Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Scarecrow, A Bird & A Splinted Finger

Good Morning! I'm a little late in posting a new card, as I have an "issue" with my middle finger. Apparently, I've torn a ligament and the finger will be in a splint for 3 weeks. YIKES! That's forever for a cardmaker!!! Anyhoo...I am allowed to take the splint off for very brief periods such as showering and that means, cardmaking, too...yeah right! Like I've ever made a card in a brief period! LOL Most of my cards take me 2-3 days by the time all is said and done. But I'll do what the good doctor says and splint my finger 95% of the time.

This card features a new Doodle Pantry Digi Image, called "Scarecrow Birdie" to be released on August 5th and is my Clearly Delightful Monthly Challenge card submission. This month's challenge, "Tag You're It!" is to use a tag anywhere on your card, and I used the Nestabilities Tags Trio Die for the sentiment. If you'd like to play along in the challenge, and I hope you do, Laurie Wilson has some fun blog candy and you receive a free digi image just for playing along! Now it doesn't get any better than that! AND! You have until August 19th to submit your card to Laurie Wilson to qualify. For more detailed information in participating in the challenge, click here.

Below, is a fuzzy photo (sorry, I think I was trying to hold back a sneeze) of the card interior showing the coordinating papers to match. Remember, you can right-click on any photo to view it larger.

Okay, now the deets:
Digi Stamp: Doodle Pantry "Scarecrow Birdie" & Coordinating Sentiment
Papers &Cardstock: My Mind's Eye "Bloom & Grow - Bloom Polka Dot Punch" & "Garden Party - My Sunshine Sunny Days" Designer Papers, K&Co. "Remake - Sunset Oranges" Mat Pad, Old Stampin' Up! Cardstock (can'r remember the name of the color), Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Stampin' Up! Barely Banana Ink
Copic Sketch Markers: R29 Lipstick, R59 Cardinal, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, Y26 Mustard, YR01 Peach Puff, YR16 Apricot, G17 Forest Green, YG41 Pale Cobalt Green, B000 Pale Porcelain Blue, B41 Powder Blue, 0 Colorless Blender
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Regular & Scalloped Oval Dies, Nestabilities Tags Trio Die, Martha Stewart Dot/Eyelet Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Sponge, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Pebbles Ribbon, Jolee's By You Flowers, Paper Trey Ink Button, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Crochet Thread
Techniques: Digi Printing, Machine Stitching, Sponging, Copic Coloring and Blending

I hope that you come back to visit toward the end of the week, where I'll have a beautiful digital image that I'm coloring for my son's 20th birthdaycard! DID I SAY 20???!!! See you back here then!


Pat (mspfd) said...

Linda, I just love this colorful, fun card. Your coloring is amazing. You always do such a great job coordinating all the details and elements. Beautiful work.

Laurie Wilson said...

Very fun and colorful! Sorry to hear about that finger, what a nightmare! I hope it can heal fast so that there is no MORE "down" time than neccessary. I like your colors and borders and bows on this!

Mary Duffek said...

Oh how fun! Love your fall card.

Hope you feel better soon!

K. Joy said...

Words fail me on this card. :) I love everything about it, especially the colors and layers and sewing. :)

Laurie R said...

Linda, I love these cards! I sure wish we could get together so you could teach me how to color like you do! LOVE your cards and you!


Carla aka scrappypug said...

injured finger or not, you have created a fabulous card the colors too. sending speedy recovery wishes too!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooooooh....fabulous job linda!! I LOVE this!

auntbeespickles said...

Just beautiful Linda! Love the colors. I always love your eye for detail! Ouch - on the finger! How wierd is that! Better take it easy girl!! Wonderful card!!