Monday, May 14, 2018

Hazards Ahead - Construction Zone

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This was made for a young boy for his 5th birthday


The stamps were from a set by FLONZcraft called toy trucks. They are just the right size to make a 'scene' with


I stamped the images in Espresso Ink, coloured with (basic water colour) markers, and then fussy cut each image.  The rocks were 'made' using a textured paste mixed with dark brown acrylic paint and scraped through a bubble stencil!  Espresso ink was then stippled between the 'rocks'. 
They are really very textural to touch.


There was glitter paper used for the digit and the layered circle


The sentiment, one of my original stamps probably 15 years old, was stamped in blue and coloured with twinkling H2O paint, which was used for the 'sky', and then fussy cut an placed on the background.


The final stamp was used on the left hand side of the inside of the card - you can see from this how I trimmed out the digger image from this one.


I was just about finished when Tinker lived up to his name and photo-bombed the session!

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36 comments:

brenda said...

What a real fun card Maxine and really brought a smile to my face as it reminds me of something many years ago which has stuck with the family ever since.

I will explain, we were out one day and stopped at roadworks alongside a sign 'heavy plant crossing'. Our eldest then about 7/8 told all his siblings to lay down in the car so "they can't see us", who can't see you we asked, the "heavy monsters" came the answer.

He's now in his 40's and a high ranking Police Officer, but often gets reminded of that day.

B x

Dawn Turley said...

Wow those rocks are stunning Maxine. Perfect card for a 5 year old boy!

jimlynn said...

So creative and fun. Love the way you did the "rocks" on here Maxine and those little trucks are the cutest. Tinker is pretty cute too though you know. Love your card - and Tinker!
Lynn

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun card with a wonderful scene. Love how you've done the dimensional rocks. Had a chuckle about your story about your son and then chuckled more when I saw Tinker...x

Mac Mable said...

Meant to say the story about Brenda's son x

Wynn Walton said...

You have created a great scene Maxine with the bubble stencil....very realistic. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT

Gerrina said...

A fun card for a boy; great that you stamped them in a scene! Hugs, Gerrina

Liz said...

What a fun card, Maxine, perfect for a 5 year old. xx

Loll said...

Great card Maxine. I can imagine that the rocks feel real with all that textures. Very cool! Awww Tinker is beautiful!! xx

froebelsternchen said...

A fantastic card for a little boy! Fabulous scene Maxine and I love the photo with Tinker - what a beautiful red cat! Lovely!
Hugs, Susi

Macimbalo said...

Fun card! Love your pictures too! Thanks for linking up this week at JUGS!

Ellibelle said...

What a perfect card you created for the little boy! Loving it!
Your kitty is just adorable! And he looks and acts just like my Thomas. What a sweetie, they sure know how to be cute and act like they can't do any wrong LOL. Love his name!

JD/ Jill said...

Great card! Nicely done scene! All 5 years old would love this card! Cute Kitty!

MaryH said...

What a delightful & fun card for a little boy! Lots of his favorite objects (toy trucks), color & dimension. Really like how you created the graveled road, & such sparkle with the age number. This will be just totally loved by the recipient, I am certain! TFS & Hugs

Darnell said...

Well done, Maxine! This card has everything a 5-year-old boy would dream of if he dreamed of cards! It's really fantastic! And I loved seeing Tinker photobomb your shot! He looks very soft and cuddly!! Hugs, Darnell

Monica said...

Hello dear Maxine, I can literally feel the texture of the rocks and thanks for sharing how you did them. So much work there with fussy cutting and rock making and all. Super card for a five year old boy.

Love,
Monica

Monica said...

Not to forget how cute is Tinker.

Fran said...

Oh my gosh I just love this scene. The trucks look like they are driving over the rocks. I bet the texture of the rocks is awesome. Any little boy would love this card. Hugs, Fran

Nancy said...

A fantastic card for a little boy! Love the dirt and the sky too! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Just Us Girls!

Sylvia said...

Pretty card for a 5 years old boy,Maxine.Love the rocketsand the scene.Well done.

Gr,Sylvia.

stampingbowd said...

Wow, you did a lot of amazing things to this card. I LOVE your rocks and I know the 5-year-old is going to love it. You have so much patience to trim out that digger!!! Terrific card. Oh! Look at Tinker!!! Such a cutie!!!! My Storm is sleeping on my lap as I type! You are my last online site for tonight as I am headed to bed, my kitty won't be too happy that I am getting up now! Hugs!!!

Basslady said...

love the card and the photo bomb!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Granmargaret said...

Great boys card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.

Quillish said...

So cool Maxine.. you make me want to buy these cool truck stamps too. My son is 3 and crazy about them. The details you added are fabulous!

Andree said...

A fabulously fun card. Great texture and colours.
Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Mia said...

Oh Maxine, this is such a lovely card. The image is so funny and I love the trucks! Perfect for a boy!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a perfect card for a 5yo boy, love the rocks and the trucks in the scene you created. Congrats on winning a lovely prize over at Little Miss Muffet too. Have a wonderful week... Megan

aussie aNNie said...

Back from my holidays and catching up with my comments.
A beautiful card and gorgeous colours...stunning design.xx
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Mia said...

Maxine, I am glad to tell you that you are a WINNER of my 1st Blogaversary candy. Please visit my blog. Hugs, Mia

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is such a fabulous card! Love the dirt pile. And those working trucks. What fun!

Mimi said...

Oh what a beautiful creation, a really fabulous boys card :) :) :) Thank you for taking part in our fortnightly challenge at International Art and Soul. Hugs Mimi xxxxx

Monika Reeck said...

Any boys will love this Maxine
and love the rock under the truck
looks so real woohooo
I am sorry if I am late but I never forget you and Dawn
I love look your creativity
big hugs from Germany
Monika

Helen said...

Great card and a fab scene too - love it.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x

Melanie said...

I think Tinker tried to steal the show! What little boy doesn't love a pile of dirt - great card. Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar Challenge.

sharon said...

Fabulous card Maxine, so much fun!!!! such a clever design and detail.
hugs
sharon :)

Ines said...

Super:)Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge:)Ines DT