Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Engineer

This is the first digital image that I've coloured, usually prismacolours, sansodor and inkjet ink don't mix, they smudge and it annoys me a lot. I've read that if you clear embossing immediately after the image is printed works, so I gave it a try and it does seem to work or at least with this image.
But I'm a lazy crafter and by the time opened word, insert the images so I could 3d, I know I only have to do this once, print, then go out to my craftroom, put some clear embossing powder on, plug in and use my heat gun I could've have stamped half a dozens of images and more.
So the image has to be exceptionally for me to go through all this bother and this is one of them .
Mo's drawings are stunning and this one is perfect for those dreaded Men's card and the Pebbles patterned card with A spoonful of Sugar sketch all goes perfectly together.

48 comments:

Lilian said...

OMGoodness Debby! This is just a stunner (again!) I don't know how you manage to make these gorgeous cards at a quick pace! I do envy you! lol! You can add this beauty to your stash of men cards! Gorgeous work!

I can't seem to muster enough courage to print out the digis I already have for fear of screwing them up when I color with copics... sigh.

Have a wonderful day!

Victoria said...

that is so cool love it

Sheila said...

OH my Debby, this is just stunning..I've so far resisted buying him :).. not any longer tho you've made even more tempting to me now..:), I love the way you've 3D'd him.. just awesome!!!.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Danielle said...

This card is genius Debby! The layout is fantastic and the way you worked those 3 circles at the front as train wheels is brilliant! Definitely worth the effort you went to - love it!
Hugs, Danielle

Anja said...

Wow - your card is very special and wonderful. Such a great motive and the idea, the circles in front looks like rail wheels - this is so beautiful. I love your card so much.

Hugs Anja

Unknown said...

Wow, Debby, this is just great!

Hugs,
Renata

Dawn♥ said...

OH my goodness Debby it's STUNNING. Love the image! :)
♥Dawn♥

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is just awesome dear, what more can I say I am in AWE!!!!!!!!!
Hugs Jacqui x

Deb said...

oh wow, very sweet, love the engine driver and how amazing he looks in 3d, you have endless patience! Fabulous creation! hugs Debx

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is fantastic Debby !! I love the image and the train wheels at the front look fabulous ! brilliant idea,, the papers and colours you used are just perfect !

Luv
Lols x x

Anne said...

What a great card Debby, love that image. I read somewhere you can set the ink with cheap hairspray but haven't tried it. Well done! x

shaz earl said...

Oh WOW!!! this is a fantstic card Debby love the image definatley worth the faffing around with.x

deifen said...

This is sooo clever Debby - I love how you echoed the train theme with the shapes - ingenious!!Great colouring too - aren't Mo's images fantastic1
Dei xx

Tracy said...

What a great and different card,it was certainly with the extra effort with the embossing powder. I'm another scaredy cat when it comes to digi images.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Trudy said...

Wow!!! Debby this is just gorgeous!
Love your cute image and your detail and colours are fabulous!
Hugs Trudy

Marina said...

Wow! The trouble was worthwhile itself. This card is gorgeous and this image is so funny!
I love the colour combo and the train wheels in front of your card.

Hugs,
Marina

daisy said...

hihi what a funny stamp!

hugs
daisy

Dena said...

you are hilarious Debby! I am ROFL with your post. I total get it. I found that only my epson printer works with digital images. It is not my preferred printer either so I have to go upstairs to my son's room to use it. Yuk! I do love what you did with this though and it was so worth the hassle. Fantastic colors!
Hugs, Dena

Stacey said...

Glad you made an exception for Mo's fabulous image - this is gorgeous! Love these papers, they work brilliantly with the layout ~♥~

stephanne said...

This is manly-beautiful, Mo's work is sooo worth the digi troubles. I've been working with one, well, trying. I printed 3 images, cut out everything, ready to put them together and what do I discover?? 1 of the 3 images is larger than the others!! WHY!?!?!?! Worth the trouble though, well worth it. This looks fantastic, great work!!

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Debby this is stunning!
This image is fabulous and your colouring superb!
Love that gorgeous paper and detail!
hugs
kim x

Jilli said...

Flippin' heck this is jaw dropping gorgeous! I've used this image for one of my cards but it looks nothing as good as this! Wow Wow Wow! Jillix

mueppi said...

Your card is wonderful, Debby!!!
Hugs Gisela

Swaantje said...

*wow*
I'm speechless Debby... ;o)

Your card is fantastic !!
The image is great and your colouring wonderful..

Hugs
Swaani

Sarah xx said...

This is really cool Debby -I love those circle accents on the front. What a great card for those awkward men in our lives! xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a absolutely stunning card and well worth all that effort with the embossing. The train wheels at the front are just genius.
Caroline xxx

Heather Huggins said...

It's beautiful for all your extra work!! Have you tried a spray on fixative? I love Mo's images!!

dolcreations said...

This is so nice. I struggle so much with masculine cards. You have doen such a good job choosing the paper and the layout! Great image!
Christine

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debby,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Ilonka said...

Whow this card is stunnig. Because when we are in England . We love to see your steamtrains. So my husband an I love this card so much. Its fantastic

XXXX Ilonka

Donna said...

Oh what a fantastic card, love the image and the gorgeous papers, fab decouping on this image too :) Donna x

The Crafty Blonde said...

WOW Fabulous male card, love the image he is great. The papers and colours looks great and I love the 3 Train wheels across the bottom of the card, fab touch.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for your lovely card, it was wating for me when I came home from work today. You are very thoughful and the gesture was much appreciated. With any luck it should go through by the end of next week.
Lyndsey xx

Anonymous said...

Hey Debby, wow! This is just gorgeous!! I love the fun image and your colors and papers are fabulous!! HUGS

pinky said...

Oh Debby you have just brought him to life! Love your colours and the papers are gorgeous.
Pinky

Kathy said...

WOW Debby this is genius!! I love the circles at the bottom with the rail!! So looks like a train!! What a brilliant idea!! This image is so cute and I love the colors that you have used!! Just fabulous!
:)Kathy

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Debby! Such a wonderful card, super image too!

Hugs, Kelly

Michelle said...

Hi Debbie

Absolutely love this card and the image is definately worth the effort - outstanding!
x Michelle

Willy's creations said...

Great card you made!

Hugs,Willy

Rach said...

oh wow this is gorgeous hun, what a fantastic card. love this image.. hugs rachxx

Timcso said...

Fantastic card!!:)

Hugs, Tímea

Nicola said...

Wowza Debby, this is one awesome card! Love your image and fab colouring - those front wheels sure have the wow factor.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

gina g said...

wow brilliant card i love mo's images. luv gina xx

Lynsey said...

Great male card Debby!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Karen said...

What a great card, Debby!! :D
Hugs,
Karen.

Nancy said...

Great Men's card, Debby:O) Love the image, and your colouring is fantastic!
Hugs, Nancy:O)

Risa said...

Wow....your card rocks Debby! I love all of the detailing you put into this card...so awesome and cool! Yes...it was a lot of work but the results are fabulous!
hugs
Risa:)

Desire Fourie said...

Just love this creation ... so much character and perfect for a man.
Hugs
Desire

Tricia T said...

I'm with you, Debbie. I hope stamp companies don't stop making stamps and just go with digital images. I really prefer the "real thing." That being said, though, this image is darling! And your coloring and layout is wonderful!!!