Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Biking Buddies

On the subject of biking buddies, one spends a lot of time with bikemates, driving to races, taking all day treks, etc. Here is a photo of my buddy Ralph riding with me on the D&H canal a couple weeks ago.

We were (sort of) pioneering the trail, had to get off and ride the road at several points, and even a little hike-a-bike. It was a great adventure!

Now onto making a card or two for (male) biking friends... I say to Hubby, "I can't put any ribbon or stitching or anything on this, can I?" He responds, "Well, if you can stitch the bike tread..." Now we're talking! Actually, he said bike thread, but he's a foreigner. We'll let that slide.

I used Mojo Monday sketch #70 as a starting point.

I'm imagining the patterned paper is a sand pit (I have cyclocross on the mind), and the front wheel of my little tricycle is slipping and sliding around. :D

Stamps: Pedaling Past; Paper: Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Travel Journal DSP; Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Aquapainter, Platinum Shimmer Paint, Sponge dauber, Gadget Gears die, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.

Thanks for stopping by!


Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

hehe great card!

Debra Burgin said...

I can't exactly relate to your rugged biking adventures (I ride an old-lady bike with a basket on the front for my in-town errands), but I admire you -- and the card! Very fun!

Yapha said...

Too cute! I love the juxtaposition of the tricycle with the big silver gear!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

SO FUN! I love the gear and the sand pit--very creative!

Shelley said...

I love your take on the sketch. Great use of the big gear.