Thursday, July 27, 2023


 Hello everyone,

It is a masculine week with Little Red Wagon  this week and our lovely Doni is hostess and this is her theme, which I love by the way..

I love making masculine projects as equal to flowers and frills and especially Steampunk or vintage..

and I started this one, as most, with ripped up paper scraps [it goes further when ripped] and my matt medium from Ranger..

until it was all covered and I had a focal point, sort of,
right in the middle.

As matt medium acts as a barrier I could then use my big brush markers to add shading..

and went quite silly with it..

Then I stenciled cogs etc in the corners with black soot..

Then finally added texture paste called Tombstone..eek!..

printed and fussy cut my top hat, glued it on, a hot air balloon die cut and paper pieced,
Tiny tags, string, and cogs..

an easy sentiment cut from the papers..

And, done!

It is thick and heavy, but I love it..

So do come and join us with your masculine projects..

Thank you so much for stopping by,
gosh, the week is going so fast and got the boy back this week..

And someone is all comfortable and waiting!!...

See you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter...

Digi Choosday   [anything goes]

A perfect time to craft   [anything goes]


Janette said...

Love it Chrissy, very steam punk man card and the shading looks great.
Love to see Holly, lady in waiting, so typical hahaha...oh that old fabulous picture of that house and VW, wonderful cars still. xx

jimlynn said...

Fun, funky, and FABULOUS! Love everything about this Chrissy. Fantastic card for any guy.

Margreet said...

Stunning vintage masculine project, Chrissy.
Love how Holly is waiting for your boy.
xxx Margreet

Chris said...

I love it too Chrissy- a fabulous masculine steampunk style card!
Aww, look at Holly waiting for her beloved!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fantastic and great card Chrissy

gr karin

*Vicki* said...

Your steampunk design is really amazing Chrissy! I love all of the texture from the gears and paste you've added! I love the shading you've achieved with your big brush markers too! Wonderful masculine make Chrissy!

Doni High said...

What an amazing creation! I love it!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Steampunk card and images love all the distressing and embellishments. Aaahhh bless her cats are very sensitive (when they are not ignoring you lol )she must think he needs her at the moment more than you do.
Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Love this steampunk card and the details are amazing as always.. xx

Conniecrafter said...

Wow you have done an awesome job on this card, so neat to see your process on how it all came together, just amazing work!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely amazing, I love how this came into being. A Super masculine card. More admired, as I'm not into Steampunk.
Faith x

Paperesse said...

Now, that's one impressive masculine make, Chrissy! That one merits framing!

Julene Matthews said...

This card is wonderful. It turned out so well. I love your colours and the collage effect. Thanks for entering Archiscraps.

Lisa said...

Love the vintage feel to this great masculine card. Super image and terrific die cut gears too.

Sarah said...


JanR said...

Fabulous card! Loving all the bits and bobs. Perfect for the challenge!

Julene Matthews said...

You are our winner at Archiscraps. I've sent you a PM on Facebook. Congratulations.

Brenda said...

Wow, the details on this are amazing ChrissY Your background is amazing!