Saturday, May 29, 2010

Vacation

This card I made for two challenges. First for  http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/ . Janis' challenge #3 is to make a card, layout or other craft item using the theme vacation. You have until Sunday 5/30. Then over on  http://www.cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com/  challenge #26 is to use brads or eyelets with any cartridges, colors or theme. You have until Tuesday 6/1 to get you card in on this one. Go take a look at all the awesome creations and enter yours! This is just so much fun!! Now, for my card:
I folded a piece of 11x8 1/2 cardstock to make a 5 1/2x8 1/2 card. I used my Gypsy and cut the Covered Wagon from 'Paper Doll Dress Up' out 3 times at 2.9x2.05 inches in a cream, a light tan and a light brown. Also on the same page on my Gypsy, I did the Bush from Jubilee 15 times at 1.52x.89 inches in green. Then I decided I needed a sun so I just cut it on my cricut at 2 inches in orange. Had already cut everything else out. Used the one on Jubliee. I inked everything except the sun in Momento's Rich Cocoa. The sun I used yellow Pebbles Basic Brights chalk and chalked the surface to try to give it more of a sun look. I cut each piece of paper 1/4 inch smaller except for the white piece on the inside. I cut it 1/2 inch smaller. Sizes are 8 1/4x5 1/4, 8x5 and 71/2x4 1/2. Inked the edges. I also used some cactus from a sticker pack from Jolees Boutique. The sentiment was done on the computer. I cut the covered wagon apart to get the different colors for the cover, bed and wheels. Then I pop dotted it on. I put brads in the center of the wheels. For the bushes, I inked the tops and then layered 3 for each one to give them some dimension. I just glued on the sun. The hemp on the side is from an Anna Griffin Flora collection trim set I had. Hope you like my card. Thank you so much for looking! :)

I'm not as happy with the inside of this one. It's like my mojo went on vacation when I got this far!!! :)

9 comments:

DoubleClick Connections said...

Love the sentiment! The inside looks great!

Janis said...

That's the best PDDU wagon I've ever seen! This is a great card and the hemp goes so well with the cactuses, cacti,.... Thanks for playing. This is GREAT!

StephanieD2 said...

What an awesome card! You know I just found that PDDU cart at Mikes today for $28 so I snapped it up and don't you know that wagon was the thing that tickled me the most. I love that thing! Your wagon came out perfect! :)

TFS
StephanieD

Ruthie said...

Hi Sharon,
LOL! I lOVE the sentiment... What a cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CCC blog!
Ruthie :)

shelly said...

oh this is too cute! great sentiment :) thanks for sharing this with us at cricutcardz this week

Jeri said...

Oh, this is great, Sharon. That sentiment is just hilarious. I love how you put the brads in the wheel centers on the covered wagon. Thanks for playing along at CCC.

Maria Matter said...

lol, great saying! Fun & Fabulous card Sharon!!!
blessings!

Scrapper69 said...

Great Card Sharon.... I love that you did 2 challenges in one....I love the wagon and the sentiment... It's a great card! Thanks for sharing it! :)

cntaurie said...

Awesome card Mom! Maybe we should break out the mule and mosey to the beach! If we leave tomorrow, we could get there in a couple months (as long as no one catches typhoid). LOL (Ah...sad child o' the 80's Oregon Trail reference :O) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Oregon_Trail_(video_game) )

Love ya!