Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Travel by Scooter

It's time for a new challenge at The Male Room, a challenge blog for cards for the men and boys in our lives. As always we have a theme for you to experiment with and this week it's
Any kind or shape of transport, or any idea that the cue word gets you thinking about is fine we love bicycles, motorbikes, trains, cars, get the idea.
For my card I needed  card for a teenage boy -don't you think those are the most difficult, especially if it' not your teenage boy, but a friend's son, or the friend of your son, anyway, I thought that this might just be acceptable

I used a freebie image from a magazine and stamped it onto card stock four times, once on grey, once on green once on blue and finally on white, then I cut various bits out and paper pieced the Vespa back together. The wheels and seat have glossy accents added to make the shiny effect. The green chevrons are a piece of DP and the tine is there because the sentiment needed balance.  I like the rounded corners on the blue cardstock mat, they add to the retro feel I think. The sentiment is from Best Dad Ever - I like the 'maleness' of the typeset.
I think I'm getting a bit better at making these cards for men now, I certainly need the practice as I live in a house with only one female (Me!) Do have a look at the blog where the rest of the DT have some fantastic cards to look at.
I am going to enter my card in a new-to-me challenge blog called Handmade Harbour where the theme is Men and Boys too and in ABC challenges, where they are celebrating National Children's day with a challenge for cards for kids (hope it includes teenagers!) Happy Crafting!


  1. Fab card louise!love ur colours and the paper piecing!x

  2. love the image I had the same nag and have used it a lot thanks for sharing with handmade habour this week
    Rachel DT

  3. There's a lot I like about your card - the colour scheme, the paper piecing, the retro feel - and the twine might be a small touch but it definitely adds something too! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Harbour x

  4. I love how you made that scooter - its terrific. LOVE also the dsp behind it. Really love everything about it - its perfect for a male young and old. Thanks for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.


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