Friday, July 26, 2013

Whimsy Inspirations - Grandma's Garden

Howdy -

What a week - - - we have been working a bit around the farm. Moving a few pen panels around, Hubby has been setting up our fall garden area... and then fencing it off to keep the big donkeys from enjoying it all. But I took a little time last night to color. Having a hard time crafting lately. Time and Pain. My right arm is still giving me trouble. "Tennis Elbow"... LOL like I have ever touched a racket or done that much physical activity to hurt my elbow. Nope I have figured out it is the computer. I have been working so much with sales on ebay and such that the angle and typing... yes typing now is not pleasant. I got a brace this week. And when I remember to put it on it helps some. Any way last night I printed out one of the new images for July at Whimsy - Grandma's Garden 1 - there are 3 different ones... but I started off with 1. Fun image from Moon Cookie Gallery -

Went a bit different... totally not my normal colors. But the pain pills and hormone pills... they had me feeling a bit turquoise - grey and peachy :0)

Actually it was the new paper pad from Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss" - really different color combinations for me, but I like them. - I colored the image - it was too bold. I went over the entire image over and over with the Copic 00 blender. Washed it all out. Then went back and added a few darker colors here and there. Then high lighted with a white gel pen. Had to really dig to find that thing!! And long ago I used it on every card. LOL  I think I like how odd the image turned out. Well now I do... in a few minutes I will hate it. Just how I have been rolling lately...

I also used some Whimsy adhesive lace - One of my Totally favorite embellishments - You have seen all the gorgeous Whimsy Decorative Tapes haven't you? SOOO easy to work with - cut - peel - stick.

The sentiment is Whimsy's Gratitude Digital Sentiments - Great Set!

Here is the inside - all the same papers

and the Copic Colors I used -

Next week there will be a new August Digital Release... I saw them... you are just gonna flip out I am telling you! Just wait!!

OH and BTW... did you pop over and see the new Whimsy Rubber Stamp Release????????

How about this one?

Yep... I have already placed my order :0) Crissy Armstrong rocks huh?  He is called "Donkey and Friends" There are lots of great new things to see... but I am thinking that things will be selling quick with CHA and all... so get your order in quick.  Tell them DonkeySmiles sent you :0) 

Ok.. better start moving. Trying to get the gumption to get dressed and head over to the Doctors office for a weigh in... ugh..... 

Have a wonderful day and see you tomorrow for Animal Crackers :0)
Hugs and 


Zoe said...

Gorgeous Card. The image is beautiful and your colouring is wonderful. The papers are very pretty and the sentiment is great.


Marilyn said...

This is a great card Michelle! That busy (but very pretty) background paper goes with this so well and really makes the image 'pop'. I think that is a neat idea taking the blender over everything and I like the look it gave.

Carol Dee said...

Well now of course you have that ADORABLE donkey on order. :) Perfect one for you. I can hardly wait to see what you do with him/her. Love the color combo on today's card. And I Will Be Back Saturday to visit your furry and feathered kids. ;)