Saturday, 20 August 2016

TO64 - Dreams Take Flight


Next week, my son will be getting his wings. Yes. He will be a fully-licensed private pilot. At 17. He has accomplished this through the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program and has been working very, very hard all summer to make sure he passed all the exams and got all his hours completed. He flies Cessna 172 Skyhawks.

So when I saw the current Time Out Challenge inspiration card from Guest Julia Altermann, I was inspired to make a card for him. Julia's card is fun and full of life - I made mine a little more masculine.



I was inspired by Julia's:
-colours (red, yellow and blue)
-plane theme
-square card
-blue stripes (I have only one)

I used Taylored Expressions Plane Awesome and Copic Markers.

16 comments:

Lynn said...

Ahhh..this is so perfect for your son! Absolutely love it and what an incredible accomplishment. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

!neke said...

Great card for the boy !!!!

Ineke X

Mac Mable said...

What a magnificent achievement. Your son really must have worked so hard to gain all the exams and the hours and one so young...
Congratulations. Love this card, perfect for the marvelous occasion x

Cindy H. said...

Wonderful masculine card! It's so hard to make masculine cards but you do it so well. Congrats to your son, such a fantastic achievement, and at 17!

Lisa Kind said...

What an accomplishment at such a young age for your son! And this is such a perfect card for him! Lovely card! Thanks for joining our Time Out challenge!

Anita in France said...

Well, first and foremost, Ardyth ... congratulations to Struan ... what a fantastic achievement ... he must be such an amazing young man and so worthy of your pride! Fabulous card ... gorgeous blended sky and such delicious colouring ... it's so perfect to celebrate such a brilliant event! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Big hugs & bisous, bisous, mon amie, Anita :)

Maxine D said...

A wonderful card for an amazing achievement Ardyth - love your sponged sky - that is awesome.
Blessings
Maxine

sandie said...

wow how amazing your son will be a pilot, you must be one proud Mum. And this the perfect card for him. I love the soft wash behind the plane, so good to see you at TO

Pam A said...

Wow that's awesome! Congrats to your son. Your card is awesome, too.

TK said...

Great card, and congrats to your son! What a perfect card for the occasion!

Geri said...

A HUGE CONGRATS to Struan! You must be so proud of him! 17 years old with a private pilot licence is definitely a reason to celebrate!

Awesome card, PERFECT sentiment, amazing shading and gorgeous colors!

Lisa said...

Oh this is perfect for your son!! A big congrats to him!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This challenge is perfect timing to launch your sweet flight card for Struan, Ardy! Congratulations to him on this amazing accomplishment!! Hugs, Darnell

Susi K. said...

What an amazing accomplishment! Most 17-year olds are just getting their driver's license, not thinking about flying planes! How proud you must be and it shows in how lovely your card is - a fitting sentiment and beautifully coloured!

Jill Vickers said...

What a gorgeous card - and for such a wonderful occasion! Many congrats to your son for such an outstanding achievement!

I love the elements you CASEd - especially fun and vibrant colours for the plane - they contrast beautifully with your soft sponged background! So happy that you played along at Time Out!

Tanis Scott said...

That is great news. Congrats to Struan!