Monday, September 12, 2011

The Past

My past does NOT include bicycles this old - however I do love them.  Can you image how much fun it must have been to ride one!  It was probably a little tricky getting on it, but once you did I'm sure they were fun.


This is a digital image that I found on Beyond the Fringe blog by Carmen.  She does beautiful work.  The sentiment is from a set from CTMH.  I had this card pictured in my mind and it actually came out very close to what I was thinking.  Maybe next time I'd put the sentiment directly under the bicycle and scoot it over to center it on the card though.  I also started to color just the seat of the bicycle but thought that the ribbon and the rhinestones picked up enough color.

Thanks for stopping by.....................
Lynn

28 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, this card is great. I wouldnot change a thing. I love the sentiment off set like you have it. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is such a fun card, love where you have the sentiment with the rhinestones. Love it. The checkerboard paper is a great idea. Have an awesome day.

Anne Marie said...

Hi Lynn! I love everything about this one! Clean, classic and fun! I've always wanted to ride one of those bikes, too! Look at that fabulous bow! It finishes the card off perfectly! Wow!! :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Lynn, I like the image and the wonderful sentiment.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Awesome card Lynn. Love it clean lines and wonderful sentiment you used. I'm thankful for tricycles!

Carrie said...

what a cute, fun card. i couldn't imagine how a person gets on one of those

Mallika said...

amazing !

MiamiKel said...

Oh you are so right - they are gorgeous, and I imagine they were fun to ride back in the day :) Love the elegance to your card and the ribbon - gorgeous!

xGemmax said...

Brilliant card hunni...great image & fantastic sentiment too :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Oh, just beautiful!! I love that image!! I don't think ANYONE thinks you're THAT old!! LOL

Love the checkerboard paper and that bow is OUTSTANDING!!
Maria

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this awesome image, Lynn! What a wonderful card!!

Cibele Glazer said...

I have always wanted to ride one of these. Your card is beautiful. I especially love the bow!

Paige said...

Perfect sentiment for this image! I like the clean, and crisp color combo you used.

Karen said...

What a fun and cute card Lynn. The sentiment fits your image so well and I have to agree with you that it might be a tad hard to get up on the bike.

NanaConnie said...

Fantastic card, Lynn! I love it as is. I have ridden one of these and they are extremely hard to control. lol At one time, I owned a bicycle shop and our logo was one the these "penny-farthings", as they were called. We found it at a trade show and bought it to have at the shop. One ride was enough!

Monica said...

Such an awesome image... and I love the sentiment and the backing paper looks perfect. So does the ribbon.

xxx Monica

Anne Temple said...

That red bow makes everything pop. Love the simplicity of this wonderful card.

Tammy said...

Oh, what a fun image Lynn!! I love the colors and that perfect sentiment! Fantastic card!
Hugs, Tammy

E.T. said...

Dont try it with the sentiment in the centre... i think this is absolutely perfecto! I love that checkered paper, adds so much character to the card! LOVE the pops of red and gorgeous bow!

Shannon White said...

Lynn this is just Perfect just as you have it! Love this! Great color combo! Your Bow is just Wonderful! So pretty! Just a fantastic card Miss Lynn! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Marlene said...

This card is stunning!! I love everything about it!

(And thank you for stopping by...I'm glad you enjoyed today's freebie digi!)

Carol L said...

This is great Lynn, and I don't think I'd change a thing! I love it just the way you made it, and I just LOVE that sentiment! NJ!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this card- and the image- and it is perfect just the way it is!

Sharon said...

A gorgeous card Lynn. Yep, that bicycle must take some balancing act to ride huh!!!

Margaret said...

Love this card just the way it is! As far as riding the bicycle...I could see a lot of bandages in my future...

maryr917 said...

love this card lynn-and the sentiment is a perfect 10!!I have always thought a bike like this would be fun to ride-and I see that you think so as well-

Joan Ervin said...

This is a beautiful CAS design, Lynn...the old bicycle image is great and I love the red ribbon over the black and white checkered paper!!!!

Carmen said...

Lynn, you did such a wonderful job on the card! I love that you used one of my images. Thanks so much for making it look so nice! Love, love, love the beautiful red bow on the black and white background. Just awesome!!