two ladies who never fail to inspire me as well. B8t as far as losing your mojo... If this card is any indication then it's been right there with you all along.
Hugs,
Nancy