Monday, June 6, 2016

Rockin' Birthday

     Each month, I play in the Progressive Challenge at The Outlawz and this month we were given a wonderful image from Beccy's Place.  It seemed perfect for a summer birthday card, when everyone is enjoying a cool breeze, rocking on the front porch, and looking for an excuse to eat cake and ice cream.  :-D  Besides, at the age of most of my friends (and me), this is likely the only form of a "rockin'" birthday we'll have!

I used three of the colors (yellow, green & lilac)
from the color challenge at Outlawz and did 4 layers.


     I used ProMarkers to color the image, then die cut and embossed it with a plain, square die from Spellbinders.  I mounted that onto green CS and die cut a decorative corner, also Spellbinders.  The sentiment is printed with a computer font, hand cut and matted with dark green CS, then hand cut again.

     All the CS I used were scrap pieces from my scrap basket, and both ribbons are leftover end pieces from the scrap pile.  Love using up scraps instead of tossing them out!

     Challenges:
2 Creative Chicks
A Bit More Time to Craft
Catch the Bug
Crafting by Designs
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafty Girls Creations
Creative Moments
I {heart} ProMarkers (Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer)
Inspiration Destination
Pixie's Snippets Playground
Scrapper's Delights
Star Stampz

     Our temperatures are still very hot but now they are predicting that we'll have a 'cool down' to about 97 (that's "cool"?) by Wednesday.  I guess we should be grateful it's not still over 100.  :-D  In the meantime, wishing you lots of Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful image NanaConnie......makes for a lovely card, love the greens too!
    hugs Jo x
    I have CANDY if you'd like to enter!

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  2. Such a beautiful image and I love the punny sentiment that goes with this too!! Fabulous design my friend! HUGS

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  3. Oh, NanaC! I love this one too! The green is just perfect & makes me think of a lush green lawn!
    HUgs
    Dawn xx

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  4. Lovely card. I love the colors and would be an awesome mothers day card.. Like that it's a birthday card.. Thanks for joining us at Catch the bug.
    Billie A
    Catch the bug
    Inspiration Destination
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments

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  5. Are you saying we are old? That's just because we ARE old but I am grateful to be my age these days. The younger ones don't know what they've missed not living in our times. Well anyway this is a fun ( in a relaxing sort of way), beautiful card. Love It. Wow I was complaining because it was 82 the other day. I'm glad it did cool down a bit for you. Take it while you can.

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  6. Fabulous card NanaC, you did an great job colouring the image... I love the shadows you added across the seat of the rocking chair. I also like the pretty die cut corner and the fabulous sentiment. I had a little chuckle when I read about your "rockin" birthdays! Wonderful.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  7. What a lovely image Connie - and so clever how you added the fancy die cut corner - a perfect addition to a beautiful card.

    Great to see you in the Playground!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  8. great card love the design and colours thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delight
    Jane DT x

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  9. I love what you have done with Beccy's image. Lovely colours and colouring great corner die to show it off too.
    Faith
    x

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  10. you're colouring is beautiful, wonderful card! Petra DT Beccy's Place

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  11. My Grandmother would love this card with its gorgeous green (her favorite color). I love how the sentiment goes so well with that rocking chair. I too can envision myself sitting on the porch in this chair eating ice cream :o). Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenges.

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  12. Pretty card love the sentiment! Thanks for joining our challenge over catch the bug.

    Greetz,
    Marieke

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  13. What a fab image and coloured beautifully! I always struggle with green but you have definitely mastered it! Thanks for entering the challenge at I love promarkers, Good Luck, Liz (:(|)x

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  14. Love your card and the coloring is fab. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights

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  15. Beautiful card using Beccy's Place image, love the colours used too. Thanks for entering in our current challenge.xx Beccy's Place Challenges [aNNie]

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  16. Lovely card, great colouring, thank you for sharing with Crafting with an Attitude - good luck
    Lyn - DT

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