Monday, July 13, 2015

The Omnipresent Mr Sherlock

I was very inspired by a couple of challenges and created this:

It shows the many faces of Sherlock Holmes.
Indeed, he can be a very dapper gentleman, fashionable in his top hat, or walk the streets looking ordinary in his homburg and plain clothing, or indeed, wear no hat at all.

I wanted to explore grunge and therefore used a restricted and darkish color palette (brown, white and black), plenty of stamps (Crafty Individuals, Tim Holtz and Artistic Outpost, all done on separate paper, fussy cut and colored in), pieces of a vintage tape measure, a clear acrylic tile, a puzzle piece, a key brad - all mounted on brown background made with India ink, acrylics and pencils.

linking up with these challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenge: #101 It's about Men
Die Traumfabrik : #21 Sherlock Holmes
Crafty Individuals: Face Value
Simon Says Monday Challenge: anything goes

and joining ArtJoyStuff July ATC swap with these cards. The theme is Grunge (Tim Holtz style). I am not exactly sure what TH style is, except perhaps plenty of layering? But at least this is grunge (right?).
I am so happy to have found an international swap - yay!


  1. Great ATC's - lovely and masculine! Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge. Jean x

  2. Die sind ja klasse geworden, richtig toll und soviel zu entdecken, gefällt mir sehr gut wie du alles kombiniert hast, danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik, liebe grüsse Bettina

    1. Danke Bettina - die Aufgabe war ja so toll, ich war richtig inspiriert!

    2. Hoffe du bist bei der nächsten Aufgabe auch so inspiriert, würde mich freuen. Grüsse Bettina

  3. Wow!!!! These are fantastic!!!! Really, really great creations - you hit our topic 100%!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge Blog!!!!


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  5. Wow, Alice, what a stunning row of ATC's !!! I'm totally impressed how nice you've put together everything! I love the vintage look and all the little things you used!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge. Hugs, Rosi

  6. Wonderful ATCs. Fab color combination. Great mix of stamps especially using memory lane in the background. the image looks completely different in these colorways and cropped down. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Face Value Challenge.
    Hugs Flo x

  7. Three gorgeous ATCs in a masculine style, really beautiful! Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals challenge. Warmly, Coco x

  8. A fabulous trio of masculine inspired ATCs.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals Challenge.

  9. 3 wonderful masculine ATCs!!
    Thanks a lot for joining in the CI challenge this month.

  10. Cool inspiration to use Sherlock Holmes as your starting point for your beautiful ATC's. Love the dark colors and design. Thanks for joining us in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. love all your ATCs, lots of details, thanks for joining us at Crafty Individuals

  12. Hi Alice, your ATCs are wonderful, I am so happy that you joined the swap! Please email me (I lost yours) so we can settle the postage. Thanks bunches.
    hugs and JOY,