Sunday, October 20, 2013

Route 66

I must admit that if I were you Peeps, I'd be a TAD BIT AFRAID as to what the world is coming to, as it seems I am posting a mere week later than my last post. 

Be Afraid.  Be Very Afraid!! hehe

Well, in actuality, the world is continuing to spin on it's normal rotational axis.  I just needed to make a card for my FIL's birthday today!

Of course, my creative MoJo started in one direction and ended up completely turned around going in the opposite direction. 

I had this wonderful idea for another Gelli Print. After 3-4 attempts I got the look I was trying to achieve. 

Then, I was totally stumped.  LOVE the background.  I just can't figure out how to add any elements to it. So, I walked away from that gorgeous background and took the next exit on the creative road. 

It dawned on me last night that my FIL is 66.  And the light bulb went off in another creative room.  








The card is 5.5" square on a Chocolate Chip base. The hardest part of this whole "creative trip" was finding a map  that didn't have a million advertisements on it, since The Toad  refused to let me cut up one of his treasured maps.  I finally found a large enough section of an ad free portion of California and printed it off the computer.  I added Distress Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain ink to give it a more vintage look.  The stamp set used is from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz's Travel Ways.  I stamped the car with VersaMark ink and embossed with fine black embossing powder.  The Route 66 sign was stamped with Distress Fired Brick.  The Road Trip was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and sponged with a combination of Vintage Photo and Fired Brick.  Both the car and sign are adhered with dimensionals.  

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Now to figure out what to do with my Gelli Print.  I'm thinking it just might become a page in my "journey" creative journal!! Stay Tuned!!

'Till next time................enjoy where the journey takes you!
  







 

6 comments:

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a great card. And the road sign is perfect.

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Starla, I love it, and I am sure your fil will as well! Love that old card!I won't expect a card next Sunday, that would be too creepy! LOL! so glad you did find the time to make this and post! Days are so full I know. Have a wonderful Monday and week!

Glenda Brooks said...

Starla, this is just so creative! I wish my brain worked like yours. I've always been impressed with your pieces and this card is no different! Well done!

Stef H said...

this is absolutely stunning!!!! you have one very creative mine.... and an even better sense of humor!

hugs :)

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

Your mojo is right on target! What a great card for a 66th birthday. Hallmark needs to have you on their creative team. :)

Micki said...

You know that is a great idea..... Route 66 for a 66th bd. Love it. And I totally thought that the map was scrapbook paper. I bet he loved it.