Here is a card for 4 challenges, my first challenge entry of 2013.
Crafty Creation Challenge Just Take 2
Critter Sketch Challenge #148
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #83 Belated Birthday
Cards for Men Challenge #2 - Transport
I used Spellbinders to cut out the image, the image mount, the square (cut into two triangles) and the two banners for the belated birthday greeting.
The image of the van was from a Sheena Douglass (for Creative Expressions) stamp and the sentiment from a stamp by Chocolate Baroque. The main image was stamped with Mahogany distress ink and a damp paint brush was used to pull the ink in from the image to shade it. I loved the sentiment for a belated birthday card - An elephant never forgets... Unfortunately I do!
The square and the banners started out as white card which was coloured all over with various Distress Inks. Splashes of water which were mopped up with tissue, give the extra distressing effect.
The design was taken from the Critter Sketch Challenge, which I turned on its side. I took the liberty of adding the sentiment.
The background is navy blue pearlescent card and the "brad heads" on the banner were made with Copper Pearlidoodles.