Wednesday 15 May 2024

I Spy With My Little Eye - something for boys or men - Guest Designer

I am delighted to be invited by Ellie of Ellies Corner to be a Guest Designer for her challenge  I Spy With My Little Eye this week where the challenge is something for boys or men.  I don't get so daunted at male cards as I used to since becoming a Design Team member for The Male Challenge but I still had to put a bit of a thinking cap on as I really don't have a lot of male type stamps!

I did find this old set from Creative Expressions which I had bought a few years ago as hubby, and my daughter, love to fish and I knew it would come in handy.

I started off by spritzing my watercolour paper with Distress Oxide Spray in Speckled Egg. 

Once that was dry I used a stencil which I think looks like fish scales and spritzed it with Walnut Stain and then turned it over and added it to the paper.  I love how it gave a messed up image of the stencil lol! 

I stamped the stamp which is all one image in Versafine Clair Nocturne and covered it in clear embossing powder.  I re-inked parts of the stamp such as the words and the fish and added them as embellishments.  The male image is one of Tim Holtz paper dolls and I cut him away from his friends he was standing with - after all fishing is a solo sport.  I added some twine at the bottom for his feet to look like fish netting.  This one will be set aside for Hubby's birthday. 

I'm adding this into the following:

Daisy Chain - Boys/Men
Stencil Fun -  Background stencil 
Dream Valley - Man/Boy
We Love Stamping - Vintage 


Pauline C said...

Stunning masculine card Fiona, I love the vintage vibe, the inky background and the little details such as the twine netting. Thanks so much for joining us as Guest Designer on this month’s “I Soy” challenge.
Pauline xx

CandyS said...

Great card, Fiona!

Ellibelle said...

A most perfect masculine card for your husband, Fiona. That fabulous large stamp makes a super background for Tim Holz's paperdoll and the twine finishes it off so nicely.
So great to have you joining us as a guest designer at I spy with my little eye! Thank you!!

Sarn said...

A brilliant masculine card for Ellie's challenge xxx

brenda said...

A great masculine card that definitely has that vintage feel, many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

B x

Catie Cuddles said...

Superb masculine card
Thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps and more.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Izzy Scrap said...

This is a fabulous masculine birthday card with a lot of eye-catching details. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at ATSM.

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic male themed vintage style creation I love it the image the design and the colour is superb thank you for joining us at We Love stamping
lolo x