Saturday, 12 November 2011


Hi everyone and welcome to the second challenge this month at Creations by Gill McCall. This challenge is to create a monochrome card in the theme for boys/men so anything goes.
I've been quite taken with anything to do with steampunk lately and as I had a card to make for my BIL Noel I chose to use this theme.

I used kraft cardstock with a grid design on it for the base card. I embossed some packaging with a Tim Holtz EF with clocks and cogs  and sponged antique linen and frayed burlap DI over it.
The penny farthing was a freebie from BTFC that was inked with the same inks and I added a plastic dome and a watch part.
The corner decoration is embossed kitchen foil with a hole punched in it and an eyelet added. I then inked the edges and cut around the clock face and inserted the topper into the cut. The other image of cogs is a freebie from KLdezign. I finished off with ribbon, a sentiment and my BIL's name.

Please check out the rest of the DT inspirations and remember that to take part you need to be a follower of Gill's blog, link it to the challenge and mention the challenge in your posting. Good luck with the challenge and thanks for taking the time to visit me:)


Meggymay said...

Super card Valerie, love how you did the cycle wheels.
Yvonne x

Aquarius said...

Steampunk is really good on cards for men and I really like this one with its various components.

Sasha said...

Your card looks fantastic, Val. I love steampunk for men cards. The penny farthing wheel looks fab as a clock...especially with the the plastic dome - Your BIL will love it:)

Christine said...

Great card for a man! I love the way you've did it!

Aileen said...

Oooh Valerie, love your monochrome card and the steampunk is fab. x

Viv said...

Fab card again Val, you are so good at this steam punk thing :O) Viv xx

Carmen said...

Such a nice card! Really love it and I'll bet your BIL will too!! I'll link up tonight. :)

Gill McCall said...

Apologies for the lateness of my commenting. This is such a fabby card and the colours are just stunning. Thank you for being a great inspiration for this challenge


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