Friday, March 7, 2014

Scooting By to Say Hi

The latest newsletter for Paper Smooches hit my inbox yesterday morning and I was instantly smitten with a card created by Emily Leiphart. It used a scooter from Spiffy Scooters and a couple of super cute critters. I went shopping with my friend, Becky, yesterday and picked up the scooter stamp set just so I could make this card! Well, no, I've had my eye on this set for a while, but this card pushed me over to the "must have it now" side. I am so glad I was able to create this card! I came out just as cute as I'd hoped. 
This is the card that inspired me.

Here's my version.

I used colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits to color the images. Paper Smooches now carries a die to cut out the scooter image, but I don't own it, so all of the images are fussy cut. you can also see my very first real attempt to sponge clouds using a mask. I stamped the cloud image in the Spiffy Scooters set, cut it out and used it as a mask for sponging Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the background. I used foam dots to pop up the images to give them some dimension. The "road" was eyeballed and cut. And while you probably can't tell at all in the photo, I did use my Wink of Stella clear glitter ink marker to add a little sparkle to the head lights on the scooter. 

I have to say this card got a thumbs up and oh how cute from Jessica when I showed it to her after we got home from school. Yay!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy day.


Alanna said...

Oh my gosh Jeanne, this is is so darn cute. Your coloring is fabulous and your sky background is perfect.

How fun that you were able to go out and purchase this set.

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely adorable!

KayM said...

OOOOOOH!! The cutest card EVER!! OmGoodness! I adore adore that scooter and those cute little animals and you have colored them so beautifully! After seeing this card, those cute stamps are going straight on my wish list! You have outdone yourself on this one! Love it! ;)

Sharli Schaitberger said...

It is wonderful - so fun! I love your clouds - I actually thought it was design paper until I read that you sponged them! WOW. This is very inspiring! I'm with KayM - I want these stamps now, too! LOL


Anonymous said...


I love the card and how you improvise. You are so creative!

Hugs, Tamara

Barb said...

Oh my goodness, Jeanne! I don't know where to start...this card is fantastic! I love your cloud background...fabulous job there. Your coloring ROCKS! And you don't need a die, your fussy cutting is perfect. All around OUTSTANDING job. I LOVE it!

stampmonkey said...

What an adorable card, Jeanne! It's so fun --I'm not surprised at all that Jessica loved it. And you did a beautiful job on your clouds too!

Inkyfingers said...

What a great take on Emily's lovely card, Jeanne. I love how you made up the background and the road.
have a great Easter and I hope you enjoy some chocolate.