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Sweet Stampin' ~ Masculine Makes

Hey crafty friends, I'm here with my creation for our latest Sweet Stampin' challenge. Our theme this fortnight is Masculine Makes and I have been busy post op catching up on work commitments and other chores, so I've pulled something out of my vault again.  I'm not an inky crafter, quite frankly, I'm pants at it! However, I tried to create a grungy masculine sort of feel to this card using inks and sprays. I wasn't entirely successful, I don't love the harsh line left by my acrylic block which I'd used to lay down the first inky layer, but I decided to roll with it and keep going. It's much nicer in person, because I sprayed it with a good layer of gold shimmer spray, which really elevated the finished look. I stamped some clocks and compass stamps around the edges and then added a beautiful quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson which I love.  I created this card for one of my brothers-in-law, to give to his dad when we was very ill. He was badly hurt in a

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