Saturday, April 20, 2013

HOWDY with Lucky Edwin

 I have my DT project for
to share with you today.
 The challenge this week is:
going green baby..
Oh boy now I have tell you that I had a blast with this!! I have a drawer of odds and ends things that I just don't get into enough!!  
I have wanted to ink up this little cute Lucky Edwin for my son's birthday card since I seen it coming out!! GOSH I LOVE HIM!!! But if you will notice I have masked the ciggy from his mouth. 
Okay so now what did I REUSE or RECYCLE??
Well, the fabric bow you see is cut from an old country table cloth,
Button from an old shirt placed on the rusty star, 2 pocket studs from pair of Levis jeans bottom right of card, corrugated paper and raffia from a candle wrapping.
Like I said I had much fun doing this card than any other for a very long time. I have to tell you I normally hate to do boy/male type cards!! LOL.. But this one just came together very easy for me. I have ripped, torn, heat embossed, inked, paper pieced/paper toled, painted items to get this FUN FUN rustic card! Now I will tell ya that it is a heavy card. It has tons of heavy metal pieces on it!! Great for a man/boy!!!
Okay I have talked and talked today. So now I will just let you look at the photos. LOL... I hope you will take a minute and leave me a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts. Please don't forget to hop over to the challenge blog and see what my very creative DT sisters have made!! All of the projects are very creative!!!
Cardstock: cream, Milkshake, (Bazzill Cardstock), bookboard, reused corrugated paper 
Printed Papers: Creative Imainations, Graphic 45, Paper Pizazz Brown Leather, red stripe from scarp drawer.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for images, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger.. Antique, tea dye, walnut stain, Inkxpressions Premium white pigment ink pad,  Copic markers for coloring image, gel pen (White) 
Embossing powders: Stampendous Ivory enamel, aged silver
Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape, Scor-Tape (available at Magnolia-licious) 3 in 1 Craft Glue by Beacon, Silicone glue any from hardware store
Ribbon: fabric from old table cloth
Misc: Pearls, Metal photo corner that I have painted and then stained with destressed ink and then heat embossed, cheese cloth, lace, stitch/yarn thread,  jean studs that I have heat embossed, rusty star that has been heat embossed and old button added, the hanging metal is all by TH idea-ology line. I have heat embossed and painted them a bit.  
Tools: Stylus, Xacto Knife, Twezzers, heat gun, sanding block

Here is a closer side view look so you can see the lift/paper tole better.

 Here is look at the pieces before I put him together.

Challenges I would like to enter my card:
Live&Love Crafts:Bingo (Lace, Vintage, Pearls)
The Stamp Spot - Masculine creations
WOW Embossing Powder Challenge - (heat embossing or WOW products) - Altered or recycled
Cards For Men - must be masculine -Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network -(April) Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Recycle
Eureka Stamps - For the Boys
Love to Create - For the Guys

  A little peek at my inside and I do mean just a peek!! I forgot to take a photo to show you!
 THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TO DAY and hope to see you again real soon!!
I am away from home right now not knowing when I will return .Medical things going on again or still. But I do have some posts scheduled for next week. I HOPE YOU WILL STOP BY and leave me a comment or two.


Jane said...

OMG Janiel!!!! I can tell you really enjoyed making this it is absolutely breathtakingly amazing!!! Love all the details and the colours are so gorgeous and perfect for a man! hugs, Jane xxx

Caroline said...

WOW this is stunning xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

OH WOW Janiel I LOVE this so much. Edwin is soooo cute and your colouring is divine as always xxxx
Big Hugs
Debbie xxx

Fleur said...

WOW this is a STUNNER, he looks so much better without his cigar.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Christine Dol said...

This is totally amazing. You have done a super job doing this. You can see that you had complete enjoyment doing this! I can't tell you enough how talented you are. You amaze me.... And you inspire me!

Kelly said...

Unbelievable, you cut all those tiny parts out, that is how he looks so awesome! I do love this card, he so fun to work with! Very handsome in every way Janiel.
Hugs Kelly

Purple Lake Stamps said...

I think you have sold me on this stamp. I thought he was so cute, but I wasn't a fan of his cigar. I never thought about masking it. Would you share how you did that part?

