TSG 35: Is It Spring Break Yet!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

A happy New Years Eve to you all!


I can't believe it'll be January 1st 2010 tomorrow! Has it crept up on you too? So crazy isn't it?! Do you make New Years resolutions? I haven't in the past for the simple reason that you're asking for them to be broken, but for some reason I really want to try keep this one. I want to be better about emailing people back in a more timely manner. I read emails right away, but for some reason I tell myself I don't have the time right there and then to write a response, so I put it off for a while. Sometimes a little to long! So next year I am resolving to reply to emails within an hour of receiving them. It bugs me, so I'm really going to try keep this one.

This week's There She Goes challenge (TSG35) is all about flowers and had this Garden of Friends set not been released last week, I would have used the Bloom set (because it's my other favorite floral set). But this GOF set is soooo sweet and perfect for a card to send to a friend.

I am starting to detest winter already. There's no fresh air in the house and my skin is starting to dry out. :( I need a bit of a Spring break! *sigh* I guess a vase of flowers will have to suffice for now.

The layout came from this week's Sweet Sunday Sketches Challenge (SSSC50) and it was perfect for showcasing the lovely watering can of fresh cut flowers. I was so excited to create this card because I got to use, for the first time, some October Afternoon paper!! :D My sweet and dear friend sent me some for my stash! :D I looove it so and now I think I HAVE TO HAVE some more of it! But I think I might wait until after CHA this January in case they decide to release more collections. There's a pretty good bet that they will. Doesn't every company?!

Here's a close up of the watercoloring on the image. It's such a great image that lends itself to the watercoloring style. Weathered tin isn't just gray, so I added dots and streaks of More Mustard and Ballet Blue to the can to make it more realistic.
Remember, if you play along with this week's challenge, then post a link to your card on this week's challenge post and you could win a gift certificate to the There She Goes store!
I have one more post this morning, so keep an eye out for it!


Supplies
Stamps: There She Goes 'Garden of Friends'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Going Gray, Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, More Mustard, Almost Amethyst, Ballet Blue, Sahara Sand
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP = October Afternoon 'Farm Fresh'
Access: Ribbon, EK Success Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Dimensionals

9 Comments:

Lynda Nielsen said...

Oh you are killing me here! NO it's not Spring Break yet! LOL
But your card is very Spring like, and I LOVE IT... I'm ready to get rid of the snow, and have some fresh new flowers growing!
But wow, your coloring is just AWESOME!!! What a wonderful card!
Warm Wishes for a Happy 2010 girl!
Big Hugs
Lynda

Theresa said...

Amazing! It's simply amazing how you put paper together. Of course your water coloring is amazing.

I did try to water color, but all I managed was soaking the paper and the color didn't flow?? I'll keep trying.

Have a Happy New Year.

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is STUNNING! Wow, I love the gradual shading of the flowers and hat DP is so soft and pretty!

WickedPixie said...

This is beautiful!!

I have that same problem with answering e-mails in a timely fashion. I always feel so guilty about it, too. I am glad to hear I am not the only one, but I do wish you lost of luck in sticking to your resolution. :-)Traci

Danni said...

Stunning and gorgeous!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is absolutely stunning! The flowers are so gorgeously colored and that paper is just too perfect. ;).

Kim R. said...

I wish it was Spring Break already. LOL!!! Gorgeous card!!

Makiko Jones said...

So beautiful, Sandra! Your coloring is just breathtaking!!

kadie said...

I know I shouldn't be surprised because it's always beautiful, but gosh your coloring is stunning on this! Wow! What a beautiful card!

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