Saturday, July 2, 2011

Technical Difficulties

Good morning, and happy 4th of July weekend! It seems 4th of July weekend as a whole is a time for celebration, not only the 4th itself. Just last night, the 1st, our neighbors across the street lit off a fireworks show with some pretty heavy duty fireworks! It was amazing, they were so huge being merely a hundred or so feet away. I got a bit nervous, however, when they were lighting them off in front of the houses right out on the street. We live in a neighborhood where the houses are somewhat close together, and most of us don't have a very large front yard, so we're right on the street. When a truck goes by (which does happen as there is a mill down at the end of our street) you can feel it. Needless to say I sat outside until the display was over, assuring this house was safe!

I wanted to post this card as I had so much fun creating it. I made it for my challenge over at sketches4all, although it was intended as my project for the monthly challenge at the Crafter's Companion Challenge email has been all screwy lately, and although it was sent, it was not actually received. That's ok, it saved me from making my holiday weekend busier than it had to be (and it's pretty busy already!) You should still check out the CCCB. This month, we're giving you a sketch to work with from PageMaps, and it is a nice one!
I changed it up a bit, and used the newly released Paint Fusion Pansy set. Love Paint Fusion, and the ease with which you can create painted works of art for use in papercrafting, home decor, and anything else you want to paint on LOL Sheena Douglass makes it so easy to do!
I pulled out some Cosmo Cricket Storytime paper, accenting the flowers and flourishes on the green paper with some Ranger Glossy Accents. I've been a bit obsessed with that stuff lately, just like Stickles or glitter glue, which is also featured on this card...Studio G brown glitter glue to be exact. The sentiment is Basic Grey Capella alpha stickers.
Raised up that pretty pansy with some foam squares because you all know how much I love dimension :)
The pansy (which is so very pretty) is part of the newly released Pansy Paint Fusion stamp set I was sent to play with, painted with Eco Green Crafts Acrylic Paint from Crafter's Companion in Primary Red, Mulch, Pomagranate, and Butternut. Would you believe that only took me 3 minutes total to paint? The most time consuming part: unscrewing all of the caps on the paint tubes and screwing them back on. HA.

So head over to the CCCB to enter your card using this sketch and your Crafter's Companion stamps. I've decided to offer up a challenge at sketches4all, asking you to use 2 or more circles on your card. Simple stuff for such a busy time of year! That challenge will run for 2 weeks, so head over and play along!

Have a great day, off to the store to prepare for a day at a friend's camp. Rileigh is going to get to spend the night with her little friend there for the next couple of days, so that will be nice. Off to the in-laws tomorrow, and who knows what's in store for Monday...I am sure there will be something going on. Did I mention I LOVE SUMMER?! Because I do :)


Mags said...

The pansy is just beautiful! Fabulous colours! I like this a lot!

luv, Mags x

melsanford said...

Beautiful card - love the pansy! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Marlene said...

Fabby card! I really struggled with this sketch...but the end result was worth it!

Lots of fireworks all weekend long here, too. Love it.