Friday, June 26, 2015

You're A Classic

This is the reason why I like to look for new challenge sites.  The challenge site, Anything But Cute is for mixed media challenges and the current challenge is masculine.  I wasn't even sure if I had anything that is specifically mascaline, but once I started, the ideas just came to me.

So I started with the idea of creating a tag.  I have a Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing plate of measuring tapes.  So I embossed.  Then I added some ink from CTMH (Olive, Gypsy, Black).  I also used a Chocolate ink pad from AMM (had this forever).  Then I stamped the car with black ink and this car stamp I got from a mail-order stamp club that I enrolled in for one month about three years ago  Although I love the car stamp, the quality of the stamp is really poor - thin stamp.

I also stamped a light post from 7 Gypsies with the black archival ink pad from CTMH.  Shaded each of them with Whisper alcohol pen from CTMH.

The white etchings were stamped on with white acrylic paint and a stamp that I got from Rubber Paws.  This is the first time I used it and I can tell I'm going to use it more and more.  I don't know the company or where it was purchased.  Shoot, I can't even tell what it says...if anything.  LOL

The sentiment is from the car set and was stamped and inked and adhered.  Then the twine/button and ribbon.  Sure I like it, but a tag...what am I going to do with it??

Ah art journal had some violet ink spots and of course the left over splotches from the inks/paints from the tag project.  So I added more of the ink colors and some other random additions to create a background for the tag.  Now it's a page and I plan on cutting it down for a card front.  Love it!

Products used: are listed above.


  1. This is so gorgeous!! I love the texture and the colors!! The design and details are fabulous!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Hi Dorlene, I really love the colours etc that you have used on this ant the layout I have a similar stamp and have trouble with getting the layout right with it, you have inspired me to try again. x

    1. Hey, happy to hear this has inspired you to try again. I like it when I see someone's work and see similar stamp sets because it always opens up new ideas for me too.

  3. Fabulous make! Love the background colours and textures and your beautiful embossed tag with a lovely quote!
    Thank you so much for joining in our 'Make It Masculine' challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DT x

  4. Wow Dorlene, this is just fabulous!! Your background is amazing, all the swirly browns and little splatters, and I really love the splashes of colour against the neutrals, what an eye-catcher! I would never know you are a mixed media newbie, this looks expertly done! I sure hope you stick with the messy side of crafting, you are a natural!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Make It Masculine' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  5. Gorgeously masculine tag Dorlene! Love the choice of embossing folder and that car stamp looks great with all the other elements! Thank you for joining our Make it Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

  6. Wow! This is stunning! You are so creative. The colors are beautiful and your layout is just perfect.

  7. I'm loving the 'bleed out' look from the purple in to the background! This looks ace!! Thanks for playing along at Anything But Cute xx


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