With the Royal Wedding being just around the corner, over at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge on the main blog we are looking for RED, WHITE AND BLUE and/or a WEDDING CREATION. If you go for the former please make sure that the colours listed are the most PROMINENT colours on your card, but if you don’t fancy the whole royal colour theme then any wedding creation will be equally fine.
winner a £10 voucher for her online store.
Do please pop on over to the blog and check our the creations of my lovely teamies.
So onto my creation. My Sister, a long time Steam Rally enthusiast asked me a month or so back if I could make a card for her friend who she meets up with at the rallies. The only problem was she seemed to think I could magic up a picture of a bridal couple on the back of a steam traction engine! Now just where did she think I would find such a beast is beyond me. So having trawled through Google and having come across the odd picture of someone’s personal wedding celebration – and I didn’t feel comfortable with pinching someone else’s wedding pics and putting it onto a wedding card – I was beginning to get a little desperate so I put a call out on the CCM team blog for help!!!
The lovely and talented Eiglas came rushing to my rescue and offered to draw me such an image. Boy was I relieved.
This is what I came up with after she sent it over to me.
As you can see I didn’t colour the engine because apparently the engine that my Sister’s friend owns is black! Whether this looks anything like it I have no idea, but it’s like cars isn’t it, there are black ones and there are coloured ones!
Anyhow I coloured the bride and groom in with promarkers and prismas. I then made a bridal boquet rather than the one that Ei had drawn simply cos I fancied that. The image is matted onto some Centura Pearl cardstock which I first punched with the MS PAP in the double heart design. This was in turn layered onto some brushed silver cardstock and the whole lot onto a 7x10 card which I trimmed down to fit, and also edged with Sheena’s Wow Platinum sparkle embossing powder. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the silver swirls are an old Quick Cutz die cut from silver glitter paper.
I made the sentiment on the pc and backed it onto one of the new nestie tags.
My Sister hasn’t even seen it yet, as she was not at home when I took it down to her. I hope she likes it, lol
My Sister first got interested in traction engines when she came across this somewhat poor quality old photograph of our Grandfather on top of C&F Freeman’s engine in a local history book. Sadly he died before our parents were even married and long before we were born so was not around to tell us tales of his days working for the local timber merchant and doing the rounds of the farms at harvest time with the steam driven harvesting equipment, but we understand from our Dad that he was a bit of a hero, having jumped into save a man who fell into the threshing machine!
Years later my Sister came across this lovely old engine lovingly restored at a rally and was thrilled to be given a ride around the field on it.
Life certainly looked gentler then and a much quieter pace, but hey bucket and chuckit loos…. I know where I would rather be!
Spookily, it has an uncanny resemblance to the image that Ei incorporated into her wedding drawing! Small world, lol
I’m entering my card into:-
Anita Be Stampin Challenge – Anything Goes
Creative Craft World – Love and Marriage
Little Miss Muffet – Glitter and Shine
Polka Doodles – Tie The Knot