Sunday, June 14, 2009

Catch him if you can!

My newest creation in my bid for a guest design spot for Hanna Stamps was a ton of fun to do! After the hectic day I had, I feel a bit like I've been somewhat of a 'speed racer' myself! I hope you all and the folks at Hanna Stamps like 'Riley Earnhardt' too!

'Riley Earnhardt' has been racin' around in his little car trying to get all the errands Sophie sent him to do completed! As an ode to racefans all around, including the husband of a friend of mine - I made this sweet Riley checkered flag and inserted into a chocolate filled commemorative travel mug as a little gift! I do hope he'll get a kick outta it!

The flag is a wooden plant stake, which I quickly sanded before affixing the checkered background to it. I stamped Racecar Riley onto a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored him in with my Copics - E35 (chamois), E37 (sepia), YG91 (putty), and Y28 (lionet gold). I colored his car in with Y17 (golden yellow), and added a R29 (lipstick red) pinstripe! Then I put anoter stripe of R29 on the arm of his tracksuit and colored in his scarf. The tires and headlight housings are in W5 (warm gray 5) while the rims and bumpers are W1 (warm gray 1), as is the shadow around him. I cut him out using my round QuickKutz dies, and used the next size up to cut two SU Real Red circles as well. I mounted the image on one of the red circles. I stacked my pop dots 3 high all around the backside of the image, and placed the flagstick between and centered it. Finally I put a thick bead of glue on the stick, took the sticky paper off the dimensional stacks and sandwiched the other red circle on it - effectively making Riley a flag -hugger!

Since I've been noticing something wonky going on with some of my photos in the last week or so, I've enlisted the aid of the ever helpful Chris Byrd, and his beautiful wife, Joy (SCS ID: Daiseyfreak). Chris created the lovely new watermark you will be seeing attached to each of my submissions. Be sure to email me, or leave a PM for 'daiseyfreak' on Splitcoaststampers if you'd like any information on how to easily and affordably retain the rights to your own creations! It also adds a nice professional touch to your pictures too!

Heading into the pit for a 'rest' to you tommorrow! Scrappy

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