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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Make it a Guy thing! ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Can't believe it's that time already for another challenge at FSC which is 'Make it a guy thing', struggled with this one big  time LOL! Head over to FSC for some stunning inspiration from those Stampetes. Remember it's a stamping challenge so we do need to see stamping of some kind on your project. Our generous sponsor is Marina from Cottage Crafts.


In wisdom I decided to alter a tin for my OH to store all his motorbike documents in. He has a classic british bike from the 50s, so he has loads of paperwork, log books etc, all suitably shabby. I used a triumph stamp from darkroom door as I couldn't get one for his make of bike. I decided to make it grungy to fit in with all his oily bike stuff LOL. I seriously over did the grunge, but my excuse is that it's my first time!


Not very happy with project as it feels too grungy, but I suppose we do need to craft outside our comfort zone sometimes LOL!

Anyway I covered the tin with Prima printworks paper and used various background stamps and distress inks and Tim Holtz salvage stickers that I've had knocking around for ages to complete. 

Hope you all have a great Sunday. Do have a look at all the fabulous and a lot less grungy DT pieces at FSC as they are superb.

Happy crafting XX



29 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula...OH I love this image! The tin has come up perfectly for what it is intended. I love your grunge style...I think you have a new calling lol. This definitely has the wow factor
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paula, your altered tin looks wonderful, really a treasure box.

Netty said...

Loving your grungy tin, perfect for your husband's documents. x

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I love this. I have the same problem with my OH. He's a biker and has classic bikes - only 30 years old, though, lol. I got a great fun biker stamp from I Brake for Stamps but I can't keep using the same one!! I think this tin is a brilliant idea and I hope he likes it x

Astrid Maclean said...

Well, first of all I want to say, congrats at being brave enough for stepping outside you comfort zone. Having said that, looking at this piece, you would never have been able to tell, I think it is brilliant and not too grungy at all!!! Just right for what it's intended for if you ask me and I am sure DH will love it!!

Laura said...

This is a great box, I am sure he will love it, I don't think it is too grungy it works really well. Laura

Fliss said...

This is just fabulous Paula and I don't think you've overdone the grunge at all. It looks stunning and suits the motorbike image perfectly.
Hugs, Fliss xx

lynne said...

Paula
I cannot see any faults with your altered tin. The grungy appearance suits the stamp and theme to perfection. I think you are being far too hard on yourself (already had to give Terry a telling off for this today!!)
Also it is such a great idea with it being of such a practical use.
Wishes
Lynne

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Paula, your tin looks superb!!! It's one of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen! It looks deliciously grungy but in your own special style! I am speechless!
BTW, I've emailed Shirley as your tin seems to be missing on the FSC post...
Have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs
Joanna x

Elly said...

I call it Grungy Perfection (:o)You gave me an awesome idea for a birthday present i need for a Harley - biker.
xo Elly

Sue C said...

Gorgeous Paula ! Love the motorbike image and the grunginess is just perfect. Another stunning creation ! Sue C x

Terry said...

Oh Paula! You have captured a retro and vintage feel in this perfectly grunged tin! No one would ever know that this is your first attempt at grunge and I for one, can't wait to see more grungy goodness! Love this and I am sure your OH did! Happy Sunday!

Mrs.B said...

Paula this is fabulous and just perfect for bike documents!
I love the grungy effect you have created, certainly wouldn't think it your first time.
Avril xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Paula! First, let me say that grungy never came to mind when viewing your project. Only, classy and vintage! It is gorgeous in my mind. Bravo! Yvonne

My name is Erika. said...

Fabulous lunch box. The colors are great and who makes that awesome bike stamp? Great job!

Sue said...

This is great and in keeping with it's intended purpose. I know what you mean about doing 'male' projects though!

Basement Stamper said...

I think your box turned out absolutely perfect, I love how grungy looking it is, think it's perfect for the motorcycle. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

Ellie said...

LOVE your DT piece!
xxx Ellie xxx

Val said...

Fabulous - just love this stamp.

Hugs
Valxx

Meggymay said...

Your tin is amazing, love all the stamping and I think the grunging is fantastic.
Yvonne/Meggymay

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

I have some motor men in my family and they would love it as do I!!!

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Your tin is absolutely perfect! Only you could make a "mans tin" look gorgeous. Stunning work as always.
Regards Florence XX

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning masculine altered tin! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Anne Jagger said...

I love your tin and the grungy style works perfectly.

toni said...

lovely work, so much detail, I agree with everyone I don't think it's too grungey Toni

Brenda Brown said...

How did I miss this one Paula, it's fabulous. Love the whole effect you have achieved and what a great place to keep old documents.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sue said...

Paula this is amazing, it's the perfect choice of papers and stamps. I'm sure your DH will love it. I can't believe you are not that keen on it - it's brilliant!! lol x

Shirl said...

Paula this is an absolutely amazing inspirational piece, you clever thing you.

Hugs Shirley x x

Debbie said...

What an awesome manly man piece! Love the grungyness! You can just about smell that garage motor machine smell! Fabulous Paula!

BTW - Yes, I heard about old Clark's bad breath! Shame isn't it?! He slide down the pedestal somewhat for me!

Hugs!
Debbie
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