Sunday, August 15, 2010

Route 66

Hello friends!

We just returned from a wonderful week of vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks. Lots of fun in the water and sun~ amazingly HOT like most everywhere else in the US. Since I don't have anything new, I thought I'd post the card that I made in late July for my BIL. He is my DH's twin so I always spend a lot of time trying to make his cards extra special. He is a car nut ~ he builds stock cars for races & he has completely restored several cars. He loves it like we love our paper artistry.

I am crazy about this Classic Convertible set from Stampin' Up, but I seem to have a hard time with sketches for it. So I turned to my friends at Splitcoaststampers and stalked the SU! Classic Convertible gallery. Well it wasn't hard, I fell in love with the newest one from July. It is from a fabulous artist~ Wanda, aka cullenwr on SCS . You can view her card here on her website. As you can also see, I changed up the colors, but otherwise, I made very little changes to her card. (why mess with wonderful?!) I even had the same DP in my stash which I bought some time ago to match this stamp set.

I'll be back soon with a new creation, a few photos from vacation, and a little bit of personal news. {{{Hugs}}} Marilyn

Images: Car - Classic Convertibles (SU!), Route 66 (free image from internet), Gear - It's About Time (SU!), Rough Texture jumbo wheel (SU!), Happy Birthday (SU!)
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, White, Black (SU), DP- Roadmap (paper Pizzaz)
Ink: Black (Momento), Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Accessories: Red brads (SU!)


Wanda Cullen said...

Marilyn, your PM was such a pleasant surprise and the highlight of my day! I'm flattered that you liked my card enough to CASE it! My DH is a car enthusiast as well...has restored many cars. Just completed a '34 Chevy and is working on a '32 Ford convertible next. Your blue car picks up the blue in the map DP...great job! BTW, I love your blog layout!

Amy Johnson said...

What a cool card! I love it! Love the colors and the road map!

Gloria said...

Awesome card! Love the map in the background.