Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dirt Bikin' Dude

A quick share tonight of a male birthday card I made using a fantastic Kenny K image. I made this for a very talented young man who is making his way up in the dirt biking world. He's the son of our lovely Australian friends now living in the US. This image was so utterly perfect for him! 

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I do struggle with 'boy' makes, unless they're really young, it's got to be funky and embellishment light! So I went for a fab blackboard sentiment from a gorgeous scrapbook kit and washi tape. I have stacks of washi tape and very rarely use it. I really need to do so more, because this stuff is awesome! It fit my really simple idea just perfectly.

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The card design is very CAS so I kept the colouring that way too, shying away from trying to add a path underneath the bike, but I did add some blobs of dirt to the tyres, which I think looks really cool. I was so pleased with how that came out. 

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The image has of course been inked with my fabulous Promarkers. I used just about every grey promarker I own on this to get all the different metallic effects. Pretty happy with it too. Love the flames on the helmet too, soooooooo fun to colour!

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The fabulous sentiment set comes from the talents of Julie Billingsley via the Sweet Shoppe, one of my favourite places for gorgeous scrapbook papers and digital embellies. Check them out for some fabulous scrapbook kits and papers.

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Well that's me for tonight. I'll be back again Monday with my Dream Valley DT card, so watch this space. Hope you're all enjoying fabulous weekends. I'm nursing a sore throat and enjoying catching up on my crafty pals blogs. Hugs to you all, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Cute Card Thursday: #325 ~ So Macho
MilkCoffee Challenge: For a Dad/Special Male Challenge
KennyK's Krafty Krew: #173 ~ Anything Goes & Blog Hop
Passion For Promarkers: #251 ~ One For The Boys/Men
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge: #107 ~ CAS - Clean & Simple
Crafty Creations Challenges: #265 ~ Tic Tac Toe (Bike Wheels-Circles, Masculine, Digital Image)

11 comments:

Annette said...

Amazing card! It really looks fab and I especially like the mud on the wheels!
Thank you for sharing and joining us at KennyK's Krafty Krew!
Hugs Annette
Team A(ll That)

Ginny said...

looks like one of my boys, lol. Cute card :)

downrightcrafty said...

what a fabulous masculine card and I do love a little Kenny just super
hugs Kate x
oh and thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog :)

Jane Savage said...

What a terrific card for a guy, Wendy, and just perfect for a dirt bike fanatic! The simplicity of the design really showcases your wonderful colouring!
Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

Louise F said...

Fantastic card Wends :) You really nailed the masculine card you needed, I always struggle with boys cards so maybe you can give me some lessons. x

Ella's Design said...

Fab CAS card, Wendy! Love the kraft card base, great layout and cool Kenny K image, coloured brilliantly!
Thanks for joining us this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

Dawn Turley said...

Delightful card Wendy.

coops said...

so stunning wendy.fabulous image and i love the fab sentiment and colours.
Thanks so much for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card - super image and great detailing.
Thanks for playing along at PTW this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Marcy said...

Very cool card! Love the image and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Miss Amber said...

What a cute card! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

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