November 30, 2006

Polar Express

Guess I just can't get enough of this choo-choo! Continuing in my children's book series of cards (were you missing them?), here is one inspired by Polar Express. The misty snow on the ground is pigment ink direct-to-paper (DTP). Then I smeared it with a sponge dauber and my fingers. The light and steam on the Engine are also white pigment ink DTP - using a sponge dauber for the steam and post-it notes to mask the area for the light. There is also some Pebbles shimmer chalk over the ink on those for a little extra sparkle. Inside sentiment says *believe*.
Images by A Muse; SU Buckaroo Blue cardstock; Palette Hybrid ink in Noir; Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink - Prussian Blue; Colorbox Pigment ink - Frost White cat-eye and Metallic Gold; Pebbles Inc. Shimmer Chalks; True Blue and 50% Cool Grey Prismacolor markers; Gold Sakura Stardust pen; Sharpie white poster paint maker - extra fine.

14 comments:

Michelle M White said...

You are on a roll! ANOTHER fabulos card!!!

A. Sanborn said...

AWESOME! I LOVE your SERIES of cards on children's books. Incredible how you come-up with these wonderful cards... TRUE TALENT! POLAR EXPRESS is an absolute fav, but I'm in love with PRANCER! ;)

Connie said...

You just made me gasp when I opened your blog. My dad and nephew are train fanatics, and now I have so many ideas for cards for them.

Dotty said...

OMG! you continue to create such masterpieces! Add another to the collection. FABULOUS!!

Stephanie said...

This is such an awesome card. You totally captured the feeling of Polar Express. Supurb job!!

shino said...

One word - stunning!
I just saw this movie last night first time in this season.
And then I saw this this morning just wow.

diane said...

This is just unbelievable! So, so awesome! You are incredibly creative. Your card is perfectly beautiful!!! :)

tw said...

I don't see my comment from a couple of days ago but again this is one AWESOME card!! I just love it. You are simply the best Scoopy. Your talent blows me away girl!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow wee is all I can say. You are the Prance master now. Poor Patch. How about Prancer and Patch together??? Your new challenge due this weekend. Ha Ha!! I haven't even started my holiday cards yet.

Caroline said...

so cute! i like your card better than the book illustrations!

Beth Rang said...

That card is absolutely beautiful. Your imagination makes me smile so often. Thank you for your blog!

Karen said...

super cute - love it!! love how you did the masking too!! perfect!!

Michelle said...

What a cute card! I know several kids who would love this one. I have a niece who loves Polar Express. TFS!

AnneMarie said...

youre blog is just so cute and your talent is wonderfully fresh!!
I was just thinking of Polar Express when I saw this and there you are typing it! wtg!
I use children's literature illustrations for inspirations for a site I am on. There is so much to glean from them!! love it..

Joan said...

Now this is really spectacular!!!