Sunday, 23 April 2017

Happy Name Day Dad!

 Hello Everyone!

Today in Greece we are celebrating Saint-Thomas, it is always one week after Easter.
My father's name is Thomas and I created this card for his name day.
My grandfather, when my dad was young had a VW van like this one 
and they were always taking trips as a family. 
My grandfather had a moustache all his life and he was a fantastic person 
with a great sense of humour! 
My father always told my brother and me stories about how he grew up 
and how fond his dad was of his van.
So when I won two digital stamps from Doctor Digis-House of stamps I knew that this image was perfect for the card I wanted to create for my dad and you can find it here here.

I printed the image on some Bristol smooth paper, colored with my Derwent Inktense pencils, white gel pen and fussy cut the image before adding the glossy accents on the glasses
windows, lights and bumper.
I created a background using watercolor smooshing technique with distress inks and die cut a panel with My Favorite Things - Die-namics zig zag stitched rectangle dies.
I adhered the panel with foam tape on a white card base and then the image also with foam tape.

So there is my card for today,
I had so much fun creating it and I hope you like it!
Thank you for visiting,
xoxo Olga

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Fiki said...

this is great card Olga!

Lois Wyche said...

this is such a lovely card. My first car that I made payments on was a VW... not the bus but a little blue 1979 bug.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Olga, such a fun image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Gaby Dierx said...

Great card, Olga!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

KarinsArtScrap said...

fab card and such a fun image Olga
Gr Karin

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Olga! Love this image and such a wonderful card.
Linda xxx

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn cute and so much fun.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

What a fabulous card, a great memory you have as well.

Nancy said...

What a fabulous and FUN card, Olga! I love what the glossy accents does to his eyes! lol I'm so happy to see you link up with us at Mustard Seed Faith! :o)

Ine Swinkels said...

Very nice. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
Ine DT for:

Eek Eek said...

This is one of my fav Dr.Digi images too! Works so well with the van in red, am going to have to go red next time I colour it too! :) I'm sure your thoughtful image choice will be appreciated!

Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Mary Trainer said...

Fabulous fun card! I love it! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Mary DT Member for

Annette Stapylton said...

Absolutely fabulous. I love this. What a fabulous image and you have coloured image so nicely too. Lovely work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

Peggysue Turner said...

This is so cute! What a lovely image to commemorate a wonderful memory. Thanks for joining us in Musstard Seed Faith challenges this week!

Traci M said...

This card was love at first sight...too cute and so personalized for your recipient! Love the creativity and care that went into your card, Olga. Thank you for joining us at Mustard Seed Faith Challenges and we invite you to join us in our new challenge featured tomorrow! Blessings on your day!

Elena Orsi said...

So cute!Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Brown Sugar DT