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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Basic Grey, Midnight Madness and Double Dutch

Take a look at the photo  that is the inspiration for the latest challenge over on Basic Grey - in fact I'm going to post it on here because it is so gorgeous - what a fab baby room!
 
Anyhow, I'd already coloured this Mabel Lucy Attwell image by Artistic Stamper for a card for my brother in law who's an AA man but didn't quite know where I was going next!!  Well, this photo pointed the way, and with the help of the sketch over on Midnight Madness, this is my card.
I opted for the clean and simple version of the sketch as you can see. The stamp actually has a bunny and a bear in the back so I masked those out and added my presents, and the AA rub-ons!  The yellow paper is Basic Grey Wisteria - use of BP stash is part of the BG challenge.  I wanted to use more but actually didn't like it when I tried this.  Coloured with my trusty ProMarkers and the silver Metal circles are from the Craft Barn. There's a touch of Glossy Accents on the windscreen  and lamp trim but too subtle for my photography skills!!   I'm also entering this into the Double Dutch challenge which calls for something for the Boys.

By the way, I had a great time at The Craft Barn Demo Day today - met Chris Dark whose work I've admired for a while now- here's her blog - and got lots of wonderful watercolouring tips from her, she has a fantastic style!  It was also lovely to meet Chris in the flesh - a lovely lady who I hope to bump into again!!
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19 comments:

coops said...

such a stunning male card.like how you`ve added the aa wording and the pressies in the back.fab backing papers too.luv coops.xx

Dena said...

Julie! How cool you got to meet Chris! Isn't she a sweetie!?
I love this cute image, it has such cute pudgy cheeks!!!! Very nice clean style!
Hugs, Dena

Grenouille Greetings said...

This card is perfect, Julie! Beautiful colouring and I love that you replaced the cuter images with more masculine presents. Great simple design and fab choice of papers. It's a beauty! Love Lesley x

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Julie - you have captured ADORABLE so well with this darling card! I love your choice of DP and the colours - perfect! As for the image - so cute, I just want to pinch those chubby cheeks - you have coloured him perfectly! Love it! We are glad you are able to play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, your cards inspire us! We would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Julie this has a nice vintage retro feel to the image and card. It seems I remember having a car like this when I was a little girl. How cute and adorable this is. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! Great job on the challenge. Thanks for playing along this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :0}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Sue said...

Julie, what a great guy card. Love how you exchanged the backseat passengers with presents, your BIL is going to love this. Image is colored up perfectly. Love the clean simple lines for a guy card too. Reminds me of the little peddle cards from years ago. Thanks for sharing your card with us at MMSC. Wonderful take on the sketch.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fantastic card, just love that image !

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.

Hugs,

Jo x

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Indeed, what a lovely room. And card, great job masking the image and then you can use it for whatever you want. Great coloring and color choices. Welcome to Midnight Madness, love that you were able to play this sketch challenge.

Jane MMSC DT

Erica said...

Such a gorgeous card, I love the image and the clean and simple approach! Lovely baby room too by the way ;o) Thank you for joining us on Double Dutch :D

Hugs,
Erica

Tara said...

A wonderful card Julie and I'm so happy you could play along with BG this week ;o)
So you met the lovely Chris heh? And it was so nice of her to mention me too, I can't wait to meet up at the NEC..... wish you could be there too!
Hugs Tara xx

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Julie! What a CUTE image! He's just adorable! Thank you for joining us this week and hope to see you again next week!

Sue
MMSC DT

Faerielore said...

this is beautiful darling i love the clean fresh look and i agree that room is gorgeous

Priscilla said...

Helloooooo Julie and a BIG FUZZY WARM WELCOME to our challenges. I love your blog and will have to take a closer look after I comment here. Your card is just adorable..love that cute little racer..hope to see you again next week. Thank you so much for your participating in our challenges. Lots of cool things happening on the Midnight Madness blog right now... Sneak Peek and if you qualify we have the The Huge Giveaway Plus, a BIG announcement will be revealed shortly :)
Priscilla (MMSC Hostess)

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Hi Julie, A Big Welcome to Midnight Madness Sketch! You're fun card with this vintage car, it brings such fun memories of the old days :) I really liked how you've kept it neat and colorful still. Thanks for joining us this week and I hope to see you more often in the coming week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Mina said...

stunning card Julie, I love the vintage image its brilliant, beautiful clean lines
Mina xxx

antheam said...

Oooooh, I love this! I love your take on the inspiration challenge, great image! Thanks for joining us at BG Challenges,
Anthea & the BG Challenges Team.

Eisbärin said...

Great card, Julie!! Love your style and this is so cute and masculine at the same time, just WOW!
Love, Alex

Pam said...

This is such a cute image, you've done a fab job. Hugs Pam x

Chris said...

Hi Julie! I'm so happy that we met in real life at the CB on Saturday, it made my day there so special! Thank you for the lovely things you said in your post (blush) you're one lovely lady yourself :) and I hope we bump into each other again very soon too. I'm glad you got the paper hope you like it? Your card is gorgeous and I had no idea you could buy Mabel Lucy Attwell stamps so thanks for the info on them, I shall be off to have a browse, I've loved them since I was a kid :). Your colouring and design are gorgeous and it's great how you masked out the stamp and added the pressies, I'm sure your BIL will love his card. Great that you entered BG challenges too, that photo is beautiful. Chris x