The Car Salesman

Hello Everyone
A card with a masculine theme for this post.  I made this card as a submission to Stampington & co so I was thrilled to see it published in 400 More Ideas (formerly Catch-Up).  Being published is great fun (and always what I call a “pinch me” moment) and that fun is doubled when you share such happy creative moments with friends.  My lovely friend Darlene is published in this annual publication (Dar’s blog can be found HERE) and my lovely blogging friend, Marjie, whose blog is HERE.  It is an honour to be published alongside my talented friends.
The main stamp used is Crafty Individuals CI-325.
CI-325 was repeatedly stamped to form the background, it is actually a wonderful stamp for backgrounds.
cicardlynnemoncrieffStamping further elements such as the ledger stamp and postal cancellation whichI brought together with found paper and corrugated cardboard which I had applied walnut ink to (I use dissolved walnut crystals) and distressed.
DIGITAL CAMERAThis is an image from one of the Crafty Individual image books which was layered behind one of their frames which I’d painted with copper acrylic and distressed. A fragment of mica was added.DIGITAL CAMERAReturning to the main stamp I stamped it once more and cut out the car to add as an embellishment. DIGITAL CAMERACrafty Individuals recently released some wonderful new stamps and also a note to say there is a Crafty Individuals challenge underway, so if you are a fan of Crafty Individuals there’s lots to interest you at the moment.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this post.


29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 20:23:50

    Fabulous card Lynne. Thank you so much for the lovely comments left on my blog too. Hugs Rita xxx


  2. may
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 21:56:01

    Fabulous male card Lynne, Love the image & amazing colours & design…I need those stamps… Hugs May x x


  3. Annie G
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 22:14:08

    Huge congratulations on another published project Lynne. I love the background and various layers you have created. Brilliant stamped image.


    Annie x x


  4. Marilyn J. Rock
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 23:12:27

    This is wonderful! xxoo


  5. Kate
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 00:38:48

    This is so fabulous! I love the dark browns and layers. I love that frame around that main image. A gorgeous masculine piece.


  6. Valerie-Jael
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 06:48:40

    Lovely card, congrats on having it published! Valerie


  7. Sophie
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 07:19:34

    Wow! Lynne…
    Das ist wieder so schön geworden. Ich bin begeistert über diese tolle Szene.

    Liebe Grüße und Umarmung von Sophie xx


  8. Meggymay
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 08:05:18

    Fabulous card, congratulations on being published again.
    Yvonne x


  9. Lucy Edmondson
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 08:14:33

    This is fabulous!! No wonder it was published. Well done,

    Lucy x


  10. Redanne
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 08:18:24

    Many congratulations on being published again Lynne, you are so talented and this card is a work of art! Hugs, Anne x


  11. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 08:26:14

    Congrats being published Lynn! This creation has so much to see and admire,,,lovely!

    kind regards, Alie 🙂


  12. Suze
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 10:22:12

    Hi Lynne, I just popped in to do a bit of a catchup on your beautiful creations only to find that you’ve recently had a birthday celebration – so I’m sending you a big belated birthday hug! And my, what fabulous gifts you have received, each and everyone is truly gorgeous. Hope you are feeling better in yourself too. Take care. Xx


  13. Coconut
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 10:31:47

    Hi Lynne, I love this card !!! Great way of using the frames of Crafty too. Have a good day, Coco x


  14. Dianne
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 11:33:11

    Well it is a stunning card looooove the colors and the layering it do so deserve to be published congrats to you dear., I can’t stop looking at it:O). thanks for sharing this beauty and have a fabulous restful day.. Big hugs..


  15. Sharon
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 11:55:33

    A great masculine card Lynne! Great vintage image and amazing patterned papers! Love it!


  16. Avril
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 14:39:46

    Hi Lynne, Congratulations on being published again!
    This is a wonderful project – love the background. Great details as ever, and such a lovely finish on the frame.
    Avril xx


  17. craftytrog
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 15:16:28

    Wonderful layers & elements make this a great masculine card Lynne! x


  18. Martina
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 15:40:19

    Oh, how beautiful ! Congratulations on being published again, dear Lynne. I love your creation.


  19. Bärbel
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 16:23:14

    Meine Glückwünsche zur Veröffentlichung, liebe Lynne, die Karte ist großartig!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel


  20. ptiteplume Valerie
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 11:26:28

    Oh, very beautiful!


  21. Diane
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 16:20:00

    Lovely card and congrats on the publication! ~Diane


  22. Marjie Kemper
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 17:10:51

    What a gorgeous card, Lynne! Thank you for the shout-out too. I was thinking of you last night as I thumbed through the just-arrived Stampers’ Sampler… you will be smiling a great deal when you receive this issue, my friend!


  23. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 20:15:35

    Very very beautiful Lynne
    so many lovely and great details and colr,
    Love it.
    Greetings Janny


  24. Dorthe
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 21:13:45

    Dear Lynne,
    it is so gorgeous,-I love when you are creating such many layered pieces, with tiny and big 3-d stamps all over–the corrugated cardboard piece looks great there on the side, and adding mica alwayes gives an extra exiting experience .
    Beautiful art piece and stamps my dear friend.
    Hugs and sleep well –


  25. Ira
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 17:54:13

    Gorgeous male card Lynne, it has all the fine elements a masculine card should have! And all the right colours, too. Beautifully layered, really pretty!


  26. butterfly
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 20:31:37

    Simply brilliant, a glowing golden vintage make… so worthy of the honour of publication – congratulations!
    Alison x


  27. michele s
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 02:46:41

    oh it is a stunning piece! lots of little bits here, all work together wonderfully. i could look at this for a very long time and still find something else to admire! hope you are well. xo


  28. Krisha
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 15:25:52

    Hi Lynne,
    Sorry I haven’t been around to visit in a long while. Summer is so busy witht he grandies and taking the playhouse out of town.
    This is a fabulous male vintage piece, such details!!!
    Congrats on being published again.


  29. Lynn Stevens
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 07:17:34

    Awesome Lynne, A BIG Congrats on being published again,. Did you know you also have several in the new SS? WOOOOHOOO
    You go girl!
    Hugs Lynn


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