Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Simpler Life

Well, today's card involves Fall colors and Farming! I recently got a few new stamps that had not seen any inking  yet, so today I decided to use more NBUS things.  I hope you enjoy this little card and if you are like me, I hope you get a big chuckle from the sentiment too! It certainly made sense to me.


The card base is Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury white card stock. I used a Memento Black ink to stamp the Gina K. Designs sunflower from the Harvest of Wishes set all around the outer edge and then colored them in with Bic Mark-It alcohol ink markers.



The focal image is from Penny Black  and is called Life is Simpler. It was also stamped onto white card stock but for that panel I used Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper. I originally was going to water color the image but changed my mind and instead used the Bic Markers for that as well. The image and sentiment were stamped with the Memento black ink too. I sponged on a little Memento Summer Sky ink to make it look more like a sky background. I then layered it to blue card stock before adding it to the main card panel.


The focal image panel was die cut with a Memory Box die called Cross Stitched Frame Borders Style No. 99124. I hope this close up will show the stitching design better.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Color Inspiration-Fall Colors
Double D's Blog Challenge-Down on the Farm
Penny Black And More Challenge-Add a Sentiment

I had time today to finish this card which I had started yesterday. I had my followup appointment for my recent surgery and it took less time then I thought it would. And, therefore I found more time on my hands to do some card making. Oh, and I got a good report too! I am healing nicely and things that did concern me the doctor reassured me were normal. So that was great news!

Thanks always for your lovely comments and I hope all of you are having a great week.

God bless,
Verna

18 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wonderful card Verna. Love the image and the stump sentiment - brilliant. Coloring is awesome too. So glad you got a good report and all going to plan!

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous card for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at Double D Challenges!!

Diane said...

Perfectly awesome card for our 'down on the farm' challenge....thank you for joining Double D!
Diane DD DT

Darlene said...

FANTASTIC! Great coloring on the image and your background is perfect! GREAT job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Down on the Farm’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Donna Ellis said...

What a perfect card for depicting your life, Verna! Would you believe we own an old, red, Farmall Cub Garden Tractor? LOL This reminds me of Jack - and knowing that you and your hubby farmed all your life, it's a perfect way of featuring your life. hoping you are continuing to feel better! hugs, de

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is a cute card and I like the fun sentiment - so true, isn't it! Hope you continue to improve each day, Verna!

brenda said...

A lovely creation using your Penny Black stamps Verna, many thanks for joining our August challenge at Penny Black and More.

B x

A splash of color said...

Isn't that the truth we should all learn to go around the stump.. put a planter on it and grow zucchini :) Cute image and sentiment.

Kathy Krug said...

I love that sunflower background and that stamp is perfect for this challenge, Great card, Verna. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations.
Kathy
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Rosy Newlun said...

Well done, Verna! How I love scenes of farm life! Excellent background! Life is easier and faster using Bic markers, too 💗 Continued healing !!!

Judy Woodland said...

Well this card DID make me smile but not because of the greeting. I smiled because I can just see your hubby driving the tractor....this is a perfect card for you. So cool to make that background, it fits wonderfully with the focal. Just a fun and well made card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome background stamping and coloring -- perfect image for you as a farmer family :)

linda said...

i love the sunflower background on this fun card! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more!
linda

Lisa Babitz said...

I love the sunflower background paper you created, and you colored your farmer image beautifully!

Patti said...

Verna I love the backdrop you created for Farmer Joe!! what a great fall card. So beautifully colored : )

Praising God to hear you are recovering so well! He is good!!

Patti

Leslie said...

Beautiful project with an awesome design! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog's "Color Inspiration - Fall Colors" challenge!
Hugs,
Leslie, MSCB Challenge Hostess
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Mervi said...

Fabulous card for a male, love that stamp!
Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more Challenge, good luck for the draw;-))m

Donna Phelan said...

Perfect creation....for your life and this Challenge! Of course you would have a tractor image! Love your design and layout and yes that sentiment makes life easier for sure!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at the DD Challenge Blog!
Donna P.
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