Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Finally The Engineer

Hi all, hope you are all well, I have loved this image 'The Engineer" by Mo Manning every since I seen Debbie P use it (I think last year), I never knew my grandads but just imagined that one of them could have been this guy here, can't you just see the joy in his face! One of our customers is turning 40 at the end of the month we have become friends and he was saying how he would so love a train set (he feels he missed out when he was a kid lol, so big grin on my face, yeah straight home and bought this lovely image) he doesn't look as old as this guy lol but he sure looked happy thinking about trains.
As most of you know I do struggle with male cards, but I am fairly happy how this turned out, I did try flowers on the grass but just didn't look right, I did colour embossed holly to go up the sides that didn't look right either, so kept it plain. The happy birthday is embossed, then sponged and I added two metal brads to make it look like a sign.
I drew the rail track, it really needed a black outline (my multi liner is on its way from Sammi). Tried to give it a stoney effect using my copics.

I have used special effects over the front of the train to make it nice and shiny. It just so happens Angelo's favourate colour is PURPLE (and our birthdays are only one day apart!) So our engineer is coloured in using Copic (available from Mad for Markers) shades of purple (nearly had a purple train too).


Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #36 - Dry Embossing
Magical Crafts Fortnightly challenge #17 - Something for a Male/Dad Fathers Day
Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen Blog Hop Challenge - Anything goes

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Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take care AnnetteX:)


  1. Wow Annette. I love the train track you created. Coloured perfectly. Fabulous card.

  2. This is fantastic Annette! I love how the train looks like it has just come out of the tunnel! A brilliant Card!

  3. Fantastic card! Just wonderful! I lov ethe image and it looks like he's coming right at you!
    Thank you for joining us for "COWGIRL’S SUNDAY STAMP CHALLENGE"! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  4. Hahaha! Awesome card Annette, my brother in law would so love that image(he still hasn't grown up haha!) Thank you for playing along with us at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge.
    Love as always Gina x x x

  5. Oh wow! That is wonderful! Love the scene with the grass and the tracks. Awesome image and coloring, Annette! hugs, Angela

  6. Wow I love this card I agree it is a great Mo Manning image I think most men would love to play with a train set! Great idea to have the train coming through the tunnel. Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

  7. Hehe...started my morning off with a smile. This is just soooo cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at Cowgirl Up...hope to see you next challenge! Hugs, Val

  8. Very clever! Thanks for taking part in Mo's Challenge this week.

  9. WOW!! Everything about this card is FAB!!!!

  10. this is just fantastic! love tina x

  11. Oh my word this is AWESOME what a great great design.....AMAZING work sweetie,,,,,WOW!

  12. Wow.. this is so creative. Great way to use this image. Love it! So glad you could join us at Mo's challenge this week. Peggy x

  13. What a brilliant card, it looks fab and the train image is just great especially the way you have it coming out the tunnel
    Thanks for joining in at Magical Crafts

    Jackie x

  14. Wow great job.. He looks terrific.. Thanks for joining us at MO's this week.

  15. Wow, I love this card, its soooooooo clever and beautifully made!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Cowgirls Sunday Stamp'en Challenge and good luck
    Claire xx

  16. oh WOW this is bloomin brilliant, such a clever idea for use of this fab image :), love this card sweetie :)


  17. WOW Annette - what an AWESOME job you've done! I LOVE the effect of the tunnel and the continuing train track - I may have to CASE you on this, it's FABULOUS!

  18. Great card Annette..love how you've put this together.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Mo's.
    Sheila xx

  19. Well you got the stoney effect you were after - it is FAB!! We have a little model railway in our local park and I just wish I knew the guys so I could use this image! Haha

    Thanks for joining us over at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge.

    Sarah x

  20. What a fantastic card Annette! I love the stony wall and the faux grass...so cool! I bet he loves it.
    Alicia xx

  21. Brilliant image and I love what you have done with it!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at magical crafts!

  22. stunning card huni thankyou for joining us at CUPS this week goodluck huni xx

  23. Oh wow...this is fantastic...what a great use of that paper which I also have in my collection. Might just have to dig it out now.


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