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Upper Class Toff

What a spiffin upper class toff this old chap looks from the Paris Memoirs collection of Tim’s stamps.

First saw him on Hels blog here, it was love at first sight so I had to go and buy the set.  Thanks Hels for the fabulous inspiration and also for making me spend more dosh lol.

He came Saturday morning and I had him inked and coloured onto card by Saturday afternoon.  Making things I love is easy but the photography bit not so much that’s why he is only just on the blog today.  Also my first time of inking some stamps I was lucky enough to win at the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #11 and the generous sponsor for this particular challenge was Inspiration Emporium.  I chose an Artistic Outpost collection, (plus some other stamps) and used the building from the set.  Other stamps used are from Stampin Up and Creative Expressions.

Spiffin Old Chap

I wanted everything one layer but it seemed to be missing something so I ripped and tore a piece of book page, added an itsy bitsy piece to the edge and corner which transformed it immediately.

It would be rude not to show Hels how she inspired me so I have entered into her Sunday Challenge – Anything Goes.  Thanks sweetie x x

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Inky Background.
Artistic Outpost Challenge – Anything Goes using an AO stamp


15 Responses to “Upper Class Toff”

  1. Brenda says:

    Indeed he does look the perfect Toff Shirley and the colours you have used are very complimentary to the era.

    B x

  2. Oceo says:

    Super bravo

  3. Craftyfield says:

    Your 2 new stamps go so well together, love them too! The toff is a bit on the grumpy side but that’s what you get with older men!

  4. Silvia says:

    Really a cool image. A great card.

  5. Meggymay says:

    A perfect gentleman, a fantastic card and super new stamps.
    Yvonne xx

  6. Anne R says:

    I love Paris gent too and I really like how you used him, the building in the background looks amazing too – I love this card Shirl! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Lovely interweaving of these yummy stamps. He is dapper for sure. Nicola x

  8. Shirley says:

    Fantastic design, perfect for a man. I love the large watch he is holding with the face. Take care, Shirleyxx

  9. Donna Ellis says:

    Wow! A great masculine and vintage card rolled into one! I love the colors and elements, Shirl. I especially like that you added that last little piece from a book. You make the best collages – I love the symbolism and message in your artwork! hugs, de

  10. Irene Chillman says:

    Better late then never, you doing what you do best, perfect stamping. This could be my birthday card, it would look awesome on my craftroom wall (hint, hint).

  11. Teehee… oooh I am so chuffed you fell in loves with Mr Gorgeous and you found the set too, I had been after it for yonks before I finally found it. Anyways, I LOVE what you made with him… and so cool he is holding a clock… perfection! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  12. Anna-Karin says:

    Gorgeous card!! Fabulous inking and masking. Thank you so much for getting inky with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  13. Terry says:

    I do love that gentleman and his kind face! Shirley, this is a stunning card and so much inky fun. Love how you combined the stamps to tell a story! Hugs and hope you are having a great New Year!

  14. butterfly says:

    He looks splendid! And I love his quirky giant sized pocket watch… such fun.
    Alison xx

  15. Sometimes stamp sets just grab you and ‘Mr Gorgeous’ clearly now has a place in your heart. Love the whole design. Jenny x

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