Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Small Boy's Racing Car

Welcome

I made this card recently for a grandson who, like any young boy, loves cars.


The background was a piece of water colouring I had been playing with some time previously.


The number circle is one designed by Cindy Close, that was given as a freebie some years ago.  It came in black and white, and I was very pleased with myself that I was able to use my print programme to colour it. (I am not a great computer whiz, and the programme is a freebie that I don't use much.)
As you can see, I added some Kindy Glitz to brighten it up.


The sentiment (a Kiwi Stamping one)was white embossed, coloured with a silver pen, then glittered. 


The car (by Wags n Whiskers) was stamped on white card and coloured with metallic pencils, then metallic pens were used to add another layer of sheen.


The driver was coloured using watercolour pens. The final detail after assembling the card was to doodle around the water coloured layer before adhering it to the creme card base that I had sponged with Tea Dye DI.
The number plate was personalised with my grandson's initials.

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33 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Cute as Maxine.

seemacrafts said...

How lovely . What a fun card . Thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the image!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

A fabulous male creation Maxine. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxxx

Irish Cherokee said...

Great job Maxine. Very clever and creative. Nice use of some unused artwork.

Becky said...

What a cool card Max, love that race car.

mamapez5 said...

What little boy doesn't like racing cars. A lovely personal card that I am sure your grandson will love. Kate x

jimlynn said...

CUTE card Maxine! Love the way you watercolored the background on this one and the little car is precious and shiny!!! Love it.
Lynn

MaryH said...

Delightful & perfect image for a 4 yr old future racer. Love the way you've colored the car with pencils and overlaid with the metallic. I'm in awe that you digitally changed your sentiment color too. Also loved your 'best side to London' idea! Never heard that before, and it's spot on! TFS & Hugs

MaryH said...

Oops, forgot to say, also liked the way you spotlighted different sections of the card for a nice closeup. Great idea.

Nancy said...

Super fun card, Maxine! I'm sure he loved it! Thanks so much for joining us at Lia Stampz! :o)

Kristie said...

Cute card, Maxine. I really like what you did with the background. You are a pro at watercoloring!

Becks Blackwood said...

What a great card love the image x thanks for joining us at seemacrafts x

pauline said...

How cute love it ,Thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts

Dawn G Designs said...

What a sweet boy card! Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamp or digi somewhere on your project #6, Dawn DT Member x

MaryH said...

Maxine, I had to laugh at your language comment. Sometimes 'darn' or 'dang it' just doesn't express what you need to say! Hugs & hope you had a lovely Friday down your way. I hope you'll share some pictures sometime as I would love to see New Zealand's beauty. Shaz in Oz posts pictures of her area and it's such a treat to see them.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your watercoloring is a great backdrop for the sweet racing card image. Love the metallic coloring and the shimmer you added to your card- betting the little guy loved it too : )

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome colouring Maxine and love the sweet image coloured to perfection.xx
♥aNNie
The Journey is the Start

aussie aNNie said...

Yes Maxine there is a touch of glitter and glossy accents on the eyes.xx

Karen Letchworth said...

This is adorable and AMAING, Maxine. You are so incredibly creative and I love how you always try new things. I admire that about you SO much. Have a blessed week, and thanks so much for sharing with us.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Lovely Linda said...

Awww - how cute is this Maxine - your GS will love it! Hard to believe he is 4 - I remember when he was born! Well done with this card! {{{hugs}}}

Miss Amber said...


What an adorable card! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

Donalda Martin said...

What a fun card!!!!! Thanks for entering this on Seemacrafts monthly challenge. Hugs, Donalda Design team member

PaperDaisies said...

This is such a cute child's card. I love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

jane stillman said...

A brilliant card for a little boy, love the glitzy number. Thank you for joining in the Just for Fun challenge, good luck

Gill McCall said...

Fun entry for our Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

Marianne said...

Your card is such a fun one! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!

Jennifer Jones said...

Such a fun card, love the way you did the background :-)

Fran said...

Fab project , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xx

michelle said...

big thumbs up from me love it. thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt.x

E.T. said...

cute!!
xx
Erum
Lia Stampz DT

Marie Richardson said...

great card
Thanks for joining us this month over at Seemacrafts challenge blog.
Good Luck with the challenge
Hugs
Marie (DT for Seemacrafts)
xxxx

ThriftyCrafterMale said...

Hello there Crafter. I am always excited to see when a male card is make and this one is so adorable. tfs


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