Sunday, 25 October 2015

Toot toot!

Hello lovely people,

Phew, another busy weekend for me!
It all kicked off with a night out on Friday with much beer and dancing to celebrate a neighbour's birthday.
This was followed by a visit to friends yesterday, where we were treated to some tasty curry, cocktails and a glass (or 3!) of wine :-)
 After a wonderful cooked breakfast we headed back home and I enjoyed a nice quiet Sunday afternoon of crafting.

Appropriately the card I have to share with you today is the one I made for my neighbour's special birthday and it is also my first October card for the LOTV Design Collective.

I was struggling to find the right shade of red card to cut the numbers out of and then had what I thought was a rather a bright idea to cut them out of my usual white colouring card and colour them with my Copics.  A perfect match and I think the shaded effect looks good too!

Masculine card featuring cars stamp 'Toot Toot!' by LOTV

He loves vintage cars so the choice of image was a no-brainer and I got to play with this stamp for the first time - yay!

Masculine card featuring cars stamp 'Toot Toot!' by LOTV

Card recipe;
DP: Country Gent (discontinued) - LOTV
Dies: Large Frilly Frames #10 - Go Kreate, Puffy clouds - Memory Box, Advent drawer deco die set - Tonic Studios

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E34/37
Car: R27/46/39/59
Hat / glove: E42/43/44
Scarf: B91/93/95/97
Windscreen: B0000/000
Headlights: YR30/31
Greys: W00-7
Ground: E40/41/42/43

I hope you have all had lovely weekends whatever you have been getting up to :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

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  1. A brilliant card Kat. I love the image and the fab shape and layout. It sounds like you've had a wonderful weekend
    Lorraine x

  2. This is great - the red is really striking!! fab colouring as always x

  3. Great card! Love the colours and shading
    Sharon x

  4. Hi Kat, sounds like you need a quiet week to get over your fun weekend ! :)
    It's great to relax and spend time with friends though.
    Love your card, so striking in your colour choices and fabulous image colouring too.

  5. What a perfect card for a car loving chap and so brilliantly coloured, as ever. I bet he was chuffed to bits. I think we all forget that we have the power to replicate pretty much any colour with our alcohol markers or inks, yet still scrabble around in our scraps for just the right shade!! xx

  6. Gorgeous card Kat, I love the little touches of red. The patterned paper clouds look great.
    Katrina xxx

  7. What a fab card for a man..... and especially for a car lover!! The shade of red you've managed looks fantastic.... as we speak I'm making a note of the colours you used... I think I've used three of the four, but not the E39... that gives the perfect darker shading. And good thinking to colour the numbers too.. making them match so well!

    Sounds like you've had a lovely weekend.. good food, good wine, good company.... what more could we ever need in life?!

    Christine x

  8. What a fabulous card! I love everything about it especially your colouring which is brrrrrilliant, right down to the dimmed lights!

  9. What a beauty Kat...fabulous colouring, love the design and the shading on the numbers and image is awesome..brilliant card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Sounds like a fun weekend. I love toot toot and I love these colours. Wonderful shading and yes the numbers match so well. Fabulous card

  11. Love it, love it, love it! And colouring the numbers with your pens is obviously the perfect thing to do. It makes every kind of sense, yet I'll only think of it once in a blue moon, because I can be a bit blonde like that... And you're right. The shading is perfect.
    Gorgeous card. x

  12. This is absolutely super Kat and I am sure it was well received. Your colouring is amazing as always and matching the numbers with your copics...well what a brilliant idea! sounds like you had a fun weekend.

  13. Ooh sounds like you had a lovely weekend :-)
    What a fabulous card! Love this! Gorgeous design and beautiful papers and coloured image! Love the patterned clouds too!
    Lucy x

  14. One of my fave stamps. Excellent card. Fab design x

  15. So gla you had a fab weekend and your neighbour would have loved his card. Seriously cute image and love the colouring. Hugs Jennifer xx

  16. Hi Kat, sounds like a super weekend. I bet the birthday chap was over the moon with this beautiful card. Your colouring is truly exquisite. I love your shading (the numbers are wonderful). Plus, using red touches for the numbers and little gems to match the car is a gorgeous design addition. Absolutely stunning card in every way.

  17. That's a great idea with the numbers. I've used my copics to colour white card to matt an image onto before now. The shading is great too! Fab card Kat, I bet your friend was chuffed to bits with it.

  18. I love this card and it made me smile as soon as I saw it. Gorgeous colouring but I also really like the shape and layout too. Your neighbour is going to love this!
    I like the numbers and how you did them and yep, the shading really makes it pop. Plus, it's a great way to personalize a card.
    Fabulous make Kat!

  19. Just gorgeous, love this stamp! Jane x


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