Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Vintage Journey - IKB

As I have a little time at the moment I thought I'd make a card for  the Vintage Journey Challenge where the theme is to use a Portrait.  I couldn't think of a personal one to use so went with this famous portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. 

He's a hero in our house as my husband is a Railway Engineer and both my daughters were given Brunel awards at school for doing well in Maths and Physics.  One year an actor came into school to do the assembly and sang a song about IKB hence the title!!

The challenge is based on Tim Holtz style so I've done a swooshy mix of Pine Needles, Iced Spruce, Broken China and Salty Ocean for the background and mopped up the excess with the seam binding.   The stamps are from Tim's Steampunk set plus the Checker Plate from Kaisercraft to carry on the metallic theme.  The frame and gears were painted with black acrylic and Silver Dabber and to finish I've just added the Discoveries Word Band.

Not very good daylight this morning to take a photo but I hope you like what you see.  Thanks for popping by and for leaving a comment - they are always very much appreciated.


  1. The portrait of Brunel is wonderful and he looks great with the Steampunk men. I love the cogs, the wonderful background you created and the checker plate too. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

  2. I just love those Steampunk guys and you have used them beautifully with the Brunel photo. Such nice work and thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  3. Fabulous piece of artwork love the elements you've added

  4. A fantastic card Elaine, I love your backgrounds, both the embossed metal and your inky one. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ, good luck and hope to see you back again soon.
    Julie x


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