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1/17/2016

A Get Well Car

Good afternoon. First order of business: a big welcome to 2 new followers:

Princess Judy of Blog This! Judy had been a follower before, but with the current Blogger/Google antics...Judy joined again with Friends Connect - so I guess technically, she's a new follower! Anyway, you don't want to miss PJ's blog, because not only will you enjoy some terrific cards, but {ahem} she makes you laugh too.

Sandra of Sandra's Blog. Sandra has some interesting tabs at the top of her blog, where you can find all sorts of topics to peruse and enjoy. Guarantee you will spend a bit of time browsing through her posts, and enjoying what you find. So if you have some time, please take a cyber visit to their fun blogs! And thanks to you both for joining this blog as followers. It's lovely to see new faces, rather than seeing followers' numbers decrease.

Now on to the card. Last summer a neighbor had some back surgery. Did well; two weeks post surgery, he had a fall, injured his arm. Thankfully no damage to the back op, but he has been dealing with this bad arm for many months. Just prior to Christmas, he had surgery to correct a 'frozen shoulder' by having scar tissue removed. Last week, he's back in the hospital with pneumonia.  Mr. remembered that we had bought this set from Sparkle n Sprinkle, & both guys are car buffs - so he hunted it up. (Now that's what I call Friendship with a capital F cause it took _some_ hunting & lots of muttering under his breath, let me tell you). The link is to the digital set, we have the smaller rubber set.

 
 
- Henry was stamped on Copic Xpress, colored with copics, diecut with Spellbinders Label 18. Added some Glossy Accents on the thermometer and windshield. To create a vintage look, airbrushed Copic E41 after coloring, after placing it back in the die to create the white border.
 
- background pieces created from these supplies:
 
- Some Liquitex matte gel dabbed on the craft sheet, added in some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical
powder, mixed up with the plastic knife which was handy. This looked much too thick - so then added in some Liquitex slow dry blending medium, which thinned it a bit. Used the serrated part of the knife to spread some on w/color weight cardstock, and got the wood grain effect. Spritzed some water on the blobby mixture that remained on the mat, and started to smoosh other pieces of c/s in the blobs of color. However, I learned that less spritz is better, because the puddle started to run _everywhere_. A stack of c/s kept on the table to the rescue as I grabbed them madly, trying to keep the spreading puddle from going everywhere! So got several more backgrounds to use. The first bkground turned out best, because it had more of the powder speckles in it. The corrugated paper was on the table and got used as a mop up too. Decided to add a torn piece of it behind Henry for some texture. DH wasn't sure he liked this, thought it looked better without that. Since I'm the card maker, it got added! He did like the final result.
 
- Momento die set cut the arrow-- Elizabeth Craft die Sentiment from small piece of the blue wood grain c/s, with a little bling from some freebie blue rhinestones. Inside sentiment is from the set & says "Overheated? Low on Gas? Tired Out? Get Well Soon!".
 
Thanks for joining me in a little visit this Sunday afternoon. So many of you are having severe cold & nasty weather where you live. Hope you can stay inside where it's cozy, and that any who happen to be facing health problems, are feeling much better today. Blessings and Big Hugs.
 
Edit: Thanks to a blog buddy (Veerle) this masculine card has been linked to Addicted to Stamps where there is a Masculine Challenge going on currently.
 
II: I must be getting senile! Completely forgot to add the link to Sparkle n Sprinkle Challenge after using this cute stamp. My excuse must be that you're supposed to use glitter, flocking or EP, and I didn't on this one. But then when I checked I saw some others that didn't appear to use those products AND since I used SnS stamp, I took a chance. They may just kick it out of the challenge! But anyway....

52 comments:

Connie said...

Very cute card. . . At first I thought you had accidentally left the "D" out of your title.
Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Veerle said...

Great card Mary, I love that stamp set and you did great on the coloring too. Hugs, Veerle x


PS: You could enter this card into our new challenge over at Addicted to stamps the theme this fortnight is masculine. If you don't follow our challenge blog yet you can find a link on my blog page from today.
;-)

scrAPpamondo said...

Very fun card, Mary!!! Your poor neighbor surely feel himself like this car. Love how you have created the layer with the corrugate paper and the woodgrain effect in blue colour that you have handmade is just wonderful!! Such a clever technique! Beautiful details!

Pia S said...

That car has seen better days, and cute isn't a word I'd use for cars normally, but this one sure is!

dutchess said...

