I've been bloghopping again and found this Quirky Crafts Challenge, it finishes on Sunday so had to be quick! I've been shopping in Perth today and bought some Distress Inks, so had to have a play about with them. I used a Personal Impressions image, which is supposed to be a Christmas stamp, but I can't do Christmas yet, so I've made it look quite Autumnal (I hope....!).
I used Vintage Photo, Broken China, Peeled Paint and a touch of Brushed Corduroy on the roof, brushed out with a water brush. Can't remember what the backing paper I used was - it came from a 6 x 6 pad and the front cover has long since wandered off. Also used some brown parcel paper, and an Anna Griffin swirly stamp - which didn't quite work out as I'd hoped, but hey, you live and learn!
I think it would work quite nicely for an older gent - pity it's not my Dad's birthday until May! This is the sketch the challenge is based on: