Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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!
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