Quite a journey!

We’d like to see your projects with Stripes this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.It’s also a special week as our new DT members will be sharing their fabulous first creations too.Pop along to the challenge blog for all the info on how to play along and be in for the chance of winning a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Digi Doodle Shop.With the specials going on this month now would be a great time to stock up on some beautiful images.

For my card I’ve used T Bird.A great image for those difficult men(young and old) in our lives!Now,I was originally going to colour this with ProMarkers so had printed it onto smooth white card.Then just like that I changed my mind and used Distress Inks.Normally I would print on watercolour paper for this technique but I thought I’d give it a go anyway.Well I was lucky ‘cos they worked like a dream and there wasn’t any pilling like you sometimes get when you add water into the equation.Phew!I got away with it!I wouldn’t recommend it though as cardstock can be so unpredictable.I added dimension and shine with some Glossy Accents on the  windscreen and headlights.Here’s a closer view :

The background paper is so fitting as it has a map printed onto it.As well as my patterned paper stripes I added a panel with some embossed ones too.I cut the car out the front to give the appearance of it zooming out of the piece of card.

This card is for my Nephew who has been very poorly lately.He was admitted to hospital after collapsing at home a few weeks ago.They decided he had internal bleeding but didn’t have the right equipment to find where it was and the staff  had to admit they’d never had to scan someone so young.So after a week of being pumped full of blood and made very comfortable they managed to move him to the John Radcliffe Hospital.He had to be admitted to the ward and was booked in to have a camera take a look.He had to wait 3 days to have this done.If he had been an Out Patient he would’ve had to wait 2-3 weeks!!And they want to make more cuts to the NHS?!!Anyway they found an ulcer was the cause of all the problems.Still he is now on medication and is on the road to recovery.Thankfully.

Supplies :
Image : T Bird from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment: Created by me!
Mediums : Distress Ink Pads in Pumice Stone,Faded Jeans,Black Soot,Glossy Accents
Papers & Card : DP K & Co,Blue shades of card from my stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Siesta Small Corner Rounder,Decoupage scissors,Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder,Big Shot
Embellishments : American Crafts Medium Brads in Denim

Here are some challenges  this card is for :

Card Ideas : Card for a Child
Fussy and Fancy : Card for a Child
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : One for the Boys
CupCake Craft : Doctors and Nurses
Woodware USA : Anything Goes
Creative Craft : Embossing
The Cheerful Stamp Pad : Are we there yet?
Catch the Bug : 4 or more layers
Crafty Catz : Embossing
Frosted Designs : Brads
The Stamp Man : Embossing
Cooking It Up With Katie : Easy as 1,2,3
Simon Says : Card for a child
Truly Scumptious : Vintage
Your Next Stamp : Texture It
Gingersnap Creations : Once in a Blue Moon Gingersnapper’s Choice : GC12 Chestnut Theme Challenge : Journeys
Paper Pretties : At least 2 Designer Papers
Creative Stamp Friends : Swirls
Cute Daisy May : Vintage


Lisa x

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cathy(KraftyKoolKat)
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 14:34:38

    What a fantastic card Lisa. I adore your layout and colouring. I am so glad to hear your Nephew seems to be on the road to recovery.



  2. Amanda
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 15:40:17

    This card loks amazing, you have done a fantastic job with it.

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I look forward to seeing more of your work



  3. Anne Temple
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 16:03:19

    Fantastic coloring on this cool image.


  4. Donna's Doodles
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 16:07:59

    Such a brilliant get well card Lisa…will defintely cheer up a poorly gent! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week 🙂 Donna x


  5. Julie T
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 16:39:06

    Fabulous card! Love the glossy accents! Hope your nephew is doing better


  6. Aunty sue
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 17:28:09

    great mans card and thanks for sharing with crafty catz this week


  7. debs m
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 17:41:12

    great card, loving the bp’s and the way the car comes out! so sorry to hear about your nephew, glad it’s all sorted x


  8. Tammy
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 17:42:04

    Wonderful card!! I love the colors and that image is perfect for a guy! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week and for joining us at Catch the bug!!
    Tammy x


  9. karen
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 18:10:52

    Great card Lisa, love your shading too.



