Friday, February 24, 2012

Driving Like Hell

I don't know about a Funny Friday - but I do have a Fun Friday here I think........


I live in an extremely small town in Texas and the nearest "larger" town is Hondo (about 5,000 people!).  Back in the 1930's (and NO, I was not even thought about then!!!) the Hondo Lions Club erected a sign on the main highway running through town.  Due to many complaints by the citizens, in the 1940's they re-did the sign to include the word "Please".  This is very much a "picture taking" attraction in Hondo and has been in many magazines, newspapers, etc.  It even made the cover of National Geographic magazine!  Sorry it's so blurry.  Thought y'all may like to see it...........


Now on to my card........looks like this little guy and his dog didn't pay much attention to the sign at all!  But they are having fun!  The image is a freebie that I found on the OWH site.  I made the cloud background using Tumbled Glass distress ink and tore some CTMH white core paper for the "ground".  The image was colored with Prismas and then popped up.  The sentiment is from OCL.  I think this will be a fun card for a young boy - or maybe even a man, to bring back memories of his childhood.!

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

28 comments:

Tammy said...

Super fun card, love the sky and the torn paper is a great touch! Cute, cute card Lynn! Hondo's sign is a great way to welcome passerbys.

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous card, Lynn! I can feel the wind whipping past their ears!! Wish I could create a beautiful sponged sky like you can!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Cute stuff, what an awesome card, loving how you popped it up and the clouds with the ground. That sign is too funny and then to add the please, at least they are polite. Have a great weekend, our warm weather is gone for a couple of days :(

MiamiKel said...

Now that is the funniest sign, Lynn! LOL! How neat that your state (city) has been in Nat'l Geographic and beyond :) And what a superb card! I love the torn paper as the grass and this is definitely how every little boy should grow up - wind in his hair as he's doing something daredevil and with his doggie! Just PERFECT!! x0x0

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

LOL at that sign!!!!! I can see why it's an attraction!!

Lovin' this card!!! Great idea using the torn paper for the ground.

And - WOW - your clouds are SO REALISTIC!! I'm working on making mine look like yours - but you're an expert!!!

TGIF!!

Paige said...

Love how you connected the fun sign to the theme of your card post, which BTW is adorable! I remember doing this with my brothers!

Anne Temple said...

Love the sign and your card. Your clouds look amazing - mine never turn out that well. That sentiment is perfect for this cute image too.

Monica said...

Thanks so much for making me laugh, Lynn.That sign post is so funny... that boy and his dog are certainly not paying attention to the sign post, lol.
Love the hand torn path and the image is coloured in so well.

Monica xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, Love the card and the sign. I think all town and cities should have that sign. Great job on your sky and grass. Fabulous coloring and the twine is just the right touch. Have a wonderful weekend.

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great sign! Something like this is more effective than any number of speed cameras (do you have those over there?) I love your card - the way you stamped the go kart with the back wheels up is very clever and gives a real impression of a bumpy ride!

NanaConnie said...

Fun-tastic card, Lynn! Very creative sky and ground. Love the sign at Hondo, and I've seen photos of it before, though I don't remember where. Your post today has given me a smile to start my Friday. Here's one in return. :-D

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant fun card Lynn, I love the image and the way you have done the paper. the sign is brilliant!!
Kevin xx

Shannon White said...

OMGosh What a Great sign! Definitely a photo opp. Spot! LOL... Your Card is Fabulous Lynn!! Love the Fun image they look like they are having so much fun in their go cart! 8-) Your big fluffy clouds are Wonderful and love the torn paper ground! Just a Super fun card! Love this! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Bonnie said...

Hi Lynn, I love the sign! And the card is priceless! I can just see my grandson in the drivers seat driving like a bat out of Hondo! I'll have to go over to OWH and see if I can find it.

Carol L said...

Ah, this is a great card with that beautiful sky and fun image! I like your sign - it's cute. Now would you like to see another interesting sign? Check out THIS one! ROFL!

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/is-this-the-most-confusing-speed-limit-sign-youve-ever-seen/

Darlene said...

LOL, I just love everything about this card! It's so me when I was young (complete & hopeless tomboy). Your coloring is perfect and the technique to get the grass and dimension is wonderful. Just a fun and great card!

Tammy said...

This is sooo cute Lynn!! I love that fun image and your clouds are perfect!! OM Gosh that sign is awesome! Love it!
Tammy :)

Joan Ervin said...

Only in Texas....LOL!!!! Love your super cute card, Lynn...the image is adorable and I love how you created the grass and clouds!!!

Linda said...

Just love that sign Lynn!

Your card as always is gorgeous! Love the embellishments.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lesley said...

What a terrific lead up to your image! I laughed when I saw the look on the dog's face!!! Love it!

E.T. said...

It's a really fun image and i looove those clouds. brilliant work with the "ground"

jaydee said...

Lynn, this is hysterical. thanks for making me laugh!
hugs
jaydee

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your great card- oh my- the sign is a stitch!!!!

Sharon said...

Love the sign, what a good one it is hahaha! Love the card Lynn and you have got to teach me how to make those clouds. Email me please! You've done a fabulous job. Sharon

Margaret said...

Such a fun post today! The sign is great and I love how you used it as the lead in to your card! The sky is absolutely amazing and your image is just awesome! I can almost see the doggy slobber flying in the breeze! The torn card stock makes such a great 'ground' too!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the laugh, Lynn! That is too funny!! :) What a fun boy image! I'm going to have to find that since I have 3 boys of my own! You colored it wonderfully and I like the scene you created with the torn paper and clouds!

Karen Howard said...

OMG, love that sign and that they updated it to include the word please! Your card is fabulous as always, thanks for sharing!!!

Carrie said...

Omg Lynn that sign is so funny and your card too. I can just picture them flying past that sign.