Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Happy Day!

This is my second post for the day.  Scroll down to see my CSS post.

We are all in the house for day 4 of Operation Snow Day.  Just got in from playing outside.  We had one of those old Turtle Sandboxes, so we took the lid and tied it to the Mule.  I drove them around the yard and down the road.  We had a ball but my fingers are a little stiff as I type this.  (Oh, and let me clarify about the Mule.  Some of you are picturing an actual mule.  But it's not.  It's the motorized kind.  A Kawasaki.  I do live in the country.  I did marry a farm boy.  But I do not own a mule....the four legged kind at least.)  :)

So I decided this morning to play along with the AE challenge again.  The inspiration picture is one I have used before and so I was excited to try it again.  Here is my card...

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I cut the flowers and the leaves all from my Cameo.  For the Chevron, I cut out a chevron pattern on my Cameo, too, and then inked in the spaces.  This saved so much time and I didn't even have to worry about lining up the chevron perfectly.


I centered the card under the stencil and then taped the stencil down directly to a white piece of typing paper.  Then I took a sponge and some yellow ink and sponged the ink into place.  The sentiment is from the AE Alphabet called Lovely Letters


I like the soft look it gave too.  It would be so versatile, because you can sponge lighter or darker, or even with different colors!  Hmmm...I better go try that one next!  :)

Here is the AE Inspiration Photo...


ETA: I am also turned this in to the Moxie Fab Chevron Challenge!  :)

Isn't it gorgeous?  I want this on my patio!  Not right now though...too much snow!  :)

Hope you are having a great day!  

37 comments:

AJ said...

AH-MAZING! love love love
love it, this challenge is on my list of to-do's!

Sue Ann said...

WORK THAT CAMEO GIRL ~ we have a song kind of like that in Zumba but it is work that body LOL I know why we are friends ............ because you are SO FREAKING SMART and GOOD LOOKING

Leigh said...

I love how you created the chevron stripes, Laurie! Beautiful card!

Debby said...

Love those chevrons; really sets off the rest of the elements :)

Lisa Petrella said...

FABULOUS take on the inspiration photo, Laurie!!!! HAPPY HAPPY SNOW DAY!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

You really captured the inspiration photo with this beautiful card.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This card is just perfect Laurie!! The idea for your chevrons is just genius, your flowers are lovely and I ove the 'water droplet' style bling!!

Lisa said...

Gorgeousness Laurie! Way to go on your chevron stencil...smarty pants ;)

June Ferguson said...

Hi Laurie!
I had to laugh about folks thinking you were talking about sledding with a "real" mule! We live in the country too, and our neighbors use a Rhino! Thank goodness it's not the four-legged variety!! ;-)
Any chance you would tell me the secret of how you created that chevron stencil (LOVE it!)? I got a Cameo for Christmas, but I'm not too well acquainted with it yet! :-)
June in KS

mayholicraft said...

I love your card so much!! Want to follow your design for practice. Thanks for sharing.

mayholicraft said...

I love your card so much!! Want to follow your design for practice. Thanks for sharing.

Veronica Z said...

Laurie, I LOVE this card so much! What a fun way to add chevron stripes to a card! Genius!

Amy Kolling said...

Love your idea of the chevron cutout with stenciling!!! But you are not going to convince me about a Cameo.....yet. :)

Wida said...

ok totally gorgeous and pinning

Tricia said...

Laurie, this card is gorgeous!

Renee said...

Gorgeous!!
And love how you did those chevrons...
but until my Cricut dies...
no Cameo for me! :(
And so funny that you may have had to really explain about the Mule...
Patrick's been wanting one...
and we're in the country but not THAT in the country...
he just wants one for going to the mailbox! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

This is totally RAD, girl!!!

JJ Bolton said...

Fantabulous! And so Laurie-ish:) Love it!

Keep warm girlie!

Kim Heggins said...

Laurie this is just amazing. This is so sweet and I love your little touches of what looks like drops of water. Beautiful.

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the insp. picture! Love the chevrons and the flowers.

lostinpaper said...

This card is so inspiring Laurie, now I really feel the need to do some stenciling and it's something that's never really appealed before lol. You make it look amazing!

Tasnim said...

SO beautiful and elegant!! The colors look delicious, and I love the roses and the water droplets! Simply breathtaking!

Marion said...

This is STUNNING!

Brandi said...

Fabulous flowers and what a neat technique for the chevron stripes! So cute!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Laurie! That's gorgeous!! You are such an amazing card designer!
hugs,
Kathy

Quip1320 said...

Gorgeous!

Lindsay said...

Laurie, this is fabulous! So lovely and a really fun technique!

Lea L. said...

This is beautiful! LOVE the colors!

donna mikasa said...

Oooh, I love this, Laurie! Perfect take on the photo! I love how your sentiment turned out!

Jen Carter said...

This is gorgeous Laurie! Love the chevrons!

Avery Elle said...

Laurie-
This is just amazing. Your stamping is perfect! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Romaine said...

Laurie, I so loved tis, I had to CASE it here: http://bumblesnbees.blogspot.ca/2013/03/wonderful-beautiful-day.html

Cath said...

Hey Laurie! Thanks for linking this up to the Chevron Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Simply amazing card ... so beautiful in every way!! Congrats on your Moxie Fab win, Laurie!!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Congrats on your Moxie Fab win! Cath was right on target with selecting this one to feature!

Tasnim said...

When I saw the moxie fab chevron challenge, I kept thinking of this card. So glad you entered and won, for this is absolutely Moxie Fab material :) one of my favorite among the winners!

Greta said...

Big congrats, Laurie! One of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen--such a deserving win!

 
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