...this is the inside of the garage where John keeps all his tools and bikes and things. The tall red tool box, with it's drawers and pull down lid, was my inspiration for the card. So I've added, wires, gas bottles, cogs, nuts, bolts, saws, hammers, scissors and goggles. The card tells a story. John's spent the best part of the last eighteen months rebuilding his dad's (and Uncle's old bike) which, he rescued from a field some thirty odd years ago and stored in the little shed attached to his Office (Man Cave) where it stayed. It was covered in rust and rat poo...in the artical he wrote mice, thinking they sounded cuter than rats!
He always wanted to rebuild the bike but years passed and every time he looked at it, the task seemed an impossible one! And then we had a pandemic and lockdown happened. That became the perfect time! He took pictures of the bike's slow recovery and wrote an artical for a members only bike magazine where it was published. It was a bit like "Trevor's Broom" as so much of the bike was just rust! But he finshed it!
|John off for a day trip around The Isle of Wight.|
This type of card is called a Chalk Board Card, although I have added lots of things around the bottom so you can't really see the legs and because it was double sided I didn't make the window box stick out. The idea came from Sam Calcott, her YouTube Tutorial is here.
Well, I hope you liked it and will have a go at making one too! Hoping to add this to a few challenges later. Thank you for stopping by!
PS Forgot. Because I couldn't write inside or on the back of the card, I downloaded a freebie Bike and turned that into a pull out card that just fits inside. To download this decoupage bike and 96 freebie Debbie Moore papers go to Crafts Beautiful. You may have to sign in.
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