It's time for our mid-month challenge! Today we bring you the ever popular Hot Wheels. If you have brothers or are the mother of boys, you are undoubtedly very familiar with these miniature die-cast cars. Heck, many of us probably got down on the floor and zoomed these little wheeled wonders around ourselves.
Here are some fun facts about Hot Wheels:
*There were 16 cars released in the 1968 (the first year of production)---these are often referred to as the "sweet 16" by collector's
*Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of original design blueprints and detailing
*They were conceived to be more like "tricked out" cars as compared to Matchbox cars which were more city or "real life" cars
Now it's time to get creative. Here are some examples created by our design team to get you started!
What is a boy without a car ? For this challenge I choose to work with this photo from a few years ago in a toy museum in France. The stamp under the photo was made with a lego wheel :-)
The flames in the Hot Wheels logo inspired me to make this page.
When I think of "hot wheels" I remember my son zooming around the kart track when we were on vacation a few years ago. He loved it.
I was instantly inspired to create a layout about the High School Graduation present
we gave our son: a car...his "First Car".
I was inspired by the "wheels" part of the "Hot Wheels" inspiration (my son on his bike) and also Hot Wheels made me think of going fast. So, I created this layout using a patterned paper that suggests a lot of movement.
(created using a sketch from Creative Scrappers)
For this page I was inspired to scrap about pinewood derby cars. Those were the only type of car my brother was interested in.
I was inspired by the racing stripes on the package. I recreated that with strips of paper across the pages.
dog on her big wheel.
I was inspired by the wheels concept and photos of our son getting his first two wheeled bike.
(sketch by Let's Get Sketchy)
Now it's your turn! Create a Hot Wheels inspired layout and link up here for your chance to win our monthly prize. Hope to see yours in our side bar!!