Friday, August 29, 2008

Wading For You....

Hopefully with Hurricane Gustav coming into the Gulf that will not become a reality! Man Hurricanes this year really are coming in strong. We won't flood here, we could get wind and lots of rain, but I worry about the coastline. Watching Gustav closely... until then I here is my card for Cute Card Thursday!




This weeks challenge is "In the Water" I have so many stamps that qualified, but in honor of the the prize donated by Alota Rubber Stamps, "Lady in Water" and "Man Wading in Water", I made my card with the same stamps. I LOVE these images, I love that they aren't perfect. I colored them both with my Copic markers. Now I took some creative licence here... I made the guy have a what we call around here a "FARMER TAN". I love it! Ha!


I cut them both with the Nestibilities circles and then scallop circles with the orange of the card base. Now I just love DCWV Nanna's Nursery papers, especially the ones with the glitter or shimmer to them. Two patterns are used here, but you can barely see one of them. Actually I worked real hard to make 4 squares then stitched around them all... ooops circles covered that. =) I punched ribbon holes in the sides of the circles and ran ribbon thru them and attached, couldn't believe that my ribbon matched so well. Added two buttons and then the sentiment.



Well Hubby is home... that means my day is revolving around his. He says we are mowing today - we really need to get it done before it starts raining again. But the Mosquitoes are so bad and they really love my sweet blood... I hate to go out and feed them all day. We will see how much outside time I do today. I hope you have something fun planned for today and don't have to go out and mow! =)
HUGS and-

17 comments:

Heather "Hev" said...

Fab card - and totally love the tan lines!!!

Frances said...

Oh, you've just made me laugh so much Michelle - just love the tan lines and your humour! Hope the bad weather stays at bay and you don't have to donate too much blood whilst mowing! xx

p.s I've got an award on my blog that I've passed to everyone on my bloglist so that would include you ;)

Debbie said...

What a fab fun card Michelle I love the FARMERS TAN Look Lol
Hugs Debbie x

Rach said...

lol,
this is a scream...love the tan lines on the fella..brilliant...hehe very good.
great colours michelle and your colouring is fabulous....I like the sentiment...matches as perfectly as your ribbon...
hope you don't get bitten too badly by the mosquitoes....ugh don't envy you that one...
Hugs Rachxx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Hi Michelle,wow, I love this card and the alota images are so much fun, especially the guy with his farmer's tan...lol..hope the mozzies haven't caused you too many problems!
Carole ;o)

ink'n'rubba said...

aw this card made me smile! my dad always has a farmer tan! I do hope you don't get any bad weather, but at least the rain should stop the mosquitos for a little while! have a great weekend. annie x

LaVerne said...

The farmer tan is just the cutest and so true...I love the way you added the ribbon...had to read it twice to figure it out...so much more finished than what I would have done, which is glue it down!...that's why I follow your blog and read each entry...like a free daily tutorial.

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamps and the tan lines are sooo funny! Jillix

Andrea, said...

Fab card Michelle, the stamps look so good coloured. Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Allison said...

fab stamps great colouring
AllisonX

Heather said...

Totally cute!! Love his tan!!! Gave a great weekend.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What a fun card Michelle, i love it your colouring of thes fun images is beautiful as always. Hugs Nikki x

Karin said...

Hi Michelle,

Great card. The cute images make me smile. And the way you've colored that guy, is so very typical for men.

Hope you didn't have to work hard mowing the lawn ;).

Have a great weekend.
xoxo Karin

Claudia Rosa said...

wow.. you made me laugh too.
what a fun card.
i so love these two "oldies"
love
claudia

Bev said...

Oh my goodness! This is just brilliant Michelle - the farmer tan gave me such a giggle. I just love how you keep on coming up with the most amazing ideas!!!

hugs Bev x

Allison said...

OMG...these stamps are great and scary at the same time! And I love the tan lines you created on that ol' guy!

Shary said...

Gorgeous card Michelle. I love the colours and the tan made me laugh. We call it a "squaddie tan". Most of the army get it, including DH.