Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Had a Bad Day

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 30

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

It is absolutly ages since I have followed a sketch so this challenge was great fun to do.  I don't know about you but I seem to have so few card for the men folk and my poor hubby has his grey matter being frazzled at work at the moment that this creation sort of fell into place on its own.  I have used the image 'Had a Bad Day' which just totally cracks me up, I love it, real humour to brighten a rough day and perfect for a man card.

Here is the sketch you need to follow to enter into this challenge :) :) :) 

To begin with I printed some tyre design paper and then embossed it with a chevron Embossalicious embossing folder.
With the tyre tracks running over and squashing the poor hedgehog I just had to follow through with the wheelie theme <g>.  Although my grandson has not been to visit us in Saudi for a wee while now I still have his toy box so I decided to raid it and see if I could pinch a couple of his toy cars.  I fancied trying to use the wheels to created some design paper lol.  First I tried using white paper and a clear embossing stamp pad then rubbing black chalk on top.
 It looked fine until I put it over the printed type paper and then I found the colours were all wrong.
 So I tried again, this time using black card and a white stamp pad - much better.  I used embossing powder to give a plastic finish.
Onto colouring the digi.  As this is a monochromatic card I just used a black Promarker and a black Faber Castell Polychromos crayon.  The edges were also scribbled over with the crayon and then I heavily distressed the edges.  This was then mounted on black card and again I distressed the edges.  Rather pleased with the way this turned out as it really feels as if it has all been pulled through the hedges, so scruffy lol.
For the inside of the card I again printed some of the tyre paper and added a small uncoloured version of the digi in one corner.  Heck, when you are having a bad day you really do love to be reminded of it hahahahahaha
 For the assemble of the front in line with the sketch, I used the tyre track paper I made to make the two horizontal bands.  For the circles in the top left corner I pinched the wheels off a couple of Jays cars <g>.  In keeping with all the distressing I did on the image and mount I carried that through with more distressing on the type paper mount.  And there we have it :) hope you like :)

  • Image - Had a Bad Day by IKEsART
  • Colouring medium - Promarkes and Faber Castell Polychromos
  • White stamp pad
  • Embossalicious embossing folder
  • Clear embossing powder
  • DP, wheels etc from my stash
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. This is a brilliant creation and I chuckled sooooo much. AWESOME !! :-) xx

  2. Wow Mimi! I love how you 'thought outside the box' & created your own tyre paper to coordinate. The distressing & toy tyre wheels finish the piece perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at LOC.

  3. Very original idea and great result! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act card challenge!

  4. I totally love this card. Great for a man and a woman to. The sentiment is great for the image. Thank You for sharing with us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Patch.

    Michelle (DT)

  5. So cool! I love the metallics. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  6. ~Fabulous card! I love your take on the sketch! I really love that you used a toy car!!! Awesome! Thanks for sharing at LOC! mo x

  7. Love the process you used for your card, Mimi! Thanks for playing along with our second challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again. Cathy xx

  8. Wow thanks for the step by step guide of your cute card. It's great to see it come to life. Love the image and how that tongue sticks out . Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafting Friends, wish you luck and hope to see you for C#3.
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  9. This made me lol! Really appeals to my sense of humour. Great use of the embossing folder, it really works. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge January 2015 and Good Luck! Del xx

  10. This is great but sadly for the poor hedgehog it made me laugh, I love it.


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