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12/09/2015

Birthday Truck

Hi, and thanks for popping in for a visit today. It's been quiet here of late, but I'm busy with other things just at the moment. First, please say hello to a new friend, Lia of ...Lia's Design and so...... Always happy when I find a new face in the followers' list, and enjoy getting to know a fellow cardmaker. I hope you'll look in on Lia's blog, and say hi to her when you can! Thanks.

Now a card that nearly didn't get made, 'cause I was busy with Christmas stuff. The image was colored, on the desk, but I let the time slip up on me. So the card will probably arrive late...oh well.


 - CC Designs Gone Fishing image, colored with copics, some WoS, and glossy accents on the windows & water. More about the Glossy in a bit. DH liked the way the rusty truck turned out. I did too. The card is for our best friend who lives up in New England, has a truck, likes to fish.

Diecut the image with an MFT Xstitched  rectangle(99127), which cuts a frame & then there is the center piece separate. Who knew? I'd never used this die previously I guess, cause I was just expecting to get the image stamped out with stitching around the edges. Found a previously created background that looked ok with the colors of the truck scene. Recut from black c/s & glued down the black frame. Then added more glue & some adhesive to the back of the center piece, and carefully fitted into the frame. I liked the effect, just surprised when die cutting revealed there were 2 shapes!Now there is a frame that came from the truck motif - if I remember I have it!

- S/Binders tag cut from a white snippet a sentiment from HLS Fun Birthday Sentiments with a Memento Espresso Truffle (brown) ink pad. It looked too 'white' so did a little edge smudge with the same ink. Probably should have used a cream c/s, but the white snippet was handy!

During the organizational effort, found 3 large bottles of glossy accents..dunno how long I've had them OR how long these had been on the store shelves either. The small needle nose bottle I use, needed some added, so glopped in some, from one of the bottles. Used this glossy accents as usual on the water, windows...looked fine. Next morning, after drying, the effect looks a bit 'crazed', not smooth as usual. I don't know if this happened because the product is old (I know that it can yellow when it dries, because I've had that happen, and this stuff is supposed to dry clear). I did nothing different, but got a different effect when it was dry. It was ok on this particular image, but I might not be so happy if it happens on another one. So just an FYI in case it happens to you.

This will be a scheduled post, and as you are reading it, we are visiting an Ikea store about 2 hours north of us, looking for some more small Alex cabinets. Not a lot of organizational progress has been made, but at least the last Alex cabs have found a place to roost. At least for now. Do you ever feel that you've let your craft mess get to the point, where you just don't know where to start? That's ME!

Do check out the Cards by Friends tab to enjoy our latest cards. We've received several, but just haven't had time to photo and share - but I will. Promise!

Also don't forget to check out the sale going on over at DeeDee's Digis - DeeDee's shop will be closing as of December 31 and while we are very sad to hear this, if you want to get some really cute designs, at fantastic prices, better get over while these are still available.

Thanks for joining me today. God bless & Hugs. Have a wonderful day.

42 comments:

AJ Bodine said...

I've seen this image around Mary..but you've done a spectacular job with it Mary..love the color on the truck you chose, it really pops off the page! Hope you have a wonderful day, our weather here has been so nice!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow a fabulous image which you have coloured beautifully Mary. Love the rustic look of this old truck and your black frame sets it off perfectly from the background.
I have quite a few things hiding in my craft room :/ I really must try to get things organised again in the New Year. I've only been in this particular room just over a year, it started off beautifully organised and tidy but it's surprising how it's filled up in that time and become rather hard to find what I want.
Enjoy your trip to Ikea.
Lorraine

Team Clark said...

Mary, this is the best masculine card EVER! So gorgeous! Reminds me of my Papa's truck... Love this!

brenda said...

A very quick visit Mary as knee deep in samples for CHA in a few weeks, but had to say how I love your card today, has hints of warmer (for us here in the UK) days which is very welcome.

B x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Fabulous card... Love the image... Stunning card ...,
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Love the card.

Hope you found the cabinets you wanted.

Take care.
Sue

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning, Mary!! I love the scene!! You colored it beautifully!! The background looks amazing!! This is so fabulous my friend!! It will be adored by the recipient!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, love your card, I think the image of the old truck is brilliant, super colours too, Kate x

Veerle said...

Wonderful card Mary love your image.
Hugs, Veerle x

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh my Mary, what a beautiful scene!
Absolutely Fabulous!!
Thank You~

Donna Hanley said...

Very nice card, Mary. I love old trucks and your whole scene is just beautiful. Have a great evening.

cotnob said...

This is a super card Mary, such a fabulous scene and beautifully coloured - a striking design.
Pauline
x

Patricia said...

Wow! Mary that card is amazing, the colouring is just wonderful.
Love it,
Patricia X

jimlynn said...

