Monday, 28 February 2022

Keep moving...

I managed to get some work done a bit faster than expected today so that meant I was able to get this idea out of my head and onto paper just before the end of the current challenge at Lost Coast Designs where the theme is Steampunk/Vintage.

I thought I was going to have to sit this one out but while trying to get to sleep last night I remembered this emobssing folder and thought it would probably do a lot of the work for me - I made this in about 40 minutes which is incredibly fast for me! Remembering I had an Einstein quote in my stash of stamps meant I didn't faff around trying to make a quote with die cuts or alphabet stamps etc, too!

Einstein was stamped on Kraft card and I thought it would be fun to give him his famous shock of white hair with fairly rough and ready strokes of a white paint pen. He's cut out and stuck on with a bit of gel glue for some lift. The background is the same Kraft card, embossed and then inked with brushes and some gold ink swiped directly from the pad over the high spots.

Einstein (Carmen's Veranda)
Bicycle Life (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)

Recycled Kraft board envelope (well known online retailer!)
Bristol board

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo) and Oxide (Evergreen Bough)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Delicata by Tsukineko (Golden Glitz)

Uber embossing folder (Couture Creations)
White paint pen by Posca
Stitched rectangle dies, A6 size (Paper Rose)
Pinflair gel glue


Sue said...

This is fabulous. I love Albert's painted hair, and the embossing folder is just perfect! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Wavejumper said...

I could not get in on your last card so I will say now I liked it.

This is inspired. Perfect EF for Einstein and loving the hair! :) The gold highlights must look great.

hugs Margot

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Joanne - sorry to be so late seeing this and I usually just look but HAD to comment. LOVE! This is awesome. I knew instantly - Bicycle Life. I'll be getting out a few of my CHF sets to make a UK friend a birthday card. I still use them. That was genius to do his hair that way and that embossing folder is wonderful. XOX

Dotty Jo said...

This is brilliant, Joanne! I love Albert's flowing locks and that fabulous, EF. Only you could have made this, Jo x