Saturday, 9 July 2016

One for the Boys



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and Kevin has chosen the theme of  'One for the Boys'. Our sponsor is Crafty Ribbons.


My card is one of a collection made a few weeks back for Tattered Lace promotional material using the lovely sailing ship and compass from the Men's Collection. I created a background by inking an acrylic block with grid lines and distress inks fossilised amber, cracked pistachio and faded jeans........I know this is my no means a new technique but for those of you new to it, ink the block with one colour at a time, spritz with water and stamp, cleaning the block between each colour and over stamping to achieve the pattern size that fits with your card.

I used the same process to colour a scrap of card using just the fossilised amber and used that to cut the anchor and sails a second time to decoupage. The sentiment is computer generated.

Happy weekend all.

54 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to try this technique, but I had not until now realised the grid lines would add extra detail and texture. Love the look of this. Hope you're sailing into a relaxing weekend!
    Marianne x

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  2. Gorgeous card. I love how you've created the background. xx

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  3. Una favolosa idea per il background, Brenda!! Bellissimo! Grazie per la condivisione!
    La tua card è molto bella e solare, e mi piace la barca con le vele!!
    Buone vacanze!!! :D

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  4. I really like the background

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  5. A lovely card for the guys Brenda. The background technique is a great idea - simple, but looks great!

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  6. Gorgeous, love the dies.

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  7. Hi Brenda. Love this card, the colours are lovely, great background and image. Thanks for sharing the technique too. Donna

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  8. A fabulous card - love your background and the great sailing ship die.
    Kath x

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  9. Lovely card Brenda, enjoy your time away and get well for your cruise, xxx

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  10. Darn! My acrylic blocks don't have grid lines... This is such an effective technique. Paired with those beautiful die-cuts, stunning and so perfect for male cards!xx

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  11. Such a wonderful layout Brenda, great card.

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  12. Lovely masculine card, and the blocked background is the perfect way to display those intricate dies. I really love the simplicity of this card and those amazing colors! Hugs!

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  13. Just wonderful that background technique is so clever a wonderful card love and hugs Carole x

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  14. Amazing card, love how you have created your background and front o the boat!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  15. Fabulous card Brenda... Love the background...
    Take care enjoy your break...
    Hugs Sylvie x

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  16. gorgeous card Brenda love that background.
    I think I have to use this on my boy card that I have to make this week.
    thanks for the idea.

    Gr Karin

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  17. Gorgeous! This should be a technique as it is an amazing look especially for a guy card. Hugs, Robin

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  18. This is so fabulous!! Love that ship!
    Lucy x

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  19. Don't think I've ever done that & I LOVE it! One of my favorite cards, Brenda!

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  20. A wonderful masculine card Brenda and I love the technique that you've used for the background, it looks great. I love the ship too. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  21. Really lovely card, great background.

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  22. I love the ship on your card Brenda and your background is so effective, great masculine card. Have a good weekend.

    Pat xx

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  23. A super man card Brenda xx

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  24. Oh hun you have done it again brilliant great background adore that ship ace card hugs Cheryl xxx

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  25. The made yourself-paper looks so good! What a great idea! Enjoy the weekend! Hope it is warmer overthere so you will feel a little beter... Hugs, Gerrina

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  26. Fabulous card Brenda, I love your background, must give this a try, and the sailing ship image is brilliant, great colours and embellishments too, Kate x

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  27. A brilliant card Brenda, that ship looks fabulous
    Lorraine x

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  28. This is stunning. What a great design.

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  29. Totally fabulous card, gorgeous colours, design and image. Love it.

    Kath x

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  30. Brilliant card Brenda,I love the ship and the design
    Kevin xx

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  31. I love this Brenda - wonderful xx Hope you are fine and looking forward to your jollybobs xx

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  32. Brenda, this is one of my all time favorite nautical creations! Gorgeous background, and lovely color choices. Enjoy your break! XO

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  33. Wow, this is wonderful. I love how you've done the background.

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  34. A great idea for a masculine card Brenda, loving how you stamped the background, so easy to do and I always forget about that technique. Wonderful details on the die cut boat!

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  35. Brilliant card B, love the ideas I have from your cards...xx {aNNie}

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  36. This is SPECTACULAR! The colors and elements are perfect, love, love it!

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  37. I love this card, fabulous background colours perfect for that brilliant Ship die.
    luv
    Debby

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  38. LOVE this card Brenda, it really is a fabulous design for a male and you achieved a super inking effect (must try that. Great die too.
    Hope you're having a good time and starting to feel better xx

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  39. wonderful card!
    have a nice day!
    hugs

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  40. Absolutely fabulous card! Great stampng and the background has turned out brilliantly!!

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  41. This is a wonderful masculine card, Brenda! I love the gorgeous die cuts! I hope your health is improving each day!

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  42. Hallo liebe Brenda ,
    deine Karte zum Vatertag gefällt mir sehr,ich mag ja die maritimen Karten immer sehr,liegt wohl daran das ich an der Ostsee wohne,
    liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  43. That is gorgeous, Brenda! I love it! Fabulous colours! Hope you have a wonderful time in Italy and that the rest does you good xxx

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  44. Hi Annie,
    This is a fabulous masculine card, I love the design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  45. Sorry Brenda just been to see Annie and I think I called you Annie too, Apologies xxx

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  46. Such a beautiful masculine card!! Love the background. The ship is beautiful!! Hope you are feeling better and enjoying your stay with your friend.

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  47. Love the fabulous die-cuts but brilliant background will definitely have to try this technique
    Carol x

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  48. Great male card and I love the inky effect you achieved. Lynn x

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  49. WOW it looks sooo fabulous . Hope you are better Brenda
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  50. Bravo sweets this is amazing.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  51. Wow, your card is fantastic Hun. Love the textures too, must try this. Hugs xxx

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