Sunday, 7 August 2011

A Minute Saved! by Nicky Cresswell

Hiya Stampers, Hope you're all well and dandy this fine day {she says hoping it's not raining lol}
Today I have another manly project to share in keeping with this months MAN themed Challenge
I decided on a card mainly as am having some mojo issues but I worked through it and here is the result.
I started by stamping the base card 4 times with the numbered block from the family values plate with tux black memento ink.
Then I ran some slate coloured adirondack core'dinations through my vagabond with the clock folder from the steampunk texture fades set, I lightly sanded the card & used barn door distress ink to highlight the raised sanded areas. 
I cut the paper to size then got some of the red pepper core'dinations as a backing frame, but it looked too plain so I stamped the smallest pocket watch from the time & keys plate round the edges.
I stamped the clock watching man from the men's plate onto plain white 160gms card and coloured with my copics, then mounted onto more of the red pepper clock stamped edge card.
I was about to mount the whole thing in the middle, but it just didn't look right, so I placed it half off the card and sliced the excess away, and for some reason I placed the excess piece on the card and loved the way it looked so that was a happy accident lol
To finish I stamped the next largest pocket watch from the same time and keys plate onto the back of some black TSS metal, I then used one of my basic set TSS tools to emboss the stamped watch image, turned it over, lightly sanded the areas I had raised and there you have it, one black metal watch which I finished with a bit of old chain attached to the card with a charm clip.
And that's that.
Thanks for popping by
Stay Inky


Lynn Stevens said...

Great manly card!

Gabrielle said...

Was going to write some cheesy time related puns but it's too early on a Sunday morning! Such a great idea and I love the "accident"! The black clock is v cool too!

Artyjen said...

Happy accidents are THE best ;)
A man card to be proud of
xoxo Sioux

Kirsten Alicia said...

Love this. The clock is fab.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous card Nicky! Can't see any mojo problems there! xxx

StampDancer said...

wow! Terrific manly card! It's all cool!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Well if this is missing mojo, what will you create when you find it?! This is terrific and has captured a really manly feel. How did you find a man who knows how to tell the time though?

Lucy x