Friday, 20 May 2011

A Piece Of Classical

The Grungy Monday challenge this week is Distress Ink Colour Blocking, a simple technique but very effective.  You can find the demonstration by Tim HERE. I decided I would make a couple of masculine cards this time around which could also be used for Fathers Day or birthday cards for my FIL.
I have used stamps from Darkroom Door stamped with coffee Archival Ink.
The senitment is from the same set from Darkroom Door and I found the clock in my stash from a while ago which was from K and Company.
I have also added the same image to shrink plastic and added as embellishments on top of the main image. The other words are from a collage stamp from Stamp-It.
To complete I added a pen nib and Inspire embellishment.
My next classical themed card uses green DI tones which tie in nicely for The Sunday Stamper challenge which is camouflage/khaki/green colours.  Again I have used the Distress Ink Colour Blocking technique, using peeled paint and crushed olive.

I have added a memory frame to Beethoven and added the letter B to add to the theme. The filmstrip die has been used to add two images, one text and one beethoven. The MUSIC stamp is from Stamp-It, inked with coffee Archival Ink.
 
Brass corners and clock embellishments along with Beethoven have been added to follow on with the theme.  Just have to hope my FIL likes these now LOL.  Enjoy your weekend.  Tracy x x

23 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous work

sasa said...

Both look just fabulous Tracy and I think the vintage tones work just as well as the colour...great take on both the challenges - you versatile lady!
Thanks for sharing,
Sarah at 46

Netty said...

Very stylish cards, love them Tracy. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Helen said...

Love your colour blocking - great colours, Tracy.

Meggymay said...

Both are fantastic cards, I love your colour combinations. Yvonne x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant love the colors and the images work perfectly hugs cheryl xxxxx

Hels Sheridan said...

A sure he will love love love it... they are both gorgeous... thanks for joinin in with the Sunday sTamper... oh and that clock embellie... gorgeous!! x

Lisa Somerville said...

Both are wonderful masculine cards, love all the embellies. The shrunk violins look wonderful on the larger ones! Congrats on your DT spot with 100 Proof Press!

Lori said...

These are both fantastic, Tracy, I love how you did the color block tech with just a few colors, really sets off the other stamping! Wonderful!

Shelann said...

Very pretty and sophisticated stamping, the color blocking is great.

Debbie said...

Great "men" cards! Fabulous designs and colours! I love the different browns in the musical one.

Jane said...

Masculine cards can be tough - you did a great job! Love the colorblocking.

Artyjen said...

I love them...how could he not love them too? Gorgeous.
xoxo Sioux

Barb Cady said...

I love them both, men are so difficult to do cards for! Especially love your idea of shrinking the main image and laying it on top! Inspired! xx

BrianK said...

Another 2 great cards. Impresssive to say the least. Love the browns and greens, wonderful color blocking.

Gillian said...

Both pieces look fab Tracy,the images you have worked with look great, love the colour blocking technique, so effective. x

Sarah Anderson said...

Such great projects Tracy :) Love the shrink plastic instruments xx

Wendy said...

These are both awesome cards. I love the monochromatic colour blocking.

Daniele said...

what a great piece of art, love the subtle colours but they work so well with the subject

Susan Allan said...

Fantastic work Tracy. Your compositions and colours are amazing. I particularly love your music theme. Beethoven is always eye-catching for me.
Have a lovely Sunday! It's going to be a good one for weeding between the vegetables. Have fun!
Sue xx

Juls said...

wow these are fabulous,Love the music theme and the sepia colour tones. hugs Juls

TonyR said...

both of these cards are amazing. beautiful colour themes and design. I agree - perfect for 'fathers day' / mens card.
TonyR x

Suzanne C said...

Lovely elements! Love the nib and the layers of embellishments. Wonderful cards!