FABULOUS image and perfect coloring!!! I can just see myself in that picture getting ready to hit the pond fishing. So pretty and your coloring is over the top sensational on this Mary. He's going to love it.
Lynn

Redanne said...

Even if it was late, I bet it was truly appreciated, it is wonderful and your colouring is wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

This is fabulous Mary, a fantastic scene and glorious colours, same about the glossy accents but can't see anything wrong from here.

Kath x

Carol said...

Fabulous male image Mary and beautifully coloured. Carol x

Carol L said...

I love how you colored this vintage truck and the card is so special for the recipient! The framework is perfect for a guy and gives a real outdoors feeling too! Have fun shopping at IKEA!

Donna Ellis said...

Will you share before and after photos after the Alex shelves are installed? BEAUTIFUL card, Mary! Your colors are fabulous! Happy organizing! Hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fabulous coloring job you did on this Mary! Love that image! I'm sure it will be very well received. Hope you got all your storage needs picked out!

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card Mary - love that image, and it is beautifully coloured, and the coloured background layer is perfect, especially with the black to accentuate it!
As for the mess in my craft space.... lets just say i know the feeling about not knowing where to start to tidy it!
Blessings
Maxine

Birgit said...

This card is bright and fun-even if it arrives late the person will love it!

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful scene with wonderful colouring! The glossy accents looks great, and I think that even it's old and the effect isn't not smooth, you could use it for crackling!
Have a nice day

Olga Fink said...

wow amazing coloring Mary! everything about this card is so great!

Donna said...

That's me too. A day late and a dollar short. LOL! But seriously this is a beautiful card and I doubt the recipient will mind that it's late. I'm sure it will put a huge smile on their face. Beautifully colored and I love the framing you did. I'm spending the day with my daughter today and doing anything she wants to do. We haven't done that in quite some time so it should be fun! Hugs to you.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful Card Mary!! You did a great job with it

Pat said...

This is a wonderful image Mary and beautifully coloured and the black frame makes it really pop and your background is such lovely colours and goes perfectly. I hope you find what you found what you needed at the IKEA store. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your coloring job is *SQUEE* fantastic! Great card!!!!

Barb said...

This is a lovely card Mary. I love the scene and how you've coloured it all. It's nice to look at a warm sunny card. Hope you manage to get what you want at the store. Barbxx

pam said...

Beautiful coloured scene card Mary, love the framing and gorgeous colours.
Pam x

Hettie said...

Flippin eck Mary!!! I balk about travelling an hour to Ikea let alone 2!! And we don't talk about Mr and his moaning about Ikea. He says he is allergic to the place!! I have to say that they are a crafter's best friend!!
Lovely card there. Now if the truck was red, you could make that into a C card!!!
Hugs
xx

Bonnie said...

Awesome truck, Mary! Great job of coloring as always and I love the framing even if it wasn't what you planned! Hope you found what you were looking for at Ikea and had a good trip!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I hope you got your IKEA cabinets, Mary! Good for you for doing some organizing! Wish I were there to help; you know I love doing that as much as crafting! Your pickup truck scene is colored beautifully. I'm glad the crazed glaze worked for this and appreciate the tip to be wary of the older bottles! I'll probably be back before Christmas, but in case I'm not, I wish you and Joe a blessed Christmas!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

Loll said...

Fantastic card Mary. You've outdone yourself with the colouring ... it looks like a painting to me that should be hung on a wall!

A craft mess?? I don't even remember back to when I wasn't in a mess. And I just keep buying ... with no place to store my new toys. My next job is organizing my studio. I think a trip to Ikea will be in store for me too ... or maybe I'll just have them delivered - even better! :) At this point, I think I'll have to remove everything from my room, and then start putting it back ... in an orderly fashion. My guess is it will take a year. :) And by then, I'll have LOTS of new stuff. That's how it goes. :) xx

KandA said...

Super card Mary. Lovely image which you've coloured wonderfully xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning image and colouring Mary, it's such a lovely scene. Hope you found what you was looking for at IKEA, have a lovely weekend sweetie.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous birthday card...love that truck and your coloring as always is so amazing. What a wonderful scene you have created, reminds me of my dad and his fishing trips, so many wonderful memories, thank you!

Anita in France said...

What a beautifully coloured scene, Mary ... the detailing is amazing! Hope your trip to Ikea was a successful one ... oh for Alex cabinets! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE LOVE this card, reminds me of Summer, beautiful colouring Mary, I like the idea of gloss on the water and windows, must try that. Great die with the sentiment, fabulous masculine card.

I usually find the glossy accent cracks if I put it on too thick.

Stampsnob. said...

Nice card a treat away from snow men and jingle bells >>>>>>Lis

Pia S said...

Love to make Christmas cards all year round, but no time to make anything else at the moment. So I quite look forward to making something else and this masculine and colorful creation gives me a nice break from Christmas. I think this is beautiful work, Mary.

Donna said...

Wow, fabulous card, great coloring Mary!