Jul 12, 2015

All About the Men.

All About the Men
is the latest challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
We are now a monthly challenge blog, so we hope you have the time to join us.

When I saw this stamp from Brett Weldele it reminded me so much of my dad.  I think it has taken me about a year to actually give in and buy it.
Dad worked for the Portland Harbour Trust, helped build the silo's, worked on the wharves, was a diver and ended up on the tug boats.
I have so many wonderful memories as a kid; like trying on his diving gear, many hours down at the wharves checking out the boats and the most awesome xmas parties in the silo's themselves.
He was 'union' through-and-through (so probably explains a lot about me lol)

Anyway, this image reminds me of him so that is the inspiration for this card...

This is a large card, inspired by some new techniques that I learnt at a scrapbook workshop recently...
Isn't it funny how as card makers we sometimes find the scrapbooking size quite large, well, I found out that scrappers sometimes find it difficult to make cards - too small!  Go figure!!!

A close-up of some of the detail...

The medium used on this one is dylusions inks and water colours.

This pic shows some of the colouring with watercolours.  
It turned out a little rustic and left me feeling like an artist...and I loved how it turned out!

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

I hope you enjoy my card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
~ Craft Stamper Challenge - Take a Stamp, Anything Goes


Astrid Maclean said...

Such a fun stamp and I can just imagine your dad the way you described him..... Absolutely adore the background you created too!!

Amanda said...

This is a fab stamp set, and even better that it reminds you of your Dad. Great card and love your watercolour painting
Amanda x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic paint effects, the background looks super. Love the main image and all the more special for you with the memories.
Yvonne xx

Shirley Chillman said...

What are you doing to me Dot??? I have been resisting this stamp for yonks but after seeing your fabulous make he might just be jumping into my basket.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Mrs.B said...

This is fabulous, love the background with the crackle and those gorgeous colours. Wonderful images and great that they conjure up fond memories.
Avril xx

Ellie Knol said...

Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Linda said...

What a fab project .... love the background. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

Jenny Shepherd said...

Awesome card - love it x