Wheely vintage

We have a sketch for you to follow at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week :

To be in for the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for Digi Doodle Shop please visit the challenge site for full details.Don’t forget to take a peek at the DT’s wonderful work!

I really wanted to work with this fabulous 1930 Roadster from Digi Doodle Shop.It’s such a classic guy’s image.As you can see I had to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the sketch to accommodate it.I watercoloured it using Tea Dye Distress Ink ,adding a little Vintage Photo to darken the tyres, then applied some around the edges too.Once it was dry I clear embossed and when cool I bent the card to make cracks appear.I rubbed it over with more Distress Ink to bring them out and for a more shabby look.I did the same to the sentiment I printed on the computer.I took a piece of patterned paper, screwed it up (how could I ?!),gave it a rub over with Distress Ink,then roughened the edges allowing it to tear in one place (more paper abuse!).The angled panel and die cut cogs were passed through an embossing folder and even more ink was applied.To give a softer look I spritzed it lightly with water and dabbed it gently with a tissue.I’m so glad I did this.I usually pluck die cuts straight from the machine and plonk them onto my card.Doing something like this just adds so much more interest.I’d like to think this card demonstrates that you can use the same creative techniques for digi stamps that are applied to rubber stamps.

Supplies :
Image : 1930 Roadster from Digi Doodle Shop
Sentiment : Created by me using Microsoft Word 2010
Mediums : Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink,Versamark,Debbie Moore Clear Gloss embossing powder
Card & Paper : DP K & Co,brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,heat gun,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nestabilities Large Classic Oval and Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles,Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Gadget Gears,Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Clockworks embossing folder,Big Shot
Embellishment : Dovecraft 8mm Round Brads Earthtones
Some challenges this card is for :
Blogger’s Challenge : It’s Manly,Baby!
If The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : For the Men!
2 Sisters : For a Guy
Catch the Bug : It’s a Man’s World
Craft Your Days Away : Monochrome
Little Claire’s : Cards for Men
Dream Valley Challenge : Father’s Day
Ooh La La : Father’s Day/Special Man  
Simon Says Stamp and Show : Some Metal
Stamp-N-Doodle : Masculine Theme No Flowers
Pile It On : Show Me Some Metal
Everybody Art : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Masculine Card
House That Stamps Built : Watercolour
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Card for a Male
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes

Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as I’ve enjoyed making it.


Lisa x

Beauty of the sea

It’s an ANYTHING GOES challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.So grab the chance to get creative!!There’s also the chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in the store.So click on the link to see the full details on how to play along.Stop and take a look at the DT’s amazing work whilst you’re there too.

I chose this stunningly beautiful Mermaid.I just love the way her hair tumbles down to cover her modesty.She looks pretty deep in thought too.Hmmmm I remember having a waist like this once ……. but that was before I had 4 children.Well that’s my excuse and I’m sure my passion for chocolate has absolutely nothing to do with it!!

I had this piece of paper in mind as the perfect background for her.As it’s quite a busy piece I wanted to keep the rest a little more simple.So I created an aperture and added a piece of paper from the same collection inside the card. It’s difficult to tell but I did mount some acetate behind the aperture.To finish the card I just added the lace,die-cut flowers and pearls.Because it took such little time to create the layout it meant I could concentrate on my favourite part – the colouring!I mounted her using silicone glue to give dimension.In fact the longest part was waiting for the glue to dry!

She does have Glossy Accents on her tail but the camera hasn’t picked it up 😦

Supplies :
Image : Mermaid from Digi Doodle Shop
Mediums : Promarkers,Glossy Accents
Papers & Card : DP K&Co,Blue card Core’d dinations Gemstones
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Nestabilities Labels Four,Magnetic mat (to create frame),Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals Bigz Die,Big Shot
Embellishiments : Lace trim from stash, 4mm flat backed pearls from a mixed bag from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts  


Here are some challenges this card is for :
Incy Wincy Designs : Lace and Pearls
A Spoon Full Of Sugar : Die cutting/Punches
Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays : Anything goes but no buttons or bows
Fab ‘n’ Funky : Keeping it Clean and Simple
Inktegrity : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions : Add Flowers
Frosted Designs : Let’s see your die cuts
Stamp Something : October Digi Day
Speedy the Cat’s Friends : Die Cut or Punched
Aly’s Sunday Challenge : Distressed
I Did It Creations : Surprise Me
Paper Sundaes : A Natural Woman
Simon Says Challenge : Punch’em (punches or die cuts)
Lisa x