The ATC is die cut from cream mountboard and then I smooched various Distress Stains on it and sanded it. Then I stamped a Tim Holtz swirl in Vintage Photo Distress Ink at the top. Knowing that Distress ink/Stains react with water I then spritzed Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist over the top (but if you don't want to risk your stamp from smudging spray first and then stamp - I just like the slightly smudged look!)
I then stamped my chaps on with Jet Black Archival Ink. Many of you would have masked the chaps off and stamped the swirl but I actually wanted to partly obscure them as they can be quite an overpowering image sometimes and this is only a little piece. So this is where I hmm-ed and haa-ed a lot and finally cut a piece of mountboard larger than my ATC and covered it with Mocha Mousse Fresco Paint. I then added a thin layer of Crackle Glaze Fresco and then a layer of Old Gold. I dried it with my heat gun at each stage but I didn't want crackled paint effect (so I deliberately used too little) but I wanted a surface for the gold paint to sit on so that when I sanded it back I would reveal some of the brown paint instead of going straight the to the cream card. It looks, quite 'gentlemans' club in real life!
The sentiment is one of Wendy's (and made me chuckle!) and is stamped in Sepia Archival Ink and I edged it, and everything else in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added six brads (which I beat with my texture hammer) and two Charm Clips and little black ribbon. I am looking forward to seeing what you make - remember - no girls allowed!