Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Bit Industrial

How are you?  It's been very sunny here over the last few days - we've seen none, or very little of the freezing fog I hear has shut down several airports - one of which is about 20 minutes drive from here!  Here the sky is as blue and clear as can be!  However it is mighty cold, and I'm quite happy to be staying indoors! I hope you are managing to stay nice and toasty today too.

I've gone a little bit 'industrial' for this week's Sketch File card,  The little bag of metal cogs Hubby added to a Christmas box of crafty bits have been desperate to come out and play, so this week I gave in.

 Kraft card stencilled in reddish-brown colour
Cogs stencil added using Dark Brown ink
Circle and Lines stencil in black for two of the lines from the sketch
The third line is created with a string of beads, coloured with Alcohol Inks, and fixed in place with screw head brads
A lever was created with a metal photo turn and a metallic red star brad, which adds a pop of colour
Thu metal cogs were used to echo the three circles on the LO
Here's the sketch 
The Sketch File January 2017
It's been a while since I got the stencils out, and despite ending the day with inky fingers I had a lot of fun.  I really should make more use of my painty, inky, stencilly stash!

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KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Kathy fantastic and great card you have made.

gr karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card I love how you have interpreted the sketch. We had terrible fog yesterday but it has all lifted today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Such a great card for many occasions Kathy!

Cathy Clowes said...

Fabulous card Kathy, I always love the way you use stencils, something I've never got to grips with. No fog today but very icy roads and pavements, not much fun on the school run. Cathy x

Karen Gist said...

This is lovely Kathy and a departure from your usual style. The background is perfect and the cogs tie in beautifully x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Great layout and color

Angelnorth said...

Fab masculine take on the sketch Kathy, love the little pop of red with the rusty neutrals!

Tracy Welham said...

A great card, suitable for a male or female. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Shabneez said...

An interesting card Kathy. I really like the mix of embellishments you've used. Fab! Shabneez xxx