Friday, August 26, 2011

How do I decide?

You might wonder with SO many stamps in my arsenal how I decide on which one to colour. Well I'll tell you how I decided on this one....and it is no rocket science!
If you are new here, you may not know that I stamp, and colour, and paint, and do anything else crafty in my kitchen. YUP, no studio here! I have a limited amount of storage space and I don't like clutter so every so often I get in a clean and purge mood and that is where I was last week. There is a desk in our kitchen and two drawers are 'mine' and while I was cleaning them out I came across Mo's Rustic Windowbox and thought...hey, I can use this for the sketch challenge! That's how it happened!

I make a swift decision either by coming across a pre-stamped image, or a scrap of paper that is lying around and I DON'T waver from it. So yes, I have coloured this one before, but it was there, it was stamped and the inspiration just hit me so I went with it! But, I didn't want it to look EXACTLY like my last one so I did change up the colours of the flowers, window frame and box. And I think I like this one even better than my first one!

I went for a purple/pink/grey colour scheme this time finishing it up with some glitter on the flowers and Ranger Glossy Accents on the window panes. These are the copics I used:

BV0000, 000, 00, 20, YG23, 25, 67, G94
RV0000, 000, 00, 21, 13, 14, 19, 63, 09
BG000, 53, 70, Y13, B60, C0, 1, 2, 4

Next week our theme is BACK TO SCHOOL and nobody can be happier about that than ME! Although our twin boys are grown and 21 years old they are still in school and both were home for the summer. Now don't get me wrong...they are FANTASTIC kids but I am just out of practice of working all day and coming home to cook for four adults (who eat like six!), plus extra for leftovers! It was a LONG tiring summer for this babe and I am SO looking forward to throwing in a WW dinner in the microwave every so often and not having even one single dish that has to be washed, except for maybe my wine glass!

So I raise my wine glass to all the mom's out there who look forward to 'BACK TO SCHOOL'!


yvon said...

Wow, Linda, your card is just gorgeous. Love that bright color and that image is far out...
Here in Holland my kids went to school 2 weeks ago and i hang out the flag.... yeay. We had, and still have, a rainy summer so you can imagine i went crazy inside the house and now..... there is peace. So lovely.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Yvon

dolcreations said...

This is gorgeous Linda. I think it has such a country charm to it. I just coloured this image up using a few pinks and it is not looking as beautiful as this! Have a wonderful weekend.

Betty said...

Raising my glass to you, talented lady! (Saw a wine glass with "Mommy's sippy cup" on it, OH HOW TRUE!) Enjoy your time without the boys.

Leslie said...

Oh so pretty! Love those shiny, clean :) window panes!!

Kerri said...

Holy S&^%!! grt card the coloring is very well you know it is love the card and once again you have out done it..thks for sharing..

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful, Linda! LOVE the shades of pink and purple on this!

Crafty Cath said...

Well I'm a sucker for red geraniums...that was until I saw this beauty! My lord this is out of the park gorgeous!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Linda.

Hugs Riet.xx

Hazel said...

Hey Linda

I am right there with ya except we still have another 2 and a half weeks before the kids go back to school here - aaarrrggghhh!

Another great cards as always.

Hazel x

IsaNorris said...

oh wooooow !!!! yummy details, look at those flowers... and the windows... LOVE it
isa xx


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