Thursday, 2 July 2015

Cardabilities Challenge # 126

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.


  1. Love this! At first glance it's such a simple card, but then you notice all the wonderful little details. Gorgeous.

  2. Lovely! And a great start to the month!!! I really like that 'rust' that you add to the cogs.... now you'll have to pop on over to Feeling Sketchy and have a go at their sketch!!!! C'mon Margy....skates on!!!!!

  3. Hi marg, you have taken this sketch and used it magnificently! I love the distressed edges and it looks great as a masculine card! Thanks for joining in with cardabilities, and I hope you can join in next time too!

  4. Beautiful as always Margy. love the effects on the metal bits.

  5. rustic gorgeousness ... love your work my beautiful friend .. time for another catch up .... hugz x

  6. So much detail! The metal bits are perfect embellishments. I like the mixed media feel. Well done!

  7. Nice detail, the distressed edges, faux rust, paint splatters...I love the mixed media feel. Well done!

  8. FABULOUS rustic creation ... perfect for the guys! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cardabilities! We hope you’ll join us again real soon! Good Luck!
    Cardabilities DT

  9. Amazing masculine card! Thank you for joining in Cardabilities sketch! :)

  10. Brilliant...Love this Margy...Love all your little touches both inside and outside. xx

  11. Vintage, steampunk and masculine - perfect combo! Your card looks great! :) Thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities ;)

  12. Your card looks wonderful.. I love the distressed edges. thanks for joining in with Cardabilities..

  13. Love the rusty metal look & the awesome colours! And the string detail!!

  14. Yep, you've done it again....everything is just perfect!


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