Thursday, January 20, 2011

Driving by with a Birthday 'hi'


Another great sketch for the PPA77 Challenge. My stash of birthday cards has diminished greatly and my card style seems to have changed enough that I can't even think to send some of the 'older' ones out. LOL (Although I'm not so sure I'm liking this one either-urgh!)THe juices got flowin' by using the PPA77 sketch and the SCS color challenge (CC306): Bravo Burgundy, Pear Pizazz, and Baja Breeze. Wasn't sure how I'd make it work, but Bravo Burgundy helped me go masculine! I donno, does this work for masculine??
* Standard Baja Breeze cardbase texturized with a zip through the Big Shot and the Texturz I Background Plates
* Amazing what some texture does to a card! Zipped the piece of Bravo Burgundy through w/ the same plate
* Snazzed up the Pear Pizazz with a change of pattern and used the argyle Texturz I Background Plate
* Inked up the truck from Loads of Love in Basic Brown

* Ready to color? Grab your Blender Pens!
TIP: Let your inked blender fade out the color to give it that watercolor feel and to 'highlight' areas.
Add a touch more highlighting with your White Signo Gel Pen


* Sentiment inked in Bravo Burgundy and popped out with a 1"Circle Punch and matted on a 1-1/4 Circle of Bravo Burgundy

Not vintagey, not frilly, not quite sure LOL But it will work for the intended recipient! He'll never admit anything to me anyway ;)
Thanks Margaret for a great sketch and thank you for stopping by for a little dose of me! I hope you liked my take on these challenges and I hope it inspires you to get your fingers inky I'd love to know what ya think, esp, if you think it works for masculine?! I love it when you share!
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11 comments:

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love it and its perfect for a guy!!! Your coloring is so fabulous. What paper do you color on? W/C or Cardstock? Love to know. I'm so not Blender Pen friendly.

Cards by Gina said...

HA! Love this card and the way you watercolored it! The colors are great together too! Terrific take on the sketch!

Ann Schach said...

Perfect coloring! I love the texture. Such a cute, cute card!

Pam~ said...

Great job coloring the truck and for the neat trick of using the white gel pen to help highlight! Also, really like how you offset the sentiment on another circle! Have a great day!

Linda Callahan said...

I love the shading and coloring on the pick up truck! So clean and classy but......if you want to drive it by my house for a touch up I'll be glad to go at it with that crazy spritzy thing!

Regina Mangum said...

I LOVE how you colored that truck, Kim! SO CUTE! XOXO

Mary Fish said...

Perfect use of the sketch and a long time favorite stamp set.

Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

So glad you played this week! Lovely, Kim. Your coloring is impeccable! Sweet card all the way around.

TrishG said...

Very cute. I love the textures. Great image! I love how we started out with the same colors and layout and even made masculine cards and came up with different results! Great job with yours!

Lisa Echerd said...

Great card. Thanks for the coloring tips!

Melanie C said...

Great masculine card. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts!