31 January 2009

Biker Love

Hi again, I'm trying to catch up with posting as I had a few days this week without internet. This card is for Papertake Weekly and a great sketch to follow by Dawny P. I really love this layout and the three background panels is a favourite style for me, I haven't used it before with the off centre image panel and really like it. I've used my Sketching Stamper Digi-Stamps image 'Biker Love' and coloured with promarkers. I was trying to get a slick feel for this card and have used gloss black card for the outer panels which I embossed with the CB distressed stripes folder, it doesn't show up too well but I was trying to get the effect of tyres too! The centre panel is dark pearlescent grey punched card. I punched some holes on the left and centre panels near the bottom, tried to add some orange eyelets and failed miserably, just can't get the hang of those things and so I haven't quite got the interest in that area now, ah well, one of these days I'll get the hang of the big bite but I am beginning to wonder if life's too short for me and the hole puncher of doom. I laced in the holes with some black cord added the ace of hearts charm and then threaded the rest of the cord through the grey card and over the edge at the other side for where the die cut letters rest to follow the sentiment strip part of the sketch. Added the orange gem to finish TFL.

Materials:
Image: Sketching Stamper Digi-stamps 'Biker Love'
Colouring: Promarkers in ice grey 2, 3, 4, aegean, royal blue, pastel yellow, gold, black
Card: Gloss black and turquoise A4 card from The Craft Barn. Pearlescent grey punched card, don't know the make I'm afraid.
Embellishment: Cuttlebug distressed stripes embossing folder, hole puncher of doom aka cropodile big bite, black cord from Hobbycraft, Go Create alphabet dies (Craft Barn), ace of hearts charm and orange gem from stash.

25 comments:

Alison said...

This is fantastic Chris, very striking and I love the black embossed. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris this is brilliant!
Love your awesome colouring and just fabulous card and papers.
You have made me laugh at your big bite antics. I think that cord looks just perfect!
hugs
kim x

TaraG said...

WOW Chirs!!! this is super stunning! What a fabulous image you have designed! I love the card design too and the colours are perfect! Well, the lucky guy to get this card will know that you definitely love him,smile!!!
Hugs,t

Mandi said...

Fantasti cards Chris, the image is super..you are so clever! Maybe I can resist those images no longer! mandi xx

Debbie said...

Wow fabulous card Chris, great image and I love the stunning colours....despite your struggle with 'BIg Bite' the lacing looks great!
Debbie x

Steph said...

What a cool card - striking! you're so versatile :) xxx

Taniaj said...

LOVE THIS CARD AND THE BIKE IS GREAT , WILL BE MAKING DH HIS VALENTINE CARD FROM IT TX

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the image and the colouring is beautiful. Michele x

card crafted said...

Great card! As always your colouring is superb!

I used to have a major problem with eyelets and thought I must be defective because everyone else seemed to fire them in no bother....but I foubd out it was all down to the tools. I tried them all - all of them, and not a one would give results....until I got the provocraft silent setter! It is just the BEST! No moving parts, sets 3 different sizes and even has the hole punch bits to go with it. It comes in it's own handy zippered pouch and is a dream to use (and totally, totally silent). I'm setting eyelets like a pro now, lol. You should look into it, I love mine and wouldn't be without it.

LOL, it sounds like I'm on commission or something, hahahah. (I'm not btw, lol)

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Wow, this is fantastic - there is no end to your talent - well perhaps eyelets !!!

Have a great weekend,

Hugs,

Jo x

Sandra said...

Lovely card Chris...love your image,great colouring as always,
Take care
San x

Donna said...

Wow, this is such an amazing card Chris and the black & blue colour combi is really stiking :) Donna x

Hayley said...

Stunning card - your colouring is amazing and the colours really work well together.

kim-paperbabe said...

WOW Chirs!!! This is so stunning! What a fabulous and amazing image you have designed! I love the card design too and the colours are just perfect! hope you're well, HuGs Kim :D

Kathy said...

Your coloring is just awesome!! I love it and really get excited to look at it when I get the message that you have a new post!! (LOL)
Also nice save with the eyelet punches!! Have a great week-end :)Kathy

cats whiskers said...

he! He! I know 4 boys (or men should I say) who would love this card, such fabulous colours hun that blue is just breathtaking, must get on with making my boys one each of these fabby cards
Thanks for the inspiration dear
Big Hugs
Jacqui x

Leonie said...

Nice card and great stamp! My father would love it!!

Leonie xx

Monique said...

Chris, what a great card! I love it!

xx Monique

Carolyn Bounds said...

How cool is this?!?! My boys would love this!!! It reminds me of a poster my oldest son used to have on his wall when he was younger:o) Oh, to have him be a boy again... I love it!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Rach said...

wow Chris a fabulous and striking card, you colouration always blows me away..you are one talented lady. hugs rachxx

Katy said...

Fantastic colouring :)

xx

steph said...

This is lovely - gorgeous papers and that bike is fab! Thanks for joinng us for the PTW challenge! x

Love to Doodle! said...

Fabulous Chris - a stunning creation...xx

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh, what a cool image!! Love the lacing at the bottom!

SmilynStef said...

What an awesome masculine card ... love that brilliant blue.