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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Posted by manicstamper on May 28, 2007

As you can see I have been ferretting in the drawer again. This time I found a piece of map paper and some travel themed cigarette cards.
Got the distressing inks out again for the map and grunged the cards with a Stazon pad in Timber Brown. Layered the cards onto some brown card and trimmed to leave just a tiny edge showing to frame the picture. Added some of the fabby gear die cuts and then die cut the letters from mountboard, distressed them by covering in ink and then spraying with bleach while the ink was wet. Once dried I added Glossy Accents.
It needed a little something so I drew the arrows onto some reddish brown card and cut them out.

I need to do some more prep work when I get home from the shop tomorrow ready for the weekend but after I have done I think I’ll have another play and do something with a bit more colour in it seeing as I have posted three brown cards in row. Obviously just felt like being a grungy girl these past couple of days…….lol!!!

Well I am off to tidy up. If I clear the decks now I will be able to get the prep done quicker which gives me more time to play……eeeeeeh I’m not as daft as I look!!!

Night night


Edited…….I forgot to say that the layout of the card is based on a Becky Fleck sketch from April 2005. I need to practice with sketches as I am not very good at them so tend not to do them when they come up as challenges. Think I still need a bit more practice though.


7 Responses to “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”

  1. Scripture by Design said

    Ohh lovely. Nice colours that just invite you in!
    BTW- nice to see you love Rosamunde Pilcher’s books Too!

  2. Anonymous said

    Great card! Love it. You are writing early – do you usually blog this early? Love Alixxx

  3. manicstamper said

    Hi Ali……….yes I blog anywhere between 12am and 5am.
    It all depends on if I have to get up for work or not.
    I am a bit of a night owl.

  4. Anonymous said

    Not another bleach technique?!! This is a great way to use a map… you are indeed a night owl.
    Great as usual.

  5. Scripture by Design said

    I’m with you on The “Winter Solstice” obsession! Love it!!!

  6. Gillian Hamilton said

    ooooohhhhh… Sheila this is GORGEOUS!!! love the addition of the gears too… Great work!

  7. Steph said

    Oh wow! I lvoe, love, love this masculine card!

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