Sunday, February 1, 2015

Chugga Chugga Birthday

Welcome - today I have another post for the CCC Digi Challenge
and this time our sponsor is 
Oak Pond Creations

I chose this image, the Oak Pond Train.
The challenge is to use a digi and your favourite colour, which for me is green.


The image was printed out and coloured with watercolours and also some Viva Gold Pastes in Gold, silver and bronze. The image was then fussy cut and mounted on foam dots to give some dimension.


You can see some of the sparkle on this photograph.  I created a simple scene behind the train using coloured card and chalks, and stamped the sentiment onto the hill above the recipients name.


I used fun flock to add texture to the "smoke clouds".


The sun was one of a pack of foam shapes I have had for ages!


The 'train track' was once a fence die cut with one side trimmed, and then coated in bronze Viva Gold paste, this was mounted over a strip of silver glitter paper, to mimic the gravel usually found under the rails.

I am linking this to:
(The smoke is going backward, indicating the train is moving forward)

Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated
May your day be blessed.

26 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Maxine this is really cute. xx.xx
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Dawn Turley said...

very sweet Maxine. Lovely card.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Maxine. what a lovely cute birthday card great design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we hope you will join us again soon. Good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Cute, cute, cute. Very innovative. - Jim

Dreja said...


Eine tolle Karte. Danke für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
LG Dreja

jimlynn said...

Too cute and fun! Love the "fence" train track and that sun is as cute as can be. Cute little train to make any little boy happy.
Lynn

Marilyn said...

This is so cute and perfect for a little boy. He's going to love it and especially how you personalized it with adding his name.

JD/ Jill said...

How cute and creative! I agree with what others said..."He's going to love this card!"

Only By His Grace said...

This is gorgeous Maxine. You must have had a lot of fun creating this card. It is perfect for a little boy. I love how you did the smoke coming from the train..
Hugs Maz

kel Acopan said...

this is so cute!! he's going to love the card... what a treat to have it personalized!!!

lovies, =o) kel

Kristie W. said...

This is really cute, Maxine! Perfect for a young boy. I really love how the track came out. I will have to keep this card in mind for my nephew. He loves trains!

Becky said...

Maxine, this is fabulous. Awesome scene you created.

Raechelle Bellus said...

Super cute! Your elements are wonderful and I especially like your clever take on the directional challenge. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Jo Ann said...

Hi Maxine...You've created a great scene in this card, my friend! Wonderful layering, indeed! Thank you for linking your card to our Challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share with you God's Word in Isaiah 43:18-19 which tells us, " "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." Have a wonderful day filled with the blessings of the Lord Jesus!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

MaryH said...

Gosh, this is impressive. There's so many intricate details, textures & great dimension on this card. Love your ideas on the tracks & gravel, it certainly did give that look. The use of the paste on the track (and inspired use of your fence die) made it stand out very well. It's a cute image, and love the sun. You put a lot of extra design details in this one, and it just goes right over the top! The recipient will love it too. Great pencil coloring, BTW. TFS & Hugs

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!! So cute!!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Lori Apgar said...

What a darling card!! You packed so many textures and colors on it!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is such a fun card... adorable! Any child would be happy to receive it!

Claudia said...

Tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.

LG, Claudia

NanB said...

Love the textures, especially that smoke and clouds! Thanks for playing with us at Left of Center and hope to see you next week!

michele said...

Fabulous card :) thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

Sharon said...

Cute design and great kids card! Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends xx

Hee Sun Kim (MIYAKE) said...

Very good idea! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

Christina Lampropoulou said...

I love your card@!!!! You very done a great work here! Thank you so much for sharing it at Frosted designs!

Karen Wilson said...

Aww, this is super cute! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Faith A said...

Great fussy cutting, great colouring, great design and card. Fabulous detail with the paste etc. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!