Fabulous image Mary made me smile cos I feel just like that car!....loved your background you really are fantastic with colours.Cold and frosty here so keeping warm xxxxxxx

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Very funny card Carolina. You did a great job on the background and coloured the car gorgeous. A great masculine card.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Donna said...

What a fun image! I like the background blue wood grain and the corrugated paper! Yes, it is very cold, and a dusting of snow with wind chill below zero here, been out to a baptism though and had a wonderful time. Hope you are keeping warm.

rachel said...

super make! Love this Mary - hope your neighbour liked it! Hugs to you! Rachel x

Kathleen said...

What a super image and a brilliant card.

Kath x

Sarah said...

This is fantastic Mary, I love it when cars have "character"!! I loved Herbie, as a girl, and this card really reminds me of him!! Your neighbour is sure to love this xx

pam said...

Fantastic car Mary, love this image and your great colouring, brilliant background and layout.
Pam x

Lisa said...

This is adorable, Mary!! The image is too cute!! It will definitely cheer your friend up!! I'm glad your hubby found the stamp!! I love the background techniques you used!! This is awesome my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat said...

I adore the car Mary and the woodgrain effect and the watercoloured corrugated paper looks great with it. Your neighbour will really love this I'm sure. x

Barb said...

I love that funny car image. What great background pieces to your card. I enjoyed reading the process for each piece. I've not heard of several of the products you used. Must check them out.

Your poor neighbour. He's certainly had a difficult time. I'm sure he was delighted to receive your super card. Barbxx

Donna Hanley said...

Great card. I am sorry to hear of all the problems your neighbor has been going through. I wish him well from this point forward. This card will certainly put a smile on his face. Mr. is a real good guy and a lot of help I see. Good for him (and you). LOL

Margaret said...

Well I hope the person the card was for gets better 'cause that poor car sure doesn't look as if it will.
You should see the stuff that I have tipped out from my craft room and I am still having trouble trying to fit everything in. Trouble is now i have to stop and think just where I have put things.
hugs
Margaret M

Gerrina said...

You made a fun and masculine background! The stamp is a great one; so good if the image really fits to the person the card is made for... think he enjoyed it! Have a colourfull week!

Donna Ellis said...

Great card, Mary! Henry is one of my favorite SNS images! Your coloring and shading are fabulous! Fun designs, too! Hugs, de

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Had a chuckle a Mister's diligence in hunting out the stamp Mary, and great card. :) for great bloke.

Am late in chasing around few blogs so every blessing dear friend for 2016, I decided to be sick for first few weeks so hoping/ praying that this week is the beginning of better health, must move along,
hugs and God bless you both, Shaz in Oz.x ps yes I've learned St a few followers too.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your poor neighbor! Sometimes it's one thing after another! But the fun card you made for you will hopefully cheer him up! Love that piece of corrugated paper you added! Gives it a more rustic feel!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Great fun Get Well card Mary, I like the image and the design
Kevin xx

Maxine D said...

What a great friend your DH is to hunt for the stamp for his mate!! Poor fellow, what a litany of problems!!
Love the results with the corrugated cardboard giving the perfect finish.
Blessings
Maxine

Loll said...

Great card Mary and sure to bright your neighbour's day. That is some friendship if Joe was hunting through all your stamping supplies to find the stamp. :) xx

brenda said...

I love that your funky card has a name Mary, Henry is I think a perfect him. He looks a little decrepit but at the same time brings a smile and the arrow really adds to the whole fun theme.

B x

Pippa said...

Your card is bound to make the recipient smile Mary, it's such fun. I love your background elements too; I am glad you won the battle of the corrugated card it looks great.

Sammy said...

This is a fabulous card Mary, and I'm certain it will be very well received.

Sue said...

Fab card. Hope your neighbour is soon fighting fit.

Hope you have a lovely week. Sue

Petra Swart said...

Love your very cute card for your neighbour, Mary!!!! I LOVE to work with corrugated cardboard and how you have added it here is just perfect!!! So sweet of hubby to dig out the stamp for his friend's card!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!
Hugz

Bonnie said...

LOL, that's how I feel at the end of the day! Love all the different products and techniques! An awesome card and I'm sure it will bring a smile to your neighbor's face!

Daffodil Cards said...

I just love this image, thanks for the link. The card certainly suits the recipient perfectly LOL and is sure to make him laugh, poor man going through all that. Glossy accents sure do make windows etc look a little real. I like the corrugated card too and glad that hubby liked it in the end. Love the wood effect too.
Still raining here, but snow around us.
x

Donna said...

