Friday, February 4, 2011

Retiform and a Blog Hop!

Well, we're doing it again! TAC™ is sponsoring a Blog Hop where our projects must use the Retiform technique.  What is this technique? Well, it has to do with masking and multi-stamping!  I've had previous posts but I haven't looked for them to give you a bit of a reminder. But here is my card:


I used images from 4 different sets; the pickup, gas pump, and green phrase from the Good Things set; the raccoon from the Give Praise To Him set (picture not available yet but it's really cool!); the Sunflowers, and the Just Because from the Thinking of You set. I had trouble getting enough light on the Copic markers for you to tell what I used so they are: B41, B45, T7, N4, T2, R35, R37, and R32.




Here's a close up of the pickup.  I don't think I did quite so good on the coloring but it's ok.  I love this little truck as it reminds me of the 1947 International pickup my hubby and dad are restoring.




Some where along the line I acquired this little pickup eyelet. It stuck in my Crop-a-dile when I was setting it. Bummer. The back of the eyelet almost came through the front right between the wheels.  I used 5 different inks, all PH: Noir, L'Amore, Starry Night, Sunflower, and Viridian Leaf.


 I did stamp the pickup on the white base piece but I colored it in with a black marker.  I tried to show it a bit here and it really seems to give quite the shadow effect. I just used my Tombow black but you can use the Copic black if you desire.

Today will be my first day back to working out at Curves.  I have a great podiatrist who says I have a pinched sural nerve in my foot but we have yet to figure out where the pinch is, ankle or lower back. And it's my birthday! Hopefully tonight or tomorrow we'll go out to dinner.  I got some great pics of the grandkids and the movie Secretariat earlier this week from 2 of our kids. I should hear from the youngest son sometime today.

Anyway, please check out more projects using this cool technique. 





21 comments:

Debra Miller said...

Love the colors Carol - great coloring too!

Rita Kegg said...

great card ... coloring is wonderful ... reds are hard to blend ... you did it!!

Glittered Paws said...

Love the stamp sets you choose - they all go together very nicely, and the red truck is super. Happy Birthday.

Kim said...

Wow! This is FANTASTIC! Your choice of stamps & coloring is perfect to showcase this technique!

Carol sorry to hear about your foot pain hope they figure it out soon! Enjoy your Birthday! Hugs Kim :)

Carol said...

Fabulous card. Your coloring is wonderful....great job blending those reds! Happy Birthday!!!!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Now who but you would have thought to do a truck on retiform? Great card, and I bet it is for someone special. I like the AZ license plates too. Clever YOU!

mischelle said...

Oh my goodness Carol! The coloring on your truck is absolutely incredible! LOVE it! I also LOVE that you didn't do a straight line! How clever! This is a FUN card!

Tricia said...

Wonderful masculine card! Your retiform technique is very well done!

Sandy said...

Adorable! Love your coloring!

Kellyismyangel said...

Great card, coloring looks great!

Angela K said...

Great coloring, I love this set too! Happy Birthday!!!

Maria said...

What a fun card, I can not believe the possiblities with this technique. You did are really great job.

Trudy Osborn said...

Great masculine card! I love your coloring on that truck

Risa said...

Carol, I love the way you colored the truck. I also like how cheerful your retiform panels are in those bright colors. Nice card!

Karen S said...

You blew this away! Superb coloring on the truck!

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful job coloring the truck and doing this technique!

Yuki said...

Happy Birthday, Carol!!!!! Hope you can go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner to celebrate. I LOVE how you curved your lines to do the retiform technique. Great card.

Chelsea said...

great card ... I love how you used all the images in that card!

Sharon said...

Wonderful job; love how you colored the truck.

Seleise said...

love the curvy design for the ink layers - fabulous card!! great colors and great coloring!

Teresa Jenkins said...

This is so neat! love the curves and the shadow effect is wonderful! Great coloring!