Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Inspiration and Ingenuity...

I have a very precious image today from Nicecrane Designs. This image is one of 4 in a set and details two young boys building their derby car from nothing but scraps and a dream. I loved all the images, but found this one to be most depicting of inspiration and motivation. 
A few masculine textures and embellishment, paired with an embossed sentiment and here's a card to help encourage perseverance. 

 
 
Here are a few photos from a car show that my husband and daughter attended last week. How fitting that what these men created probably stemmed from a childhood experience quite like my card.  Check out all the recycled parts!!
 




 
Thank you so much for stopping in!
Hugs n ' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

 

21 comments:

Shahrul Niza said...

gorgeous card, Lisa!. LOVE that denim ribbon with the nut charm :). LOVE that car too, totally inspiring photo to say the least!

Chrissy said...

This bought back memories of my brothers building cars down the back yard many moons ago.
What a fabulous image, love the metal tag and fantastic colouring Lisaa.
The photos are fab too, love the skeleton arm reaching out..and the spider web grill, so clever.I dont think my brothers ever were that imaginative, but they made some beauties.

luv CHRISSYxx

Marie-Louise said...

What a fabulous card. The little guy in the blue is just precious. Fantastic detail.

Angelica said...

Adorable stamp!! ..and a georgeous card.
Love the car, I think the man who built it would be a fantastic scrapbooker/cardmaker :)

butterfly said...

Fabulous card - colouring on the image is amazing, and the denim ribbon is a super touch!
Alison x

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh wow, what a fun card Lisa!

Sandy said...

Love your photos and love your dream --- or should I say, I love that your recognize the dream of so many.
Sandy

Elaine said...

What a fabulous set of images Lisa and what a stunning card it's gorgeous well done Hugs Elaine

Marjorie said...

Love this card hun, what a super image this would be just right for my hubby...he would have been in seventh heaven at that show...we are off to the the Land Rover Show at the week-end lol!!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx
Your colouring of that image is just STUNNING!!!! xxx

Alyce said...

wow! your colouring is incredible lisa!!! What an amazing job...the shading is just brilliant. sorry gotta pick my jaw up off the floor! hehe the car show looks fun! :)

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG Lisa your coloring is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING,,,,one of my favorite designs until date....and what a neat idea your deninm ribbon with the nut.......love it, love it,,,,horayyyy for Lisa.

Mitra Pratt said...

i agree, your coloring is FAB!!! Ignacio is so right. I want to make one of those rat rods!! They look like a lot of fun....I can only imagine what I might break in the garage though if you handed me a welder....

Tammy said...

Such a precious, precious image, I love it! Fun pictures, people can be so clever.

Margaret said...

Love the elements you added to the card to help tell the story of the two boys! The twine is awesome, and I love the denim and the little nut!
The pictures are great! How fun would it be to put those bits and pieces together, and is this thing running on moonshine?! The coil coming out of the jug reminded me of the still in the Swamp from MASH!

Tracy said...

Dang! Where'd they find grandpappy's car! i think he might need that boot back. :-) That card image is fantastic Lisa. The metal, jute and denim are perfect embellies for the feel of the card. Love this!

Shelby said...

That image is just so darn sweet and girl you've colored it up beautifully! Can't say I'm a car lover but I can appreciate the really cool ones in these pics.

Shelby

Jeanne J said...

WHy does your card remind me of my dad? Every time he fixes something he has left over parts!! Your card is awesome - you shade beautifully and I love how you brought it all together with the denim and the nut! What a neat car at the show! Love the "hand" holding the mirror and that it comes with it's very own bottle opener on it!

Nysha said...

Классная открытка!!!)))

Sonia said...

Just wonderful card and perfect colouring:) You are very talented:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Marie Gamber said...

You did a beautiful job on this card! I know Ignacio must be proud as punch! You always add such a personal touch to your posts.... Love the car photo's!
Hugs,
Marie

Kelly Neis said...

I love your card, the scene is colored to perfection and the whimsy goes so well with the photo's. Our 4H did a recycled mini vehicle this summer, kids style. Enjoy.