Friday, 24 June 2016

It's Been A While

Well my travelling is over for the next couple of months, we returned from Williamsburg, Virginia in the US last Thursday and hit the ground running.  As well as being Fathers day on the Sunday it was also our Grandsons Christening, I'm glad to say that everything went well on the day. Which is more than I can say for my PC, I have windows 10 and have got on very well with it despite reading about other peoples problems. That was until Saturday when it lost all of my apps and refused to work properly. Luckily I have a very tech savvy friend who has been able to sort it out for me, so fingers crossed it continues to behave.

My card that I'm showing you today is for my Father-in-law to give to our Great nephew next week on his 18th Birthday (mine is still a work in progress). I made it using stamps from Brett Weldele which I brought from Art From The Heart called called Dandy Robot (they have a large selection of his stamps here). I also used Stampin Up's Gorgeous Grunge and Timeless Textures to create the background. I started with a blank piece of white card and coloured the background with Broken China distress ink and then using various other colours of blue in distress inks over stamped. I then stamped my main images in Blueprint Sketch DI and coloured by dragging the colour out with a damp paintbrush. Then in MCS I made a further backing sheet with Congratulations on your 18th Birthday to the size I require to pop around the main topper. Again I coloured with Broken China DI before putting everything together on an 8x8 card blank.

I'm off now to finish the card that we will be sending, I hope to show you on another day, but before I go I would like to enter this into the Alphabet Challenge which at the moment is  I for inking up.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for leaving your comments which are always appreciated.



Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge I for Ink It Up. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Liz said...

Brilliant card. Masculine cards for teenagers are not the easiest to make, but you've cracked it with this one. xx

rachel said...

so glad to have you back Sue and thanks so much for your email - I really appreciate your kind words. I love your card - its perfect for an 18th - love it! Big hugs rachel x

aussie aNNie said...

Yes Sue it has been a while glad you are back...Brilliant colours on this beautiful creation , love that stamping..xx {aNNie}

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sue, your card is fantastic for an 18 year old. I hope you had a wonderful vacation, it's always a bit of work to catch up. All is well here, we are keeping busy with fun activities and staying outside as much as possible. Take care xx

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen x