Thursday, 30 July 2009

Fulfilling a Challenge!!!!

Although it wasn't particularly a challenge as such, Paul from Crafty Blogocks, thought it might be challenging for me to create a masculine style Tote.

Well I think I have done it.................

I changed the handle. Rather than curved I made it chunky and angular. If you like this style I'm working on the details of how to make it and I'll post them as soon as it is done.
I really like this big screw detail, it was made using 2 circles punched from card, one cut in half and trimmed slightly and the other left, both were then distressed, inked then 3Ded.
This is definitely my Husbands style, "Grease Monkey" and wouldn't look out of place on his work bench.

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the dimpled effect on the metallic card stock.

I heat embossed the background box card, and used lots of black ink wiped and sponged to give a real metal workshop look.

I started this post at 11.36 this morning and with all the interruptions have only just finished it.

Hope you like

Hugs Sarah B X

PS: I'm having a break from 3D papercraft and am going to make some cards to post. Getting in some practise for my new venture as a Design Team Member, although, as a twist i might bring more regular 3D projects to the House of Sugar.

See you Soon


  1. WHOOO HOOOO - you are on fire at the mo Sarah -this is amazing. I love the screws, the textured card that looks like distressed metal.

    Amazing work Sarah - you should feel so proud :D

    Emma x

  2. Fabulous, you clever thing. Anne x

  3. Looks GREAT Sarah !!

    Hugs Monique

  4. WOW - that is AMAZING. When I said it'd be a difference to make a masculine one, I didn't expect anything like that - or as quick as that!!! The screw is a nice touch. I really, really, REALLY like this project and it turned out brilliant.


  5. Bravo you Sarah
    And those who regular check out your gorgeous work and talent will not of been suprised that you could indeed create a masculine tote and a fine job to.
    hugs Debra

  6. Hi hun! This is fabulous! Definetly fulfills the masculine brief! I love the distressed and 'grease monkey' as you call it effect, it's fab! You are super super talented! Love Rowena

  7. Yup, it's certainly masculine! Fabulous for any lovely, greased-up, muscular, handsome man (though I've not seen many lately LOL!)
    So happy to hear you're going back to cards a little - your cards totally rock (along with your promarker talent!) Can't wait!

  8. Oh this is fabulous, it really looks like metal, you are so talented, well done. Dawn Marie.xx

  9. What a great 'man bag!', you've really captured the look of metal, with your clever screws and inked papers. A real challenge, but you've done it amazingly as usual
    Love Jane x


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