Monday, May 11, 2009

Friendship's Grow Card

This is my first challenge entry for WACKY WEDNESDAY #10. Ths week, you are supposed to do your favorite technique. I love the idea of scenes for stamps. So unique, and you get to color A LOT, and I like to color.

I have been reading Kittie Craft for about a year or so, and love her scenes. Her artistry, joy, and work inspired me in a tough emotional year (my mom and step-Dad went to serve in Iraq) a special thanks to her work.

Prior to that, let me just start by saying that I have said I'd NEVER be making my own cards.

I also said I'd NEVER scrapbook.
Now that we have pride out of the way and are having FUN and blessing people at the same time...hopefully....

I had the image of this card stuck in my head from one of Kittie's early cards. I loved the thought of coloring these children stamps. I hunted down the images on ebay, ordered some used $15.00 Prismas from a retired art teacher, bought some $8 watercolors from Michaels, found a few retired markers from SU, and away I went...

For the tree, I cut about an old sale flower bouquet I had that featured some leaf twigs coming out of the bouquet. It was from a stamp I hardly ever used (actually, it's still usable, even after the trimming!). I sketched the tree trunk and fence, also Kittie inspired notions.

Materials List--
Stamps: SU Set Friendships Grow
Other: Fiskars Border Scallop Punch, Sewing Machine for Zig Zag, card stock, chalk, SU Markers, Watercolor Pencils, Watercolors, PhotoTwin Markers (cheeks), White Signo Pen for highlights.

Here's a close-up of the central image:

This card was inspired by KittieCraft's card!

This is a new card-making blog for me, so be sure to say howdy!
And thanks for stopping by...


  1. Joan this card is beautiful!! You have made a true work of art!! Blessings and Hugs!!

  2. Don't you love it when you have an idea and it finally works out on paper! This is a delightful scene indeed! Thanks for playing in our Wacky Wednesday Challenge! Good Luck!


  3. Oh my goodness, what a lovely scene! I can tell you've been inspired by Kittie! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  4. This is a beautiful scene and I must say that when Kittie reads this, it will absolutely make her day!

  5. Joan, I am more touched than you will ever know that you are enjoying creating scenes. Your coloring and sketching is perfect and your scene invited me right in to it. Thanks so much for sharing your work on our Wacky Wednesday challenge. Our whole team will be very excited. Thank you for your sweet comments about my scene work.

    I love that tree!
    Such a beautiful scene!!!!


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