Saturday, January 12, 2013

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

This is the first challenge of "2013" at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and Yvonne has chosen the theme of "Trains, Planes and Automobiles."  My lovely DT Sisters have so much stamping inspiration to share with your so ride, fly or drive on over and join us.  There is always a prize from Cottage Crafts and a Top Three selection.
Well this lovely Route 66 collection from Artistic Outpost, really got my motor running!  You can also join in the January Referral Program "Anything Goes" with Artistic Outpost stamps.  Simon Says Stamp and Show wants us to "Embrace the Old" and my stamps are old as are the days of "Route 66,"  so we are taking a ride and join in.  Frilly and Funkie wants us to "Follow Your Muse" and my route, other than Route 66, is to incorporate more color.  Well along with keeping it a little on the grunge side, I could not help but think of the days of "Neon" signs and pretty much let that be my guide.  I knew I wanted some bright colors as well as the vintage tones, so I kept my "Motel and Route 66" signs on the bright side and this is what I did.  These were stamped with Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemon Distress Inks and then clear embossed.  The "Route 66" was then masked and I stamped the little map with Archival Coffee in a random pattern, but covering the entire piece of card stock.  I did use pieces of paper to cover stamped areas as I did not want overlapping map text.  Peeled off my masking and then heat seat.  The background was also inked with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  The old car was colored using Stampin Up chalks.

Masked and Stamped
Finished Background
 
Whatever your vehicle of choice was, I do thank you for stopping by today.  I know we all have limited time, so your visits and comments are always appreciated.

Stamps:  Artistic Outpost, Route 66
Inks:  Distress, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Archival Coffee
Clear Embossing Ink and Powder


46 comments:

CuddlyBunny said...

Awesome card Terry! Now I *really* want to take a road trip this summer!

Hope your new year is fantastic thus far!

Netty said...

Terrific card Terry and some awesome stamping. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great way to showcase those stamps and meet your own color push. Love it! Need to get my maps out and plan something for this summer...

Beth said...

This is such a cool card Terry and that background what a fabulous job GF love how you added the color to the Route 66 great masking also.
Hugs

Sharon said...

Oh this is great Terry - great stamps and I love the bright colours!!

Debi said...

looks great Terry, I love the bright colours too :-) Debi x

Yvonne Garner said...

Love this Terry! Bright colors look fabulous with this stamp set. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Yvonne

Dots Dabbles said...

These are such classic stamps Terry! I love the pop of colour with the route 66 signs, it just brings the whole lot together. I so want that set of stamps lol.
Dot x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- love the colors you used with the Rt 66 signs- and the BG map. Love the soft blue of the car too. Fun card!

Linda R said...

What a fun card. I just love the fun colors. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

Christine said...

Love your route 66 card! It's refreshing to see some color using this style of stamp. Makes me want to hit the road!!!

Redanne said...

Hi Terry, I really love that set of stamps and the way you have incorporated the colour around the edges really makes the card pop. The map background is fabulous too....

craftattack said...

Great piece. Terry, love the background stamping, too! Have a great Sunday, hugs, Valerie

lilscrappers said...

I have seen a few cards made with this stamp this morning and I find that I am drawn to it. Thanks for showing how you did that background, because I had my head close to the screen trying to figure it out 'til I scrolled down, lol.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fantastic, Terry, so striking,

Lucy x

wwilloww said...

I'm screeching into your blog in a '55 buick, robin's egg blue and white!!! My first car was actually battleship (Earl Scheib) gray by the time I got it LOL but I remember it in its glory days and that is just what your card evokes, The Glory Days!!! I love how you created it, inspired by neon signs and paper maps!!! Great job Terry!!! Now I have to go find the blogger spam file. I've never heard of it before.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh this is so cool, Terry. Love the look of your neon colors and the way you stamped MOTEL around the edges. Super use of this AO plate!

Hugs,
Linda

Sarah said...

A really great retro look and fabulous stamping! Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show! Sarah.

Ira Huberts said...

Fab road trip creation Terry, makes me want to travel right away, lol! Really love those fine colours, they do have a lovely vintage feel!
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Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, Really love the background with the Neon signs, gives a perfect retro feel to this wonderful card.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday
Avril xx

Electra said...

I love the colours you have used in this Terry, it's beautiful!!

Buttons said...

I love that you chose such retro colours for your border as they go so well with the age of the car. What a great card Terry. Hugs, Jenny x

Fliss said...

A real stunner Terry and just love the bright surround which sets of the background so beautifully.
Many congratulations on your Artistic Outpost news too - well done!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Terry,love the vibrant colours on the background. Sue C x

Karin said...

fabulous card, great background!

Claire said...

Wow Terry, what a gorgeous card! Clever stamping and fab colour palette
Claire xx

Sue said...

This is fabulous Terry, gorgeous colours and a lovely retro feel to it xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card Terry, love that stamp plate.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card, the background turns out wonderful.

lynne said...

Such a cool Retro vibe going on with this card and amazing stamping.
Wishes
Lynne

Buttons said...

Back in my official capacity (and this feels REALLY odd when said to you!) this is such a great use of retro colours and fantastic stamping. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this time:) Hugs, Jenny x

Michele said...

outstanding! i am very fond of this color scheme. xo

Ellie Knol said...

I always love to see what all the DT members have done with the theme- this is beautiful, I like your take on the 'challenge'.


xxxx Ellie xxxx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Amazing card Terry .
Love the way you made the background.
Greetings Janny

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love the colors, great collageie card. So you found my comments buried in spam.....wow, and what a good friend you are GF, even tho you didn't see me comment, you continued to comment on my blog! Wow, what a friend, huggerz

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW Terry, That's so cool and a lot of masking!

After reading your post I checked my span folder ,over 800 in there. Yikes. most were spam but a few were real bloggers. I'll have to keep my eye on that. Thanks for the heads up GF.
Taxes are almost done. YIPEEEE
hugs Lynn

Alexa said...

Great stamping Terry - makes me feel like getting in the car and heading off! x

1CardCreator said...

Love this Terry, love how you masked it off and used different colored inks too, looks totally fabulous!

Vada said...
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Vada said...

Well I'll try this again.
Hello GF, I'm back in the blogging world. What a Outstanding card Terry, and suck great colors too.
Having problems posting pic's to my blog, got any ideas?
Hugs Vada

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love the retro feel of these Terry! Great colors and fabulous work! Hope you have a spiffy week my dear!

Nancy

Donna Gibson said...

Hi Terry! What a cool card! I love your inspiration of neon lights! It works perfectly with that stamp set. "Get your kicks...on Route 66."! I love that old song! Now I'll be singing it in my head for the rest of the day! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

Terry said...

Hey Terry here is the other Terry, thanks for joining into the fun over at Frilly and Funkie wohoooo loving your card and the stamps that you have used are fabulous, thank you for sharing I love it Hugs Terry xxxx

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, big big apologises for being so late in commenting. I will give myself a slap LOL! This is fabulous, I love the colourful stamped edging around the card, such a gorgeous array of stamping. Have a lovely day. xx

Esther said...

Hi Terry - love the retro look of your card, great colours and stamping..Esther xx

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Such a stunning card:)
*Hugs, Inger*

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