Friday, August 9, 2013


Corrosion - Good day, crafty friends. Today's challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is to use the colors in corrosion. Don't you just love the rusts with the turquoise? I think they are a lovely color combo.

My image is Fred, She Said Old Truck. It is a fabulous image to practice coloring rust with. I took a class with Suzanne Dean and this was the homework from that class. It was fun to do, but a lot of work. I think I have to much rust and would have liked to have had more of the blue show through.

My papers, to include the tags are Kaiser Crafts, Secret Bird Society Collection. I distressed the papers with my Zutter Distrezz-it tool. I then inked with Rusty Hinge distress inks.

My sentiment and punches are SU.

My die is SB and I cut it in half. The swirly paperclip has been in my stash forever.

Sketchy Colors #172 Sketch
Cupcake Inspirations #222 Cupcake inspired, The colors
Cards for Men #15 Metal
The Paper Shelter #123 Punches and Dies
C Inspirations #226 Old and New - paper clip is old, rusty hinge ink is new
Perfect Sentiments Challenge #86 Favorite technique - distressing paper 


  1. Wow, your coloring is spectacular! This is an amazing masculine card! Thank you for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations!

  2. Love your card!! Beatuiful colors, and your coloring of the image is wonderful!! So cool!! But poor rusty car ;)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week! Good luck!
    Hugs, Jannhild

  3. Great card, lovely design and your colouring of the car is outstanding.

    Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. I looooooooooooooove this card!!!! Your coloring of that car is FABULOUS and the entire card...the papers, the AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations!
    Rene :D

  5. Fabulous masculine card. LOVE your colouring of the old car and great design. Thank you so much for joining us at Cards for Men this week. Pat k x

  6. Wow, what a fantastic card! Your coloring is amazing and those colors definitely rock. Fab layout and love the metal touch! Well done! So glad you joined us for our Heavy Metal Challenge at Cards for Men!

  7. This is fabulous Mari. The coloring is just amazing and your layout - gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments Challenge this week. Good luck. Hope you'll come back soon.

  8. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK

  9. Gorgeous card Mari! Love the rust coloured image it's fantastic! hugs x

  10. Great card. Love the colouring.