Thursday, 30 January 2020

Colouring Like a Girl

Hello Nomad friends.  There's a new challenge in blogland and it's being run by some crafty blokes.  All the challenges are going to be masculine themed, which is great to help with those difficult male cards, and they are kicking off with Cars.  Now, I gotta admit I am not a petrol head, although I have a number of nephews who are, so I am going to apologise in advance for my colouring of this car, which I realise is far from perfect. 

Some time ago I saw this Trading It Amy Design Car Frame die and I couldn't resist.  I loved the cool circles and the car.  But I've never used it!!!  Today I spotted it while looking for something else and decided today was the day!  I cut it from some retro patterned paper.  I backed the cuts in the car with some black paper that I embossed using the die to give a bit more dimension.  I'm thinking maybe the door panel and that bit on the wing should have remained retro colour!  Say la doo dah!!   Then I decided to colour the car with Promarkers.  I'm actually quite pleased with how it turned out, although I admit the wheels were a bit of a challenge.  I would probably do some things differently next time, but overall, I think it's acceptable.  I used red Promarker for the car body, grey on the grill/mirrors and black on the tyres.  I really like how the pattern from the paper adds some shading to my Promarker colours.  I used the die to cut some gold card for the headlights.  The Gratulerer med Dagen (happy birthday) was cut from a Kort og Godt paper sheet.  I edged it with blue ink and added a couple of green pearls.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Creative Crafting Uncles Challenge #1 - Cars
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Challenge - New Things first time using this car frame die
Hobbykunst Januar Utfordring - Dies
Papirdukkene Januar Utfordring - Dies
Scrappesyken - Gratulerer Med Dagen


The Colourist said...

What a great card. Thank you for sharing it with us. Cheers, Shawn

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Well, it looks like you aced this challenge!

Arlene said...

Great masculine card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our January challenge.

Alex said...

Wonderful masculine card. Isn't it the fun part to have some cards, images, die cuts that are not working as expected?
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

Crafty greetings

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