Thursday, April 14, 2016

HB, Ethan

Alaska Fire Service Hotshots faced an intense fire season in 2015. Some of the best firefighters over the past decade have come from Durango, where people grow up outdoors and are accustomed to rugged country and high elevations.
Inspiration for coloring of this card = photo from the Durango, CO Herald - as seen on Facebook. The photo was taken in Alaska and features several firefighters from Durango.

This needs a bit of explaining.  One of our grandsons has achieved his dream job - a hot shot firefighter.  He is currently stationed near Salt Lake City, but will travel as needed.  I have had this image (from Little Stamps of Heaven) in my digi files for a while.  The embossed bg is by Darice.  I smudged a lot with Memento London Fog and Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye inks.  The edges are also distressed - I figure these firefighters are usually smudged and distressed!  The images are colored with chalk and chalk pencils - my favorite for a soft and smudgy look!
Sketch:        Sketch Saturday
Masculine:  Frilly and Funkie
                     Inky Impressions
Emboss:      Dis Digi Designs
Not square: Pink Gem
Coloring:     Incy Wincy
Distressed:   Artistic Stamper
Any:             Sandee-and-Amelie


Dawn said...

What a fun little card Dorothy! I love the cute images teamed with your great background!
Dawn xx

Juliz Design Post said...

What a fun card for your grandson. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Claudia N. said...

Seems like the perfect card for your grandson, Dorothy! I am sure he will treasure it! So happy to hear that a dream came true for him! Who wouldn't wish that for her grandson!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia x

Karen C said...

What a fun project! Love it!! Thanks for joining our ‘COLOR’ challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
Karen C

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Dorothy, love the embossing. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Jenny Marples said...

Oh Dorothy that's a fantastic card! Loving those firefighters. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Congrats to your grandson!!! That's an amazing accomplishment. Love the embossed background and all those "hot shot" firemen on the card. Well done! Thanks for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie "Boy oh Boy!" Challenge!!!

Cec said...

Perfect way to say Happy Birthday and recognize your Grandson's dream job. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Nancy Dynes said...

I love your male themed birthday card!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!