Friday, March 16, 2012

Reality Has Its Limits ...

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Happy Friday, hoarding paper-crafters!

Today's hybrid card project was created using a digital image from the Land of Nod Studios for The Stamp Man's "Vintage" challenge to submit to the Order of the Opus Gluei's "Branching Out" challenge.

This card also qualifies for a number of fun and fabulous blog challenges ... for a complete list, please see the bottom of this post. And for the down-low on all of the exciting product I used, please refer to the Card Recipe, below.

To create the aged and crazed appearance on the Tim Holtz Plaquette, I followed the amazing Wendy Vecchio's "Faux Crazed Porcelain" tutorial ... you can find Wendy's step-by-step instructions HERE. The mini-gears were cut from chipboard with Tim's dies, then heat embossed using Distress Embossing powders.

Soooooooooo, yesterday Sheila asked me to drive her to the car dealership so that she could pick up her vehicle. When we arrived, the receptionist told us the Sheila's keys had been locked inside.

"I better not be paying for this snafu!" Sheila remarked. Loudly.

When we went out back to the Service Department, we found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver's side door. I took a chance and walked around to the passenger side and tried the door handle and ... surprise, it was unlocked!

"Hey," Sheila announced to the mechanic, "it's open!"

The mechanic said, "Oh, yeah, I know. I already got that side."

I did not know that you could actually see smoke comin' out of someone's ears ...

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... have a very crafty St. Patrick's Day weekend!

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: Kraft Card Stock by PTI
  • Other Paper: Chipboard
  • Digital Image: Land of Nod Studio's Collage Sheet
  • Stamps: Harlequin Background Stamp by Stampin' Up; All Other Stamps from "Stuff To Say" Stamp Set by Tim Holtz
  • Ink: "Jet Black" Archival Ink by Ranger; "Pumice Stone" Distress Ink by Tim Holtz; "Chestnut Roan" Fluid Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
  • Other Medium: Mister Huey's "Calico White" Color Mist by Studio Calico; "Diet Cola" Memories Mist by Stewart; "Pitch Black" Paint Dabber by Adirondack; "Rock Candy" Distress Crackle Paint by Tim Holtz; Glue 'n' Seal Adhesive by Ranger
  • Accessories: Number Plaquette, Game Spinner, Washer, and Long Fastener by Tim Holtz; Black Brads; "Black Soot" and "Weathered Wood" Distress Embossing Powder by Tim Holtz
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Sizzix; Awl; Hammer; Heat Tool; Distress Embossing Ink by Tim Holtz; Craft Pick by Tim Holtz; "Mini Gears" Movers and Shapers Die by Tim Holtz; "Tiny Tabs and Tags" Bigz Die by Tim Holtz
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

30 comments:

Rita said...

Deb I Love what you have done here with your card. If only I had the courage. My daughter says even my altered cards are still too perfect for grunge. I am trying hard though. Have an enjoyable week-end. Hugs Rita xxx

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Deb~
What a unique vintage look to your card.... great images!
Thank you so much in joining in MCS first challenge and good luck! Hope to see more of your creations too...

Crystal said...

This is soooo AWESOME!!!! I LOVE LOVE it fabulous Deb, WOW girly you make vintage look so easy!!! You rock girl

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Fab vintage card.great job layering those images.love the gear embelishment.Thanks for joining us at milk coffee stamps first challenge.Hope to see you there next time.

Anita Houston said...

Love love love this!!! You are so creative...his topper is impressive and fun! I love this vintage card...bravo!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this funky guy with the awesome headgear. Great touch adding the extra bird to his shoulder. Fabulous!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh fabulous! Love it Deb! Great work. Kim

julieprice3 said...

Perfect male card, very creative Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Shelter this week
Hugs Julie P

paperfun said...

The faux cracked porcelain techique. It is really cool.

Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Becky B. said...

Ha! Laughed out loud at your car dealership story...so funny and pittiful at the same time!

Fab vintage card...you've got a great eye for detail! :)

Have a SUPER weekend!

Maria said...

Awesome card, Deb! Ha, and I chuckled at your car story ... :) Hope you have a great weekend!!

Jill said...

Wow, what a hat! Great card! Thanks for joining in at Just Tracys. Jill

Mary J said...

What a fantastic eclectic make, Deb! Totally brilliant!

Thanks for joining us for our very first MilkCoffee challenge! Really appreciate your support and hope you will come back to share more of your gorgossity!

Mary J x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Stunning creation, gorgeous details.

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

Zoe Sanderson said...

Brilliant card, the sentiment is so true. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Maria said...

Wow, this is fabulous and very unique. I love the head attire and sentiment. Thanks for joining in with our Shabby/Vintage challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

Maria x

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Totally awesome hybrid card! Loving all the textures and the quote.

Davi said...

OH this is one fabulous alter piece!! So many cool elements to look at. You really are missing your calling Deb, Im sure you could certainly write a best seller ;)

Sandra said...

Very amazing card. Love his hat! Those birdies are so cute!

craftybirdlisa said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along at Anything Goes Hugs Lisa

Jenn Borjeson said...

WOW - this is amazing, I really love it! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends! :)

Chris said...

this is one cool card, i tell you!! it just totally rocks! love the sheila story!

Electra said...

Well, that is just the coolest hat EVER, Deb! Thanks for joining us with this second gorgeous creation at Opus Gluei!!

Kathlene said...

Just an awesome, card, Deb. Love the sentiment and all the grungy goodness. Can't wait to see card #6790. ;) Hugs, Kathy

Tracey Manderson said...

Wow this is awesome! What a wonderful vintage feel it has! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, good luck, and hope to see you back again.
Hugs
Tracey

Livert said...

Cool card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

Hugs Liv.

Rosemary said...

Hello there! I had to take a minute to stop laughing about your story to compose my thoughts. Oh lordy.

Okay, that said, I love how you interpreted our Branching Out theme. You do such beautiful cards, they always have the perfect balance of embellishments - I need to take note. LOL This is no exception, great card!

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Opus Gluei!

p.s. - your winning package of goodies will be winging its way to you this weekend. Apologies for its lateness!

Ali Manning said...

Great quote and a great project! Thanks again for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Deb,
This looks fabulous. Love how you've used the different elements for a brilliant vintage effect. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Carisa said...

your card is incredible! i love how vintage and masculine you created it - two styles I'm constantly battling to make just right! Thank you for entering the 7 Kids Challenge this week! :)