  10. carol
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 19:59:22

    super mans card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craftycatz this week, x carol


  11. Andrea
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 20:11:45

    I hope your nephew is feeling better. Sorry he had to go through such a hard time. I’m sure he will love this darling card you created. It is wonderful. I love how you used the Glossy Accents. Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.


  12. céline
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 20:34:42

    fab card, love the glossy on the card who seem to leaving the card!
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
    F&F DT


  13. kissinia
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 21:10:33

    This is so beautiful! Love every detail of your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted designs this week!


  14. faye
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 22:06:24

    Hi Lisa, what a brilliant take on our Docotrs and Nurses challenge. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Cupcake. x


  15. Denise
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 23:01:19

    Fab card – love the image and the way you have used the glossy accents. Hugs Denise xx


  16. peggysue
    Apr 15, 2011 @ 00:47:38

    Great Get Well card, love the sentiment and super coloring. Thanks so much for kidding along with us at Card Ideas. Please come back next week!


  17. chris v - easily amused
    Apr 15, 2011 @ 02:39:11

    great card, love the coloring on your car. thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.


  18. vanessa (nessy)
    Apr 15, 2011 @ 07:32:37

    what a stunning male card ~ so beautifully coloured!!
    hope your nephew is on the mend!!
    thanks for joining us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS!!
    vanessa xx


  19. Tammy Miller
    Apr 15, 2011 @ 12:11:18

    Absolutely adorable!!!! Love the colors and papers you worked with! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our 4 layer challenge! I hope to see you again!


  20. Min
    Apr 15, 2011 @ 19:29:53

    This is just fabulous – makes me think of my dad and his love for vintage cars! Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “4 layers” Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min


  21. Rleen
    Apr 15, 2011 @ 21:22:04

    Fabulous card. I love the cute image and the colors.
    Thank you for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge.
    Hugs, Rleen


  22. Bonnie O'Clair
    Apr 16, 2011 @ 02:35:26

    Nice car! Your card is beautiful. Awesome coloring and great job with the glossy accent. Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Hugs Bonnie
    Whoopsi Daisy Designer


  23. michele
    Apr 16, 2011 @ 06:42:02

    i love the colors and layout! this card really makes you think of summer road trips. thank you for joining the “are we there yet?” challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo


  24. Audrey E.
    Apr 16, 2011 @ 16:46:45

    Aww, there’s my favorite little bunny again:) Your card is just beautiful – I have always wanted to color with Distress Inks, but have never tried it. You did an incredible job!! Thanks so much for going vintage with us at WHOOPSI DAISY challenge this week:)


  25. dj1952 (Debra)
    Apr 16, 2011 @ 19:14:33

    Fantastic card. My husband loves old vehicles. I did an old truck for him on our last anniversary, and he loved it. I love the papers and coloring. Hugs, dj


  26. Poppit
    Apr 16, 2011 @ 20:55:49

    Great take on a masculine get well soon card. Thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Challenges.


  27. mandy
    Apr 17, 2011 @ 08:57:09

    Fabulous card….Love the image and the glossy accents…..Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious…..
    Mandy x


  28. Nikbee
    Apr 17, 2011 @ 11:27:40

    A fab male card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x


  29. Jenny
    Apr 17, 2011 @ 11:50:10

    Great card thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.

    Jenny x


  30. Katie
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 02:29:22

    Great card!
    Thanks for following our recipe at Cooking It Up With Katie 🙂


  31. Vicki Romaine
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 04:56:37

    This is a great card. You did a nice job on coloring the truck. Thanks for joining “Are We There Yet?” at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.


  32. debby4000
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 11:30:46

    Oh this is fabulous, love the car image.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenges.


  33. Lisette
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 02:48:05

    Lovely card! Love the blue and brown. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!


  34. Diana
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 05:12:28

    This is so cute, I love the colors you used and the glossy window. Thank you so much for joining us for the Your Next Stamp Texture Challenge!

    YNS DT


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