Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Acorns


Underneath the big, big tree many many years ago, you'd find three or four girls, on hands and knees, glasses two inches from the ground...searching, searching for something in twenty allotted minutes during recess.

What were they searching for?

The perfect acorn of course! For their acorn stew, their acorn family, their acorn decorations-whatever really struck their fancy that day...it just needed to be perfect!


Love this big acorn. It is thee perfect acorn from many many years ago. I used the top right color corner of (white, pink, sunshine and chocolate) for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge as my guide for coloring thee perfect acorn. Be easy on me, this is my first attempt at coloring with Copics! (Thanks Elizabeth!) I kept the entire card pretty clean and simple so I could let thee perfect acorn shine in all its glory. But... I did add just a few surprises, like a shiny enameled heart and embossed picnic background. Also, one of the leaves are pieced and popped for dimension.


I wanted to add the sentiment: "so thrilled you picked me" because it reminded me of the days way back when, but, my husband gave me the funniest look and said this one would be better. Ok, I guess that means I just have to make another version when he's out! I don't know if I like this card more because of the big bold colors, the fact that I colored or because it made me think of how goofy I looked in my first set of glasses!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Black Magic Yellow) Coordinations, (White) Office Max, (Brown)

Stamps: (Falling for You) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Momento, (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Tools: (Impression Plate) PTI
Other: (Sepia, Mustard, Pure Pink and Tender Pink Markers) Copic, (Glossy Accents) Ranger

42 comments:

Michellem said...

Love your card - Love your story! I want to see a pic of you in your first glasses! Did you know that my first pair were bifocals? That's how "blind" I was. Many years later I worked for an ophthalmologist and got my eyes "fixed" - now all I am starting to need is reading glasses - sigh. . .

Outside Inn said...

Love this, I think you've done a great job on a lovely card, b/c hello it's an acorn, that's perfect! And the impression plate is a great added layer. Your coloring is fab, don't stress over it at all.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Yeah, obviously my alter ego is talking... guess that means I should go back to work?

Lindsay said...

It is perfect Karen! I love those colors and your Copic coloring is GREAT!

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, the colors are perfect and I love the popped up leaf!

Shelly said...

That is one lovely card you made! Great color choices too!

Charlene said...

Cute card, Karen...and I so remember looking for the "perfect acorn"!

Charlene said...

Cute card, Karen...and I so remember looking for the "perfect acorn"!

Charlene said...

Cute card, Karen...and I so remember looking for the "perfect acorn"!

BabyBokChoy said...

:) such an adorable card!!!!!!

Laurel said...

Oh this is sweet!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

I love the card and the more I see those paper smooches stamps the more I am liking them.

Andrea M said...

OMG Karen, I love the acorn with the cute little heart!!! You are totally making me want these paper smooches stamps like right now!!!

Ryann Salamon said...

Completely adorable! You've made this color combo look good!!

Amanda Winkelman said...

Love this Karen! That pink heart gives it the perfect touch....as well as the little popped leaf! Hope your summer is going well!

Julie E said...

Ohhhhhh, what fun!!! You are in trouble if you are coloring with copics...it is addicting! Don't say I didn't warn you :>)

Alberta said...

Love it. Great colors - so vivid and pretty.

Alice Wertz said...

so cute and sweet! i adore that acorn image and your coloring is fabulous, Karen! really cute story behind it, too! super card!

*Alison* said...

Super cute.. I love the colors, and the scoring is wonderful.. good luck with the Spark Challenge :) HUGS

donna mikasa said...

cute card and charming story! your Copics coloring is fab!

Jay Gee said...

Wonderful card and colouring Karen :) Sweet story too.

jen said...

such a sweet, happy card- and your coloring is lovely- not really a surprise though! :D

Jenny said...

I know where you are coming from Karen I was the same, there's something wonderful about these gems of nature...I still have a soft spot for conkers even though the children don't play with them any more:)
I love the CAS style and for a first time copic colouring...I think you've got it sussed ;)
Jenny x

Be(e) said...

Oh! That acorn is super sweet en cute!! Love it a lot!

Jen W. said...

Love that bold yellow background and I think you figured out those Copics pretty well! The popped up leaf is a nice touch too.

Glad I'm not the only one who had a goofy first set of glasses! Mine still get mentioned when friends are talking about school days!

Lynn said...

I love the textured background and I think you rocked the Copics. Don't own a single one...they scare me :)

Aimes said...

Well from this fabulous acorn, I would have never guessed this was your first time playing with Copics! The shading is fabulous!
Gotta love me a pun based card too :)
Hugs
Aimes
x

Brandi said...

Love this acorn stamp set! Great job on the challenge. I just love the pop of pink against the yellow!

lynn said...

sweet storyline, karen:) love how this card turned out! aren't these stamps addictive?!

Heather Innusa said...

It's a great card!!! Your coloring is awesome & I love the texture on the leaves! Sweet story too!!!

kasia c. said...

This is fabulous! I love that the acorn takes front & centre. And that heart just pops off of the background!

Lisa Lara said...

So beautiful...your post cracked me up!

Lisa Petrella said...

Sooooo cute, Karen! LOVE that ADORABLE acorn with its popped up leaf!! And your coloring looks FANTASTIC!!! The texture in the background is also a fabulous detail!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Super cute! Love the story behind this one...... and I like your other sentiment just as much!

Jocelyn said...

LOVE the card, Karen (and the story behind it). The colors are perfect, and it's great to see you coloring! I really like the impression plate--perfect touch. Now you'll have to make a second card with your sentiment. :)

Cheryl said...

Oh I just love this!

~amy~ said...

seriously doesn't get much cuter than this..

Emily Leiphart said...

There's so much to love about this card, Karen! I love the white leaves and the width of your mats. Very striking!

Amy said...

I think Emily hit the nail on the head......just a striking card! I love the bold color with the impressed panel!

artfuldelight said...

Adorable card, the acorn is so cute! I LOVE your posts!!

Jennie M said...

This is awesome! So clean and cute!

Virginia Lu said...

Love the fall colors that you chose and the copic coloring is fabulous!! Hope to see more !