My Dog Kayla Redrottie

My Dog Kayla Redrottie

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Hi Im Karen (aka Redrottie) Thanks for dropping in to see me !! Have a good browse round while your here, feel free to be inspired and please leave a comment if you see something you like xx

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Tim Holtz Beer Can Jalopy

Hello everybobs xx well i was cutting it fine this time...i had a card to make for my dad and i as usual had left it till the last day for posting hehe... problem was my mojo had gone into hiding... and i found it in the strangest place.. the recyling bin.......   i just happened to knock it on the way past and out fell one of my hubbies empty beer cans.. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i thought on picking it up... i wonder.....

well ten mins later after hacking off the top and bottom and laying flat the tin i was whizzing it through my cuttlebug along with dear old timmies sloppy jalopy die...  the siver was... well.. ok but not quite what i was after so out came the good old promarkers and a bit of Umber did the job nicely.. the ink sort of flooded and pooled as i was colouring and left the tin with a lovely marbled effect that i really liked!!!  I stuck the extra bits on using black foam pads for visability sake which worked great... 

Now i had my lovely lil car i needed a suitable background.. I also had a reel of sticky backed alaminium tape i wanted to play with so i experimented with that first...  to start with i ran it through the bug with a tim holtz checkered embossing folder... it didnt go all the way down the strip but it was easy enough to put the other end of the strip back in the folder and emboss the other end as the squares matched up nicely.  i used the same promarker to then colour in the foil... a perfect match!

for a paper i used a square from a 12 x 12 papermani portobello road paper which i heavily distressed using about 3 different inks to tie the whole lot together. the sentiments were from the same range... again distressed to match..  to finish a little bit of ink to the edges of the card and bobs ya teapot!!!

im sure my dad will like it!! and he should get it in time as it was in the post with the ink still drying lol

entered into a couple of challenges just for fun x - ends 20th march - ends 14th march ends 12th march


CraftyLoops said...

Wow this card is amazing Karen. I love it. Lee x

Wendy Fraser said...

Brilliant card, he'll LOVE it. xx

Wendy L said...

This looks really good Karen. xxx

Pia S said...

I love it - love it - love it!
So nice with the metal effects!

Christine L said...

Oooh thats a WOW WOW WOW card Karen! I love it! Brilliant recycling of the beer can.... who knew it could look that stunning?

Thanks for joining in the Boyz to Men challenge at Anything Goes - hope to see you again soon..

Christine x

rosie said...

stunning. wow and wow again. this is a fab male card x

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous,the detail is just super,love the detail,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week,love cherylxxxx

Jodi said...

So sweet - lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion. Good luck on all the prizes!

Sarah said...

Stunning vintage card, thanks for joining us at craft your passion, hugs, Sarah x

Tamara Morton said...

Stunning creation, beautifully designed. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog.

craftybirdlisa said...

HI Karen

Gorgeous card, love the car such a brilliant idea hun. You truly are inspirational.

Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes. hugs LIsa x

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