Thursday 16 January 2014

Crafting Musketeers challenge 9: grunge

Crafting Musketeers challenge 9 'grunge' started at the beginning of the month, but, as the design team have now been split into team A and team B, I'm in team B and our design creations are being shown here today. The challenge is being sponsored by Invisible Image with a prize worth £16.

On the left is a piece of Tim Holtz grungeboard that was run through my cuttelebug with a Sheena Douglass embossing folder which was then swiped all over with vintage photo distress ink. I had a lovely inky time as it came off on my fingers. I buffed with a piece of kitchen towel, but it was still inky to the touch, so I threw some clear embossing powder on it and heated to seal it. The piece of  brown card on the right was run through the cuttelbug with a 'tri-boss' embossing folder. It was sanded and then Papermania copper precious metals was added (using a piece of kitchen towel, but once more producing stained fingers). I then sanded this again in places. The brass cog wheel was one that I got in Wilkinson's sale (had originally been sold as a decoration for the Christmas tree!). I managed to find some old bits and pieces, including the cork mat and stamped the IndigoBlu 'take the time' image, swiping with in places with tthe vintage photo distress ink.

Inspired by the picture given for Craft room challenge:

This is also for:

Totally gorjuss 218: manly
Crazy challenge 162: cards for men
Let's craft and create 86: masculine
Charisma cardz: 2 it's a boy thing
Incy wincy: add texture
Cuttlebug mania: distressed
Sandee & Amelie's steampunk challenge January: use your new stash (Sheena Douglass embossing folder and brass cog wheel)
Loves rubber stamps 86: use metal
The rubber buggy 15: anything goes


  1. Hazel- you totally rocked the grunge! It looks fabulous!

  2. superbe Hazel, magnifique création, biz

  3. Great new embossing folder, awesome make! Love the metal feel to your awesome card, Hazel!

    Thanks for sharing with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  4. I really like your grunge look, Hazel! Nice warm colours. A lightbulb went off just now. I need to make a "time" card for my husband. He just loves clocks. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Love those embossed background pieces. Gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  6. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  7. Beautiful work thanks for joining us over at Charisma Cardz

  8. This is a great male creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma this week! xxx

  9. I adore this card, so fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing all your work at The Rubber Buggy challenge. Your cards are always stunning :)

  10. Just loved your Project, super cute,Thanks for Joining in on the fun ~ Use Metal Challenge for Loves Rubber Stamps, DONT FORGET our Fabulous Sunday blog Hop for Blog Candy~ Larelle-Susanne DT

  11. Fantastic grunge card. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  12. oh this is so fabulous, I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  13. I really enjoy your card with all this copper and embossing, thanks to be part of craft-room challenge this week!

  14. love the depth and texture achieved. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room. Wishes, Suzanne

  15. I love the texture you got on this man card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

  16. Hazel, fab texture, and I love the copper look, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft room Challenges first 2014 theme, Debi x

  17. A brilliant card - great embossing. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  18. Great card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.
    Rossi (DT)

  19. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  20. Great card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.


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