Saturday

Popi's Big Red Truck





Hello again! Well it took me longer to get back than I thought, My computer died about a month ago and I've been trying to get this new one set up but seems it's missing an sd slot. I didn't know those were optional but apparently they are so I thought I would show you one I did back in October and didn't get posted but it was saved on a usb stick. I can't load new pics onto my computer until I get a converter. Anyway....I think this is one of my favorite cards. Not just because it's for one of my favorite people but I don't do serious masculine type cards very often and the story behind this one is special. This illustration is by Laurie Wilson and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it to make my Popi a card while his memory is still intact (Alzheimer's). One of his favorite stories to tell is of my brother when he was a little kid asking " can we go for a wide in the big wed wuck Opi? " So this stamp reminded me of that old truck. I don't think he would have been more proud if I had given him the real thing! He carried his card around town and showed it off all week. It was awesome. That's the kind of thing that just melts my heart, ya know?
It's done on watercolor paper in colored pencils(something I wanted to try)with some sponging and distressing, the paper is from a discontinued SU scrapbooking kit.

17 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

This card is absolutely fabulous Shawne! Such a great masculine card, love it!

Happy New Year!

Hugs, Kelly

Lisa Lara said...

Man Shawne, I don't know how you get watercolor pencils to look like this. Wow. This story is so touching. TFS. I just love the dimension you achieved. Wow. Love it. You inspire me girl.

Cassie said...

Golly Shawne, this card is so meaningful. I love cards like that, and your story behind it is just wonderful. I'm glad it meant so much to him ;D

itsabrt said...

This card is incredible!!! I love the cloudy backdrop and how the truck seems to be rolling off the card! Beth

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome... very creative framing and beautiful detail work as always.

chercroppin said...

Oh my oh my Shawne! My husband's family always had old pick-up trucks like this that they would fix up to look new, so this one really grabbed my attention! My husband or his father would go crazy for this!

It looks 3-D and just pops right out at ya! Awesome papers, colors, and I love that cloudy background with that grass....I will have to show hubby tonight when he gets home : )

Jenny said...

LOVE what you did with the frame and background of truck! Color combo is great too!

Jamie said...

Oh my Shawne!! Love your story and this card is just FABULOUS!! Your layout and coloring is STELLAR!! The way the truck is popping out of the frame is GENIUS!!! Great job!! Happy New Year:)

Betty Wright said...

WOW!!! This is amazing, Shawne! Gorgeous design and detailing! It looks like Bella's truck from Twilight! Love it!

Good Luck with the computer stuff! It can be aggravating1 Blessings!

Marisa said...

This is wonderful. Love how the car comes out of the frame and how you made the sky.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

WOWsers!! LOVE the dimension on this card!! The colors are super fabulous, and your truck popping out of the frame is oh, so cool! Thanks for sharing the story behind it too.

Melody said...

This is wonderful! I love how the car peeks out!

True :) said...

Such a touching story Shawne. Brought a tear to my eye.
That is an amazing card! The truck seems to be driving right out of the front of it.
Have a great weekend my friend!
Hugs,
True :)

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, fabulous card Shawne - I love how the truck pops out the frame
And how nice for you that your Dad was so pleased with it

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

What a sweet story to go with this awesome card creation of yours. Love all the coloring!
:-)

Pamela said...

Awesome card Shawne!!! I still need your snail mail address to mail your prize stash for helping with my slogan I will also send you a copy of the business card!!! Can't wait to place my first REAL order with Clear Dollar Stamps...Want to do some samples???LOL Pam

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both awesome Shawne!! Love the shape and elegance of the first and your auto is perfect for a many card!!! I just love your stories and posts!!

hugs,
Chris