Hi there. Another masculine birthday to make for and I decided to use my NBUS stamp from Penny Black, won a good while ago and, shame on me, never inked until now, and called Born Wild, and I am entering my card over at Darnell's NBUS Challenge. I expect most of you know that NBUS is a phrase coined by our friend Darnell and means 'Never Before Used Schtuff', and I'm sure that most of us have got lots of things in that category..lol. My mojo is a bit variable at the moment and I wasn't totally happy with it but I needed to get it in the post rather quickly as I had the day wrong in my head. Every day seems much like the last at the moment and I was a day out..lol.
I used an embossing folder on the bottom section to give the idea of a road. It's a Sheena Douglass one from the Textures range called Distress. I used the ink straight from the pad and rubbed it over the embossing with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and then blended Pumice over the top. I then stamped the image using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and watercoloured with my brush pens using a waterbrush. I also added some ink just below the bike to ground it better, and a bit of blue in the background. I finished by adding the sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, and think it might have been better in grey as the black is a little strong I think.
Before I go I would like to say thank you to Mariann, a new follower to my blog who you will find here. As well as cards she does some wonderful book folding and takes commissions I think.
Thank you for visiting my blog today and I will see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenge:
NBUS Challenge - No. 14.
Penny Black Saturday May Challenge - Anything Goes/Inspired by a Song (Born To Be Wild)
Penny Black and More May Challenge - Boys and Men.
Happy Little Stamper May Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes/Emboss (I used dry embossing).
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Animal Fun.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 389 CAS.
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - No. 271 All About Occasions.