Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sunshiney days

That is what we are having this week here in Chatham. I think summer has finally arrived and we expect a high of about 90 tomorrow! While I had Anise's Flowers out for the last challenge I decided to make this card that I have had in my head for ages. A while back I even bought a sizzix fence die in hopes of doing it but the die was nasty to use and didn't cut all the way through. So when I spied this picket fence Martha punch at Michaels I was all over it. A nice picket fence with bright sunny flowers behind it.


Anise's flowers and the sunshiney day sentiment were perfect for my vision. I stamped the flowers and drew in the stems and leaves. I can't draw to save my life, but I thought this was within my reach. They are colored up with Lyra pencils and blended with gamsol. I then sponged on the chalk ink. I even masked off a straight line on my picket fence paper and sponged more green ink below the fence so I would have continuity of color.

I'm so glad that I finally got this card out of my head and on to paper so I can move on to other things!

Those other things could possibly be a card for Emily's birthday blog hop on SU..hmmmm...yup I'm playing along in that...and did you know she is gonna release some goodies for her birthday! Or it might be the Friday challenge card with Nicky's faboo sketch! You are gonna be suprised folks, my challenge card is all done up and it's not a bella, stella, ketto, chichi or flower...hmmmm what could it possibly be???? I'm super excited about it and can't wait to show you. If you want to play along, check out Emily's post here for all the deets and mail your entry in by Thursday at 5pm.

See ya at the hop!

9 comments:

mochamama said...

Oh Heather what a beautiful cheery sunshiny card. Just makes you feel good all over!

dolcreations said...

What a really summery card! Great colouring as always. I have sent my Stamping Bella challenge card in!
Have a great day! Christine

Shannan Teubner said...

WOWEE Sistah, this is fabulous! I am lovin' all the colors!!!

Tricia said...

I love the colors on this! What a happy card!

dpkennedy said...

This is just beautiful! I HAD to HAVE that picket fence punch and it's has sat with my other punches unused for months now! Everytime I see someone use it I want to kick myself! This is really a wonderful creation!

Denise said...

This is so pretty~ Love the wonderful sunny colors, what an awesome card! :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful card Linda! Love the way you added the background to your card. All your cards are colored beautifully.
Maria

Terri said...

Another amazing card...love that picket fence punch too! Yes, you will see me at the birthday blog hop...can't wait to see what you and everyone else comes up with!

leenda said...

You need to send this beauty to someone who truly appreciates a gorgeous, handmade piece of artwork! My address is 3205....

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