With Good Company

“I love old pickup trucks,” says Sherry Morley of Henderson, Nevada. “I had a pickup truck of my very own for years, but if I want to drive one now I use my husband’s truck!”

The beautiful, softly-colored background was created in three, simple steps. First, Sherry die cut a mountain shape and placed the top part of the die cut on the cardstock, covering what would eventually be the sky. With a blending brush, she applied brown Distress Oxide ink. Presto—mountains! Then, taking the lower part of the die-cut mask, she covered the mountains and applied more Distress Oxide inks to form the sky. The grass at the bottom was also colored with this type of ink. “The funny part of all this is that the truck was so big it covered up most of the background,” she jokes!

As for the truck, Sherry achieved the weathered look by brushing a color the stain mixed with Ranger’s Multi Medium Matte—a type of glue and sealer—on watercolor paper. I cut out the truck shape and window. Each Woodstock was colored with Copic markers and cut out. I attached some of them and Snoopy to the truck shape with tape.”

Attaching the truck to the card base with mounting tape provided dimension.

For more Truck-Shape Challenge artwork, see the Summer issue.

Good Company by Sherry Morley. (Stamp credits: Snoopy, Woodstock—Stampabilities; flying Woodstock—Rubber Stampede; tree—Stamps by Judith; flower on wheels—Paper Smooches; sentiment—Gourmet Rubber Stamps.)