Saturday, February 14, 2009

16th Pickup Birthday

I slept all day again yesterday. I just can't seem to get well. So, here I am today doing a last minute birthday card before the party tonight. Our friends son has turned 16 and just got a red pickup truck. The scene you see here is totally what their yard and driveway look like. Cool!

The "16" is hand drawn. I used my usual Cut Then Ink Technique to get the layers to line up. The sketch is loosely based on Taylors TECC54. There is Angel Wingz Shimmerz on the hubcaps and bumpers (I can't seem to stay away from glitter lately - even on a boy's card!)

To get those layers of trees, I first softly sponged a little Old Olive from the gravel driveway up to the sky line (this keeps any white showing thru and also gives the illusion of more trees very far away). Then I stamped trees in Old Olive. Finally I stamped the trees a little lower down in Garden Green. This follows a basic rule for perspective: Things further away are softer color and have less definition. Things closer up are more detailed and have more color.

Stamps: Stampin Up Loads of Love, Stampin Up Loads of Love Accessories, Rubbernecker Kittie Kit The Moose is Loose 1, Rubbernecker Kittie Kit Outdoor Plate 1
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Garden Green, Going Grey
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils and goo gone, circle punches, Angel Wingz Shimmerz

Michelle B.
“Queen of the Scene”


Kim said...

That is so beautiful! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Julie said...

Great card Michelle! Hope you're feeling better soon, its hanging around a long time with a lot of people. Including me!!!

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card, lovely scene!

patty.cakes/Columbus, GA said...

I love this card, Michelle, but then anyone who uses Rubberneckers has it together--they're one of my new found loves & I have ordered several stamps from them this month. Hope you are feeling better & hope to see more of your cards real soon.

Candy said...

Are all of these cards large? I saw the tutorial and you talk about a 5x7 piece op paper. I get the flat/brayering part. Do you cut the girl walking the dog out and place it onto the rectangle? It is hard to tell not being able to hold it and look up close. Great technique and can't wait to try it once I grasp the idea a little bit more.

Tammy said...

Love this...hope you are feeling well soon.

Trena in Naperville said...

Michelle, I hope you are feeling better and better!

What a cute card! The scene is so kool!