Thursday, August 20, 2009

AAHH, Summertime

Anyone living in the Northeast knows that it has been Hot and Humid lately. I don't like it. We live closed up with the heat on in the winter. I don't like when I have to close the house up for AC in the summer to be comfortable.

Anyway, enough complaining. When I was looking though my stamps to see what inspired me, this little guy was it. This is one of the free High Hopes stamps I got with my last order. Laying around in an inner tube on the water with a glass of lemonade looked really good to me. It also let me use one of my sunglass brads I bought last year. I love the brads but they never seem to look right on any cards I made. I think it is cute on this card. I added crystal effects to the lemonade and to his glasses to make them look more realistic. I also put glitter on the water to make it glisten. Once I had finished the card I didn't like the empty spaces between the oval and circle die cuts. The dew drops added just enough to the space without making it too busy. I like how the card ended up.

This will be my last post for a few days. Tomorrow I am heading up to the White Mountains in NH for a little R&R. I can't wait. It is beautiful up there. I have a few images colored but have not had the time to make a card. I will be doing that when I get back and will be posting them. I hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like my card.

CS: SU Tempting Tourquise, Pumkin Pie
DP: Basic Grey
STAMPS: High Hopes
MISC: Brads, EK corner punch, Dew Drops, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestablities, Ribbon, Dew Drops


Mary C said...

This card couldn't have come out any cuter!!!! The colors are so wonderful with this image and all the "extras" just put the perfect finishing touches on the card.Your coloring came out fantastic. Great job Peggy.

Michelle Quinno said...

That is fantastic! Love that image, your coloring, etc. So cute!

Have fun at the mountains!

Kristen said...

Wicked cute Peg. This image is soooo cute,and your coloring is wonderful. Have a great time up north!