Sunday, 12 June 2011

Brief Encounters

A card for 3 challenges.

Cards for Men - Blue and Black
CES weekly challenge #40 - Saturday Night at the Movies
Sentimental Sundays #59 - Masculine.

What can I say. The movie to end all train movies - Brief Encounter. How good is that for a mans card in Blue and Black - three challenges sorted!!

The train & station, luggage and clock - all stamps by Sheena Douglass for Creative Expressions. I thought that the clock was great to show the two meanings for Brief Encounter - time ticking away for a brief meeting between two people with all that that means but also the brief encounter of seeing a steam train in this day and age.

The images were all stamped with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink. A water brush was used to blend the ink out to provide the shading by drawing the ink in from outline stamp. The edges were tinted with the same ink.

Nesties were used for the oval shapes and a Spellbinders film cutter was used to give the film out-take.

All were mounted on a black A5 size card.


  1. Stunning card Shirley, love the images you've used. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men for our blue/black challenge, good luck x

  2. Hi Shirl, sorry I didnt leave a comment yesterday was a bit busy to bloghop, stunning card again, it looks like a mystery image you can almost visualise Maigret getting on that train carnt you? hugs Shirleyxxx

  3. Shirl you're a multi tasking queen! 3 jobs 1 stone and I love the duo clock symmbolism! Great job and thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays challenge. Hope to see you again next time and good luck!
    Tammy Louise

  4. Hi Shirl
    a fabulous card,lovely image, great design, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  5. This is a fantastic card! Love the black layers for the images. Just makes them more dramatic! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

  6. love the monotone effect
    Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men this week
    Jen xxx

  7. Gorgeous card - love the image!! Thanks for joining in our movie challenge at CES this week, Juliexx

  8. Oh WOW....AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL card. I'm just amazed. You did a really good job on the coloring. TFS and also for playing along with Sentimental Sundays.


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