Monday, 1 June 2009

Sunset truckin'

I don't know about you but things around here are definitely feeling hot, hot, hot so I decided to go tropical with the truck!

Daring Cardmakers this week asked us to include five of something on our projects. I decided to steer clear of the five flowers and go for something a little more masculine so I've anchored this design with five extra large eyelets. I decided after doing it that they looked kind of like the truck wheels - including the spare! lol!

This is my first Lots to Do challenge entry too - the theme this week is travel and I think truckin' into a tropical sunset should count for that.

I love the graphic lines of this stamp - it looks like a technical or concept drawing and looks great if you just stamp it and don't add any colour or shading at all but here I've given my truck a silver-grey look with a few shades of cool grey Copic marker. The truck was masked while inks were sponged in through an oval negative mask and the horizon lines were stamped.

Stamps:
Keep Truckin' (General Motors line at Cornish Heritage Farms - releasing Tuesday 2nd June)

Paper:
Smooth white

Ink:
Brilliance Graphite Black
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange, Red Pepper)

Other:
Extra large eyelets (We R Memory Keepers, pewter)
Copic markers
Nestabilities by Spellbinder (classic oval)

Thanks for dropping by, hope you enjoyed a little on-screen sunshine!

18 comments:

sam21ski said...

WOW - I'm lurvin' this piece. So bright, cheery and reminds me of driving into a wonderful sunset

Thanks for traveling with Lotstodo this week - Sam xxxx

Ang C said...

Love it!!!!! I'd love to be driving in that truck into that sunset

tracy said...

thats lovely joanne,love the big eyelets :)

Karen said...

I think this is a lovely change from flowers too! Your sunset is just superb Joanne. Off to take a look at Lots To Do now X

Janice said...

This is really unusual Joanne, love the sunset and the big eyelets.

mommabear said...

What a fabulous piece I love the sunset

LOUISE said...

Beautiful card Joanne, love the image. LOuise x

SueH said...

Such an usual theme to your card Joanne but it world so well.

Sue
x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... this is super fantastic!! Love your sunset scene and the large eyelets are PERFECT with this truck image! Awesome work as usual!!

Traceyr said...

This looks great and so good to see a masculine card that isn't blue or green.

:)

Kathy said...

Fab card Joanne - love the way the sunset colours work with the shades of grey of the rest of the card. Those 5 giant eyelets really work brilliantly too

Yogi said...

very nice. Love the washers on the bottom and that colorful center section is really wonderful

Hazel said...

Love it, Joanne inluding the eyelets x

Carol said...

oh I'm loving that orange - the whole concept of the card is very clean and crisp - looks fab! Love those extra large eyelets don't think I've ever seen any that size...xx

craftytrog said...

Fab masking joanne, and that sunset is beautiful! the eyelets are a great addition too!

Gez said...

Another cleverly put together card. Love the eyelets they look like tyres! Brilliant Joanne.xx

cards4u said...

Great job on the sunset - love the white bkgd and eyelets!

Beth said...

Stunning sunset Joanne, very carefully blended too. A totally different card to look at. The metal eyelets work well with this kind of design too. Top trumps Joanne. XX