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Truly A Gentleman’s World

Can any of you guess what I got for my birthday from hubby … wait for it … all the Tim Holtz stencils, one very happy bunny, hence my playing around with backgrounds. Totally going to bore you in the coming weeks as I just want to use everyone of them. Andrew bought them from Linda at the Funkie Junkie who has a terrific deal going on which you can see here.

Sharing another background piece that I made on Sunday. This was achieved with another of the Tim Holtz stencils, this time I used the Rays.

Everything thrown at it as usual … you know me and collaging. From the word go with my journey into crafting my natural course seemed to gravitate towards collaging. Totally love to take random composition pieces from my bit boxes and make art from them.

Unifying my colours is always so important to me when doing this form of art because if you are not careful it can look a complete mess. But I am learning all the time.

For years I was more into my colouring of very pretty stamped images so I have come fairly late into the world of paints and other mixed media art but I am totally loving where it is taking me.

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9 Responses to “Truly A Gentleman’s World”

  1. coco says:

    How lucky you are with your hubby Shirl!!! Mine would never know what to offer that could make me very happy bunny… Lol.
    Your mixed-media card is gorgeous, I’m like you, learning all the time and really happy now with collage and paints and not only inks and stamping!… 🙂 Love that! Have a lovely afternoon, hugs, Coco xx

  2. Shirley says:

    Love this vintage design, it’s a great masculine card. What a wonderful gift from your hubby, can’t wait to see your designs using them 🙂 Love your artwork! Shirleyx

  3. Anne R says:

    Belated birthday greetings Shirl, what a switched on hubby you have and what a wonderful gift to receive! Love your collage, you do have a happy knack of putting things together perfectly – love that sunray stencilling. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley, This is a very classy male collage Shirl…great colours and the paints really make it. I’m so glad that you are having so much fun with it all. It is truly awesome to be learning something all the time, it is what makes it such a terrific journey to be on. 🙂
    Dot x

  5. Meggymay says:

    Fantastic collage ans super textures. Looks like you are having loads of fun with your gift
    Yvonne x

  6. Avril says:

    Happy Birthday, and lucky you getting them all, but no doubt Shirley you do deserve them.
    Avril xx

  7. Donna Ellis says:

    Great masculine cards, Shirl – and such wonderful dimension in the papers! Wonderful layers – hugs, de

  8. Buttons says:

    I was going to say I hope you had a fantastic birthday Shirley, but the evidence of that is here for all to see. You will instantly know the crafters amongst you – they are the ones saying “Woo hoo! ALL the stencilss!! SO envious”. You can include me in that 🙂 LOVE what you’ve done here and I can’t wait to see even more. Enjoy those stencils and have a fabulous Christmas. Jenny x

  9. Fate definitely smiled on your birthday, Shirl! Those stencils had been backordered since summer and they amazingly appeared right before your birthday. I’m so glad you are enjoying using them. Your masculine mixed media piece is very cool. Love the color palette you worked with and how you wove in so many images and elements – especially like the way you used just a portion of the frame as an embellishment. Very cool!

    A belated Happy Birthday to you!


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