Saturday, May 30, 2009

CDS Sneak Peek - Motorcycle Mania



This is my last post for today - I promise! lol I have been waiting to show you this set since I finished off this card! This is a set called Motorcycle Mania and it will be released on June 1 from Clear Dollar Stamps :)

For this card I decided to try something a little different. Last month you may remember me making this card with a photo of an old world map that I found on the internet. I decided to try something similar for this card with the difference of instead of using a digital photograph, I copied digital wall paper. All of the papers on this card have been printed from free digital wallpaper and screen saver sites from around the web. I specifically searched for grafitti type images, flames, and skulls because I wanted to have a "bad to the bone" feel for the card.




See the decorative leather strips in the picture above? I have to thank my hubby for those! I was just about finished up with the card when I asked him if he thought that something was missing...more specifically what I could add to it to make it seem more "biker-ish". It was 11 pm and he brilliantly thought of leather. Bingo! We have a winner - except where was I going to get my hands on some leather at 11 o'clock at night? Da, da, da, dah...Bill to the rescue!

Bill recently purchase some new leather steel toe boots for work and they came with a rather large decorative support strap that really didn't sit in the right place on his foot...so he decided to cut them off unbeknown to me! I was a little more than horrified when he pulled them out of a bag that was sitting next to his recliner and handed them to me and said "Here. Use these." (just a reminder, that they were cut of his BRAND SPANKIN' NEW boots - I'm still a little traumatized by this! lol)

For the greater sake of a beautiful card, I took the decorative leather boot straps and defiled them further by slicing off some 1/8" strips and threading through my card! After all, it was still a great idea! lol I also had some decorative chain hanging around my craft room too so that magically attached itself to the card with screw look-a-like brads :)



The motorcycle was watercoloured using my Tobow markers with an Aqua Painter. I coloured the chrome with a silver gel pen and then took a grey Tombow to add some shading. I then took my Aqua Painter to remove some if the thickness of the gel pen overlay and to blend it with my Tombow Marker highlights.

That's all from me until later tomorrow, but be sure to hop around and check out all of the sets that are being previewed right now :)


*** Just a reminder that I have a little blog candy going on in this post if you want to check it out :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Motorcycle Mania
Paper: Gina K, Printer Coverstock, Watercolour, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Corner Rounder Punch, Brads, Decorative Chain, Leather Strips, Dimensionals, Sponges, Silver Gel Pen, 1/16" Circle Punch, Distressing Tool, Tombow Markers, Aqua Painter


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22 comments:

Linda Coughlin said...

That's such a cool card, Kim. I love the idea of adding the leather strips and the chain - very original and creative.

Tracey said...

Love this Kim! And such a perfect card for me at the moment since I am on way in the morning to the BAD (Bikers Against Despair) Ride! Lots of bikers getting together to raise money for a good cause!

Chris said...

I am just amazed not only at your creativeness - but your husband's participation. You are a lucky woman! (even if he cut up his new boots! tee hee)

I think I counted 4 layers on that motorcycle? wow, wow, wow!!

Kraftyaunt said...

You went the extra mile with all of the detail - - and thank you so much for sharing how you did all of that! I love those brads and the leather!! The entire card is just fabulous.

Linda Borneman said...

Kim, you always find the coolest embellishments from around the house! How come my house doesn't have those things? LOL

Love your Motorcycle Mania card -- that digital paper with the flames is not only perfect, but it's "really bad"! Love the chain, the leather laces (tell your DH thanks for support the cardmaking effort) and the whole card is just magically "Kim".

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

My jaw is still hanging open, even after reading the entire post Kim!! Your coloring is out of this world!! And the papers...ultra cool!! Not to mention DH's participation and donation!! WOW!!

Melissa said...

Wow This is incredible. this should be put in a frame and hung on the wall!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my Kim, this bike card is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Your coloring is dead on. Love the accents and the flames DP Perfecto chica. You nailed this. DH comes through for you too. Yay. Way to go hubby.

Elaine said...

Kim this is amazing! Absolutely stunning, as always! Love the chain.

tracy said...

such an amazing card just showed my husband who is a massive biker and he thinks it totally cool.
I so love the colours you have chosen and the papers work so well.
tracy x

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow, cool coloring, great papers and neat embellishing!

Cassie said...

Great card, Kim!

Anonymous said...

This bike cand is so cool#4611

Joani said...

How cool is that?! Your coloring is perfect!
Thanks for the creativity! And I left a little something for you on my blog!
Hugs,
Joani

diane said...

Have alot of harley friends/family. love the inspiration, chain and leather gives it just the right touch. cant wait to get this set. this is incredible! Diane

Beth S said...

Love this card Kim. Great colouring and combo of texture. Very striking.

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Wow, what a very cool card, I love the layering!
-Cher

leenda said...

WOW! Too cool!

Amber (bambi64) said...

That leather really sets off the card. Your hubby did a great job in suggesting the leather! And that chain.. awesome, awesome card!

Patricia Rose said...

wow, Kim, this is absolutely fantastic... awesome man card...
wonderful colouring and layered on the motorcycle, gotta love the leather and chain.... fabulous work of art...

Conquest Keepsakes said...

Hmm, I love the card Kim, and I'm wondering if I should give it a try and give it to my nephew who just totaled his bike in a high speed wreck. He's pretty torn up at the moment, nothing like road rash at 80 mph in shorts and a pair of loafers. No major injuries other than pride and lots of skin! Thank God for helmets and boys who wear them, if not much else! He has a great sense of humor, he'd probably love it! As usual, beautiful card, tastefully done, with a little help from the MAN!

Vicki

Claire Brennan said...

Good Lord!!! this is awesome!!