Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to my bloggy space. So pleased you dropped in for a visit.
Earlier this year I stated that I wanted to do more Challenges to take me out of my comfort zone. I had planned to do at least one a month .. well, that hasn't happened. I have done one or two but that's about all .. hopefully that will change and I will get the chance to do more of them. Whilst looking around the net I came across the Cardabilities site and took a liking to the sketch for their new challenge so I thought I would have a go.
Here is the sketch ..
which, I thought, would translate quite nicely to a masculine card .. and so, this is what I made.
As you can see, I followed the sketch fairly closely.
The papers used are from Kaisercraft's Antique Bazaar Paper Pad. Did a little stamping and added sprinkles of Black Soot Distress Ink and gesso.
I distressed all the edges and then cut a metal trinket in half and inserted it between the paper layers.
Being a masculine card I really didn't want to use flowers so out came some metal cogs and I added those instead. All the metal embellies have been swiped with Ranger's Patina in Rust. The word circle is from 2Crafty Chipboard and I just left it raw.
I added the string for some extra interest.
Of course, I had to decorate the inside as well leaving plenty of space for the message.
Once it was all assembled I swiped some gesso in random places.
So, as I said at the beginning this will be entered into the Challenge at Cardabilities and HERE is the link. If you haven't been there before do go and take a look. Their sketches are fabulous and, though I don't use them often, I found it so easy to make this card by following the sketch.
So, that's it from me, my work here is done .. for now anyway!!
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me a little love.
Till next time, take care and God Bless.