Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ChooChoo Charlie



All aboard......it's time for the Dude Time Doodles New Release Blog Hop.  Choo Choo Charlie will help guide your way along the hop (and he'll be available in the store by 10am EST).  I have to say that Charlie is near and dear to my heart as he was my suggestion for a new image.  I love trains and always have.  My mom tells a story of when I was two and she had to take me to see the local train come through the town that my grandmother lived in every time we went to visit.  Any chance I get, I still love riding trains, especially old steam trains.

Charlie is colored in Copics and fussy cut out.  The railroad sign is clip art that I printed and cut out with a Spellbinders die (Grand Circles #2).  The train track on the side is an older Sizzix Decorative Strip that I've had for quite a while.  The background was created using a stippling brush and Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Pumice Stone, Tea Dye).

The New Release Blog Hop is a circular hop, meaning there is no correct beginning.  Just continue going around until you've visited all the Dude/Dudettes.  Be sure to leave a comment with each of us as one of us is the Mystery Host.  Your next stop is Ruth.  Here's the complete blog hop list, just in case.


Anne (me)




Copics used: E23, E15, E47   E50, E51, E53   Y00, Y08   YR12, E15, E37   E13, E15, E17, N5   BG93, BG96, BG99, T0, N6, Y28    C2, C3, C6, R05, R08, R59

15 comments:

jimlynn said...

Sensational!! Love the little RR sign and the tracks too. VERY cute!
Lynn

CraftyGirl said...

WOW, your card makes your image pop right out. Love IT! I would love to see the inside.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl

Tangii said...

GReat card and OMG! isn't he just adorable!! I think I may NEED him :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this image- Charlie is awesome- love your card- the DSP is great!

rachel said...

Hi Anne - I really love the new image - and that train track is brilliant! Big Hugs rachel xx

Sharon said...

Anne the rail crossing sign behind Choo Choo Charlie looks really great!! Love your card with the new image!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Anne, I like the track and the rail crossing behind him.
Kevin xx

Dawn said...

Anne, I love it! Great background & I love the little track at the side!
HUgs
Dawn xx

Tammy said...

Wow Anne, fantastic card! Love the winding track on the side and the awesome RR sign in the background!

nwilliams6 said...

Yea for you! Wonderful idea for a new image and I love what you did with it - so crisp and well done. I love trains too! A train track borders our property and so we get to hear them all day (and night) long. They even shake our house a little, and I love it!!! My Grandfather was a train engineer so I feel like they are in my blood. Love your great creation Anne! Hugz!!!

NanaConnie said...

Love the card, love the RR sign, love Charlie! I'm so glad you suggested him because I have family members who are train crazy, not the least of whom is my youngest grandson. Excellent new releases. :-D

Linda said...

Oh Anne I am loving Choo Choo Charlie he looks like a very nice dude. Loving the R & R too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Bonnie said...

Terrific card & clever idea to use a railroad sign as a background

CTgirl said...

Wonderful creation!
Love your little story! I also love trainrides, preferably steam. Takes me back many years....
Thanks for a real fun blog hop!
Rene

Charlene Mitchell said...

Anne, this is so great! Cool that the image was your suggestion/request! Great job with adding the clipart and I love the rr tracks die! Super card to show Charlie off!