Monday, June 29, 2009

Country Roads

Happy Monday to you! Here is a card I shared at the Gina K Designs release party last week. I used Asela's new set, The Journey, paired with the mountain scene from my new set, Happy Camper.

Here are a few details...

I used Copic markers to color the truck from The Journey. I started by laying down a layer of B21, then started adding the darks (B29 and B24) to the shadowed areas, using B21 to blend them out. Then I added some N3 to some areas to dull up the blue a bit, so it would look more like an old paint job. Finally, I used my blender pen to lighten some areas for highlights.

On the tires, I used W1 and W3 with my blender pen. For the chrome parts, I used C1 and C3.

For the wooden rails in the back, I used E33 and E55 and for the inside of the cab, I used N3 and N5.

For the background, I did some loose sponging. I made a horizontal band across the middle with Going Grey ink, then added Certainly Celery and Old Olive along the sides and bottom. Bashful Blue on the top and some Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip at a bit of a diagonal, to create a subtle impression of an old country road.

After sponging, I stamped the mountain scene from Happy Camper.

I added a bit of stamped grass to the foreground using another image from The Journey and then added the cut out truck that I colored earlier.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and a piece from the new free digital paper pack from Gina K, called, The Great Outdoors. The card base is a piece of the new Pure Luxury Soft Sand cardstock.

I am working on a tip sheet for Happy Camper, like Melanie does for her sets, and should be back in a few days with that.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day is fun and happy!


Patti J. said...

Wow Theresa, what a wonderful man-card! I love the background, and the awesome cut out truck! And, as always, your tutorial just rocked! Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card hun, fabby colouring as always.xx

Starla said...

WOW!! This is just WONDERFUL!

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Theresa.
Love the background, the truck is fabulous!!

Karen x

Marimer said...

Increible tutorial, estoy aprendiendo mucho con tus tutoriales, gracias por compartir, que tengas un buen dia.
Saludos desde Tenerife

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I love this old truck bumpin' along mountain roads!!! Totally brings back memories of Montana!!!

Elena said...

Wonderful card, Theresa! Love the background you created!

craftimamma said...

Love the way you've been building up scenes on these recent cards Theresa. Thanks for the how-to's!

Lesley Xx

buggin2stamp said...

What an awesome card Theresa. Very cool scenery with the mountains behind the truck.

asela said...

This is gorgeous!! Your new set is on the way to my house and I can't wait to combine it with my set. How fun!