The theme for this week's Dude Time Doodles Inspiration Challenge is Greetings/Sentiments. How easy is that?
I decided to use parts of the Coal Miner set from Bonibleaux Designs. College is in full swing around here and I thought this would be a perfect sentiment for any college kid. The images are colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. I created what I thought a coal mining tunnel might look like by free handing the opening supports. The black background is actually a piece of a used plastic spiral notebook left over from my son's high school days. I cut it out, rounded the top and adhered the coal cart to it and pop dotted the Coal Miner, since he's coming out for lunch.
The support was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder (woodgrain) and inked with Distress Inks (Weathered Wood and Black Soot). It was also pop dotted for more depth. The sentiment is a Spellbinders die (grommet tag) and positioned above the tunnel opening (just like I've seen in old movies, with the name of that specific tunnel). The card base is by Core'dinations. I used the cut out portion from the supports for the inside to write a message and distressed it with Black Soot.
The sponsor for today's Dude Time Doodles Challenge is Create with TLC and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store. You have one week to upload your Dude project that includes a greeting or sentiment. You don't have to use a Dude Time Doodles image, but we all love it when you do.