Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thinking of You


I planted my vegetable garden about six weeks late this year, so my harvest is also quite late. While I anxiously await the bounty, I'll keep myself entertained with garden-themed stamps! This one is Hello Dear from Penny Black. If mice really did look this sweet and wear overalls, they'd be welcome at my home anytime. The real field mice that we see from time to time .... well, a different story altogether!

Coloring is with Copic markers, papers are from the My Mind's Eye Out of the Blue 6x6 pad. The layout, especially the torn strips, is inspired by the amazing Inge Groot. I've long admired her coloring skills and her savvy with combining color and pattern. I embellished with some Divine Twine, a rolled rose that was made using a My Favorite Things Die-namics die, leaves done with Spellbinders Foliage Shapeabilities dies, and some zigzag stitching.

Wishing you a happy day! Back-to-school clothes shopping is at the top of my to-do list. Better not keep my 7-year-old shopaholic waiting any longer!!



26 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

Adorable card with more of those yummy MME papers (they're my fave)! I agree, mice are only cute on cards! I'm so glad you shared your work space after a card making frenzy...it makes me feel better knowing that all-time divas make messes, too - lol!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is adorable, Amy! I SO love your use of layers and papers!

Marisa said...

I just love PB critters and you have coloured your wonderfully. Great distressing and details. Happy shopping :)

Sue from Oregon said...

What a wonderful card...darling colored image!

Tanya said...

This is totally adorable! What a darling image, colored beautifully! Have fun shopping!

Gretchen said...

Gorgeous card Amy! I love Inge's style too and you have captured it beautifully! Happy school shopping!

Kathy said...

Yes, you can layer papers so well!! I love this card...mice figures are something I collect so I am going to have to have that stamp!

Niki Estes said...

Amy, this is absolutely adorable! Beautiful coloring and I love the torn patterned paper and embellishments!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Awesome card. I loved your comment about cute mice. I had a couple in my house once and I was so disgusted by the whole ordeal that I tried to disinfect the entire house. But these are nice clean cute mice. I love PB.

Linda Carson said...

Quite delightful!

Linda said...

Totally sweet...awesome image, beautifully coloured and love your choice of colours and accents Amy. Hope the shopping goes well.

Michelle said...

Oh Amy...that is just about the sweetest thing EVER! :)

Michelle said...

I think this has to be my FAVORITEST CARD EVER that you have done! Just gorgeous -- the image is too sweet -- & I just love the colors!!

Alina said...

This card is soo sweet! I love the stamp and the way you colored it!

Crestajune said...

What a fabulous card! Those little mice are just adorable, love your flowers and twine, your torn and distressed layers... another masterpiece! Love it! Have a fantastic day, Amy!

Beth Norman said...

This is so, so pretty. I love the distressing and the bright colours.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Awwww....how cute is this!!! The distressed effect looks great, love the flower and your colouring is amazing!!!

Conniecrafter said...

OHhhh darling image, yes it would be nice if they looked so cute, love the torn edges and your pretty flowers, neat way to do the sentiment tag too!

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on the Penny Black FB feature! What a stunning and fun card! Love all the details!

Ida said...

How sweet is this! Serious cuteness going on here.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, how cute is this?!! Adorable!

Amy Johnson said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the colors!

Inge said...

Now you've totally made my day Amy, thanks so much for your sweet compliment! That means so much coming from you because I am a HUGE admirer of your blog and creations!

What a beautiful card, love the mouse in his blue jeans...so so cute!

Leslie Miller said...

This is sooooo darling! I can't help myself... I just love these cute kind of images. Your colors and design are awesome!

Pet73 said...

What an adorable card! Such a cute image!

dpkennedy said...

Your coloring is amazing! I love how bold and fun this looks!

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