Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Enjoy the Journey

Do you struggle like I do with "guy" cards?  We girls are easy...give us flowers, butterflies, cute little critters..doesn't matter, we're happy.  Guys are another story!  So I was thrilled when I found this cool Tim Holtz set at Michael's.  The images are already shaded and beautifully done.

I always find it easier to start with a sketch so when I saw this Verve sketch challenge, I'd thought I'd use one of the sketches as a starting point.  Now I can't submit it for the challenge and the image is a bit large for the placement they chose but overall, I'm happy with how it came out.

The base cardstock is SU Textured Chocolate Chip, the layers are Baja Breeze and SU's new Parisian Breeze Specialty Textured DP.  Love this paper!! 

I stamped the truck and sentiment  in Tim Holtz's Distress Walnut ink onto watercolor paper and heat embossed both with clear embossing powder.  Then I distressed the edges with the SU distressing tool before sponging them with the Walnut ink.  The truck panel is popped up on dimensionals.  SU large eyelets were added using my Crop-a-dile.  Easy peasy...for once!

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings & Happy Stamping!

Charlene
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