Sunday, 13 March 2011

Brown Eyed Girl - SS 145

A theme of 'brown' set by Hels today at Sunday Stampers and I had a chance to use some of my new Timmy H stamps - I made a card, although I didn't know I was making a card till I finished the middle bit!

I started with a square from the Lost and Found stack but used a gesso wash to lighten the colour a bit before stamping the main image bottom left (from the Tim plate World Traveller (I was watching Prof Brian Cox on Something for the Weekend as I started this... space travel was on my mind!)
"not all who wander" is from the same set, stamped on a scrap and 3d foamed to the base, giving the mini car (the TSV special) something to drive along!
Mini brolly man caused me some problems - good job I tested him on a scrap - I only had it upside down on the mount and got a big black blob...
Close up of some details. (not that my camera lets me get very close!)
Found a sheet of 8x8 brown paper stock (craftwork cards) to fit to an 8x8 card and edged it with tissue tape all round.
Brushed some walnut stain DI round the base work before attaching it to the big card.
Philosophy tag and game spinner to finish.











bottom left - 'enjoy the journey' from the tsv special, a great mini version  - on a scrap of tag left from something!

bottom right.


This will go in my box ready for when I need a 'man card'!

17 comments:

Minxy said...

It's lovely Helen, actually gives the illusion of a frame even though its flat :D

Hels Sheridan said...

fabbylicious Helen.... I missed the Prof - didn't know he was on that show... shall have to see if I can find it on iPlayer! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Like your card a lot , and the phrase is perfect for the image. Marie

Angie said...

Love that card ...a fantastic 'man card'

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous man card, love all the stamping, it looks like it's a shadow box, lovely effect. xx

Netty said...

This is terrific and it does look more like a box, such a great 3D effect. Loving your new stamps Helen and love your design. Annette x

Lesley said...

Images and sentiments work together really well. Great card for a man.

Gillian said...

It's great how the Tissue Tape give the illusion of a shadow box, love all the Timmy elements:)

Sue said...

This is a fab card (I thought it was a box too lol) I didn't go for the TSV, but seeing your stamps I wish I had. I can see that I need more tissue tape too, yours looks brilliant x

craftytrog said...

Great card Helen! Love the TT border! Looking forward to more of the Proff Brian tonight! x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great masculine card and the tissue tape around the edges is very effective. Great combination of images. Tracy Evans x

Lori said...

Love this Helen! As brown is my fave color, I'm loving this challenge already! Your card is wonderful, love all the new stamps! lol!

Carola Bartz said...

Fabulous, Helen, what a great way to use those stamps.

Elaine said...

Lovely card - really like the combination of images!!

Lynn Stevens said...

You do Tim proud, Great use of stamps and Brown. Mount it on a canvas and its instant art!
Hugs Lynn

Maggie said...

Great card love all the details and my fav stamp of all Tim's so far!

Anne Jagger said...

Love your card. The faux shadow box effect is great. x