Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Charlie Brown's Spring Day


When in doubt for titles for your post, ask your husband (or wife, or significant other). I should clarify, ask your husband what he would nicely name your card. So Charlie Brown's Spring Day it is. (Perhaps you'll get a laugh like I did) I think possibly because of the solid bold colors and black lines? I suppose I shouldn't even begin to guess. Anywho, this card came together for the latest Everything but the Kitchen Sink's Sketch Challenge. I thought of a quaint little ground landscape, so I went with it. I even used more of the gigantic twig leftover from a previous post, after coloring it with a sharpie to stay consistent with the color scheme. The clouds were masked, stamped and embossed, then outlined to keep the design cohesive. I stretched my limits on this one--I used a ton of different textures and I don't think I've ever created such a card with this kind of style.



{I wanted to also say thank you to all my visitors, followers and subscribers to my blog! I can't believe I made it to over 10,000 hits yesterday- an accomplishment that seemed unreachable when I started this as a way to share my creations. I never in my life imagined that this blog would bring into my life so many wonderful people. Thank you! I sincerely appreciate your peeks and your comments.}

Supplies Used: Georgia Pacific White Cardstock, Blue Cardstock from Recollections, You're Dandy Stamp Set from Practicing Creativity Designs, SU Rubons from the Chit Chat Collection, Heidi Grace Embossed Chipboard, SU Polka Dots Texture Plate, CM Black Journal Pen, Signo White Gel Pen, Fiskars Corner Rounder, Versamark Ink, SU White Embossing Powder, Sharpie Marker, Twig

17 comments:

~amy~ said...

Oh I love your "Charlie Brown's Spring Day" card...LOL...fabbie colors and I'm a huge fan of scenery cards..

ROCK said...

Karen - I love love love your card. Your hubbie has always had a quick wit!! YOur cards have always been wonderful! But you keep getting better and better!! Luv you!!

ROCK said...

Karen you really know who Rock is...right? He forgot to sign out again!!!

Jessica said...

I think the title is clever :) Love your card.

jen said...

You are SO clever!! What a great take on the challenge- and the textures are amazing!!!

Virginia L. said...

Love this clean and crisp look, Karen! Great take on the challenge!

Lynnette said...

I hadn't even thought of asking my hubs to name my posts, so thanks for the suggestion. He's way more creative than me in that respect! I love what you did with the sketch and way to stretch your comfort zone, it's amazing!

Winter said...

How cute! I love the Charlie Brown scene! I need to ask my husband for a title next time, it's hard to come up with one sometimes!
Congrats on 10,000 hits, but that is no surprise to me, your work is amazing! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh I love this! Thanks for playing along with our challenge!! Awesome card... so happy and fun... just like i like!`:)

Lisa Petrella said...

What a fun and funky card! Makes me smile!!!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh my Karen! Totally love this!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Love those colours! Gorgeous card.

jen said...

I know I've already commented- but wanted to congratulate you on your shout out!! Way to go! :)

Laural-Lee said...

I think it was the clouds that made him think of charlie brown. I love the circles on this! The colours pop and I love all the texture!! Wonderful job and a congrats on your top 5 spot at EBTKS. I'm disappointed that I didn't have time to play along but I still have a design that I'll have to use that sketch for!!

trinh said...

Congrats on your shout-out for the challenge! Very cute design!

Stephanie said...

I think your husband nailed it with 'Charlie Brown's Spring Day' - perfectly playful & cheery card!! Congrats on your shout out :)

Brenda said...

This is great! The tree is perfect, and those little clouds! Adorable!