Friday, 16 April 2021

Mr Handsome Episode 1

Yesterday LG Crafts was on The Craft Store (Hochanda changed their name recently) to show new releases of 13 @rts collections for which I created samples. The one I was working with is "Mr Handsome" a masculine themed with an industrial vibe  collection I really enjoyed creating with.

It has only one stamp 10cms x 7cms (4ins x 2.8ins), a great motif for creating backgrounds, but I wanted to see if I could use it as the main image on a card: 

I left out the upper left corner and coloured some areas with alcohol markers.

I added a ball and an arrow images from the 13 Arts Art Book Paper Pad Vol 2 as well as the "A man with an idea" from the sticker sheet.
Jumping from a CAS and modern feel to a Vintage and somewhat grungy one, I made this tag:

My base MDF tag was prepared with DecoArt black Gesso before being dry-brushed with blue chalk paint (Paper Artsy Frescos) . 
I used both stencils (nibs on the left with "Writer" and Idea on the right with coloured texture paste. 
I applied a runny mix of water and Color Glow in Jadeite on the left and Smoky Quartz the latter being perfect to depict rust.

I built my focal point with 3 of the Ephemera pack images and stood a Tim Holtz paper doll on a 4rth.

He does have the look of an inventor, don't you think? I imagine him working away in his lab and writing his research late at night... Before I leave a look at the shine given by the Color Glows...

If you missed the shows you can catch up here and here.

Episode 2 will be available on this very blog soon...

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the tag in the SSS Monday challenge.


  1. The first one shows great versatility of the stamps and the second lots of super textures and interest.

    B x

  2. Wow, such wonderful projects! I love the grungy tag and those lightbulbs look amazing on both the card and the tag 😁. Take care and happy wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  3. Great projects I think I like the CAS card best, appeals to my inner scientist and reminds me of school text books xx