2/26/2012

PDCC #120 ~ Thinking of You!

The colors this week from the Play Date Cafe inspiration photo sing sweet songs of summer to me. The melodies of clear blue skies and fresh wispy green grasses meeting at the horizon to serenade the soft whispers of the setting orange sun. 


I brought the sky and grass together in my card along with a few sweet witnesses to the beauty of it all. My eyes were immediately drawn to the sparkly bottles in the photo. I bought this stamp from Inkadinkado last summer and this is the first time I've inked it up (sad, but true!). We've all been there... saving a stamp for the right moment. This was just that moment for me!


I have a little cloud template I made years ago. I place it on my card, hold it in place with my finger then swirl chalk around it to create the sky. I move it about as I go. Next I swirled on some green chalk then stamped my wispy grass by Impress over it making the hill. I stamped the bottle a few times and fussy cut it along with the poppies. Then I stamped it once on the card. Using my water pen and ink to color the bottle I then mounted it with foam tape. The snippet of doily was added to ground the bottle. The blooms were colored with layers of colored pencils markers, a blending pen and also mounted with foam tape. I added a touch of glitter pen to their centers. The bumble bees from PSX were stamped then coated with a gel pen for their glossy wings and a glitter pen for their sparkly bodies. My sentiment from Savvy Stamps has me longing for and thinking of those blissful sights and sounds of summer days! Trust me...if you really listen you can hear the earth sing.

Blessings to you my sweet visitors ~Lisa

28 comments:

Cyndie said...

Wow, Lisa, way to hit it out of the park!!! This card is pure genius! I can tell it was a lot of work, but so so worth it! From the bees, to the poppies, to the bottle, to the clouds and grass--it's perfect!

Annette said...

beautiful card...love the scene you have created...so pretty

Mynnette said...

Lisa, this is amazing!!! I really LOVE that bottle image with the poppies--and your bees are fabulous! This is stunning! :)

Nance Leedy said...

Oh this is wonderful Lisa! So many fabulous details--it's frame-worthy and I love the summertime feel it brings. Wonderful card!

Denise said...

Lisa, I LOVE this and I really love the way you picked out the bottle to create around. Everything is just perfect... the clouds and grass are beautiful. You make the pop of orange so natural... beautiful work!! We're so lucky to have you participate each week in the Cafe - thanks for sharing your talent and support!

Pauline said...

This is really fabulous
Ous! A great scene, so delicatey done, and brings summer to mind!

Debstamps said...

Lovely softness and just the right detail! Glad you finally inked that bottle! ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa this is stunning. I don't even know where to start. Your cloud background is beautiful and so impressive, top it off with the wispy grass. Highlight is the bottle with the fussy cut poppies. This care is truly a labour of love.

Marybeth said...

Lisa you sure put a lot of love in this card! This is just so sweet, love the way you made the clouds, all the hand cutting .I love this bottle it's one I have not seen . Love what you did with this stamp and card Lisa. Glad you had a good weekend. I did too.

Lisa said...

Wow! Talk about the perfect moment...This is beautifully done, Lisa :) It's so soft and pretty- love that bottle and the bees- It all works so well together!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

AWESOME!!! So creative and beautiful! Love your card!

Brenda said...

Oh man Lisa! I just love that bottle! Perfect timing and perfect colouring! I love how you created that very sweet scene!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Love the Bumble Bees buzzin' about and beautiful blossoms!

Jinny Newlin said...

The detail here is fantastic, Lisa! And I'm so glad you were able to ink up your stamp! Way to rock this color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

carolanne said...

This is so pretty! I love the bottle and flowers. All the detail...wow! I love how you made the clouds. Very creative.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This is AMAZING! I love the use of these colors--love your design and these stamps! AMAZING:) THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Lisa. What a great scene. The orange flowers look beautiful, and the clouds are just perfect!

Kelly Griglione said...

What a beautiful vignette you've created! It's apparent you pay a lot of attention to detail, and to great effect. Lovely card!

Ruby said...

Lisa this just captures the complete essence of summer, just fabulous!! It makes me want to get a good book out and sit on a blanket surrounded by trees. I might wait until it gets a bit warmer though ;o) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lisa, you've completely blown me away! I am actually speechless, except to say that I'm SO glad you saved this stamp for our challenge this week. It's absolutely perfect!

Michelle said...

Lisa, I love the scene you created! The old fashioned bottle makes a beautiful vase! Your flowers just pop! Love the bees!

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, I just LOVE this opo bottle image and your flowers are STUNNING! FAB card!

Greta said...

Wonderful card--great fussy cutting of the flowers!

Cyndie said...

Oh, thank you Lisa for the congrats--I thought YOUR card deserved top honors! Oh well...

Marie said...

WOW Lisa this is stunning! Who knew a bottle could look so great. Love the colors on the flowers and the cute grounding doily. Great idea!

Emily Keaton said...

Your scene looks so pretty, Lisa. Your bottle looks oh so fancy as a vase for those lovely flowers!

Andrea M said...

This is just GORGEOUS Lisa! Wow! Such a happy, summery scene. It's got me dreaming of warmer days :)

Michele Gross said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely fantastic!!