Thanks so so so much

mgoll88 said...

wow, what a fantastic card creation... edwin looks very cool and the way you make a card out of it is wonderfull!!!


Unknown said...

OMG so well worth the effort for the end result. Beautiful card x

Laine said...

Wow, this is stunning. So much fabulous design and detail. Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenge.

Therese said...

AWESOME! Love the 3d-effect..the image is so cool. Beautiful coloring as well. You rock! :)

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, I love all of your recycled elements, there is just so much to look at.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Unknown said...

What a fab card!
Kim M

sueincanada said...

So creative. I love it.

Sabrina said...

Your are amazing! I really am trying to get the courage to do one of the piecing projects. You all make it look so easy and beautiful!
I hope everything goes well for you and that you are back on your feet and feeling better real soon!!

Melvin said...

Jani your card it's gorgeous. All the elements you choosed are perfect and I love the way you put it all in the card. I would like to know how you masked the image to eliminate the cigar of the stamp. Please make a tutorial....


Sara said...

This is amazing, I love all the detail and he looks so much better without the cigarette too! gorgeous layout and design, hugs Sara xxx

perfectly4med said...

Wow! What a stunning card, with all the layers, recycled oddments and embellishment - must have taken hours of work.

Thanks for joining us at WOW! Embossing Powder April Challenge and good luck!


Juls said...

This is fabulous, love how u have made it so 3d. Hugs Juls xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Janiel.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mei said...

Wonderful card! Look at all those pieces you used! You sure are talented at paper piecing everything together, it looks flawless! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Creative Card Crew DT
The Crazy Challenge DT
Anyone for Anya DT

cathylynn said...

Janiel you are brilliant! I love this card and I did not like this Edwin until now. No cigarette is perfect!! I may order him after all. Great details and colors and I love the layers! Another fabulous creation by you!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Sylvia said...

Wonderful card, love all the detail and the fab image. Thanks for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network challenge.

Sylv xx

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my! This is far more than a card - it is a keepsake! How wonderful. thank you for showing the layering details, and the angles of your card to see all the elements! Really perfect card for someone who lives in AZ LOL - very old-westie feel LOL thanks for sharing, hugs, de
{Creative Smiles}

Unknown said...

Hi Janiel,
Masculine cards don't get any better than this. It's spot on, so awesome with the 3D paper piecing. And I love the backdrop to your card, just fab! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring work with LLC this month. Hugz, Sandy

Jess S said...

Wow! What a stunning masculine card! thanks for linking up at The Stamp Spot!

Penni said...

Great card - I love the 3D Edwin, and he looks great without his ciggie too.

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Your card is fabulous, and love all the design details.
Great coloring.
hugs Doreen

lovingrammahood said...

Wow Janiel....I don't even know what to say that everyone else hasn't said a hundred times. This is so beyond amazing. Every detail is stunning and I feel like I'm in the old west just looking at the card. You are more than an inspiration, you are a hero :)
thanks for sharing this treasure.
hugs: Donna

Anonymous said...

He's just gorgeous Janny, I love the vintage feel, it's boyish but still so pretty, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

lvtaz2000 said...

He is simply wonderful. I didn't buy this stamp because of the cigarette and now, thanks to you, I will be getting him soon. Great card.

NPurdum56 said...

Hi Janiel! I just love how you "piece" your images to give more depth! Gorgeous! Beautiful card! :) Nancee

Diana Crick said...

big hugs,

A Casa di Ale said...

Bellissima questa card. Magnifico l'effetto 3d

Ciao da Ale

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors and you coloring is just stunning all the embellishments are awesome. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men challenge. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Louise said...

Wow!! your card is fabulous, love the layout
hugs Louise

Karen said...

Your card is marvelous! Great card for a guy. So many great details.


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

OMG he is so cute, love love love it,
hugs Tamara

Melinda Sweetman said...

What an amazing card!! I adore every single piece of it :)
Thanks for joining in the fun over at TSS monthly challenge and good luck!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Fabulous card! I so love the cowboy Edwin! So fun and beautifully coloured! Great textures and embellishment!

Thanks so much for joining the Masculine Challenge at The Stamp Spot. I hope you can join our Feminine Challenge next month!

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic card. He is adorable. I love the paper piecing. Honestly, there is nothing that I don't love about this card.