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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Man About Town & Outlaw Women

  Man About Town & Outlaw Women
   Isn't that a provocative posting title on a craft-oriented blog.  Well yeah -- but Ha!  Made you look!  

  And I'm glad you did stop by to take a look.
   There's a yahoo group knows as the Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium and they're a fun group who love to do swaps!  You can see their button on the right side of my blog under "I'm a Fan of".
  They had a recent swap called Man About Town and the theme was masculine and had to be in a 4x4 format -- something I had not done before in a swap.  I made this into a 2-sided hanging piece.
   Isn't it great when you can use a piece of something you started that was either not finished or not turning out?   I have a "an idea stash" basket and dug out a DP covered coaster from quite a while ago and it seemed like the perfect background for this swap.  I used Ranger's Distress Inks to sponge things and Archival black ink to stamp images from Artistic Outpost -- using Gatsby & Steampunk sets.  Also had an older collage stamp of NYC made by Inkadinkadoo  (That was stamped in Archival Sepia ink).
   And talk about being thrifty -- the yarn was retrieved from a package of cardstock I had purchased from a vendor in yesteryear also.
   Ask Gatsby -- he'll vouch for me.   


Carol Ann said...

Gorgeous Deb x

Dawn said...

Love it ;0)

Marjie Kemper said...

Great piece, Deb! Love that older city stamp - works perfectly here!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Looks perfect for that theme. I love how how you stamped the man in the foreground and the car in the background. And then you flip it over for the rest of the story.

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