Sunday, 10 June 2012

MEN - Artful Times

The Artful times DT have set the difficult theme of "Men" well lets face men are always difficult LOL. Now I am meant to be packing for a few days away where I will be soaking in a hot tub all week but I sneaked off to make this for the challenge, the Diamond is watching sport so I guess I am fine for a little while :) hee hee. I love using old packaging particularly corrugated type and I was inspired to re-visit this love after I viewed Craft attack Valerie blog well Worth a visit.
So I tore it up painted it, rubbed it with DI, used gold leafing and alcohol inks to get that distressed look. Layered it up with black sequin waste a tag I made out of black paper also painted and gold leafed. Added old book pages a stamped image of an engine onto handmade paper (it has a brownish fleck running through it looks really old and I think the image would have looked better if I had cut out the circle ho hum) Finished off with brads and old watch bits also some gear things which have all been rusted with alcohol inks. Thanks so much for looking and I really appreciate the kind comments. Hugs All Sandra XXX


sam21ski said...

Perfect for a man Sandra, love the aged rustic look (as I said, perfect for a man - lol)

Sam - Artful Times xxx

Suze Bain said...

Super distressed tag Sandra, great textures, love the sequin waste and the corrugated card. xx

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Couldn't agree more about difficult men LOL! Love how you've used the corrugated carboard Sandra, sounds like a lot of work went into producing this super piece.

have a good time and hopefully see you Saturday.

Sue x

craftattack said...

Gorgeous card, even a man should like it. Thanks for the nice compliments. Cardboard is a great stuff to play with, and comes for free! Valerie

chrissies said...

Fantastic piece of art with a lot of work on it for sure

Love chrissie xxx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful project Sandra. Perfect for a man. Love all of the embellishments. I hunted out my stash of card after seeing Valerie's recent post. It's so great to use.
Regards Florence xx

Von said...

I have to agree Valerie is such an inspiration and yours looks fab Sandra :) thank you for joining us at Artful Times
Von x♥x

Neet said...

Great hanging and using corrugated card too - love it - such a useful piece of something that comes free!
This is a super piece of artwork Sandra and I am so glad you sneaked it in.

Have a good soak in the hot tub! But don't get too wrinkly with it.

Thanks for joining us at Artful Times with this challenge, Hugs, Neet

Ann B said...

Love it, the paint effect is super cool.

strangelycreative said...

Oh its great - I love what you have done this week, have a great time away! Cx