Friday, April 6, 2012

Hanging Out!

Hello There,

A chilly morning here at the cottage, thank goodness for heaters!  It's that time again to join me over at the Outlawz for a Friday Copic / Promarker challenge this week.  The theme this week is ' Inspired by Nature.'  What could this be?  Think about what has been inspired by nature;  plant life,  an activity,  the environment ……you get the idea!  This is my first card as a designer in this group, I hope you like it! I have entered  it at Anything Goes Challenge Blog.

I used two digital images for my card.  The tree is by Make it Crafty and the adorable little girl in the tire swing is Hailey by Mayzy Art .  She is new to the digital scene and her work is extraordinary! Be sure to check her out!  The papers are by First Edition called 'Up Up and Away'.  I coloured the tree and the girl with my copics and added brown flower soft under the tree to resemble dirt.  Remember in school when you learned how to wrap a square piece of tissue around the end of your pencil and dip it into glue and then press it on your paper.  That's how I created to dimension on my tree.  As my friend Sandra says, 'who would of guessed that as an adult we would benefit from a primary art lesson'. lol  I added stickles to her frills on her dress and the ribbons in her hair.  I put a coat of liquid glass on the tire and tried to speed up the drying process with my embossing gun and ended up making it bubble and break.  Much to to my surprise, this boo boo ended up making my tire look beat up so I kept it!  I used a modern label punch and the window punch by Stampin up to mat my sentiment on, with two sparkly green gems.  

This is my take on this week's challenge,  Inspired by Nature theme.  Swing on by and join me with your lovely creations.  No pun intended! lol  I look forward to being inspired by them!  Thanks for stopping in!


  1. Had to tell you again what a fantastic card you made, Darlene! Love the whole scene! The image is adorable and what you did with the tree is brilliant! We're thrilled to have you on the team! Have a good weekend!

  2. I commented on Outlawz forum, but had to tell you here how creative your tree is! I thought it was some of that rose ribbon trim, but your idea is even better! Love the coloring you did too Darlene!

  3. Welcome to the team Darlene!! Such a gorgeous card to start with - love your colouring and the whole layout and that tree foliage is just genius!!

  4. This is brilliant; what a beautiful job!

  5. Awesome card. I loved it when I first saw it and think it is such a great card. Beautiful coloring and beautiful leaves on the trees. So beautiful!

  6. this is such a knockout card! love how your "boo boo" ended up - that's so cool (-:
    Welcome to the DT!

    Have a beautiful Easter!

  7. Fab card and image.... and I LOVE how you created the tree!!

    Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Anything Goes.. hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  8. this is one really gorgeous card with beautiful colours and detail thanks for playing at anything goes this week too hugs Cheryl xxxxxxxx


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