Sunday, 5 January 2014

Real Gentlemen

I had a really productive day yesterday, as my partner took our son for most of the day.

This is the first time I've used this Paper Artsy stamp that I bought, at 'sale' price , just before Christmas.

I made the background using a mix of blue inks and spraying with water. The number border is by Hampton Art. I added some twine - I agonised for a while over whether I should grunge it up but decided I wanted to keep a 'clean' look to the card. After all, even vintage things were clean when they were new!

I'd like to enter:
Artful Times Blue
Less is More Winter blues
Pink Gem  Something new (stamp)
Come and Get it  Something new (stamp)
Open Minded Crafting  New toys or technique ( new stamp) 


  1. I like the idea of Vintage being clean and this card I love. the blues are fab and the border really is the perfect match for the image x

  2. So pleased you kept it clean looks so modern even though it's a vintage image :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ☺

  3. FAB project as Von says it is modern despite the vintage feel to the image - great work

    Happy 2014


  4. I love PaperArtsy stamps and have a few but never know how to use them. Love the blue wash background and border.

  5. A great combination of CAS and vintage! Fab card for a gentleman!

  6. Love that you kept it clean and simple Marina as it looks perfect. Thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Lovely card, very effective.

  8. fab male card

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  9. Gorgeous!! Love the blues and the white!! The added twine is fantastic!!! Love it!! Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge at Open-Minded!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  10. Very nice card Marina - so pleased you got some "me" time and spent it creating. Love the lettering with the fibres wrapped around on the background. A delightful card.
    Hugs and thanks for joining us, Neet (Artful Times)

  11. lovely card simple yet elegent, thanks for joining OPCF challenge & good luck x

  12. Fabulous card Marina
    Margaret x

  13. Wonderful card Marina!

    Good to see you join us for the CAGI Challenge , hope to you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

  14. I love this card. I think the clean look really suits the blues you have chosen, and highlights the beautiful stamping x x

  15. Love this card, Marina, I do love that image, and your colours are just brilliant, here, thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, best of luck xxx

  16. Love that PA image Marina! Gorgeous card!
    Alison x

  17. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.

  18. This is simply terrific!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  19. Awesome new stamp and loving that you have used the water technique!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky