Sunday, May 9, 2010

Guess the Car Giveaway!!!!

Here is the block print that I made for my Mother In-Law for Mothers day. It's of her favorite car, one that she used to own and always relied on. She speaks of it with reverence. :-) I've heard her talk about it enough that I thought, "Why not make a car print?"
 Why not indeed. It turns out I don't have any woodworking tools for making wood block prints. I had thought about lineoleum....but I wanted to use materials that I had around. I found a piece of plywood and an exacto knife. I sketched a design based off from some images I found online and then started scratching away the negative space. The plywood was really handy....all the different layers made it pretty easy for separating. I was expecting it to be quite a process to do this project with the right tools....but, it turned out that I had what I needed. I love the way it turned out. :-) 
I found the frame at Goodwill (where else?!?!) and painted a layer of acrylic Hydrangea paint on it. 
 Before it was fully dry I rubbed it off in spots to give it that aged look.  The background behind the painting is a polyester fabric that I just tacked onto some matting.

So, here's the deal. I made quite a few prints and I've never done a, why not?? I'm going to make it a little funky, though. 
Here are the rules:
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If your number is picked you will get a framed print sent to you.  So, give it a good guess!! I'll tell you now that it is from **before** 1980. 
This Giveaway Ends on 16th!!
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  1. I absolutely LOOOVE this! I wanna hang it in my little boy's room! Thank you thank you thank you for having this giveaway. I have no idea what kind of car this is. I'll have to ask my husband when he wakes up.

  2. Thanks for linking to my Flaunt it Friday party! I have NO clue what kind of car that is but it's a cool print, nice job! Hope to see you back next week!

  3. Very cool! Looks like an old Ford...but I know nothing about cars....thanks for stopping by!

  4. My guess is a 1953 Nash Rambler. It looks rather like a Simca I once owned.

  5. OKay, I have no idea about older cars. I guess it is a Chevrolet of some kind. I'm following you back! Looking forward to getting to know you.

  6. I have no clue...sorry! Thanks for linking up to NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...hope that you are having a good time:)


  7. I'm not going to try guessing but I will say it turned out super-cute.

  8. Hey there! that looks great, you did a great job!!

    I;m stopping by and following from MBC. I hope you'll get the chance to stop by my blog too.

  9. Hi..I’m Barb….I am from tip junkie.
    I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

  10. I'm going to ask my mom what kind of car this is -- I do believe that she drove one just like it. Your talent and ingenuity in creating this one of a kind piece is so impressive. I really am so happy that you shared it on the Boardwalk Bragfest.

  11. I will have to think on this. I would say a late 50's or very early 60's something.
    Cars people speak of fondly... Hudson, Nash, ... my guess is 1962 Corvair?

    I'll come back and guess again.

  12. What a neat print you made your mom! Bet she loved it! No clue what kind of car it is, though! thanks so much for visiting and your sweet comments about my tray. As a matter of fact, I got the label image from The Graphics Fairy. I just LOVE her site, and have enjoyed using many of her images!

  13. i have no idea what kind of car it is, but it is a supercool print.

  14. I love your car creation! No idea what it is though!

    Best wishes,

  15. Is it a 1962 Volvo?

  16. How cute, it looks great! I bet your MIL loved her gift.

  17. New follower of your blog. Can't wait to see what other posts' you do!

  18. I wish I could guess the cars make and model. I am not good with cars, but my dad is. He did not even know what this is. You did such a good job though. Thanks for the idea!!

  19. I can't remember where I found you. But thanks for linking up to some blog. :)

  20. Neat print! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!


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