Monday, January 21, 2013

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #156

The sketch challenge #156 over at Operation Write Home threw me for a couple of days until I turned it on its side.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I went totally masculine and Tim Holtz distressed on this one.  The image is "Rusty Truck" from Stamper's Best stamped on craft cardstock with Walnut Stain Distressed ink.   It is mounted on Tim Holtz Distress collection core'dinations in Walnut Stain.  The cardstock base is embossed with Tim Holtz Steampunk Embossing Folder with all the gears.  I applied Walnut Stain Distressed ink to bring out the embossing more.  The ribbon is Tim Holtz idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon died with Vintage Photo Distressed ink and Broken China Distressed ink.  (I learned how to do this when I took a class from him at Scrapfest.)  He is an amazing person to take a class from.  You learn so much!  I finished it off with three copper mini brads from Oriental Trading company.  This also qualifies as a Monochromatic Color Scheme for the Operation Boot Camp Design ABCs of Color.  That is a great class by Paula on Color Theory.  

Happy Crafting!  
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  1. What a rich combination of elements and colors! The distressing is perfect for the image and it works really well as a Monochromatic design. Fabulous masculine card! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Very nice!! I love the colors and that cool truck! What a great man card. Thanks for playing along with us at OWH!

  3. What a great masculine card! I love how you put this together with that great image!

  4. Love the sketch turned on its side. This is an awesome masculine card. I have that same stamp and I love how it looks with this layout and your design elements. (I feel a CASE coming on for Father's Day cards...) Great job with the sketch and the monochromatic theme!

  5. Awesome job on flipping the sketch...I a partial to guy cards and yours is perfect! tfs!!!


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