This is for Teapot Tuesday, we are sending cards to an SCS member who will pass them on to an injured soldier. Unfortunately I don't know the recipients name so I couldn't really personalise this. We are posting the cards to Mountain City TN, so I googled auto repair business in the town and found Bargen Tire and Auto Repair.
I should explain that bringing red trucks to this challenge was suggested. I chose Bargen Tire because I thought it was funny how they spelt tyre. Turns out not to be so funny after all. That is how you spell tyre in the USA. Even when I try to spell in American, my computer does "auto correct" - that is why you see colour and favourite always spelt differently. I wonder how our United Kingdom and Canadian ladies spell these words???
About the cards, I searched everywhere for a pickup truck digi stamp and finally found this on a colouring page. I used copics to paint it red, added acetate to the windscreen, sparkly pens to the grill and stickles to the headlights. IRL it looks very impressive, albiet a bit girly, but looking at the photo you can hardly see it.
This step card is supposed to look like a workshop, where little Polly has arrived early for work. She is sitting outside studying a service manual. Polly (who is too young to drive a car) was a Sassy Cheryl digi stamp in a former life. She hasn't suffered too many injuries in making this card....just the usual...amputated fingers and reattached on top of the book. She has a bit of grime on her face. Her scarf is made from washi tape. The hat is copic colours (I printed two hats and used 3D tape). The book is coloured with distress inks. The paper brick walls is a new range by Kaiser - its a bit pinky-red, so i added distress ink to get the right look.
On a personal note, thank you all so much for the well wishes and concern you showed at my injuries received during last weeks challenge. It made such a nice change from DH's reaction, where he rolls his eyes and shakes his head at my many (many) misshaps. I tell him it is difficult to be careful AND crafty!!
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful week everyone.
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Tue, Oct 08, 2013 @ 6:43 PM
oh, I must have missed the mishap! But hope all is well now!! love your card (always do). and you are soooo funny about the spelling! I find your downunder spelling very cute!!
About your card...it is so darling and love the truck behind the chicken wire fence! Your little girl reading up on mechanics and her bike...all so cute!!!
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Tue, Oct 08, 2013 @ 7:07 PM
WOW! You are just so CREATIVE Susie!!! Love your awesome scene at the mechanic shop (and you googled the name!) with that super sweet Sassy Cheryl image! LOVE how you "amputate" and then put her back together seemlessly! Her fingers and feet look like they were always there! The auto repair 101 book is too cute! LOVE the chicken wire too! Everything is amazing, as are you!
Fantastic card, a favorite for sure!!!
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Tue, Oct 08, 2013 @ 8:34 PM
I have to keep looking at this FANTASTIC card, Susie, there's so much to take in and I see something new every time! I love everything about this card, but especially the adorable auto repair man and his shoes that have the L and R on them (I need to do this to the DGS shoes)! This card will be such a joy to the recipient!
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Tue, Oct 08, 2013 @ 9:00 PM
Susie - your creativity and brilliance is endless!!!! This is just wonderful in all its incredible detail - love little Polly reading the mechanic's manual with the grimy face - great idea for the scarf, too!! Your brick wall looks fantastic!!!As a side note, any lucky recipient of a Susie card will know - they are even more amazing IRL as I was the lucky one last month!! They are cards to be treasured!!
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Tue, Oct 08, 2013 @ 9:27 PM
Susie, again you came thru with a really sweet card. So real, great coloring and so much going on. Loved the story---sounds like an adventure and getting educated, finding all this out. Again, a super card!
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Wed, Oct 09, 2013 @ 4:55 PM
Hmmm, you noticed "tyre" was misspelled, but my first thought was "oh good grief, they misspelled bargain." I guess it's possible Bargen is a family name, but you never know.
But on to the important stuff. Another brilliant card Susie. I love the brick little Polly is leaning up against -- I have actually been to Mountain City, and I remember noticing many old brick buildings in the downtown area. Love how we're looking into the repair shop, and just noticed Polly marked her shoes so she knows which foot each one goes on. That's why it's always so much fun to study your cards, you put so much thought and effort into each one.