Saturday, June 2, 2012

Garden Time!

Hello in blog land!

I have been absent for a bit and I apologize.  It seems life gets in the way of having a little fun in the scrapping room.  Yesterday a very special lady, my MIL, had her last day of work before retirement.  She has worked 26 years in the school system and is very excited to take a break and relax. So I made her this little card to celebrate her special day.

Image: Sassy Cheryl's Farmer Sally
Ink:  Memento & Copics, Rusty Hinge & Scattered Straw Distress Ink
Paper:  Fancy Pants Designs & Cryogen
Embellishments:  Twine, buttons, lace, butterfly charm
Misc:  distress tool, copic airbrush, edge punch
Style:  Easel Card

I made this an easel card to give it a different flavor than I usually do.  Again I distressed the edges, I seem to be doing a lot of that lately.  But I felt it gave it a rugged farmer look.  The school colors were red and blue, so I used them as my color basis.  After I colored the image, I cut it out using a spellbinders die.  I wrapped the card in twine and used a cute little butterfly charm to top him off.

On the inside, I used matching papers to coordinate.  Put some buttons tied with twine to hold the card upright.  I choose the buttons because my MIL is a sewer, so they fit perfectly.  I finished her off with some lace and a Stampin Up sentiment.

A closer look at the image
I gave the clouds a try with my copic airbrush system.  I cut out little clouds out of a post it note and put them on the image.  I then airbrushed in blue around my digi image.  Once I removed the post it notes, I felt the white was too bright, so I used B0000 to go over the clouds to make them a bit softer.


Copics used

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Raise the Bar - Hello Summer
Totally Papercraft - Folds, Folds and more Folds!
Wags n Whiskers - Summer Fun
Crafty Ribbons - Easel cards
Divas by Design - Anything goes

I hope you liked it and thank you for stopping by.
Blessings until next time!


  1. Fabulous card! That image is adorable. I love the buttons. Your coloring is amazing.

  2. Athina, your card is so adorable!!!. Love the papers, the image, your colouring of course and those buttons holding the folding card!!! Awesome card!!!

  3. So cute and adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  4. First, let me welcome you as the 4,000th member of the wonderful Let's Scrap website! We have been waiting for you to arrive! Next, I am so glad that I took the time to check out your blog--it's great! I am new to easel cards, but have made 3 in the last several weeks. I always struggle with what to use to "prop" up the card, and using buttons is such a great idea! Genius, in fact! I joined as a follower and will look forward to seeing your new posts!

  5. What a cute card!! Love the image and your coloring just awesome too!! Oh and those papers!!....

  6. Super card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  7. That is so cute! I can just your MIL in her garden.

  8. So cute!!! I'll bet she loved it!!

  9. What a great card! Love colours and fun image! Thanks for sharing with us at WnW this fortnight, good luck! Pami x

  10. Super cute card..The imaged is just adorable...
    Thanks for playing along in PDS challenge and good luck!

  11. This card is so darn cute!

  12. I love everything about this card! So cute!

  13. How darling! I bet your MIL loved it! Great idea to use the row of buttons, I'll have to remember that!

  14. Fabulous card and great image.Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    Trish (-:

  15. Adorable card! Bet your MIL loved it!! Beautiful coloring job! :)

  16. Gorgeous card, love it!! A great image and all those fab buttons are fabulous.
    I'll bet your MIL loved it.
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
    Anne x

  17. Ohh that card is to die for...love it!


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