Friday, 27 July 2012

It's been too long ......

It really has been too long but here is a new card.  This is for Theo's 18th birthday and I really had fun making it.  It's quite grungy and distressed.  It's a double sided bi-fold card (DL when folded).



 I used the Rock Star stack from DCWV and edged everything with distress inks.  The main card started out ivory but I changed the colour with distress inks (greens/blues).  The tags were coloured variously using distress inks, sprays, white paint, masks, stamping in archival black and black pen.






There are Tim Holtz metal wings and phrases (enjoy the journey & live the life you've imagined)  and a metal corner from Teresa Collins.  The words on the guitar tag are from Tim H chit chat pad.  The circle and celebrate is from Hot off the Press and I think the rock star ones are Inkadinkadoo but could be wrong as I have lost the packaging (again).  I coloured some nail heads with copics as they were the wrong colour here and used ribbons from my stash.  Theo loves it, fortunately, even though as usual done in a big rush.  If you're reading this, thanks for staying with me.  I've removed all the wood from my stamps and have been organising them into folders and it has taken an age to do, but I can see light at the end of the very long tunnel  so aiming for more stamping,   yea!

17 comments:

Linda said...

This is fabulous. I love the different textures and colours. It is nice to see you in blogland again.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jane stillman said...

A fabulous card, I'm sure he will love it x

Kate M said...

Whilst this is not my style, I can appreciate the work that has gone into and think that it is lovely.
Kate
xx

Zoe said...

Wow! This is fab, what a lot of work you have put into this, xxx

ju said...

Fabulous card, really love it ! x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous ,love the distressing.xxx

annemarks said...

Thanks for all your kind comments :)

Kim x said...

Great to see you back Anne, haven't taken the plunge with my wood mounted yet, but I really must.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
hugs Kimx

May said...

Gorgeous creation.. love the textures & colours.. I love getting inky at times.. love it!!! Hugs May x x x

Dannii said...

This is all very 'in' at the moment, fantastic work! x

Kay Dalton said...

lovley card love the colours so different

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

OMG I love all the colours and textures and all the different ellementa on this card. My eyes didn't know where to look first....I just want to reach out and touch it!
Love Lisa xxx

Elizabeth Allan said...

These panels are all so fabulously decorated. Fabulous masculine touches with lots of cool colors!

Michelle said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! Really inspired me to whip out my old pieces and give it a try!

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annemarks said...

Thanks so much Lisa :)

annemarks said...

Thanks Kim. I' so glad I ditched the wood, got more space now :)

annemarks said...

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments :)