19 February 2012

Man and Machine

Today is my Dad's birthday and we're off to celebrate over lunch. I thought that I adored my Dad - but then my children came along and they took it to another level! He is their unofficial hero! I thought I ask them why - for Freya it's his 'utter kindness' and for Tom 'because he's really nice and he lets me help him in the garage' and it's Tom's comment that prompted this card and tag. 
My Dad is a racing driver at heart. I'm sure if you cut him open there would be go faster stripes instead of veins! He has had a successful amateur racing career for 50 years and a variety of cars that he has lovingly built to race and cars he's restored from rusty shells to beloved members of the family. 
PaperArtsy's Hot Pick 1106 a natural choice! I made both the card and tag the same way, covering both with a layer of London Night Fresco Paint and used both this and Vintage Lace Fresco Paint to 'bump' stencils (Mini Bingo and Cogs). 
I sanded the images lightly and stamped the car and sentiments in Jet Black Archival Ink. I did sand the car image again as it looked a little stark! I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges. I hope my Dad likes them and that he has a truly wonderful day. Thank you for sharing this with me.
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10 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a great card and tag I'm sure your dad will love them. Hope he's had a fab day. Zo x

Jo said...

Ho ho love the colours and lovely sentiments from Freya and Tom. Miss my Dad in his oily overalls and swarfega under the sink (he was a mechanic) Have a great day. jo xx

Helen said...

What a lovely card and tag, your Dad will love them, and I am sure he loves Freya and Tom as much as they do him. Have a gret day.

hazel said...

I love your dad's card and tag and I'm sure he did too.
xxx Hazel.

Bev said...

I absolutely love the car stamp and the background technique. I struggle lots for boys cards and this is lovely!

victoria h said...

Great stamp and texture in the background.

Kitty said...

Arr loved the tag and card. Bet he did too. Well done xx

Kittu said...

Arr loved the card and tag, bet he did too xx

sue law said...

I'm sure you dad loved these, they're fab, Gabrielle...I wish I had seen this a week ago...I've been trying to remember who made that stamp...I think PaperArtsy was the only stamp company I didn't look at! I knew I had seen it somewhere!! I had a similar motoring card to make this week and I ended up getting a photo off the internet!
Sue
x

sue law said...

I'm sure you dad loved these, they're fab, Gabrielle...I wish I had seen this a week ago...I've been trying to remember who made that stamp...I think PaperArtsy was the only stamp company I didn't look at! I knew I had seen it somewhere!! I had a similar motoring card to make this week and I ended up getting a photo off the internet!
Sue
x