Sunday, February 13, 2011

Keep Truckin'

I've had the Abbey Road collection from My Mind's Eye sitting in my stash for a while, so I pulled it out yesterday with the intent of playing along with their sketch challenge this month.  The sketch is so simple that I was not sure exactly what I was going to do with it to dress it up.  Then I got the idea of making the large circle into a stitched shape to go along with the Round and Round collection... So, I downloaded some clip art of a truck, printed it out, layed it over a cardstock based and then punched holes through the design of the truck.  It took me about an hour to handstitch the design into the cardstock, but I love how it looks against the linen-like paper.  Basically this is the sketch flipped and with a truck instead of a large circle.  Although I might have strayed a bit....
This is the sketch by Anam Stubbington for the February Sketch challenge at My Mind's Eye.
I used some of the flocked chipboard alphabet that came with the Red Lush collection (also in my stash) and love how the texture and font of the letters look with this project.  I also used one of the chipboard "no parking" circles as my hubcap.
This was a fun cluster to create.  The cardstock die cuts combined with the chipboard accents made a cute little message.  I also used my Epiphany Crafts Button Studio to add the customized button with some patterned paper from the Round and Round collection.
Love how well the paper, die cuts and chipboard add so much color and movement to this page.  The arrows are particularly fun.  I added another hubcap with one of the cardstock die cuts.  They center nicely in the middle of the stitching.

Thank you so much for stopping by -

7 comments:

sillypea said...

Seriously cute and I think you really raised the bar in your vision to replace the circle with another shape - definitely going to keep this idea in mind. thanks for sharing!

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

BEAUTIFUL, as always, Liz!

Julie Howard said...

This is super cute, Liz! Very, very creative and imaginative. I love it. :)

Natalie Elphinstone said...

What a cute idea! This page is just wonderful :-)

scrapstampcrazy said...

Really great page.

Darla Weber said...

I love how you did the truck! And well worth the time spent on it.

Luv2talk said...

Wow! Way to make the sketch your own and trump it! The truck concept is awesome. The execution was even better. I'll stand back and admire from afar. LOL:)