Monday, April 28, 2014

A Man Among Boys

Today seems to have been a Tim Holtz inspired day. Before I go any further, I'd like to thank Linda Ledbetter for holding the Compendium of Curiosities III challenge. This is Tim's third Compendium and the third round of challenges. Thanks also to Inspiration Emporium for their sponsorship of this challenge.
Challenge #1 is paint marbling (p.43 in Tim's book) The background of my card shows the paint marbling technique. Over the background I stamped several Steampunk images (Hampton Arts and Artistic Outpost). Overlooking these images is Tim's man among boys, Umbrella Man.
The monthly  Inspiration Journal challenge is a few of my favorite things. The background technique is one of my favorite techniques. Steampunk is a favorite theme. And Umbrella Man is one of my favorite dies.
Other challenges fitting my card: Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox & Friends -- rain; Fashionable Stamping -- flying things; and SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge -- favorite technique goes steampunk.

15 comments:

Karen Garrard said...

A wonderful card Barbara. I too love the umbrella man and he looks great on your design. Your newest follower. Karen.x

Candy C said...

Hi Barbara....I like your marbled background card. Who doesn't love Tim's umbrella man? Very nice job! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving the colours you used for your marbling Barbara... love Brolly Man and I also love the ickle birdy you added... thanks for sharing your art with us and joining in with the CC3C x

die amelie said...

A wonderful steampunk card, Barbara! Love the marbled paint background and the stamping! And I never tire of seeing the umbrella man - especially when he is presented so beautifully!

Thank you for joining in our challenge at SASPC!

Claudia x

Sherry said...

Your background is great - looks stormy and atmospheric, perfect for the umbrella man.

Anita Houston said...

Umbrella Man is the best! Love the colors and stamping here too! Thank you so much for playing along in our first CC3 Challenge!!!

Meggymay said...

Wonderful background for Mr Umbrella Man. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
Yvonne/Meggymay

Meresanth said...

Well done on the marbling technique - love the effect (you've also chosen my favourite colours :) ).
Thank you for playing along at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!
Agnieszka

Stampsnob said...

Great card . Thanks for sharing at MFP............Lis

Marjie Kemper said...

You can never go wrong with Umbrella Man! Love how you've created that Marbled background for him, Barbara. Thanks for sharing it with us at CC3C.

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Confession: I have secret crush on Umbrella Man. Shhhh...... Also: your Paint Marbled background is fabulous!!!

Claire said...

Ooh love that background! Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Pam said...

Great piece, love your marbled background!
Thanks for joining us in the Inspiration
Journal monthly challenge!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wonderful card and awesome BG. Thanks for joining us at MFP's Speedy Fox & Friends.

Angie said...

Beautiful card! Great rainy steampunk card! Thanks for joining us at MFP's Speedy Fox & Friends.