Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Happy Retirement


I've dug out some really old stamps for this card.  The image is part of a stamp by Annette Allen Watkins, and the sentiment is a PSX stamp, but they are my go-to stamps for retirements.  I made the potting shed wall by scoring card and swooshing it with Old Paper and Black Soot Distress Inks, and stamped the sentiment over the planks afterwards.  I'm entering it into the following challenges:

The Male Room - a retirement card


Less Is More - something made from metal - I've used a brad and some wire.
Shopping our Stash - heavy metal (anything metallic)

And CASology - Paint.  "Where's the paint?",  I hear you ask.  On the potting shed wall, waiting for a new coat.

And the picture isn't straight on the wall because, well, it's a fella's shed ;)

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, the background looks like wood boards that you would find in a garden. I've tried many times to join your blog and it's just not working. I've had this happen at one other site. I can see my icon with the options but not as a follower. I don't know what is wrong, but I've added you to my blog list so I don't miss your updates. Cheers, Shirleyx

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  2. Very cool background and your focal image screams retirement! :) Thanks for joining in with The Male Room

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  3. just a fantastic card...love how you did the bkg.

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  4. Shirely...you've gone and done it again!

    Another amazing creation gracing your blog that has once again left me in awe of your talent! Have you taken art classes? Better yet....have you thought about teaching art classes (or on-line card classes). I would be the first one signing up!

    Love your technique creating the weathered 'boards' and the oh-so-perfect stamp. This is my exact perception of retirement!

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  5. I can see why you go back to this stamp, its a great one for retirement. Brilliant card.

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  6. Love the Potting Shed boards. They really look real. The framed potted plants and garden tools hung on the wall are perfect. Wish I had gotten this card when I retired. Smile.

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  7. Ohhhhh lovely card!! I love the potting shed boards! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the "heavy metal" challenge!

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  8. WTG, Shirley! I love how you created your potting shed wall...so clever! I love how you hung the potted plant on a angle, too...This is such a beautiful card!!!

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  9. Hi Shirley, Surfing in from Darnell's (she sends me to the bestest blogs!) and I am really enjoying this pretty garden shed. Love that background, and I'm a particular lover of PSX stamps. They are always so elegant (and I got into stamping AFTER the company went out of business, dang it). You did a fantastic job with the painted wall, and love your little artistic picture decorating the wall, and the way it hung a bit off-kilter! Exactly the way it should look for a shed. Off to enjoy some more of your work, just joined as your newest follower, and hope you'll find time to visit me when you can. TFS

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  10. Gorgeous card, love it!

    Thank you for joining us
    Mandi
    LIM

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  11. I am definitely staying here as your newest fan :-)

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  12. Stunning card Shirley, that background looks amazing. You are so talented! xx

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  13. There's that wonderful home made barnboard again! LOVE.IT.! what a great retirement card!

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  14. What a clever card and amazing background you created
    Thanks for joining in this week at LIM for the metal challenge.
    Anne
    Guest LIM commenter :)

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  15. What a fabulous background for your man-shed, Shirley ... and such a lovely 'wonky' picture! Such a clever take on the CASology Cue Card! Anita :)

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  16. LOVELY Shirley!!! Love the washed out wall, LOVE it, and I a, a sucker for anything Gardening!!!


    Thanks for joining us at CASology!!

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  17. OMG, it's your famous weathered wood background! I absolutely loved it on the card you entered in the Fusion challenge awhile back. Way to stick with a good thing. Such a fabulous effect, Shirley!

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  18. Fabulous retirement card! It's CAS, with that amazing touch of hanging the image like a plaque on the wall...love that! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room

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  19. love that wood grain BG and the idea of pinning on it is just brilliant, u r inspiring !!

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  20. I just love the wood effect Shirley, so clever..... I'll have to try it :0) such a lovely card x

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  21. Wow! That inked wall is so cool! Your design is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  22. This is great fun!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  23. Hi Shirley. Always love your wood plank backgrounds!! Love the sweet little image ... crooked like a fella would hang it :) Loll xx

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  24. What a super retirement card; love that sentiment stamp! I really like how you made the shed wall and the little panel with the pots and gardening tools! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

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  25. Wow! Your wood background is amazing! What a fabulous card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  26. That wall you created is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  27. Very nice card, I'm impressed that you made the "wood" like that, I thought it was patterned paper! I think it looks better with the sign a little crooked. Very well put together card. Nice job. :)

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  28. Love the background on this! Thank you for joining us in The Male Room.

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  29. Great card for retirement, love the background! Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room
    Louise xx

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  30. Love this and how you made that background is definitely going to be on my to do list... It's awesome! X

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