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