Jan 29, 2012

"Aaaahh David"

 When I saw this stamp I fell in love with it. It has taken me a little while before using him though.  I really wanted to do him justice. 
The theme this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is "It's A Guy Thing", and being single I wanted to create a card that showed passion and love and sensuality (all the things I think of with a guy in mind).

The inking is from a mixture of alcohol inks on acetate and mounted onto white card....they are so much fun to work with!  And this time I wanted to do something more precise with it, it just takes patience, and time to play.
Tip: I used the corners of the blending tool to get a finer finish.

The heart is my first go at using my melting pot...it is a mixture of black and gold UTEE and poured into a heart shaped cookie cutter.

I decided to do the background in colours that matched his body, to bring out the lushness of the alcohol inks, except I used distress inks instead, used some overstamping and even splashed some bleach onto the card (purely because I was experimenting, but I really like the effect so you will no doubt see more of that).  Some distressing of the cardstock and edging the stamped words with a felt tip liner make all the difference.
There is a wonderful tutorial over at Fliss's blog on building up your background with distress inks.

And this is a close up of David...just because! lol
How sexy is that!
Yep, this is my version of "It's A Guy Thing", and to see the other amazing inspirations from the other DT members then pop over to FSC and prepare to be amazed!!! There is some awesome talent over there.
You can interpret It's A Guy Thing with romance or even a birthday in mind, the interpretation is up to you and as always it must be stamping and it must be fun!
Marina from Cottage Crafts has a wonderful prize on offer...this goes to the one voted for the most by the DT


I am entering this card in the following challenges~
- An Oldie But a Goodie - Have a Heart 
- Anything Goes Challenge Blog - To The One I Love 
- Craft Room Challenge - Valentines Day 
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes 
- Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - "Love"
- Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Valentine/Show Us Some Love
- DRS Designs Rubber Stamps - Hearts
- Simply Create Too - Love Is In The Air 
- Stempelsonne Challenges - Valentine
- Wags and Whiskers Stamps - Valentines/Love Card
- Drunken Stampers - Something New


Terry said...

I think I am in love with David! Dot, this is just too cool what you did with alcohol inks! Stunning effect and I love your first go at melting pot! That heart is gorgeous! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

Cazro said...

I adore your David, wouldn't he be nice to hug? The techniques you used are so effective, marvellous results. Have a cool and relaxing weekend. Caz

Maria said...

Wow, this is great. Your technique with the alcohol inks has turned out fabulous and I love the black and gold heart. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Maria said...

Wow, this is great. Your technique with the alcohol inks has turned out fabulous and I love the black and gold heart. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Shelia said...

wow this is a work of art! Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at DRS Designs!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great image- and he looks mighty fine in Alcohol inks! The Utee heart is a beautiful touch!

Dreja said...

Ganz toll gemacht!

Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Dot - a wonderful card, it's really a stunning background and great image. Love the colors.

Brenda Brown said...

OMG Dot, this is staggeringly fabulous, such a work of art. I love it. Your creativity and eye for detail shines through in this piece and your passion for what you do can be read in your words.
Have a great Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Meggymay said...

Wow, love all the techniques and layers. David is an awesome chap.
Yvonne/Meggymay x

Fliss said...

An amazingly textured creation Dot and I was wondering how you got that effect on the fabulous stamped guy.
I always think with your creations that the more you look, the more you see.
Thanks so much too for the kind mention of my tutorial. It's such a lovely surprise to see the link on your post.
Hugs, Fliss xxx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

You have done David justice and beyond.
The AI were the perfect choice and as it creates that mottled appearance.
A remarkable card.

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

How hot is that????? Phew!!!! Love it, you have certainly captured all of the guy things the guy should have - a true masterpiece, Dot! Hot, hot, hot!!!!!

Have a lovely Sunday! Hugs, Joanna x

Ephemera said...

Oh your card is amazing, such a fabulous stained glass effect you have achieved with the alcohol inks and acetate. I've had my eye on this stamp too is it from I brake for stamps? I love Greek and Roman themes. Have a great Sunday! XX

Seija said...

Wow, it's a so gorgeous card. Wonderful colours and a sooooo amazing body *gg*
Thanks for joining us at Stempelsonnenchallenge!
XOXO Michi

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Dot, the colours are just stunning and the background splashed with bleach is a perfect backdrop. Sue C x

Pam said...

WOW! Gorgeous. What magnificent colors you've achieved on this. Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs.

Mrs.B said...

WOW Dot, what you have achieved with the alcohol inks is stunning, AND an amazing distressed background. You certainly have given David the 'right' treatment!
Avril xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Dot, you take my breath away here! David is gorgeous and I love the Utee Heart. Perfection. Best wishes, Yvonne

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, this is fabulous, Dot!!! and the layers and colors--amazing!!! How amazing!!!

StephC said...

This is fabulous! Love the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Drunken Stampers!

craft-roomjulia said...

This is absolutely divine, I adore the stamp and the way you have used the alcohol inks. This certainly has the wow factor. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

Sue said...

WOW! What wonderful colors! VERY cool backgrounds too!

Thanks for playing at DRS Designs - Good Luck in the contest!

Ellie said...

LOVE your DT piece! The background looks stunning...
xxx Ellie xxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

You say you wanted to express Passion, Love and Sensuality well think you have succeed in bucket loads, wonderful art. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my word, Dot, this is utterly fabulous. What a sensational job you have done with the alcohol inks! Your heart is awesome too. You have really created a work of art here!

Bastelfalter von Beckburgia said...

Danke fürs Mitmachen bei der Stempelsonnen-Challenge.
Viele Grüße

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

inkypinkycraft said...

This is stunning, the colours and use of alcohol ink are amazing, have had fun playing with a new melt pot too!!this is fab!!!!!thanks for playing at anything goes hugs trace x dt

Scrappy said...

Oh my goodness! This is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments! We hope you'll join us again soon!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dot,
Thanks so much for coming over to visit!!! And for your awesome message about the ads!!! You rock!

anna christensen crafts said...

Phew! Dot, this is wonderful! I love it! Anna xx

Carol said...

Fabulous card Dot, love all your inking techniques. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

Annette said...

This is gorgeous! Great work!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
Hugs Annette

Angélique said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining us at Wags'nWhiskers this time. Hope you will join us with our next challenge that will go online tomorrow :)


Shirl said...

Here at last Dot to say what a fabulous and creative card so vibrant and seductive, brilliant.

Hugs Shirley x x

Debi said...

simply stunning!!!!, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Dot, thank you so much for linking this gorgeous piece up to the party!! How are you? Great, I hope! and I hope you have a beautiful weekend!!!

My name is Cindy said...

you've done a great job with this, it is quite stunning. TFS Cindy