Friday, September 2, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #85 - Susan's Motorcyle

It's Inkspirations Challenge time again.  This week's challenge sketch is a really easy one (I'm sure a few people were scared by last week's colours, lol!):-

The best thing about our wonderful craft of stamping is meeting & making friends with lots of lovely people.  One of these friends, Susan, very kindly lent me her motorcycle stamp recently, so I could make a card for a bit of a bike enthusiast.  Thank you Susan.  *Waving :)*

Here's how it turned out:-

The bike was stamped in Versamark & then embossed with black embossing powder.  It has been coloured with markers & silver metallic gel pen & then been clear embossed over the duco.  I wanted a soft background, so used chalks for the grass & sky.

The black stripes have been given a "knobbly tyre" feel, by rolling the strips through a crimper, then putting them back through the crimper again a second & third time at a 45 degree angle.

Please join us in the Challenge this week & see what fantastic projects the rest of the Team have to inspire you with:-
The Challenge Site



Card Components:  (SU except as noted)
Cardstock:  Real Red, Metallic Silver, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks:  Versamark Pad & Marker, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler & Basic Gray Markers
Stamps:  Motorcycle, Occasional Quotes (both retired)
Other:  Crimper, Rivet, Square Punch, Dimensionals, Chalks (Stampin! Pastels), Clear Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder
Non SU:   CM Circle Cutting Patterns, Cuttlebug Checkerplate Embossing Folder, Silver Gel Pen


Kim S said...

Fabulous textures!!! They are PERFECT for the image. And your soft colors behind that motorcycle make it the absolute focus!!

Marisa said...

This is fabulous! Love the EF you used on the silver and the image is fabulously coloured. Perfect touch with the rivet!! Great use of this week's sketch :)

Christine Blain said...

Ooh, I LOVE how you've used this week's sketch, Helen. Fantastic card - the texture and colours are great. My favourite part is the placement of the sentiment through the grommet; genius, my friend!!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Great male card do them so well :) Not my fave theme as you know. I like the pretty, girly things lol Your friend will LOVE this :)
Hugs xx

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

It looks like the EF was made for that stamp! Very cool masculine card, Helen! Bravo!

xo B.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Love the background and your colouring of the bike is lovely! Great job!

vdoyle8 said...

I love this card! You found the perfect embossing folder - the big brad thingy is another perfect touch. Great card!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Fabbo, Helen. Where do you get such wonderful inspiration for things like the banner through the circle? I have decided I am a dull cardmaker! Hugs xxaxx

Fiona Harrison said...

Hi Helen,
Wish I'd seen this when I was looking for motorcycle cards to CASE. Very cool, love the tip about the crimper.