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!

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


Jo said...

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

*Vicki* said...

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

Dawn Lancaster said...

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

Billie A said...

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

Donna Hanley said...

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.

Beccy said...

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.

Di said...

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!


Di xx

Jane Tillsley said...

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

Daffodil Cards said...

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

Petra Raams said...

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

Danielle Vincent said...

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.

Marieke Slaats said...

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


Lilibet said...

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

Nana Donna said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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]

lyn hitchcock said...

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