Monday, June 06, 2011

Antique Wheels

Hello friends! I hope you had a good weekend. We once again had quite a bit of rain to contend with.
It is a new month which means Jen has a new sketch. Check out all the deets for this sketch here.

This card is my take on the sketch...

I started with some new October Afternoon 5 & Dime papers and lots of sponging with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The bike image and sentiment are from a Hero Arts clear set called Joy Ride. I used Spellbinder circle and scallop circle dies and some very poorly done stitching, lol. Sewing in a circle is just not my thing!! Tucked behind the image is a piece of red cardstock embossed with a CB die that has gears all over it, sorry, but I do not know the name of that one. The red and black paper I used is filled with numbers and ticket images so for the strip along the bottom I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix ticket die and simply stamped the sentiment in the center ticket.

You have all month to play along with the sketch challenge.

Here is a snippet of my life these numbers:
364...the number of google reader posts I am behind on reading days left for my boys
15...the age my oldest son will be on Wednesday
687... miles my husband is from us for the next two weeks
600+...dogs I helped check through a rabies clinic on Saturday vacation days for 2011, new jobs are tough!
21...the number of vacation days I need to keep sane
countless...weeds in the garden begging to be pulled out
1...HUGE and Loud toad/frog outside my bedroom window keeping me awake at night
1....BIG thank you for visiting my blog!!
Have a great day!


Bonnie said...

Love your card, Tracy!! Very clever use of colors and distress ink. You should make a card with a big old toad on it and stamp it especially hard to get even with that critter for keeping you awake! I liked your "life in numbers" summary, too. I'm starting a new job tomorrow and it will be a while until I acrue any vacation time also! Have a great week!

Cheryl said...

Great card! Love the vintage look to go with your vintage bike!