Double Cab Pick Up Truck

I’m still capturing happy memories on my art journal pages of our holiday last year when we visited our dearest friends in Maine. Having visited America a number of times, my favourite vehicle ever is a double cab pick up truck so you can imagine my delight to see my friends had one (grin!).

I started by recycling pages from a couple of truck advertising magazines by cutting them into tile shapes; as our friends truck was blue I selected blue truck images and blue happens to be my favourite colour too – Happy Serendipity! I also used some of the texture photographed on the pages to create the tiles too, like pressed metal images. Then I created some rectangular diagonally striped tiles using white card stock which I coloured using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and stencilled using Black Soot Distress Ink. From the magazine cover I die cut the wording using an X-Cut alphabet die set and my Big Shot machine. Then I mounted the wording onto pieces of the magazine cover using a Zig Memory Glue Pen and cut them into their tile shapes. I arranged all of the tiles onto the page using double-sided tape and included some black and white striped washi tape in the design. For the washi tape, I stamped an arrow design from a Hampton Art stamp set underneath using black Archival Ink. To finish the page, I edged all the tiles using silver straight line border outline stickers from Docrafts to mimic the chrome of the truck.

I was so excited to see the truck parked on the driveway when we arrived, I’ve always loved them! They are bigger and more popular in the US than in the UK, although they seem to be growing in popularity over here too.

I did actually manage to get in the truck without assistance, although being 5 foot tall it was a little bit of a challenge (grin!). The boys thought it would be great fun to put a bucket on the floor to help me get out (double grin!).

As you can see the back of the truck is very spacious!

I had so much fun exploring the truck and probably because I was so enthusiastic to go out in it, we used it quite a few times to run errands, such as Dunkin Donuts, into town, the sandwich shop and even to some walking trails and also a very interesting place, the local Transfer Station (or Recycling Centre) to dispose of the household rubbish (triple grin!).


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Alison/Craftytrog and her Geometric Shapes challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the square and rectangular tiles collage on my page.

With the silver, greys and blues on this page, I’m happy to join the Cold and Frosty Colours challenge over at Moo Mania & More.

I’m also joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Clean and Simple challenge with my tile design page.

Recycling the advertising magazines was fun so I’m pleased to join the Recycle Something challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge too.

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke, Black Soot)
  • Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
  • Docrafts X-Cut A5 Die Set (Folk Alphabet XCU503286)
  • Hampton Bella Blvd Cling Stamps (Sand & Surf ICO226)
  • Recycled Truck Advertising Magazines
  • White Card Stock
  • Michael’s (Washi Tape)
  • Docrafts Anita’s Outline Stickers (Straight Line Borders Silver ANT8101017)
  • Zig Memory System 2-Way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
  • Stix2 double-sided tape

17 thoughts on “Double Cab Pick Up Truck

  1. Even though I love the truck art, I really love the photos of you in the truck.You look like you are just having fun in that truck, and even better in your camo pants-especially in Maine in the fall when camo is THE style. Add the orange home depot bucket and you really are a true Mainer. When my husband got a new double cab truck, I told him he should get the step on the side because I can relate to the getting in and out otherwise (also being 5 feet tall). You should see when I need to get things in and out of the back I need a step ladder. (smile) Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Absolutely AMAZING ! This page and your fun photos showing how much fun you had with the double cab pick up truck ! You never cease to amaze with your artistic style and I love your photos always telling from the thoughts and memories behind your pages! Gorgeous! Thank you very much for joining us over at Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania & More again dear Jo!!
    Have a great rest of the week and weekend!

    Hugs, Susi

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  3. It is a fabulous memory page you created Jo, but I also loved the photos of you in the truck. You seemed to be in truck heaven seeing your smile. I also liked the bucket step, I need one for the Landrovers as well, though its mainly a very unladylike shove by the OH to get me in.
    Have a good rest of the week Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  4. Hi Jo what a fun post-I love trucks too-we have always lived very rural never in a city so a truck is a must. we moved up to a suburban last year :loved all of your photos

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  5. hi jo,your car page looks amazing 🙂 you looks so happy with this car,
    this is beautiful,love your smilie,its so pretty 🙂
    wishing you a great weekend,my friend.
    thanks for your kind wishs for me.

    hugs jenny

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  6. I’m still laughing at you in that truck. My friend Scott has one (but it’s a Dodge Ram) and I have trouble getting in and out, too. You look like you are in heaven in the back of that truck. BTW, you and Erika are an inch taller than me.

    Of course, I adore your take on the Ford Double Cab Pick Up Truck. They have certainly become popular here, and the spread you created is wonderful. It is also simply perfect for Alison’s theme at Art Journal Journey. Thanks for joining us again.

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  7. That’s definitely a memorable page, Jo. I don’t know why I’m surprised that your favorite vehicle is a double cab pick up (grin). I love seeing your delight in the photos.

    With that smile, you could have been a (petite) model. My (petite) mother always said, “the best things come in small packages.” Eileen xox

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  8. Hello Jo, I see I have missed quite a few of your posts, blame it Time moving at warp speed.
    This piece is so different to your subsequent (Time) piece and a lovely contrast as I move backwards in your blogpost Time. I like it very much.

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  9. Jo! Okay first that was a brilliant layout. You could be a copywriter for them over here in the States! Second, I love your enthusiasm. And your good taste, lol, although some of them like the biggest Dodge Rams are even too big for this Texas girl. My Honey drives a Honda Ridgeline double-cab. They are really getting luxurious inside. You should plan many showroom trips once they are sold there. Love the poses and everything you wanted documented. I hope they get over there lickety split so you can haz one! Thanks for making my day! (Joy is contagious) xoxoxo

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