Hi everybody. I have another masculine birthday coming up and the Less is More Challenge this week is entitled Vehicle, and it is also a one layer card week, so I thought I would combine the two and this is what I came up with. I used a NBUS set of stamps by Sheena Douglass called Street Life, and the map is from Indigoblu.
I stamped the aeroplane using Black Archival Ink and heat set it with WOW Clear Embossing Powder. I then used Pebeo Masking Fluid over the white highlights on the plane and stamped the map with Versafine Smokey Gray Ink. I didn't stamp the whole of the map as I wanted it to fade out at the edges.
Making sure it was thoroughly dry I then used my Lyra Aqua Markers and some glycerin to colour the map. This is a new to me technique which entails scribbling some of the colour on to a blending mat or glass mat etc. and picking some of the glycerin up on a blending tool or blending foam, then picking up the colour and blending it on to the surface. I used a couple of blues together and a little orange round the edges. I kept the orange pale as I wanted it to fade out, and added what was left of the blue on the blending foam in a circular motion round the scene. I then removed the masking fluid from the plane and took the edge off the white with a little more of the blue.
I finished by stamping the sentiment using Black Archival Ink and again heat set it with the Clear Gloss EP.
I did have a sudden panic as I had thought the challenge was Transport, but on looking again I realised it was Vehicle, but the dictionary did call an aeroplane a vehicle so I think this will be OK.
Thank you for looking at my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am also entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment.
Addicted to CAS - One Layer Card.
CAS on Sunday - No. 114 Birthday.
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes.
Beautiful card, Pat, I love the fading round the map. I did exactly the same as you, I had in my head the theme was Transport, but then realised it was Vehicle, so I got out the dictionary to see if my skateboard would count. xx
I love this card Pat, the stamps work in perfect harmony together and your colouring of the map is superb. I've just bought myself some glycerin to have a play with but I haven't got round to using it yet, so thank you for the inspiration. I'm a great fan of one layer cards and I never really understand why they always say 'The dreaded one layer' at LIM, you've mastered this technique to perfection here with this fabulous masculine card, I love it! Crafty hugs, Sandra x
I love this, Pat, such a great card for a guy, could fit many occasions too
Such a great effect and the most perfect masculine card. Love the detail of masking off the white on the aeroplane too x
What a gorgeous one layer card, Pat!!! The map looks so real! I've never heard about the glycerin coloring technique. Love the blue around the airplane!!! Have a wonderful weekend :)!
You always come up with interesting techniques Pat! I LOVE the vignette look and the map with the plane flying over is truly inspired! A sure winner in my book! Have a lovely evening my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Hi Pat isn't the glycerine technique brilliant, I just love using it, and it's make the ink blend so well on your card, I love the map and plane images, a fabulous male card, Kate x
This is fantastic! A perfect masculine card!
I love this - the map background is so effective, really eye catching, and the plane looks great set against it. Fab card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)
This is a terrific masculine card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!
Sounds like a fun technique, resulting in a stunning card. How fun to read that the word 'Transport' had stuck in your head, since that's what I had been thinking too.
It's more than okay in my book, Pat! I love, love, love this one! So much impact and perfect for someone traveling or just dreaming about traveling!! Hugs, Darnell
Such a fun masculine card! This coloring technique is new to me and your results with it are fabulous! The colors of your map look wonderful, I love the soft look of this card. The faded edges of the map add to this feel. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!
Such a fabulous design, two great stamps together.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x
beautiful CAS design..luv this! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!
sparkle & shine, kindness *~*
Amazing design Pat! Love how you've softly coloured the background and have it fading out. Perfect images together. xx
I just love this fab card Pat....wonderful way you left the small portion of the bkg instead of doing the whole card front!!
Beautiful clean style card with fabulous inking. Thank you for your thoughts on the spammers. Take care, Shirleyxx
Wowie!! I am love love loving! this beautiful card!! your coloring is stunning : )
Thanks a bunch for joining us at Seize The Birthday!
Love this card! Wonderful map background and awesome plane!
Super mans card. Fabulous design Pat.
Hugs Flo x
This is a totally awesome masculine card Pat. Great to learn how it was created. Very striking. I love it.
Hugs, Sarn xxx
What a great card this is Pat. The stamps work perfectly together and I really like the way you've faded the image out. Barbxx
Great project, Pat. Great technique of masking and sensational technique of adding color to glycerine. My English is very poor and I did not quite understand how you did it. I will have to search the internet :-) Thank you for the inspiration
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