Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Happy Birthday and 'Anything Goes'

Good evening everyone
Today I've been making a card for a special friend of ours.  My hubby met him through our work with the charity Afghan Heroes and he is a great bloke that raises a lot of money for the charity with his gorgeous bike.  The Tour Of Duty Bike is adorned with the most amazing paint job in honour of our troops out in Afghanistan alive and sadly gone.  Please take the time to take a look at their facebook page and see the great work that they are doing ~ just click this link The Tour Of Duty Bike.

Now this bike is our friend's pride and joy and we had some terrible news at the weekend, he was involved in a hit and run on his bike on the way back from a charity event.  Fortunately he has only come away with bruises and bones that will mend and heal with time (although still very unwell), but I'm afraid his bike has taken it a bit worse (but it can be rescued).  I made this card from photographs taken of The Tour Of duty Bike to hopefully raise spirits a little higher.

I am also entering this card into the The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge

I do really apologise for the quality of the photographs ~ there's not much light around at the mo..

I printed off 3 photographs and decoupaged the image up into layers with silicone glue.
I mounted the bike on backing paper from paper cellar 6x6 ~Mens.
I had some Harley Davidson tissue paper in my crafty stash which I covered the blank card and added a few peel offs for finishing touches.

As well as cheering up a very unwell friend I am entering my card in a blog challenge that I spotted earlier The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.  The 101st challenge this week is 'ANYTHING GOES' so hopefully this qualifies for that.  This card has involved a lot of patience and work, but the end result is worth it! Even the headache off the silicone glue.

Love Em x


Anonymous said...

As a biker myself, I just love this card so much...
Thanks for joining our special launch challenge at SCSC, and good luck with the draw

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

You have got talent Mrs!

{Jane} said...

Fab card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Elfcrafts said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments ladies. Our friend is now home from hospital and slowly on the mend. My pleasure in joining in the challenge will hopefully by doing alot more x

Julia said...

Emma I can see the work that has gone into that - its amazing! Im sure your friend will be over the moon with his card, hope he has a speedy recovery too.

Much love
J x