Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Road Trip

When I saw this week's Sketch with a Twist of being "End of Summer", I didn't have to think.  I knew exactly what image to grab.  End of summer always means one last road trip before being tied back at school.  I actually love road trips, even with little ones.  I love the picnics, the unexpected stops and the memories they make.  We did several this summer.  I'm slowly converting DH to my way of thinking.

This card uses an image from Mark's Finest Paper's "Hello Trucks", my favourite guy set.  I used Chocolate Chip and embossed the image so that I could use my Copics on the image. I added a lot of grey for shading to give it a slightly vintage look.

The paper is unknown, a kindly donation by someone cleaning out a closet.  I thought the arrows were perfect for the usual summer detours you can expect on any road trip.

Lots of fun but as usual, I did have a little detour myself from the sketch with my frame around my image.  But isn't that part of the fun of a sketch?  I can't wait to see everyone else's ideas of "End of Summer".

Challenges this Card Meets:
Speedy TV's Sketch with a Twist - End of Summer
{Pin}spirational Challenges - I took the red, green and outdoor theme as part of my inspiration.
Glitter'N'Sparkle - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes


  1. Great memories & card!! I also think the arrows dp is very fitting on the road of life. :)) :))
    Thanks for joining us @ Loves Rubberstamps for "anything goes" !! :))
    Nicole's Craft Nook

  2. Aha! You were inspired by the colors at our {PIN}spirational Challenges this week. So glad you decided to play along. Your layers really focus on your image.

    Thanks for sharing your project!

    Come and see what I've done lately!
    kReN @ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com
    {PIN}spirational Challenges DT

  3. Fantastic card, thanks for joining us over at {PIN}SPIRATIONAL CHALLENGES Good luck xxx

  4. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  5. Oh I love the truck! Fabulous colors and design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  6. Lovely card, I have always loved road trips too! Thank you for joining us at {Pin}spirational this week.

  7. That hank you for sharing with glitter n sparkle x

  8. Very nice coloring on the card.Thanks for sharing the card with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges this week.
    Hope you will join us next week too.--Sheetal(DT)