Monday, February 8, 2010

The sky is the limit

Had to pull out an old template to make the clouds in the sky. (see the inside shot) Lately have just been using a punched out scallop circle to make my clouds. This card was/is special so I dug out the Clouds, Moon, Stars template from SU. The eyelet border punch was in the scrap pile, also. A little on the short side, but it works for me. The green leaf wasn't green enough for me so I laid it on my Garden Green stamp pad and mushed it down with a popsicle stick. Glitter pen across the eyelet bottom after sponging on Brilliance Moonlight White.
I have a large butterfly ready to go here on the front, but I just don't know. Think I will leave it off for now. the two wee butterflies are from the embosslit from SU called Beautiful Wings. I used Blush Blossom paper and just went over them with my glitter pens. So Saffron and Buckaroo Blue with white are my paper choices because they were all in my scrap pile that had been building up all week. Now I need to separate the color groups and throw them in their respective homes. The sentiment is from a brand new acrylic set from SU, Vintage labels. Here's a shot of the inside--
I cut the bottom of the white to match the blue on the front, and suddenly I was looking at trees, so I colored the trunks brown and punched out green for my apple bg. The teeny tiny little red dots that fell from the red paper (top layer of apples) were used to fill in the wee holes on the bottom of my trees and a few extras. there were some yucky smudges, lower right- sky, from a brand new sponge. I made them into birds using the same color but with a marker. I find that the markers and ink pads don't really match. they resemble one another, but no match.
Thanks for coming by!

The oven decided to stop working five minutes after I put the artichoke spinach appetizer in it. Will get it in the MW soon as our company gets here. Why haven't I fixed the oven? Because as soon as I decide to call Whirlpool the oven decides to work. I know, I know. I'm just trying to live with it til DH says he'll pay to have it fixed. This stubborn ole mule is just waiting to see who breaks first, me or he, me or him, him or me, he or me. What's the proper way to put those three words? Any body?
Gotta go see to some final details - overall looks of the house. It's clean, but there's always a couple o small details that need some attention. KWIM?


Rhonda said...

This is a great card Joanne. The inside is just as pretty as the front! I have wanted to learn how to do clouds and now you have inspired me to do it.
Apparently you are a night owl just like

Julia Aston said...

Love the embossing and the pretty flower! and your inside clouds are super! thanks for coming by my blog and leaving me a comment!

Milnie said...

gorgeous card Joanne, really love the embossing and colors!


Tracey said...

This is beautiful Joanne, love the decorated inside :o)


Andrea Shields said...
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Andrea Shields said...

Don't you just love when a mistake becomes a great element in the card. I wouldn't have though that the birds were a smudge...they look perfect.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love those clouds. How did you make them?

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. DD was dancing around the house after she read them. :)

Kathy said...

Love this beauty. Especially the coordinated inside, the clouds are fab. Did you save the dip? Spinach artichoke dib is one of my favorite appetizers, I always make it when we have company!

Kim Marie said...

Wow...sounds so complicated...pretty amazing card given all the appliance difficulties! You ROCK! This is the card for the challenge right? Love the clouds :)
Waiting for blue skies again here in NY,
Kim Marie

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