Monday, July 5, 2010

"The beginning of the summer holiday..."

This is the perfect card right now as I have officially begun my two week vacation!  Or as the DP says.... "This was the beginning of the summer holiday...."  I did this card for the Splitcoast sketch challenge #287.

  First, I fell in love with this Lockhart stamp.  It just spoke summer to me - don't you think Adirondack chairs are totally a symbol of summer?  This is one of the stamps I picked up when I won that raffle at the stamp show in the spring! 

I colored the image in off-white, pale blue and greens using Copic markers and it coordinated wonderfully with these papers.  The word paper is by October Afternoon called "Sprinklers" and the other two are Basic Grey from the "Kioshi" collection.  I loved this word paper - and I thought it was a perfect pairing with the stamp image here. 

To add a little more dimension and texture to the focal image, I used Flower Soft as part of the grass and as a few of the posies in the flower pot to make those areas pop a bit more.  All in all I'm pleased with this card overall - wish you could see it in person as the colors are a little more intense but still are soft.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today! 


Dawn B. said...

Amazing card.. I LOVE this paper.. I have not seen it before. We have so few scrapping store left here in NC.. This stamp and that paper were meant to be.. Enjoy your vacation..:)

Heide said...

perfect BG paper! You have been a busy girl!

Emma F said...

I LOVE that chair! Perfection on a card :)