Saturday, 7 April 2012

Board Boy

Good Afternoon, All

I needed to have a break from the pc and I am managing quite well without too many symptoms of withdrawal! I have been occupied in my craft room as I was determined to clear my work table enough to at least be able to see my craft mat!! It is a non slip one I got from Once Upon A Stamp and it really helps, especially on days when my hands don't work as well as they might.

I still had some older craft mats and was working on little tables taken from nest of tables etc it was getting ridiculous! Especially as I am lucky enough to have a good sized table which was an out of this world bargain form the Salvation Army shop. However because it is a good size, once I start working with various things it gets covered bit by bit as I “ ... want one thing from that box; need two things from that box and oh I better bring out these papers and that card ... “ but I decided I need to use it so pc-free time came in handy. I even took a picture of it to prove I had been busy!! (Or is it because I am going to forget what it looks like if I keep covering it up?)

Why I am I using the pc now? Well, I had an idea for a card and an image from about a week ago and I wanted to make it. I also wanted to enter it into a challenge as there is a suitable one. I wanted to get it made and I did. I don’t know if others are like me but when I get an idea in my head I just have to follow through! I cannot settle until I give it a go.

This is what I came up with. I am hoping to enter it into

Joanna Sheen’s Challenge where the topic is

It’s a man’s world

where any male themed card is allowed so my little Board Boy will feel right at home!!

Affectionately, Vee

Board Boy

M & M

(Materials and Method)

Image is “Skateboard” from Saturated Canary by Kirsta Smith, coloured with Promarker pens and cut out.

Base card is 8 x 8 Joanna Sheen white card

Kraft card from crafty stash cut to mat and layer

Lilac card from stash cut to mat and layer

Tim Holtz Glassine Paper scrunched and flattened. Hitch fasteners added and paper attached to rest of layers.

Insert is white laid paper from crafty stash. I made up some “brotherly banter” text, typed it on Word, coloured and printed, cut to size.

Ranger large Black Tag partly wrapped with tissue tape, main image mounted with foam, string added and knotted

Ranger small Black Tag partly wrapped with tissue tape; Allen key and spanner attached.

Tim Holtz Tissue Tape (I keep mine bundled together in stash but I used journeyman and one other.)

Tim Holtz Hitch fasteners

Allen key and spanner

Pilot super colour white used to write on tags



  1. Awesome masculine card, so much texture. Love how you coloured the image! Like everything about this card, well done!

  2. This is really fab Vee, I love the image and the textures and the spanner embellishment looks great. Hope you are having a lovely easter weekend
    Lindsay xx

  3. Hi Vee hope you had a nice Easter I am just catching up , this little image is gorgeous and I love your creation well done Hugs Elaine


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