Monday, 13 August 2012

Need for Speed in the water

So the olympic games are over for another four years but I don't suppose I'm the only lady who will cherish the memory of David Beckham whizzing up the Thames in a speed boat to get to the opening ceremony! Today's card is my tribute to dear old Becks and I made it for One Layer Wednesday which celebrates its 100th birthday this week. This week's challenge is hosted by Cheryl and the theme is 'Transportation'.

I've not previously inked up the speed boat from Need for Speed but I'm really glad I did - it was great fun to make this scene! I masked and sponged a sea onto my card base before stamping the boat. It's coloured with ink and a blender pen and highlighted with markers -  and I found the white Watercolour Wonder crayon that comes in the neutrals tin was perfect for creating a bit of spray! Then came the exciting part...

... I used the Colour Spritzer tool to add a bit more spray-style colour. I've not used this tool before and it was brilliant fun! It's really easy too - you just put a marker into the holder so the brush end is over the hole, tighten the screw that holds it in place and squeeze the bulb.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Need for Speed, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers, Watercolour Wonder crayons, Simply Scored, Colour Spritzer tool, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. The set is also available to buy for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.

What a fabulous olympic closing ceremony last night - and what a wonderful games! I only managed to catch highlights of each day's action but one of the best bits was watching Charlotte Dujardin win a gold medal in the dressage. She used to live in a village just outside Buckingham, although she now lives in Gloucestershire so we won't be getting a local post box painted gold just yet - although I have high hopes they might bring in olympic Talking in which my youngest son would sweep the board!

I'll have more Need for Speed to show you tomorrow, so do pop back to see!


  1. Another brilliant CAS masculine card,Vicky. Fab stamping, and you created the sea spray so perfectly x

  2. this card has a 3D effect. You know what I think of when I read your line "here's what you need to make this card" ? I think, I need Vicki, that's what I need! ;)

  3. Fab card Vicky! Love this scene you've created. The spritzer tool is great fun isn't it!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. Great one layer card Vicky and a lovely card for a guy...


  5. I echo the sentiments of everyone above! Fab card! xxx

  6. Great card. I love the "splatter" of water. And the scoring to highlight the sentiment.

  7. Another knockout - that set looks so much better used than it does in the catalogue! never spotting the spritzing tool before either - you used it very effectively!

  8. Ha ha, this is brilliant Vicky, great card, I love the speedboat! It was fantastic to see Becks coming up the river and your card captures the speed beautifully, very clever, xxx

  9. My eyes must be going - I can't see Beckham very clearly! lol! Great use of this stamp!

  10. What a brilliant image that is sits perfectly near the bottom of your card, great for any motor head! XOXO Zoe

  11. Super image and beautifully masked and coloured. I like the sea spray and how you created that must have a peep at the spritzer tool in the catalogue it looks like great fun.


  12. This is a set of my defo list. I love how you've used it here with the spray and is that Becks at the wheel? x

  13. This card is simply brilliant, thank you for sharing

  14. Ahem... I must complain for once about your cards.... where is Mr Beckham?!

  15. Hi Vicky, I too, have wonderful memories of the very handsone Mr. Beckham speeding along the Thames in the opening ceremony. lol... And to think your tribute (to the ever-so handsome, Mr. Beckham) is for our 100th OLW Challenge. Really Vicky, this is such a great one-layer card. I love the "spray" from the ocean.

  16. I really really think your speed boat scene is awesome.... So much movement and love the spray :0)
    Jenny x


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