15 November, 2016

Birthday Star

Everyone likes to be a star on their birthday, right?
I love this image of Charlie Chaplin (an old silent movie star for those of you who are way young); it's so great for a mancard.

I watercoloured the background plaid (I tried shading it from light to dark) with a ruler edge, the side of a coffee stirrer stick, a stamp and a stencil using distress inks.  Then I spritzed with water and blotted to make it uneven and blotchy.
I painted around the image with distress ink Hickory Smoke with various intensities, and added the touch of purple in Dusty Concord.
I think the hessian and staples add a manly touch.

Image: ADayFor Daisies
Stars die: Sizzix
Sentiment: Rosie's Studio
Stencil: Rosie's Studio
Stamp: Hero Arts
Edge of ruler

Shared on challenges:
adayfordaisies-november-add burlap
glitternsparkle challenge-214 ag
getcreativechallenges ch-52-birthday


kiwimeskreations said...

what a great card Carol - I think is is a wonderful masculine card!!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous masculine card and brilliant watercolour plaid background you created
Carol x

Unknown said...

Just live it
Thanks for joining glitter n sparkle

Cindy said...

Great manly card. Thanks for sharing with us at ADFD.

Janelle said...

I love how you've left the image uncoloured and just added a little colour around it. Fabulous masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges. Janelle :)

Virginia L. said...

So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Stripes & Plaid” Challenge! WONDERFUL!

Cathy P said...

Love what you have done with this image, Carol. The purple tie and the shading in the background as so effective! The staples, burlap stars, and plaid paper are perfect accents! Thanks for your second entry in our ADFD Challenge this month. Hugs, Cathy ADFD DT