Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Celebrate Good Times and Everyday Moments Masculine Card

Welcome! I've got a quick post today of a masculine card made with A Vintage Journey's 'Going Round in Circles' theme in mind.It's been a while since I've done anything good and grungy or used my clock die, so I thought it might be time to break it out.

Wanting to play along with Scrapy Land's 'Favorite Colors' challenge, but so undecided as to what actually is my favorite color, I thought instantly of rust! I think that's a color!

When you closely at it, rust actually comprises many colors, some of which could be considered just the opposite of what I would call my favorite. I used DecoArt Texture Sand Paste and some of their Media fluid acrylics to get the rusty look of my Tim Holtz Weathered Clock. Oh, how I've missed my RUST!

The 'wood' panel is made following my tutorial here.

I know what you're thinking...that's not Tim's Weathered Clock! Oh, yes it is, and I couldn't repeat this cut again if I tried! I pulled it out of my stash when I was doing a clean out, and if I remember correctly this mis-cut when I rolled it through for a second pass. I thought it looked too cool to throw in the trash. Just another way to get more use out of your dies!

The Memory Box gears are also out of my stash and these were colored with Distress paints and embossing powders.

I used a Tim Holtz Debossing Folder (Documented) for 'Moments', Remnant Rubs, a Chit Chat sticker and a splash of Black Soot paint to finish this off.

Well, that's it for my second post of the day! Quite different from my abstract canvas I posted earlier today!

I'm sharing this one with the challenges it was specifically designed for:
-Scrapy Land Challenge #58-Favorite Colors I used Sizzix and Memory Box dies.
-Deep Ocean Challenge#146-"Anything New" How about a new way to use a die--by shredding it to bits in your Big Kick!

Thank you for dropping in today, and for the second time, if you came by earlier! I love reading your comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily
UPDATE: Yippee!


  1. I absolutely LOVE this masculine card! The rust looks so real and amazing! The clock and the gears look like something you would find in an antique shed! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  2. Is there no end to your amazing talent my friend?? Wow!! Two completely different projects both equally spectacular!! I love, love this!! Ohh, the rust!! I just want to reach out and touch it!! Your wood background amazes me every time!! The grungy gears are perfect!! The debossing is such a fabulous touch!! This is so grunge-tastic!! I absolutely love it!! I'm so happy you shared it at Scrapy Land!! Have a beautiful evening dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. You truly know how to make rust looks great and inviting. Your card is simply marvelous my dear!
    Thank you for linking it to Scrapy Land Challenge.
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  4. I am so glad you showed close ups of the rust Sara because it looks fabulous - so much texture and colour, it looks so realistic! Your wood background is incredible too and I love the grungy gears! An altogether fantastic male card!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Going Round In Circles challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. The rust is back - yay! No one does rust like you, Sara Emily! This is another amazing project! Love the look of the shiny wood against that rusty clock and it truly looks like a piece of rusted metal. I don't know how you do it, but it's perfection :-)

  6. There I was thinkin I was keeping up with your posts so far this year and you go and snook this one in when I wasn't looking !!
    Fabulous grungy card ! Loving the rust and the wooden panel- they look so good together. Clocks, cogs, rust and wood - just what any girl needs , never mind a man .
    hugs x

  7. I really love how thin the MB gear die is, very cool and oh how I love your colorful rust! What fun, makes me want to get messy! This is awesome and such an inspiration to me today! Crafty hugs, Autumn

    1. How excited I am to see you get top 3 honors at Creative Artiste! Such amazing news!!! Congrats sweetie! Hugs, Autumn

  8. This is fabulous, I love your rust and the flash of blue. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a fab great week. Sue xx

  9. Are you kidding me?? This is stunning The rustwork on your clock is just too much- totally looks like it was out in the scrap pile for years! Well done you!! xoxo

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  11. A fantastic card. Your rusty clock looks amazing - what a happy accident with the mis-cut that was. You've got the perfect touch with rusty textures and colours. The wood effect card is a fabulous backdrop.
    Thank you for joining in with our January challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  12. Wow! This is amazing. I love the texture you have created. Thank you so much for joining us at HLS Anything Goes With A Die Challenge.

    Emma - DT Member

  13. If only I had continued reading your post, I could have saved myself some time. I saw the clock die, and thought, ok, that's not the same as mine. Spent a few minutes digging mine out to compare, then I Googled it, just to be sure. Jeepers creepers!!! Well what a happy accident my friend, because your mis-cut of the clock is better than the original!! You should send this one off to Timmy and tell him to remake the die! lol.

    OK, back to the card. Holy amazing my friend! Your wood background is incredible and I can'e wait to have some time to check that out. Your rust on the clock is beyond amazing, I actually thought it was a metal embellishment at first! A crazy wicked work of art Sara!! Love it!! sending hugs :)

  14. Amazing creation wow lovely thanks for playing at Mixed Media Place challenge !!!

  15. Gorgeous as usual, Sara! I love everything about it!
    Thank you for joining in our challenge at Country View Challenges this month.
    Evelyn xx

  16. Oh Sara this is such a gorgeous card!! I just adore that rusted up clock and the background looks wonderful too! Masculine cards are so tricky but this one is just brilliant! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at AVJ

  17. I knew you had been busy but my goodness hun, you are on such a roll!! How do you do it?! Incredible card, and thank you for your lovely comments over on my blog earlier xx

    thanks for joining us at MMP again, again ;)

  18. Gorgeous work as usual Sara, I love the rust and the new look clock die cut... Awesome Hunni...
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx

  19. Oh my, Sara, this is a masterpiece of mixed media art! I love your faux wood background and your happy accident with the clock die is amazing! Your clock die cut looks way better than the original and your rust effect turned out brilliantly, as always! Oh, I am so impressed and so inspired, my friend! I can't take my eyes of this spectacular masculine card! Bravo! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

  20. WOW... that is stunning mixed media project. LOVE the gear look! Thanks for playing along with HLS Jan Anything Goes With Dies

  21. here's another one I've missed Sara - gorgeous make - and the rust is just perfect! Love it to pieces! Big huggles Rachel x


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