Monday, July 1, 2013

The Craft Garden - Mallard Anniversary

It's a new month and that means a new challenge at The Craft Garden
On 3 July 1938, A4 class locomotive Mallard raced down Stoke Bank at 126mph to set a new steam locomotive world speed record. That record still stands.
This July marks the 75 year anniversary of that record so your challenge is to either incorporate a train into your project or to make it a little easier add a duck for the Mallard.
If you would like to learn a little more about this wonderful train then you can read the Mallard Wiki Page
At the recent scrapbook expo in Arlington Texas I found the most wonderful stamp set that was perfect for this card, even the railway card was the correct company that built this record breaking steam train.
Now I'm definitely not used to this style of card making but I did my best with my limited knowledge and skills.

Sister Act - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes (2 entries only no digi)
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle (3 entries only)
Little Claires - Male Theme (3 entries only)
Come and Get It - Masculine
It's All About The Vintage - Distress and Tear
One Stop Craft - Add a Tag
Dare To Be Sassy - Tag
Sweet Stampin - Not Cute

Card Recipe:
Images - Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz On The Railroad
Paper - Aged and Confused Vagabond by Basic Grey (I think this was one of their very first lines!)
Ink - Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Faded Jeans
Metal Embellishments - Provo Craft
Button - Unknown
Ribbon - Unknown

I stamped all the images in the Distress ink, including stamping on the ribbon on the inside message mat.
I inked the edges and also added a little torn border at the bottom
I hope you will drop by The Craft Garden and enjoy the other wonder projects from my teammates.


Desire Fourie said...

Katie this is a wonderful masculine creation. Loving the vintage blue design paper and the old steam locomotive.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

cheiron said...

Wonderful masculine card. The wooden details are fantastic. Thank you for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week.

Lisa T said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at SACC!

Anonymous said...

thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage

* Shell B.* said...

Great Masculine card Katie, wonderful design and embellishments!
Glad that you shared with us at Come And Get It!

¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
¸.•´ .•´¨¨))
((¸¸.•´ ..•´
Shell in Alaska

Jo Nevill said...

Many congrats. You have won our challenge over at Simon Says Challenge. Can you please contact us to we can explain how you claim your prize !

Happy shopping !

Jo x

Heidi Brawley said...

Fabulous card!! Congrats on winning the challenge over at simon says stamps!!!

Sande said...

Such a gret card! I love those stamps!

Thanks for joining our challenge at It's all about the Vintage and Beauty!
Welcome to join our new fortnight challenge.

If you are interested I am offering a blog candy
on my blog.

Hugs, Sande xx

Lisa Walsh @ said...

Hi Katie,
Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Simon Says Stamps :) I wanted to come & see your design, which btw is wonderful. You have done a wonderful job. I love the colours :) Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

P.S Would love for you to come, visit & like :) Feel free to enter my design giveaway on Facebook.

Dreamtime Designs:
Facebook: - Free Giveaway

Deonna B said...

Such a Beautiful card! I love the train in blue. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

Sandra said...

Great card and the right colour.
I've seen The Mallard at the National Railway Museumin in York and it is a beautiful sleek machine.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'

An Occasional Genius said...

Katie, that is amazing! I love the image & your text panel. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin' x

Jenscrapstoo said...

Such a fab card!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Helen said...

I love this, Katie - such a great man's card.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen x