Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Cluckin Good Ride!

This Whipper Snapper stamp caught my eye...DH drives a Ford (all right it's big and white but I couldn't color an image white - this screamed to be colored) and you can usually see him with our two Rottie's Tank and Bella in tow. I knew it would make a perfect Father's Day card. I was inspired by my afternoon with Paula and Lizzy to finish this off. The base color was copics but I used lots of prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol to add shading and dimension. I had so much fun with this. If you look closely you can see Paula's signature grass (ok it's mine but inspired by hers). Since this was meant to mimic the gravel and grass at Goodells Park I only put a few clusters. Paula had a great idea to add the sun burst shining through the puffs of exhaust smoke. I would never have gone there - see it is worthwhile to sit with another crafter every now and then - they see things with a totally new eye.

Now onto the details...I stamped this with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper. The first layer of color was copics and then I added shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. The papers are Bazzil, Tres Jolie, and Lasting Impression. There is a new felt craze so I added a red felt border I cut from a Tim Holtz Sizzix Die. After watching Lizzy create her Tim Holtz cards for her class at Remember when, I had a craving to incorporate some new dies I had into my creations. I generated the sentiment on my computer and backed it with another piece of felt that was cut out using the Nestabilities large pinking circles.

I'll try to post some pictures from our vacation a little later. The rain pretty much washed us out but we did still get some ride time in before we got drenched. I guess a bad day off is better than a good day at work anyday!

Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by.



lizzy giggs said...

Hi Cath!!
I was wondering when we were going to see this great card on your blog!!! The felt border is very cool and goes great with the papers and design of the whole card.
The muddy grooves in the road reminded me of when my Dad wouldn't ask for directions and we'd get stuck on some dirt road while taking a "shortcut"!

ScrappyLin said...

Cath, it turned out great. The dogs look great with the dark gray coloring and I LOVE the ground. I hope that Shaun had a great Father's Day!