Thursday, March 1, 2012

Smiling on the back of a bicycle

Been biking around our new neighborhood and just loving  looking at all the new plants and  pretty birds. Soon I will be seeing flowers too, I can't wait. My bike rides inspired this card and I hope it makes you smile too. Fashionable Stamping is looking for "Make it for a child" #16 and Simon Stamp and show is looking for  an Idea-ology. I was able to cover both challenges with this one creation.
To make this card I started by stamping words on the red frame piece and also stamped little circles too. The bicycle image was detailed with pens and red and white string streamers were added to the handlebars. The corners were rusted little houses, Ideology circles with brads put in some inked up bottle caps.  A Tim little metal book plate with "smile" came next. The background is Tim Holtz's  distressed bottle cap paper.

Hope you will smile this week.
take care, gerri


"Ideaology details"


  1. This is such a great work Gerri. Fantastic, that bycicle and the background. Marvelous.
    Lovely greet

  2. Love this Gerri! The streamers on the bike just speak to me, Whee, having fun! Love how you fussy cut the bike and did you color the stirrup red or fold that piece up to give it such a realistic look? Looks fabulous!

  3. How fabulous to translate your bike rides into fabulous art. Love this piece gerri and so glad you linked it to FSC too.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  4. What a great card, loving the bike image and the lovely warm colour palette you've used, thanks so much for joining us at FSC. X

  5. I love biking in the summer, too cold here now to do that but it will soon start warming up! What a fabulous card!!! Hugs, Karen

    P.S. Congratulations, you are the lucky WINNER of my blog candy!

  6. Fabulous card, love the streamers on the bike handles, brilliant idea.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

  7. Oh, brother, I've been on facebook too long--was looking for the "like" button for your wonderful card!


  8. WOWZERRR!! your card is ABSOLUTELY A~MAZING!!! soooo many wonderful details.

    Thanks BUNCHES for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

  9. Very pretty and vintage card! Love your design! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  10. Such a fantastic card, love the use of the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  11. gorgeous card gerri, love all of the fabulous details here, so much to see and enjoy.


  12. Hi Gerri
    Wonderful colours and images on your card, love all the detail and so glad you shared with us at FSC.

  13. I think this is fabulous--LOVE the twine on the handles of your bicycle!!! Wonderful card! :)

  14. Beautiful card for a boy!
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

    xxx Ellie xxx


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