Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dented Old Jalopy!

Don't laugh, but I drive a 1998 Buick!!  Sad as it may be, the car looks new and has only around 60,000 miles.  Sometime back, someone at must have rolled their back on my hood with some type of a hitch.  Not a huge dent mind you, but enough to kind of bother me.  Well there is a group of us friends and has it turns out, one of the friends has a paintless dent repair shop.  Well we brought my car in and he spent about 1/2 hour on the repair and now you would never know there was a dent.  I decided to make a thank you, but a card for a repair kind of guy, was not going to cut it.  So I thought why not the Tim Holtz "Old Jalopy" in a magnet form that he could place on his tool box. 
I added the copper heavy foil paper with two way adhesive to black chipboard and then cut.  I used Tim Holtz handy little hammer to add a variety of dents, now that was a no brainer for a dent repair man!  I love this hammer and it works so well for flattening brads in cards and tags.  The little bits were done with painted grungepaper (Metallic paint) and then I applied a variety of alcohol inks with copper fixative.  I then cut the magnetic paper and layered the two.  Had to also add some hubcaps to finish this off. 

I took about 10 pics of my little helper, Molly, while I was trying to clean up my craft room the other day.  It is hard at times to do things in my room, when it has to be shared.  The  pictures were taken in only a few minutes time and show her moving from one area to the other, each time I moved.  I think you get the picture!  Hope you like my dented old jalopy!  Have a most wonderful day and I do thank you for taking the time to visit and comment. 

41 comments:

Jingle said...

That is too cute! I love it!

Shar said...

Awesome magnet! Love that copper...then again I am partial to anything of that hue :)

Cath Wilson said...

Brilliant idea and beautifully done. Bet they love it!

1CardCreator said...

What a thoughtful idea to give him a magnet. It looks fabulous Terry, I love how you added the dents and his company name too.

Diana said...

What a fun idea - your friend will love it

Cgra said...

Fantastic magnet! Love your helper as well; pets make everything better.

craftattack said...

Great piece, lovely *thank you* idea! And your dog is sooooooooooo cute!
Valerie

Laura said...

What a great idea. I'm sure he's going to love. And while my own car is in the shop at the moment, and the Car Dr. a very likeable guy, you've got my wheels turning to see how I can show my appreciation for him too! (no pun intended, but fits!)

Now I just have to order the die!
Laura

Vada said...

Sure Hope This goes through, I Too Love Tim's Littlr Hammer!!! Aiso Love "Your Helper", wink, wink.. Beautiful work on the car Terry. Hugs Vada

Ira said...

This is brilliant Terry! Love how you dented your car and made it out of copper! Our cars are approx. the same age, ours is from 1999 (and still looking quite new, we always stall it in the garage after driving), wouldn't want to drive another one, all I have to do now is get a new BMW logo, someone stole it from the hood... My 9-year old niece suggested I make one myself, lol!!

Ali Manning said...

This is awesome, Terry - I love the way you created this. And your little helper is the cutest!

Just me said...

I love your jalopy magnet! What a great idea!
Love your little friend too! Mine do the same thing, following me around! lol I have two little ones who keep me company in my scrap room.

Debi said...

Terry that is so cool- very clever idea- and looks Fab, Debi x

Kathy Eddy said...

Who wouldn't love to get that baby! It's awesome Terry and Molly is pretty cute too. I love how you dented the car.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely brilliant! What a great idea for the occasion! I think there is an animal who runs riot in my craft room sometimes too, which is a bit worrying as i don't have any pets,

Lucy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Terry, your car looks fab.

Linda R. said...

That old jalopy look great. I would have never come up with something so clever... Happy day to you!!

Hugs, Linda

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very cool magnet! I love how you added the dented accents- love the color. It will be an awesome gift to your friend. Awww what a sweet poochie- mine does the same thing to me- he is like a two year old following me around for attention!

Michele said...

what an incredibly thoughtful and perfect gift! very cool magnet Terry. and cute little mama's helper, too! :) xo

Sharon said...

Love your "jalopy" Terry!!!! And I love your dog too!!!

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant oh just love love what you have done here hun,amazing,and as for your helper hun oh he is just so super cute love him,hugs cherylxxxx

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh Terry, what a brilliant magnet - totally gorgeous!!!! What a fabulous thank you gift for the car repair man.

Lovely photos of your faithful companion Molly too x

lynne said...

Terry
This magnet is amazing!!! To even come up with such an idea is so clever, very original and love the effect you created.
Molly is soooo cute.
Wishes
Lynne

Dezinaworld said...

My kind of creation. Beautiful work on this piece its stunning
hugs June x
ps, hope you are well and if you get chance, pop by my dezinaworld blog today and grab the free autumnal background if you want it

2amscrapper said...

Hi Terry! I haven't visited for a while! This is a most terrific idea!

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow Terry, this is just fabulous, so original and stunning colours.
Love Molly's pics, she just wanted to be part of everything right?
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Gerri Herbst said...

such an amazing magnet. What a clener idea!

Christine said...

Love your dented jalopy and the perfect gift for your friend!!!

I about got the die today but spent too much money as it is! Your studio helper is adorable. I have one of those as well!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

So creative GF, and I just love Molly, and you too of course!

Craftgirl said...

I love this and guess what that little hammer is one of my favourite tools too.
Carol C

Kim Dellow said...

Oh fabulous! Love it! Kim

Georgie Horn said...

I have a kitten that follows me around my little work area too!
I'll be having a giveaway soon on my blog. Please pass it on to your followers too. I want to gain followers!
THANKS Terry!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the old dented jalopy - looks fab cut from the metal! Cute pictures of Molly!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great thank-you card.
Rinda

Netty said...

Molly is so cute and such a great helper Terry.
Wow loving your copper jalopy, terrific work. Enjoy your week. Annette x

Jan said...

love...love...LOVE this!

Marjie Kemper said...

I don't think you could've come up with a better thank-you. Your car magnet is fantastic, Terry!

Lynn Stevens said...

hahaha your so funny Terry! Only YOU would think to make a dented jalonpy for your repair guy! Brilliant and so happy the dents are now gone more amazing is the low miles on your car! WOW. wish I could say that!
Love your doggy pics!
hugs Lynn

Beth said...

Hey Terry I really really like this I was surprised I thought you had used embossing powder to get the look you achieved,and your pup is gorgeous and looks like a lot of help.

Lisa said...

Terry, I LOVE it! What a great idea to give to a dent repair man. I bet he just loved it too. And of course Molly is adorable! My dogs are at my feet in my craft room as I type -- I guess they just like being a part. LOL
Btw - sorry to hear about your PC probs. I know the annoyance of it all! I'm wondering if you might need to go to the Control Panel settings -- you might be able to fix some of the signon issues there.

Leisa said...

It's a cute gift. That old jalopy design has the feel of a classic car, don't you think? In any case, it's great that you got that dent fixed. Letting it stick around for too long would make the repairs harder, especially considering the age of your car.

Leisa Dreps

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