Monday, November 9, 2015

Masculine Card


I made this card for the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #287. They posted a link to a water-colored stencil tutorial to be used for the challenge. 
I started with some Distress inks - Mermaid Lagoon, Pumice Stone, and Twisted Citron, sponging them randomly on the cardstock. I placed a SU! star stencil on top and misted water through it, and let it dry. What resulted was no stars on the inked background - just big round spots (like the one on blue in the lower right hand corner.) I suppose maybe the stencil openings were just too large for the technique, so I replaced the stencil on top of the dried, sponged panel, and sponged some Brilliance Platinum Planet ink through the stars and now I can see them. I added some MFP stamps, along with some Tim Holtz stamps to make a masculine card for either a birthday or encouragement.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week ahead!

Carol

17 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I love they way you are branching out and trying all of these techniques, Carol. They may not always work perfectly, but art can sometimes be a series of mistakes! This is an awesome card.

merrymstamper said...

I love this collection of images. It reminds me of the old black/white Oliver Hardy movies. Great card! I love the background you created.

scrAPpamondo said...

Very beautiful masculine card, Carol! The water-stenciled stars are no defined, but the round spots looks great with the inked stars! Love the colours you used, I have these new distress ink pads, I can't wait to use them! :D
Great sentiment!!

cotnob said...

A fabulous masculine card Carol, a brilliant background.
Pauline
x

Donna Hanley said...

Love the colored on this card and that sentiment is fabulous. I have a terrible time with stencils no matter how I try to work with them. It's great that you were able to save it all and did a darn good job of it. Have a nice night.

Stampsnob. said...

always I am looking for cards for men I love the background here and what man doesn't like old cars and watches Great job.............................Lis

Stampsnob. said...

Gee Carol here I a with my MFP Speedy Fox and Friends hat on to say once again I like this card very much .......Lis DT

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this one Carol, great technique once again. Fabulous creation and colours are gorgeous.x
 { aNNie}

Vickie Y said...

Love the background you created. Great masculine card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like your starry background. I'll bet it was a big shock to only get white blobs! I like your fix. It came out great!

Jane said...

What a fun card and your background is perfect!
Thanks for joining us this week at SF&F.

*Vicki* said...

Another really stunning background here Carol!! I am loving the Vintage images and what a cool sentiment too!! :) Great masculine design!!

jimlynn said...

FANTASTIC!!!!! Not only is the background gorgeous using the different colors and stencil, but the entire card is sensational! Love it!
Lynn

Barb said...

Hi Carol, Well here's one I missed. It's a great male card. Love the colours and the technique. Barbxx

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

This is a wonderful masculine card! Nicely done! Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge.
hugs,
Pam
MFP SF&F DT

nwilliams6 said...

I love your bg on this!! It is perfect for that sentiment and those wonderful image. A great masculine card. Love the stars!!! Hugz

JD/ Jill said...

Great masculine card, and I think your background turned out really neat!