Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Feelin' Groovy

The sun finally broke through the clouds and we had a beautiful Spring day here yesterday so I wanted to keep the spring feeling alive when I went to my stamp room last night to make this card. I knew I wanted to use my Daisy VW image from Stamping Bella and the Sweet Sunday Sketch 21 from two weeks ago was the perfect layout. 

I stamped the van with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured it with copics. I knew I'd be using my American Crafts Spring & Summer paper (this one is Scones) so I pulled my colours from the paper. I added some grass with a black Multiliner and wrote in 'groovy' on the license plate. I really wasn't sure what to do with the windshield so I just left it white. If you have a good suggestion for clear windows and glass I'd love to hear it! I did add a little yellow to the headlights then blended it out with the colourless blender. Of course every groovy van needs a little bling so I added some Glamour Dust to the corners and mirrors. The image is cut out with square nestabilities and layered onto one of the solid colours from American Crafts. 

The card base is white then I layered baja blue. I stamped the sentiment first (the rest of it is on the inside and it reads, I admire... your drive) then sewed around the edge, then ran it through my Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder. I used the small retro flower punch and an Olive Bonbon to accent the sentiment. I just love how this card turned out. Wouldn't it be so much fun to drive around in this fabulous van! :)

In case you missed it, Em has a little contest with blog candy going on over at Bloggabella. You can read all about it by clicking here. And don't forget to get your submissions in for this week's Bellarific Friday sketch...you could win $20 Bella Bucks just for participating!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

15 comments:

chercroppin said...

This just makes me smile, it's that cute! love it!

Ebru - (April) said...

It is always a treat for me to visit your blog and in each visit I discover awosome and inspirational creations. Thank for sharing them.
Love this card !!!

Leslie said...

That is GROOVY and I can't believe you wrote that in free-hand! The Glamour Dust is just the pefect accent - love it.

Stefanie said...

So cute Karen! I love the smattering of glitter.

Dana White said...

Why don't I have this image?? I love it!!! I'm feelin a little groovy now :)

pat said...

Love it...I think I need this stamp!!

Barb said...

So GROOVY Karen! What a blast from the past!

Marjorie said...

Way too cute!! I love the sparkles on the van and the colors are so fun! I left you an award on my blog. Come on by if you want to play!

Karen Giron said...

This card just makes me smile! I love that little VW van, so cute with the background papers. Love those Stampining Bellas!

Janet said...

This reminds me of the Brady Bunch! lol Love it!
hugs

Ann Kranitz said...

I love this Karen!! Your coloring is amazing

Emily said...

Ahhh...takes me back to high school:)) Great job of coloring your image to match that gorgeous paper! This layout is perfect for your card. Thanks for the reminder of the challenge. Now that I have to have Stella Tangled, I should try to get some Bella Bucks to get her with:))

Julie Masse said...

So super cute!! I LOVE that bus - love your colors!! :)

Jennette Warren said...

How Fabulous! Loving the stamp!!!!

Jane Wetzel said...

Karen..you totally have me on this one! This van is from my high school days..ha ha!! I WANT IT!! BWAHHHHHHH! btw..marianne walker blog has good tuts on coloring glass or see-thru objects..ck it out! :) gray or lt blue then 0 blender fast circles in the middle to push the colors out..hey..IT LOOKS GREAT THE WAY IT IS!!!!