February 17, 2009

You are my sunshine..

It's the perfect time for a sun-shiney card. It's about this time of year that I long for Spring...all of the trees and grass are so brown and lifeless. I need lots of sunshine and hope to see green grass soon!


Today's card is the perfect pick-me-upper type of card. It uses Karen Lockhart's Lemon Bay stamp and a Papertrey sentiment from the Handwritten Notes set. Instead of flooding the card with tons of yellow, I chose to use some Crate Paper patterned paper and border strips that had subtle yellow tones throughout the design. I also dug some lemon colored buttons out of my stash to embellish the wavy strip of yellow.
For the main image, I colored it in with Copic markers, leaving white space on each lemon to make some highlights. Be sure to zoom in to see the wonderful glitter. I found some yellow glitter that just adds a special sparkle to this card. I think the sentiment is great for this card too.

My inspiration from this card came from my good friend Val from Cal! Last year or so, she sent me a box of California oranges. Oh my word, that was THE BEST citrus fruit I have ever tasted. I savored each and every one of those beauties. Her kind gesture really brightened my dreary winter days.
Hope you're having a sun-shiney kind of day!

14 comments:

Amber said...

Very "sweet" Michelle! ;)

Dottie K. said...

I just love this stamp and waiting for it to arrive at my local stamp store. Love the card and sparkle. I'm right that with you - hurry up spring!!! Have a great day! :)

Cindy H. said...

Love your card Mish! A bowl of sunshine!! I will take any and all sunshine that I can get:) Even though February has only 28 days, for me it's the longest, dreariest month of the year.

Valerie said...

Sweet, Mish! Not just any CA oranges either, grown in my backyard oranges!

Michelle said...

Oh Michelle I was born and raised in California....that card made me think of it before you even mentioned oranges...lemons....strawberries; it's the BEST in CA!!
I know you have a busy week, but if you get a chance - check out this card I made and tell me if that doesn't look like something you would do. Not sure why, but once I was done I thought, this is totally a Michelle Wooderson card - LOL: http://insidemyownprivateidaho.blogspot.com/2009/02/quickie.html

Michelle said...

http://insidemyownprivateidaho.blogspot.com/2009/02/quickie.html


oops - cut me off

Michelle said...

ROTFL - still cutting me off
OK - it's the second card on my blog for today's post entitle QUICKIE

DeeDee said...

Oh so PRETTY Mish! Thanks, it did brighten my day! HUGS!

Amber said...

I can feel the sunshine, great card

leenda said...

Beautifully done! Those lemons make me want to pucker!

Kirsten said...

Beautiful card.

Lim said...

WOW.. Your blog is wonderful... What a beautiful cards..

Hugs,
LIM

Danisha said...

I just love, love, love your style. Everything just looks so nice!

Elaine said...

Yummalicious!

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