Thursday, 14 May 2020

Born Wild

Hi there.  Another masculine birthday to make for and I decided to use my NBUS stamp from Penny Black, won a good while ago and, shame on me, never inked until now, and called Born Wild, and I am entering my card over at Darnell's NBUS Challenge.  I expect most of you know that NBUS is a phrase coined by our friend Darnell and means 'Never Before Used Schtuff', and I'm sure that most of us have got lots of things in that  My mojo is a bit variable at the moment and I wasn't totally happy with it but I needed to get it in the post rather quickly as I had the day wrong in my head.  Every day seems much like the last at the moment and I was a day

I used an embossing folder on the bottom section to give the idea of a road.  It's a Sheena Douglass one from the Textures range called Distress.  I used the ink straight from the pad and rubbed it over the embossing with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and then blended Pumice over the top.  I then stamped the image using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and watercoloured with my brush pens using a waterbrush.  I also added some ink just below the bike to ground it better, and a bit of blue in the background.   I finished by adding the sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, and think it might have been better in grey as the black is a little strong I think.

Before I go I would like to say thank you to Mariann, a new follower to my blog who you will find here.  As well as cards she does some wonderful book folding and takes commissions I think. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I will see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenge:

NBUS Challenge  - No. 14.
Penny Black Saturday May Challenge - Anything Goes/Inspired by a Song (Born To Be Wild)
Penny Black and More May Challenge - Boys and Men.
Happy Little Stamper May Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes/Emboss (I used dry embossing).
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Animal Fun.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 389 CAS.
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - No. 271 All About Occasions.


  1. This is so adorable Pat! I love that hedgie riding the motorcycle! The embossing folder you used to colour the bottom looks amazing! Great work! xx

  2. I remember when that stamp first came out and it was so popular they ran out of them initially.

    So please you got to ink him up and make a super scene with him Pat, a perfect entry for our 'Men and Boy's' theme at Penny Black and More challenge, lovely to have you join in, thank you.

    B x

  3. Hello Pat, your card is adorable, such a cute image and wonderful colours.
    I keep loosing track of the days too, they just seem to merge into each other, hoping you are keeping well and safe Kate x

  4. Such a cute masculine card with the hedgehog on his motorcycle! Love the subtle background and the pavement you created!

  5. A great job here Pat! He looks Born To Be Wild!! Ha ha!
    I have that embossing folder and it makes a great road (stored now in my mind!) x

  6. Oh, goodness, Pat, that hedgie image just karacks me up! I just love the look of mischief and joy on his little face! You've given him a terrific textured road to scoot along under blue skies! I think your sediment is fine and I love it at a slant. The recipient will love it! Keep on keeping safe and thank you for sharing at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  7. This is so much fun! Great colouring and I love the added interest the bit of embossing gives. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More and the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge!

  8. adorable Pat, I love the EF effect for the road. It adds so much texture and dimension :)

  9. Fun and creative idea with the embossing folder and what an adorable image...A fun card Pat x.

  10. How cute is that little guy! We have hedgehogs visiting nightly and I always put out the cat biscuits for them. I'm sure the recipient of this will love this... Great texture and I love the watercolouring... Stay safe my friend

  11. What a great idea to use the embossing folder! Isn't he just adorable - a hedgehog on his 'hog'! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge xx

  12. How cute, Pat! Your little hedgie is so much fun and bursting with personality!! Great card! Love the great colours! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. :)

  13. Such a sweet hedgehog! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge! Kath- DT

  14. I think you've created an adorable card Pat. I love your colouring and how clever to use that EF for the road. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  15. Hi Pat, loving your hedgehog and your embossing folder choice is simply spot on for texture too

    Have a great Bank Holiday weekend


  16. super cute, fun and happy...well done
    x Karen

  17. Oh this is so cute; the background and ground add so much tocommplement your delightful colouring.

  18. Fabulous and cute card!
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  19. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. Brilliant card, Pat. The little hedgehog is so cute and I love how you've done the road. xx

  21. What a super clever way to create a "road surface" - brilliant. Your hedgehog looks ready for some adventure. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge.

    sue n.


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