Cardz 4 Guyz, and this week's challenge is to create a card without using any patterned paper. I am a big lover of patterned papers, so it's unusual for me to create cards without using them (well, usually anyway - I seem to have been doing a few lately).
I started with some white card that I inked using distress inks in various brown shades and then splashed soem water over it. I dried it with a heat gun and then stamped a brick background and then the cogs in a darker brown over the top. I matted this onto brown card and stuck it onto my card blank.
Next I created the centre rectangle by dry embossing it using an embossing folder and then rubbing distress inks over it.
I then coloured the two digi images using Polychromos pencils. (These are from the Steampunk Men set by The Octopode Factory - I like a bit of weird!) I cut them out and stuck them onto the embossed background. The cogs at the corners are die cut. I wanted to cut them from copper card, but I didn't have any, so I used some brown shades of alcohol ink on gold card, which I think I prefer anyway as it give a grungy look which is more in fitting with the rest of the card.
The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology pad and says "life was meant for a great adventure".
I hope you can join us for this week's Cardz 4 Guyz challenge.