Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Rusty Old Truck
On weekend summer mornings (long ago) our dad would load my sisters and I into his truck and hit the road to the farm to check the bluebird house trail. The Rusty Old Truck...the kind where you are you look down can see the asphalt between the holes in the rust as he drives. The kind where the noise of the exhaust cannot even be drowned out by loud tunes on the radio. The kind that will forever hold memories dear to my heart because now I know that it was his truck, it lasted through the many harsh Wisconsin Winters and it was part of a ritual of time well spent with my dad that I could only wish for today.
My creativity has been a little lax lately-so the thought process for this card was a journey. I knew I wanted to try out my new stamps (thanks Amy!) to create a masculine card for The Paper Variety's For they Guys Challenge and also use the Skipping Stones Design Sketch. Thus began my search on Pinterest for inspiration, as recommended by the talented and super sweet Virginia, for her Stamp Your Heat Out Challenge, and I came across this photo.
A little girl in a rusty old truck. A flood of memories came back (see above) and I pulled out my supplies to recreate the rusty old truck bed.
Cardstock: (Very Vanilla) SU, (Gray)
Stamps: (Grunge) Skipping Stones Designs
Ink: (Wild Honey, Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger, (Buckaroo Blue Pigment) SU
Embellishments: (Staples) Tim Holtz, (Brown Burlap String) May Arts