March 20, 2009

Sit back and relax...

Thought I'd try my hand at some Lockhart cards using my Spring Inspiration stash of goodies. Whenever I have cards made up with Karen's Vintage Garden Chair stamp, they always fly out of my stash basket. I think these chairs bring a sense of nostalgia to a lot of folks, bringing back memories of when they sat in chairs just like these. When I go to my parent's house to visit, we still sit in these kind of chairs...grass green is the color. They're squeaky and a little rusty, but still our favorites. I colored my stamped image in with Copic markers, using a very light touch and a Colorless Blender to soften up the colors. I finished up my image with a Lockhart sentiment, just perfect for the chair image. I embellished my card with a Spellbinder's Scalloped Nestabilities Rectangle, some of my handmade embellishments from my stash, Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday patterned paper and Papertrey Polka Dot Basics for the card base.
I've been reading my friend Dawn's blog and how she's been sittin' out in their deck chairs. We've had some pretty nice weather here in Kansas....getting chillier as I type...but lawn chair weather will soon be here! I hope you have a relaxing kind of weekend!!

11 comments:

Marja Sch said...

What a cute card. Lovely.

Dottie K. said...

Wow love how you used your own handmade embellishments. I'm so ready for spring. I wish I would have bought that chair. It does remind me of my childhood. Great card! :)

Julie Campbell said...

These are just as cute as they could be! :) Great colors & fun design!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is adorable! I love it! Thanks for sharing :)

yvette said...

Love the card the chair reminds me of family together outside at Grandma's house she had a ton of theses chairs for company so sit outside and chat.

Softangelkisses said...

How cute! I LOVE those chairs! I think I am going to make DH scour some garage sells this summer to find one ;)

Cindy H. said...

Adorable card! Your handmade embelly looks fab, too.

resmith said...

Love this card!! That chair brings back so many memories.

leenda said...

What a handsome card! Love it!

Diane said...

Soooo cute! Love that chair image and your coloring is wowzers! Adorable.

KatieTurtle said...

I am so lovin' the white polka dots on kraft paper! I have got to try that. I love your cards, they are so inspiring.

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