Sunday, January 22, 2012
A Blue Mud-riding Monster Truck!
Kim (Luv Flowers on SCS) is the Featured Stamper on the Sunday Challenge at SCS today - hooray! I love her work. If I had better flower images, I would have made some awesome flower cards today. I decided to go rugged and manly with my case instead. I think I was also inspired by all the truck cards Pat Smethers has been making. Click here to see Kim's awesomely brilliant White Orchids card that I cased.
Even though Kim's card is a flower card, the colors and panels said masculine to me. I tried to capture that in my card as well even though I didn't have her fun papers. I was going to do a twine bow, but the card ended up more masculine than I had expected and a bow just didn't seem to fit when I put it all together.
My daughter's fiance has a blue truck with 2 lift kits and they like to go mud riding. I thought she could make this into a Valentine's card for him with some fun saying inside like: Valentine, I would go through mud for you or something along those lines. I used a digital image from LilyPink Designs available at Can you Digi It?.
I stippled the SU! Chocolate Chip ink to make the hills using the torn paper towel technique. I did the same with a sponge and SU! Almost Navy for the sky. The kids usually go mud riding when it is almost dark so I wanted a darker sky. I used the tip of the Lovely as a Tree set to make a few trees. I cut out the digital image and popped it up after coloring it with Copic and SU! Markers and a silver gel pen.
I have to tell you I am loving digi images. I never thought I would say that, but they are really fun and very versatile!