Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day! I love this day because our family does everything for our wonderful Don today! I made this card for him in his favorite colors and he loves old cars and hot rods so I was thrilled when I saw this digi from DZ Doodles. I knew it would make the perfect card for Father's Day! I colored it with my Copics and I tried to give the look of faded(sun baked as my husband calls it) paint. We are always looking for old cars and trucks in a field when we ride up in the back roads of New Hampshire or Vermont. He is always tinkering with this kind of stuff.

I made this card and then decided it was a bit dark so I added a light blue panel to the back to lighten it up. It is hard to see in the picture but it definitely gives it a different look and looks nice when you open up the card and it is still framed in the light blue. I also bought this great grass stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps when I went to the paper crafting convention in W. Springfield, MA a few weeks ago. It has been hard to find grass that will go with lots of different images.

Here are some wonderful challenges that fit this card

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #23-This challenge is cards for men. I made this for my husband!

Creative Inspirations Challenge 65-One for the boys is the challenge this week. This card makes me think of boys and their toys!

Double Dutch Challenge DDC #45-This challenge is Dads Treat, make something for dad.

Fab 'N' Funky Challenge #28-"Just for Dad" is the fun challenge this week!

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 46-One For The Guys is the challenge for this week, how fun!

Tandastamps -Tanda Teaser Challenge 148-For the Big Man is the great challenge they are having this week!

Magical Crafts Challenge #17-Something for a male/Father's Day is the great challenge they are playing this week!

Moving Along With The Times Challenge 51-This challenge is a fantastic sketch challenge this week that I loved working with!

One Stop Craft Challenge Week 85-One For The Boys is their great challenge this week!

Polka Doodles Challenge week 24- This week the challenge is a Father's Day/Male theme challenge

Raise The Bar Challenge #23-What A Special Guy is this great challenge this week!

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #24-This challenge is to create a masculine themed project so I created a Father's Day card.

Be sure to check out all these fantastic challenges this week. Why not play along with some of them!

Stamps: DZ Doodles Digi Stamps, Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper: SU Bordering Blue, Night of Navy CS, Papertrey White CS, SU DP
Inks: Copics
Accessories: Cloud Maker, Dew Drops, SU Corner Punch, Michaels Ribbon

Thank so much for stopping by to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Kristen said...

Mary, this is a fabulous card, and I kniw Don will love it. I love how the grass stamp looks!

marja said...

How cool!!
Thanks for playing with us at the Double Dutch Challenge.
Good Luck!


Shanda Stirk said...

This is fabulous card! Your colors and design are just great! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty.

sue law said...

Great truck image, sounds perfect for your dad!

thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser this week!

Sarah A said...

Wow, love your card - so much thought has gone into this, it is amazing. Loving the grass stamp too!

Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy for our "One for the guys challenge"

Sarah x

NGCARDS said...

This is a great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Lisa Jane said...

love that stamp and the grass stamp will be really useful and versatile. Thanks for using the sketch over at MAWTT - hope to see you gain enxt week for our birthday celebrations
Lisa ;)

Michelle Quinno said...

I got this image after I colored the other Father's Day images in so I'll have to save it for a birthday.

Great job with this, Mary!

Lindsey said...

What a great card! Love the image and the papers. Thanks fro joining us at OSCC and Fab n Funky this week xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, I love the image its brill. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week, hope to see you back again soon, Hazelxoxo

Brenda Brown said...

What a great image and brilliant colouring, it really looks sun baked hehe. Love the papers and your neatness in putting it all together.
Thanks for having fun with us at MAWTT this week.
Luv Brenda xx

Nettie said...

Great male card, thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.x

andrea said...

great card,love the blues,fab image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, perfect for any all the different patterned papers you have used, they go together so well
Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT. Hope you will be back next week to join in with our 1st birthday blog hop
hugs shell xx

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Lovely card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge. Dee x

Maggie Bob said...

Wonderful card - love the layout!

Thank you for playing along at One Stop Craft Challenge.


Mel X said...

Hiya Mary, perfect card for a fella. Love the image and super colouring.

Thanks for joining us this time at Magical Crafts and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

Renate said...

Cars are a typical male thing so this is a great card for fathersday. I really like it a lot.

Thanks for joining the Magical Crafts Challenge

Hugs Renate

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jenny said...

Beautifully coloured image! Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles this week.