Friday, January 24, 2014

Planes, trains and automobiles.

Hello all!
          Our new challenge is up and running over with The Outlawz Alcohol Markers DT and our theme this week is transport.  I'm sure that many of us would like to get on a plane to escape this freezing January weather here in many parts of the USA but you could feature any type of transport to join in, just remember to use alcohol markers.
         We are being sponsored by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff who has a fabulous shop on Etsy - Aurora Wings and she has generously offered a $10 gift certificate for one lucky winner at the end of the month - another reason to join in!

                For my card I used a digi from my own shop, drawn by my very talented husband.  He sells prints and does commission work through his own shop Sturgess Designs and gives me the line drawings to sell as digital stamps - sounds like a good deal to me :)
      Anyway, as his birthday is fast approaching, I decided to make a card ready for that.  We're both keen photographers and love to take snaps of rusty old trucks whenever we're out and about so I wanted to make a rusty pick-up the star of this card.  I wasn't really sure how to colour rust but I picked up some Copics in browns, warm greys, yellows and oranges and started 'dotting'.  Now some of you may wish for a more detailed explanation at this point but I'm sorry, that just isn't going to happen.  In 'real life', I'm a very organised person with a pretty tidy house but when it comes to creating and my craft room, that goes completely out the window.  For me, creativity comes from chaos!
         So. after dotting away with my Copics, I fussy cut the truck and put it on a background of stamped cork with an inked-up piece of road map, some washi tape and a dymo tape sentiment.  The self adhesive cork is 6" x 6" from DCWV and is supposed to be suitable for die cuts but I haven't yet tried it for that.  After all that rambling, finally here's the card -

            I would like to enter this into the challenges at Charisma Cardz , Art Impressions , 4 Krafty Girlz , Through the Craftroom Door , Cards Galore , Crafty Sentiments .

Thanks for stopping by!

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Carla S. said...

Fabulous card, Dawn! Love the old map and the fantastic old truck. Hubby is very talented! Great coloring!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a stunning masculine card and that old trucking has been coloured so realistically, just gorgeous. Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend.
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Shazza said...

this is fabulous, I love the truck, great colours too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, Sharon

Tracy said...

Oh wow I love your shading on the truck. You really got a great rusty effect. The cork and map just bring it all together wonderfully. Great job Dawn! Hugs!

sandie said...

Hi Dawn, I think it is great you use images your hubby has made, it will mean a lot to him and a great way to advertise his fab work! I really love the collage look to your card and wow to the colouring! Hope you are o.k x

Sandra said...

As always Dawn you come up with some brilliant cards, I love how your mind works. If truth be told you and I are a lot alike with regards to where our creativity is derived from. I think that is one of the reasons why creating on demand doesn't really click for me. I find to do my best work and I am the type of person that likes to give it my all, otherwise I'm not happy with the end result. You have a wonderful knack for showcasing your husbands beautiful images as do you your own images and those of others. Cheers :)S

Penny said...

Your hubby's vehicles are all so fabulous--love seeing them on FB! :^)
Fantastic card, Dawn! Really love the way you colored the truck--it truly does look rusty! Fab design--love that cork, the stamping, map, and tapes! Way cool! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Hope you are having a great weekend!

Sandra said...

Wow, this is fabulous Dawn, your coloring on the truck ( which is fabulous too) is amzing!
love the vintage style!

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Karen Amidon said...

Fabulous BD card for husband! His image of the truck is wonderful and your take on rust with Copics is awesome! Love it

Roxann said...

Love this, Dawn! I need to study how you did the rust on the truck. I love vintage vehicles!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Wow, what a great image, your husband is very talented!! You have done an amazing job showcasing the image - perfect coloring and great paper and embellishment choices. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

Cathy said...

Fabulous card, beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge.
Cathy xx

Jackie said...

Fabulous manly card, I love this truck! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Kerry said...

Great piece!!! Love how you creating the background and the truck is awesome!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Art Impressions challenge!

Patricia St Martin said...

This is one of my favorite cards. You did an awesome job coloring the truck and the extra touches brings the card all together.
Hugs, Pat