Saturday, 6 November 2021

Allsorts Challenge #649

Good morning everyone … It’s Saturday so it's time for another weekly Allsorts Challenge. This week Tracy has chosen the theme and it is

From Boys to Men

We have 2 more brilliant prizes on offer this week:

 Firstly, Craft Stash 

are offering this lovely Woodware stamp and sentiment set

and secondly, Ruth Hamilton Design

is offering 3 images of the winner's choice.

Here's my card for this week.

A couple of weeks ago I was in Derbyshire for the weekend, and  I visited the Crafter’s Companion Shop in Chesterfield during their 16th birthday week celebrations. The primary purpose of my visit was to get some cardstock and other craft basics, but while I was there I noticed they had some shelves of special "birthday bundles",  so I treated myself to one consisting of 3 stamp and stencil sets .. effectively less than half price - nice! A great way to increase my stock of basic stencil designs which was starting from a zero base as I never used them until recently 😀. 

This card was made using the stencils in the “It’s Time” set. Firstly I created a smooshed background with Distress Ink and Distress Oxide plus a matching smaller panel. I stencilled the hessian design using the same inks, then stencilled the clocks using Black Soot DO. I stencilled the largest clock onto the smaller inked panel using Versamark and embossed it with detail white embossing powder, then cut out and mounted on foam pads. I also added a teeny bit af 2nd generation text stamping, though that is hardly visible!  I stamped and embossed my sentiments and mounted on foam tape, and finished by blending Black Soot DO around the card edges and spattering the design lightly with my new gold acrylic paint. 

Here’s a tip for anyone in the UK who would like to use acrylic paint just for spattering so doesn’t need a lot  - I bought a pack of 4 mini tubes of metallic colours (gold, silver, copper, bronze) from WH Smith for just £2.49 😀

I noticed afterwards that the embossing on my sentiments was a bit untidy ... I think I got distracted as I had a small embossing powder spillage!  So my story is that it's all part of the grungy vibe!!

Stamps: background text - Woodware “Additions”; sentiments - Uniko “Birthday Sentiments”;
Media: Tim Holtz DI (Dusty Concord) and DO (Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot); WH Smith gold acrylic paint;
Tools: stencils from Crafter’s Companion stamp and stencil set  “It’s Time”.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Creations #427 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #218 Anything Goes
NBUS #32 Use Never before Used Schtuff
(mine is all my stencils + gold acrylic paint)
Paper Funday #35 - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - It’s All About Time

Hope you can join us this week, and I look forward to seeing your entries. Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the team. Thanks for visiting.

22 comments: said...

Pauline fab male card using my favourite colour. Love Alison x

brenda said...

A really dramatic background which works perfectly for the white embossing Pauline. Great thing about inky grunginess is as you say all part of the plan.

B x

Linby said...

It looks great and so many lovely details.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

Lorraine said...

A brilliant male card, love the colour and design
Lorraine x

Sarn said...

Very striking - perfect colours and grungyness for the male of the species!
Love it.
Hugs, Sarn x

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful card Pauline! Your inky background looks like made by a pro and can't believe you just recently started with the technique. And I really love the gold ink spatter!

Rika said...

Great card!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

You seem to have mastered this technique really well, I love your purple background Pauline. A great male card.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You certainly put all those new stencils to great use with this amazing card. Most impressive. It certainly works well for a male card. I especially like how you embossed the focal clock. It's a fabulous entry, Pauline.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours too;-))m

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, looks fab, xxx

Matilde said...

It's so inspiring!

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely brilliant Pauline it looks amazing I love it
lorraine x

Mrs.B said...

Great card, love the dark background works so well with the white embossing.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril x

Mia said...

Beautiful card, Pauline! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

Darnell said...

So right about the schplattered sediments being part of the grungy vibe, Pauline! They would have looked out of place had they been pristine! The whole vibe is manly and amazing and perfectly composed! Well done on your shopping and stenciling. I'm newish to stencils, too, and like everything else, they soon become addicting, lol! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Tracy said...

This is fabulous Pauline, perfect for my theme, love the colour.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jackie C said...

This is a smashing project!
We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
We really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

A fabulous project. Nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Annette DT

Kelly Parker said...

Beautiful card!! thanks for participating in Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog at

D.L. Walls said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna