Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sending you sunshine...

I got my craft room totally cleaned yesterday and then sat and stared....which I have been doing quite a bit of lately! So tonight after dinner I got several things done, cleaned up around the house and during all of this a card popped into my head! So I went down and made this....

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I adore this new sunflower set from PTI!  And of course that little picket fence.  You may not be able to tell but I actually made the fence one piece...sort of...I took (2) 1/4" strips of Kraft card stock and adhered them to make one big fence panel.  I did that after running all the pieces through with the woodgrain impression plate.  I love the texture it adds!

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Behind the fence, I stamped some grass from the day dreamer set, just to add that touch of green.  I popped the fence up on foam tape, as well as both flowers and some of the leaves.  That cloud background is airbrushed using my Copic system.  I am sort of addicted to that right now.  I have made quite a few backgrounds lately with those Lil' Inker clouds!  That gorgeous ink for the flowers and the grass is all from Amuse.....LOVE!  I used 2 shades of yellow for the flowers, Papaya and Buttercup.  The centers are of the flowers are Amuse Pumpkin and the grass is, well, grass (the ink color)!  :)  All of these are a perfect match for my PTI cardstock....Orange Zest, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse.

Not much is new here!  Just getting back into our school routine!  I am looking forward to getting some serious cleaning and purging done for my entire house!  We will see how that goes!  ;)

Hope to see you soon....crossing my fingers this little mojo stays intact!  hehe!

30 comments:

Deanna Jean said...

So cute Laurie. Loving this bright summer colors.

Keva said...

This is beyond cute!! It's just perfectly awesome Laurie. I love it.

Jay Gee said...

Such a sweet card Laurie, love it!

Susie said...

Both sweet and beautiful. I just ordered both the picket fence die and the sunflower images and die. After seeing your card, I'm really anxious to get my order!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Laurie...I love how you used softer colors for the sunflowers...and all the texture is fabulous!

Kim O'Connell said...

Oh, I just love this little scene you've created! And the baker's twine is such a nice embellie! It really pops!

Jen W. said...

The mojo is rockin' right now! Love this little scene and the twine bow is the perfect touch. :)

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Beyond cute, Laurie! Just love it!

Chari M. said...

I have been doing a lot of staring at my craft desk lately too. This card is beautiful! That fab sunshine impression plate is on it's way to me. My first PTI impression plate, I can't wait! I love it with the orange, and the fence is fab too! Woodgrain might have to be my next investment. Beautiful card Laurie! It really brightens the day.

Suzanne said...

BEAUTIFUL is right! I love it! I gotta send you an email...

Cristina said...

Now that is how a card is done! Amazing. The little touch of the grass behind the fence is so perfect!

Laura Isham said...

Adorable! I love the picket fence die with the sunflowers! I have to try it. The colors are so sweet and summery.

Ginny said...

This is fantastic! What a happy card with that impressed background on the orange zest, the sentiment, and those beautiful flowers. The fence embossed with the woodgrain IP is just beautiful with that green grass behind it. Awesome job.

Thanks also for your very sweet comment on my blog - I'm a huge fan of yours!! And not just because Cristina thinks you're tops in her book! You are extremely talented.

Heather P. said...

This is just too cute!

Lindsay said...

So perfect Laurie! This is just such a happy card! LOVE it!

Laura B. said...

looks like the mojo is back!!! yay!!

Leigh said...

Fabulous!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful and so cheerful!

AnitaRex said...

Laurie love your card! It's so fresh and fun! I wasn't a fan of the fence before but I am now! :> BYW Did you get an email from me today?

Anna said...

just beautiful! Love how cheery your card is with the fun flowers and colors!

Jo said...

Love your cards.

Jen Carter said...

Those inks do look fabulous!! Too bad I don't know any Amuse consultants, (just teasing, we know LOTS now huh!). Love this card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Laurie I just love this card! It is so clever and gorgeous. I have been out of my scrap studio most of this month and have only managed to post some pictures of my busy-ness! I was looking for something get my mojo going again, love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love this! So bright and cheerful! ;o)

Andrea M said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Oh my word!!! WOW! I just love this!

Eva said...

You, my dear, are "the master"! Anyone who can use that color of orange and make it look that amazing is is simply a star! I love the colors and the feel and just the bright fun cheeriness of this card!

Amy said...

We already talked about this amazing card and how that pop of orange is so unexpected but BRILLIANT!!! Another Laurie favorite! hehe

Ann said...

Such a lovely sunshiney card - perfect to cheer a dull day like today!

Marybeth said...

This is so adorable , wow I love this card.

Susan said...

Wow Laurie!! This is gorgeous!!

 
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