Cute card! A really great masculine card. I haven't tried the texture paste but it looks like fun!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Thanks for the shout out, Mary, but like I said I'm not a new follower. I'm the same old crusty one I was before! As for Henry, you know he hurt his arm trying to make sure he didn't do further damage to his back when he fell. I know quite a number of people who have similar stories. It's a great card and perfect for a dude whom I'm sure thinks he is falling apart at this stage.

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Mary, your poor neighbor. What a time he has had. You made him the cutest card and should bring a smile to his face. That background piece is just fantastic. The Lindy's looks like a fun product. I've never heard of it before. It is a great background piece for a guy card. We are at -17 this morning so I am staying in!

Anne Temple said...

Your masculine card is fantastic! Love the colors and all the textures and dimension. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge! We would never kick you out of our challenge :-), but unfortunately it doesn't qualify for the Featured Artist portion because it needed embossing powder, glitter, and/or flock. I agree with you it's sometimes really hard to tell if any of those products have been used based on the photograph, but we do check to see. :-) We hope to see more of your gorgeous projects in the future!

Charlene said...

Awesome card Mary, love your coloring!!!!!

Kim Heggins said...

You are the sweetest and so is your fabulous and fun card. I love your adorable image and your wonderful coloring. I am sure your neighbor really appreciated your kindness.

Diane said...

Super cute card that I am sure will be welcomed!!

Brenda said...

Wow, I love this cute get well card Momma Mary! That image is just adorable and I think that it was fun that hubby searched it out so you could use it. Makes for a wonderful masculine get well card. I also love the wood grain look and the corrugated cardboard. The cardboard gives such wonderful texture and gives a more masculine touch. Even though hubby didn't like it, I think it looks great! Hugs, Brenda

Anne Temple said...

Hope you don't mind me sharing your fun creation on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Facebook page today.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, what a time your poor neighbour is having, I hope he is on the mend now.
Wonderful card for him, I love the image and your design. Kate x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is such a fun card Mary. Those cars always bring a smile! This guy really looks like he's been through the wringer - just like your friend. I'm sure it will cheer him up no end. Love the techniques you used on the background. Thanks for sharing.

Team Clark said...

How funny is this, Mary! Such a clever design!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh that poor neighbour sounds like he has definitely been in the wars poor thing.
I bet this card made him smile and feel so much better.
Great design and wonderful work on the background piece too.
Your craft room sounds like mine once you put something away-----away it stays and is never to be found again. LOL.
I bet a lot of us crafty peeps are like that except for the very ultra tidy ones that have a place for everything, and are so organized.
Something I will never be as I am too busy crafting to worry about being ultra tidy.
Still there is something to say for being tidy at least you can find what your looking for, that's if your memory doesn't let you down. LOL.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

nwilliams6 said...

What a great card! Love the colors and the image is adorable! I know your neighbor loved it. You are a good friend and neighbor - wish you lived on my left side (Mom and Pop live on my right side and DD right behind me - lol). Many hugz - glad I dropped by.

Veerle said...

I'm back, this time with my DT hat on Mary. Thanks for sharing your fun card in our challenge, I love it.
Hugs, Veerle DT - ATSC

Stampsnob. said...

He really needs to go for a tune up Poor car(d) ........Lis

Redanne said...

So, so sorry to be so late Mary! Love the fabulous car and love how you coloured it. You did a great job with the corrugated card for the background, it looks amazing! So sorry to hear about your neighbour though, he sounds like he has been through such a lot - I am sure this card has cheered him up no end! Hugs, Anne xx

Olga Fink said...

Mary I so love your cards! and I enjoy so much reading your blog posts! Fantastic job on this one! I love the coloring! and I think your neighbor will definitely lough when he sees it! xoxo Olga

Liz said...

Such a fun card, I bet your neighbour had a giggle when he received it. .Great design. xx

Marlies said...

A fantastic get well card with a lovely image. That poor car looks realy ill :) A fantastic masculine card!! Thanks for jpining us at ATSC. Marlies

Anita in France said...

Awesome colouring on that poor little car, Mary ... and an amazing mixed media background ... so cool! Your DH is sure a sweetie for hunting so long to find this cute guy! Hugs, Anita :)

scrappymo! said...


Fabulous masculine card. Love the image and your great design!

That one poor neighbour has been thru the wringer...