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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.

Recipe:
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.

Inside

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!
Athina

18 comments:

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

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  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!!!

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. This card is so darn cute!

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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