Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue Challenge!

Coby van Willigenburg is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. Her challenge is "Old, new, borrowed, blue".

If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!

I wanted the Flower Truck to be both my "blue" and my "old" element. My goal was to make the Flower Truck look old and rusty. I thought that watercolors might give me the look I wanted and I didn't feel like using my Copic markers.

Flower Truck was stamped with Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger) onto 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore), then colored with Inktense Pencils (Derwent). I don't have a huge collection of those, so I supplemented some of the blues, greys, and greens with Watercolor Pencils (Derwent) and Distress markers (Ranger). Metallic Silver Gelato (Faber Castell) was used for the emblem, grill (is that what it's called), bumpers, wing mirror, door handle, and hub caps.

When I was happy with the coloring, the Flower Truck was fussy-cut and edged with black marker. The windscreen and side windows received several coats of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to give them glassy dimension and shine. I'm always prattling on about Clear Gelly Glaze pen's magical dimensional properties, so here's a close up so you can actually see it!

My new elements are the patterned paper, which is from the Uncharted 4.5 x 6.5 pad (The Paper Studio) and the Rosettes stencil (Joggles). Salty Ocean Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over the Rosettes stencil onto a sheet from the Uncharted pad. Then both Salty Ocean Distress and Broken China Distress inks were sponged over the Dot Fade Layering stencil (Stamper's Anonymous) onto the paper. The sheet was die-cut with one of the dies from the A2 Card Creator Nestabilities dies (Spellbinder), then edged with both blue Distress inks and Watering Can Archival ink (Ranger).

Road-patterned Washi tape was adhered to the base of the card front and words from the Life Quotes Remnant Rubs (Idea-ology) were added to the top right and lower left corners. I think that the phrase makes sense. It does to me...

The card front was matted with speckled black cardstock, then adhered to a ready made card.

BTW, the "borrowed" element was going to be a very old car key that I swiped from my parents' huge collection of old keys. Then I decided not to use it. Oh well, at least I got "old", "new", and "blue". Plus, I got out my watercolor pencils and enjoyed using them. That's always a good thing too.

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall enter this card into the following challenges.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Stencil It
Smudgy Antics Challenges: Anything Goes
City Crafters Challenges: Inkynes"S"
Cards in Envy Challenges: Hey Dude!
Word Art Wednesdays Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. This is great! I You did a terrific job with the rusty truck.

  2. This is a stunning card, love that flower truck!

  3. Waaay, cool, Kathi! Love the truck & the way you colored it! Fab background and design, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Absolutely fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB this week!!

  5. This is awesome! I'd love to have you share it with us at Word Art Wednesday.

    Always Anything Goes - Great prizes!

    1. I'm so glad you've chosen to stop by and share your wonderful art with us, Kathi. You're a super creative artist, and I really enjoy your work. Thanks for linking up and please join us again. Our challenges are weekly, and it would be awesome to have you play along again regularly.
      Karen, Owner/Blog Administrator
      Word Art Wednesday

  6. Just love this Kathi, I have a bit of a thing for blue pick up trucks . . . honestly I do!

  7. Just love this Kathi, I have a bit of a thing for blue pick up trucks . . . honestly I do!

  8. The background alone is amazing and with the truck the card is quite outstanding. Thank you so much for sharing your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday on our 184th AGFF Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  9. Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

  10. Love all your wonderful elements! Classic truck and super cool dude card! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  11. This is just awesome Kathi, the detail is gorgeous and I love the colours.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
    Caryn xxx

  12. Super fun. Love the truck.  Come back next month for some more Smudgy Antics.

  13. Lovely card...beautifully coloured, unfortunatly it doesn't fit our challenge at Smudgy antics(rules are in the side bar) so you wont be entered into our random draw, BDx

  14. This is a really nice card, I always admire anyone who can make a card that would be suitable for a man and it still look great! But as BD said unfortunately this doesn't fit with the Smudgy Antics Dark style so can't be included in the draw. x