This is my card for the Tuesday Teapotter's challenge this week and the Destination Station, here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...n-t495473.html post #259 If you're making your card for Neil, Cindy's teapot is PERFECT as inspiration for a card for him. His faith is also very, very strong so if you want to include messages of prayer or scripture, he and his family will greatly appreciate it. Neil is being moved to a rehab hospital or ward where he will learn how to live as a quadrapalegic.
Although this is a racing bike (I think he rode a street bike) I'm sure he'll appreciate it. His bike was blue and I chose the sentiment as a testiment to his character and faith (please see the link above and watch the video - amazing and inspirational)
I printed my digi image from Doodle Pantry and coloured with my prismas and OMS - I looked at samples using the same image to figure out what should be coloured what - all those bits and pieces . . . ahhhhhh!
Ran a piece of silver metallic cs through the Clockworks ef. Used dtp method using black Staz On ink and rubbed it over the raised parts and it came out as you see (I cased the idea from here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...=0&thumbcheck= ) Cut this embossed pc in half to create the split in the middle. I added 2 silvery pcs of metallic cs under my image layer. Attached my main image, after sponging the edges. Used alcohol ink to colour the screw brads a very dark blue. Cut a small pc of the lighter metallic silver cs and edged with the same colour of alcohol ink. Attached the sentiment to this after I sponged the edges. For my final touches, I added glossy accents to the windshield, front headlight and taillight.
I have mailed my card already because I want Neil to read mine first so this all makes sense to him. I have included a copy of the story and a picture of the teapot. TIA to everyone who sends Neil a card
Date: Monday, November 21, 2011 GMT Views: 665
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 6:03 PM
Charlene, a lovely motorcycle and that background is awesome!! Great job!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39808
Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 7:53 PM
Charlene love your motorcycle, super cool. Your eb silver bg panels rock. Neil is so going to love this. Ww card! TFS :0)
------------------------------ Cathy B aka: Mutnik ....or is it Nutmeg?! I get so confused!
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Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 3:59 AM
Oh my goodness Charlene...this is awesome! What a wonderful backdrop to your motorcycle! Its so very masculine and such a work of art! I think its great that your card will be the first. And for once, it doesn't have to for to go! Ha!
Beautifully done, wonderful sample card, and thanks for bringing Neil's situation to our attention for a destination. I hope he gets many wonderful cards!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 69554
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 9:39 AM
The StazOn looks way better on your clockwork than alcohol ink did on mine! I had a feeling from what I read that Neil must be a Christian - I thought I'd print out a photo of a group of bikers here from when they visited a little church down in the country on the wettest June day you can think of, and include it in my card?
Great layout and sentiment.