Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hiking Edwin Birthday Card


Summer has been way too busy for me to do much in the line of crafting or card making. It's canning time, so my garden has to come first. God blessed us with a great crop of tomatoes and green beans. I have been making lots of salsa, spaghetti sauce, and chili. Pizza sauce is on the agenda for tonight. It's also soccer time. I found out last night that our main goalie got his arm broken in two places. I figure that my son will have to be the goalie now. We're going to practice just in case. Between these two things and work, my time for crafting is very limited.

I went to Amish Country (in Holmes County Ohio) over the summer. I hope to have a cute craft idea finished soon to share. I saw it at one of the stores and thought I could make my own. We'll see.

This is the birthday card that I made for my husband's prayer partner at church. The images are from Magnolia Stamps: Hiking Edwin, Hiking Background, and mini Walter the Moose. I colored the images with copic markers. I used flowersoft for the small clouds and trees because I like texture and dimension. I tried stamping on blue cardstock so that I would have a blue sky. The only problem with this is that the lighter colors (fire and skin) were distorted. I had to use darker skin tones to cover up the blue. The cloud sentiment is just freehanded and cut out. The sentiment is from one of the sets sold by The Scrapbooking Queen. I stamped the moose on white cardstock, colored him and cut him out. I attached the sentiment and moose with foam squares for more dimension.

Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully I will be able to get back in the swing of things and get more stamping done.
I found the following challenge to enter:
http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/challenge-55-anything-goes.html (Find Walter and the hiking background at this store)
http://magnoliamaniachallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/54-lieblings-magnolia-stempel.html
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/simon-saysanything-goes.html
http://stampingscrappingchallengecentral.blogspot.co.uk/ (A great place to find Magnolia Stamps and Copics)
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/challenge-50-lets-celebrate.html

4 comments:

Pam said...

You've created an awesome scene....it's bright and cheery. Love it. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.
Hugs....Pam:)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card! Love that Edwin and the fabulous scene you created! Great work!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute card Annette. Love the fun and outdoor scenery you did for this Edwin card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

DesignerDiva said...

Fabulous! I've just bought this image and not used it yet - now I really want to!
Thanks for playing with the Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

PS
I have a gorgeous candy if you would like to join in