Thursday, June 14, 2012


Hello Friends!

I have a card for a very special man today!  Father's Day is this weekend and my husband requested a card for his dad.  He is so full of life and loves to buy old things that will someday look new again.  He just needs to find that time to make all those things new again.  Maybe in retirement, huh!

He has several tractors and a few cars that are pretty rusty.  He just loves to tinker with them.  So when my husband asked, I immediately thought of an old rusty tractor.  I found this Just Inked digital image.  My next step was to find some pictures of old tractors so I could see how they rust.  Mission accomplished!

I colored my image with copics and cut it out with a spellbinders labels 20 die.  I puts some post it notes in the sky for clouds and airbrushed blue for the sky.  I then removed the post it notes and airbrushed again with B000 to soften the clouds a bit.

The paper is by The Paper Studio, the old barn siding fits perfect with a tractor!  I distressed the edges to give it more of an old look.  The sentiment is stamped on chipboard with a Stampavive, Tina Wenke image.  The sprockets are by the man, Tim Holtz.  Yeap, hubby makes fun of me for my love of Tim. lol.

Can you Imagine the Possibilities for this tractor?

The inside caption I typed up on the computer.  Used the same spellbinders labels 20 as the front and added another sprocket.  The sentiment was printed on white cardstock and airbrushed with E33 to soften it a bit.

Copics used

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Trimmies Craft Challenge -Father's Day
Charisma Cardz -Male Cards
Crafting for all seasons - For Man
Fab 'n' Funky - Fathers' Day
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing all those fathers a very happy father's day!
Blessings until next time...


  1. Oh my goodness! I don't think I have ever seen grass look so real! You coloring is absolutely amazing! I love the rust on the tractor too! :D
    Marie XX

  2. An great male card. Like the way you coloured it.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  3. This is FABULOUS! The image is colored perfectly! Wow! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry for a second at our second prize!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  4. This card is stunning--this is from someone who grow on a farm and I know we had this tractor!

  5. You have really outdone yourself with this card girl! It is perfection!!!!

    There is an award for you on my blog:)

    Have a great weekend,

  6. I love this Athina! Great coloring on that tractor. I love the gears you added! :)

  7. A lovely card for your husband's Dad, I'm sure he will love it. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week

    hugs Vicky x x x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card, Athina! You are an exceptional colorist in every sense of the word! I hope you have a glorious weekend!

  9. A really beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

  10. What a fabulous Fathers day card, love the image and great colouring, love the grass.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. I love, love love your coloring and that awesome tractor. I saw your card on MIM and had to come and take a look.

  12. Really great card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  13. holy WOW! look at that gorje colouring! what a fabulous scene, and perfect card for a fella who's loved! the image is fab, and that paper is just lovely! thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with the Charisma Galz!

  14. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

  15. Awesome coloring and absolutely love the distressing.


  16. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!

  17. Amazing colouring, Athina. I love your sentiment and I'm sure your father-in-law loved it too. Great to see Labels 20 used for a male card.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you can join us tomorrow for a brand new challenge.

    Rachel x

  18. Athina, this is amazing! Your color is so beautiful. I love the little sprocket embellishments. I bet your FIL loved this card!!

  19. GORGEOUS coloring!! So amazing.


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