Monday, 27 May 2013

A Bit of Grunge .... and a Tag Revisited

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.
First up I've got a card to show you.
The inspiration for this card came from a layout by Heather Jacob.  HERE is the link to her blog.  You'll have to go back as far as March to find the actual layout.   I loved the colors and the arrangement  of the elements on this page and felt it would be very adaptable for a male card.
I'm pretty sure that the papers are all from Kaisercraft but I can't remember which collection.
 I creased the papers up a bit  and lightly painted with gesso for extra interest, then cut a Prima Nature Garden tag in half and placed a piece underneath each side so that just the edges are showing.  The clock below was a print out from my computer.
This clock was cut with my Silhouette Portrait.  I did some doodling and lots of distressing.
The small brad is from Kaisercraft.
 The chipboard penny farthing is from Scrapmatts.  I coloured it with black chalk ink and then brushed over it with silver Versa Color.  The tag underneath the bike was traced from a G45 Curiosity shoppe tag.  Using kraft card, I drew around the edges and then it was simply fussy cut and edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and covered with a piece of designer paper.
 Made a little tag for the greeting which is tucked underneath.

I enjoyed making this card, and I really appreciate the inspiration and the ideas that I get from visiting other people's blogs.  Not just from Heather but from everyone out there.  Love it!!!

Now for my second item.
If you've been here before you'll know that I've been making some tags for a journal I'm putting together.  This idea came from AstridMaclean.  HERE is the link to her blog, you'll find lots of wonderful inspiration there as well.
I've made four tags so far but changed my mind size wise after making the first one so decided to re-do that one to match it with the others.
Here is the original tag ...
... and here is the new.

 As you can see, they are basically the same with just a few small changes.  I am supposed to be taking a break from making these tags because I have lots of cards I need to make but, I enjoy it so much that I'm still sneaking in a bit of time on them now and then.  (I have the tag making bug)  LOL

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Wow, both are amazing! I adore the male card, so much to look at, and what a great idea to use inspiration from a LO for a card! Like you I am a huge fan of Heather's work! That penny farthing bike looks great and I love all the things you have tugged around and behind it! And as to the tags? Well, I loved the first one, but the second version is even better, love the way you did the butterfly!!

  2. both the card & the revamped tag are GORGEOUS...

  3. Oh these are beautiful! Awesome work! :D

  4. Such an interesting masculine card, all the bits you've added & how good is it that the little clock is a printout from your computer!

  5. I love your masculine creations, you really do them so well, and the colours are always perfect. Beautiful, charming and certainly masculine....


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