Monday 1 March 2010

Cards For Men challenge #5.....

.....And what a challenge it WAS!
This week's challenge at Cards For Men, is sponsored by the none other than, the amazingly talented Tracey of.... The Stamping Boutique

(Anyone know how to put a link in a picture, I have no idea how to do it)?

I digress! Donna, our glorious leader and owner of  Donna's Den, has challenged the DT to do PAPER PIECING with our chosen digi image from the Stamping Boutique. 'No problem,' sez you. 'No problem,' sez me!
Errr 'till I came to actually do it. I had to finally use my last remaining brain cell and use it I did!

OK! I chose 'AJ the race car driver'. You can find him HERE

Here's what I came up with.......

I wanted to paper piece the tyres and the chequered flags. 
I Googled 'black and white check' and found an amazing wavey image. Then I Googled 'Face on, car tyre' and eventually found the perfect image. Hmmm, now, can't stamp a digi image, so how do I get the patterns onto the flags and wheels? Here's what I did......
I adjusted the dimensions of the images in Publisher then printed them out.
I traced the flags and the wheels on the digi  image with a pencil.
Transferred them to the printed out patterns/images and cut round them.
Sounds dead easy typing it out. (now I know what to do, it IS easy)! LOL
I coloured everything with Copics and added Diamond Glaze to the lights and 'radiator' for shine/glass and some little stars, 'coz AJ IS a star!
The panel of DP is by Provocraft.
I Made a rosette for AJ 'coz he's a winner with me and Bob's your Uncle!
I'm really pleased with this card and I will definately be using this image a LOT.
(I have also entered this card for the ABC Challenge. Which is also paper piecing).

Well, I've just written War and Peace so I'll shut up and recommend you all hop on over to Cards For Men
to take in the fabulous samples by the other uber talented  DT girls and hopefully, join in with the challenge.
*The prize for one lucky winner, is 5 images of your choice,  from The Stamping boutique*
'See' you there!
Viv xxx 


Lisa B said...

LOL!! I clicked on your blog so I can see this adorable card (which I absolutely love!) and my girlies are sitting next to me crying whinning..arrghhh...But the minute I clicked on your blog they instantly stopped! I think I may have to keep your blog up all day!!!!!!!!


Nannieflash said...

Hi Viv, it sounds as though you had quite a journey to get to the finish card, its gorgeous by the way and very professional looking. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Jackie said...

Viv, it's absolutely fabberlous, but then I wouldn't expect anything less of you and your amazing talent :o)
Jackie xx

Marisa said...

Oh Viv, this little image is beyond adorable!!! You had done a fabulous job with this card - love it!!

Donnas Den said...

Well, viv, your efforts were well worth it. The card's wonderful,

Take care,

Donna xx

Lori said...

Hi Viv, This card is adorable. I am one of your blog candy winners from awhile back and have been watching you for a long time. To add links to your pictures, add picture to you post and highlight it, then go to the top and you will see a funny little chain thing, click on it and it will pop up a box to add the link. Put in the link and click o.k. Boom! Your done. You can also do this by highlighting any words you want to add links to. Hope this helps. Hugs Lori

Emma said...

Hi Miss Viv!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!! It is ADORABLE & your coloring is just AMAZING! Thanks for sharing yet another beautiful!
big hugs to you!

Janice W. said...

Viv you are so funny! I love reading your posts! This card is absolutely adorable! I love it!
Hugs, Janice

Renee said...

Viv this is just the cutest! Love the race car!!

thread-bare said...

Viv I just love this card & the image is just gorgeous. Another cutie to add to my wish list. Love the papers. I too had a hard time the first time I did paper piecing but I think I have mastered it to some degree now lol!!! xx Clare x

Natalie said...

Great card Viv. x

Beth Norman said...

well, didn't you get creative. Great card!

Bev said...

The time to work out what to do with your card was well spent, I think its fabulous....well done.

Pretty-In-Ink said...

So cute Viv! xx

Helen said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

PS - good luck with the DT call!

maddy hill said...

viv thats such an awesome card - you have inspired me to add the image in my wish list book mark..

love the attention to detail and all the work of tracing and making a rossette - just fabulous !

Cathy said...

Fab paper piecing and a great card.
Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
Cathy xx