Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bicycle Race


When I saw this new rubber stamp set called Bicycles from Sparkle N Sprinkle, the "Bicycle Race" song by Queen immediately started playing in my head.  So I decided to use lyrics from the chorus as my background.  I copied them into Word, changed the color of the font and made it semi-transparent.  I also digitally colored the gradient background.

Next I stamped one of the bicycle images directly onto the lyrics and began adding my Copic markers.  Since the background is already a shade of green, you need to be careful of which colors you choose.  I used V22 and V25 for the bike.  Even though these are violets, they appear more of a silvery-gray color.

I stamped the image twice so I could pop dot the basket of flowers as well as the bouquet beneath the seat.  After coloring (and fussy cutting), I added Flower Soft (Heather mix) to all of the flowers.  It's hard to tell in the photos, but I also sprinkled Orchid Rose velvet glitter on all the flowers.  You want to shake off the excess Flower Soft and sprinkle on the glitter before the glue dries. It gives it just the right amount of sparkle.  I also added Orchid Rose to the bow and ribbon streamers trailing under the seat as well.  Sonic Silver velvet glitter was added to the chrome areas of the bike, including the pedal.

The final steps were to add a few details.  I faux stitched around each panel to coordinate with the stitching on my ribbon and I glittered the brads with Orchid Rose as well.  (You can see the tutorial on how to do this here.)

18 comments:

Tammy said...

Lovely card Anne! The flower sprays on the image are so pretty and the background is fantastic!

Donna Ellis said...

The violets on your bicycle look fantastic, Anne! Love the colors you chose, and the cool, spring green background. Very pretty!

Eret said...

Wonderful! I love the idea to use lyrics as a background. Very clever. Such a beautiful card, Anne.
Hugs
Eret

jimlynn said...

Anne, this is WOWSERS! Love the way you did the lyrics and that bicycle is super fabulous!! Love the faux stitching.
Lynn

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Anne, I like the bicycle image, the background and the stitching.
Kevin xx

Linda Simpson said...

Great background and a great song! Love the bicycle image too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Very pretty card. Lovely! Kim

rachel said...

fabulous card Anne - will be singing that song for quite some time now xx

Brenda said...

Too clever! LOVE Queen and it fits so perfectly.

Julie Z said...

What a delightfully fun idea to use the song as a background! I love this idea & I am a huge music fan - may have to try that sometime - thanks for sharing that idea!! And your bike looks lovely - great colors and great accents too!

Lady-Ann said...

wow Ann, love this song and love your fabulous coloring too.....a great card....kisses

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great card Anne. Very clever with the background and just the right amount of sparkle.

Barbara Bruder said...

Anne, what a perfect background, the words to the Bicycle song by Queen. I always liked that song.Your card is so cool.Love it!!

Penny Ward said...

Super cute! Love the lyrics background and the raised sections of the bike. GREAT !!!

April said...

Love the sparkle and how you popped up the basket and flowers.

Gita said...

Great card - love the lyrics in the background.

nwilliams6 said...

I love cards with songs! I loved Queen years ago and this makes me smile. Fun cards you have made with this image my friend! Hugz!

E. Marie said...

Great background!! This is so pretty with those sparkly flowers and those popped up areas.