Friday, 17 February 2017

Under 30 minutes #2

I'm here to share my second project for the Country View Crafts 'Under 30 minutes' time challenge with a masculine card for this one. Again I dipped into discarded supplies from other projects but when you want to make something quickly that's what you need - I keep so many bits and pieces for just that purpose.
 

I started with a gelli print to become my background, I think it had one pull from the gelli plate and then some brayering over the top from making other prints at the same time.


So how to add the focal elements and more interest to the card? I got out a stencil and the stamp I wanted to use ........


..... and some bits of ephemera and die-cuts ......


...... and then ready to write my recipe like last time.

1. Take a stencil and add shapes to the gelli print background.
2. Use a stamp to add random printing to create more depth.
3. Stamp the focal image on media paper and use distress inks to water colour it - cut the shape of it out and edge with ground espresso.
4. Cut the background to size, round the corners and ink the edges then mount it onto some blue or brown card, rounding the corners again.
5. Create a collage with the focal image, ephemera and border pieces.
6. Add the star and words and hey presto you are done.


Hope you are enjoying the challenge and I hope you can join in. I really need to take this method of card making on board to get something done in less time than I imagined I could.

Have a wonderful weekend. I am off to the Stitches Trade Show in Birmingham on Sunday for a couple of days so that will be fun looking at new products and getting to see lots of crafty friends.

Enjoy your art.

hugs Brenda xxx


21 comments:

Jane said...

You put all those offcuts together perfectly Brenda...such a cool male card..which are always so tricky to pull off. Have fun at Stitches. I would have loved to have come but we are celebrating Matt's birthday, early, on Sunday and then I have to go back to pick up Daisy on Monday from nursery. I could drive the A3 with my eyes shut...LOL. Have fun.Hugs xxx

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic! I love using up leftovers! So difficult to pull together something in 30 minutes (for me) and you did it brilliantly! Stitches sounds like a blast and I wish we had more crafty gatherings locally!

Annie said...

Fantastic male card Brenda and beautifully pieced together. Have a great time at Stitches Trade Show and give my love to our shared crafty friends xx

Hugs Annie xx

Redanne said...

I am completely in awe of your ability to make something as wonderful as this in 30 minutes! I love how the stencilling just brings the whole card together! Hope to see you on Sunday, I am just there for the day or for as long as the legs hold out!! Hugs, Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Brenda! This is amazing! Just loVe how you made the background! Have a great time at 'Stitches'!Oh! How I would love to see all that new stuff! Hugs, Chrisx

butterfly said...

Great masculine piece - I love that layered background, and the collaging is just perfect. Love how all the bits and pieces eventually come in to their own if they hang around the craft table long enough! Hope you have a great time at Stitches - leave something for me to buy on Tuesday, won't you?
Alison x

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome card!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What an amazing project for men, I love your colours a lot! and I love that beautiful Tim Holz man (looks a bit like my husband!!)
Have fun!!
Maria

Monika Gulyas said...

Fantastic background and great design! Awesome masculine card!!! xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is just stunning !
WOW!
oxo Susi

Hazel Agnew said...

Great choices Brenda. Wonderful gelli print. Colours are so satisfying. See you on Sunday, hopefully! Xx

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic male styled card and in 30 minutes.... Wow.
Love the background gelli print and the bits and pieces you gathered to make this card.
Enjoy the show .
Yvonne xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow can't believe you can create this masterpiece so quickly!! Fantastic card Brenda
Hugs
Donna xx

Craftyfield said...

Of course the end result largely depends on the quality of one's bits and bobs... yours look definitely better than mine! I love the colours of the Gelli print, great Vintage feel and masculine too!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous colours and layering Brenda. A stunning masculine piece. Have a great weekend x

Angela Radford said...

Brilliant Brenda. I always love to see a masculine piece, I need all the ideas I can get as I find them really difficult. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

Sara Barker said...

Amazing masculine make in 30 minutes or less! Your background you started with is gorgeously grungy to start with, but adding the stenciling and stamping really adds so much. And of course your collaged pieces are perfect! Love the colors! :):) Hope you are having a great time a stitches--I'm green with envy! Hugs!

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow 30 mins, brilliant card and an amazing background.
Julie x

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous collage card! Impressive make time and love that you used up so many bits!

Jackie P Neal said...

Great tag with a Gorgeous background! and under 30- too impressive Brenda! ")
xo

Evelyn Walter said...

Gorgeous as usual, Brenda! Love your male card! Perfectly put together!
xxx Evelyn