I used Linda's sketch at Pals Paper Arts and the current challenge at Pinterest Inspired Challenge. I wanted a long narrow front panel but couldn't find anything appropriate to fit, so ended up with this sentiment and lots of white space :)
For my background panel, I took a piece of watercolor paper and white embossed the Worn Grid stamp from Unity. I then used Sonja's controlled watercolor technique to apply ink. I used several distress inks, trying to match the colors of the inspiration picture. Once it was dry, it looked a bit patchy so I went over the whole thing with Tumbled Glass ink to give it some cohesion, then went round the edges with Vintage Photo ink before die-cutting it with an angled die.
I layered that onto a black card base and put another thin strip of black on the bottom panel to match the sketch. The sentiment was stamped with High Dive ink and layered onto a black panel. I finished with some dark grey enamel dots.
I'm also entering this into Stampin' Royalty's Card for Guys challenge. This is my second entry there.
Thanks for visiting.
Stamps: Worn Grid (Unity), Big Thanks (CAS-ual Fridays)
Ink: Versamark, High Dive, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke, Vintage Photo
Cardstock: Black, white, watercolor
Dies: Blueprints 18
Accessories: White EP, enamel dots
Edited to Add: This card got a shout out at Pals Paper Arts.