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Friday, August 15, 2014

A couple of hobos

This card has a long story...   During the summer, I have earned a reputation (at our RV park) for making "cards to order".  One of my regular customers requested a card with a hobo... It seems she and her uncle were with a group, shopping, and the two of them needed a rest.  They sat at a bench, and decided they looked like hobos sitting there.  I managed to find a clip art photo with the label hobos - the hard part was to get the younger female - so this is the best I could do.  I distressed the card a bit, and added poppy red ink to the Sizzix embossing folder (brick) to add to the aged look.  I added a computer label, and attached the negative of the Cheery Lynn fence die.  I forget who makes the letters - guess I should have staggered them for effect.  I used some blue glitter cs for the letters and the fence, and a bit of plaid ribbon as well.
Sketch:  http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Fun with letters, with a Cheery Lynn die:  http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge
Primary colors:  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/

6 comments:

  1. Great card with a lovely story behind it. Love the autumn colours.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. I love a card that has meaning to the recipient and I'm sure your self-confessed hobos loved this one too! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday. hugs, Lesley

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  3. What a great custom card! You are a treasure on the road!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week. Hugs, Cathy xx

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  4. Loving the black and white image set against all the bright colours and the fence die looks great in setting the whole thing off. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and good luck.
    Julie x

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  5. Dorothy, I don't believe that is a Cheery Lynn Designs fence die, both of ours have different tops, you can see them here http://www.cheerylynndesigns.com/search.php?search_query=gate&x=0&y=0

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  6. Such an interesting project! Love the idea))

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