Thursday, June 23, 2011

Time to Garden....

School is out and it is time for summer! I thought it would never come this year...I can actually "sleep in" tomorrow and not have to do any morning "running around".
I can also spend some time nursing my husband's garden.....hence, the inspiration for this card....
Isn't it fun to do a shaped card? I cut this card base on my Cricut Expression using the "Freshly Picked" cartridge. I have finally learned about all the little buttons on my machine so I was able to do the same shape (one in mirror image) so that they could glue together at the handle.
I used the stamp set "Mud Buddies" from My Favorite Things. I did some paper piecing of her outfit and colored her hair/skin with my copics.

Skin: E50,21,33 and yes, some BV20 and R20 for the cheeks. Hair E13,17,18. Watering cup and spade W1,5

*****Take a close look at her watering cup, those of you who have taken the intermediate certification class will identify the shading of a basic cylinder*****

All the paper is from the Kitschy Kitchen collection of Melissa Frances.
Tied up with some twill tape for fun and a rolled daisy die for some dimension on the bow.
Here is a shot of the inside. Notice that I lined my watering can with complimentary paper. I was able to do this quickly and precisely using my cricut.
The card is held together by the handle. The backside of the card is that cute polkadot paper that is on the front....it is sooooo sweet!

Wishing you a warm and relaxing weekend filled with the things you love! I am looking forward to puttering in the garden and starting a good book. Yeah for summer!!!!

10 comments:

goldyfish said...

Cute card. I so love it. TYFS. Best Wishes Lucinda

jeanne girl said...

Love the coloring on her face, hair and spade and watering cup :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO darling Sherrie!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO darling Sherrie!!!

g said...

oh so sweet! i love the shaped card & your coloring as always!

justsomestuffimade said...

Jeepers - your card is just too cute! I love the novelty shape for your PI sweetie ;)
Rx

Beate said...

awesome coloring and GORGEOUS card!
Hugs and smiles

Conniecrafter said...

that is too cute, love the shape and paper piecing!

melinda said...

This is adorable. As always your coloring is amazing!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is SO CUTE!!