Sunday, September 25, 2011

Men....Men....Men!

It's that time again.........

Simon Says Stamp and Show has a new challenge.

MEN ONLY!!

Now, for me "MANLY" creations really stretch my creativity. I soooo love using flowers, lace and all things girly and sooooo not "manly". I began my journey by pawing through my creative goooodies and came across a package of Wendy Vecchi goodness...."Men and More".

I pulled out a moustache and knew this was a great place to start!! I dabbed on some fiber paste and when it was dry, I rubbed on Vintage Photo Distress Stain.

For the hand, I lathered on some Picket Fence Distress Stain, then rubbed some Vintage Photo around the edges and stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink. The perfect home for my moustache!!

I had such a fun time playing with the Picket Fence Distress Stain and stamping with it on Glassine Paper. Which I then proceeded to tear up and staple pleats into to create a ruffle. A piece of vintage trim and some black plastic were the perfect aditions.....oh and I can't forget the magic mesh.

It just wouldn't be a "manly" card without roughing up the edges which I did with my handy dandy Distrezz it All!! and of course a bit of Vintage Photo around the edges.

Now, what card would be totally complete without a bit of colored seam binding and a smidgen of twine......

I was so proud of myself that I was able to do ALL THIS without one flower!!

So, are you as "man" challenged as I??? Put on your thinkin' cap.......pull out some goodies and lets see what you can create! Be sure to link your creation up to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog for ALL to see!! Who knows.....you could win this little ditty....


12 comments:

ellen vargo said...

Ahhh - a fellow lace-lover.. :) Love your card Lynne - it's so handsome! I have a question though - what is fiber past? Never heard of that... do tell! Have a great week!

Ellen :)

wendy vecchi said...

for the men...
with Lynn's touch!
love it!

Candy C said...

Lynne...your "MANLY" card is too cute. I've never heard of "fiber paste" either. Very curious... But I love your glassine ruffle idea! I will have to try that some time! Your hand is stamped beautifully and I love your design. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantabulous. LOVE the hand and all the different textures you've added to your manly piece.

Lin said...

Lynn, your post could not have been more timely - I just received from SSS this set of Wendy Vechhi Art Parts, and didn't know quite what to do with it; your card gives me a good starting point - thanks!!

DeeDee said...

This is great!! I really came to say Saw your fab work in the recent Stamper's Sampler and WONDERFUL all around!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

LOVE THIS!! Absolutely awesome textures and colors, Lynn! Terrific way you have used the black plastic and the mesh! It really ratchets up the "manly" quotient! I had to smile though at the lace and the ribbon - at least the ribbon is blue!

Have a fab week.

Hugs,
Linda

Lori said...

Gorgeous Lynne! Love the hand! Very nice piece!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great project, Lynne! I love the layering and I LOVE the mustache..very manly :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Trish said...

Great job, very unusual

Sarah said...

What a feast of shabby textures and creativity. I love your unique style and think the hand and 'tash look just fabulous! Yumptious I say...

Wanda H said...

Wonderful!!! The paste is fabulous on the mustache!!!