Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Summer Tilda and a Childhood Memory

Hello my crafty blogging friends! I am entering this card into the Paper Sundae Challenge Blog which this week the challenge is "childhood memories". My image is actually two Magnolia stamps that I masked together to create the scene. The background is Magnolia's "fence and summer background" from the Summer and Sea collection. Tilda who is perched on the fence is "Jam Tilda" from the Yummy for Your Tummy collection. I decided to make an easel card but chose to keep it pretty simple with no designer papers and very few embellsihments. I wanted to keep the image as the main focus. Cardstock is by Bazzill and the border punch is by Martha Stewart. I colored the image with Prismacolor color pencils. I also used my Spellbinders Nestabilities for cutting the ovals and fancy tag shape.

You can find the Paper Sundae Challenge HERE. My mother was born and raised on a farm In Kentucky and my father was from Southeast Missouri. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago but I spent many a summer in Kentucky and Missouri visiting my relatives who had farms. One of my favorite memories was visiting my great grandmother who had a farm in Lutesville Missouri. I often would sit on the fence and watch the baby pigs. One summer I got a bit daring and actually climbed over the fence to try and go pet the baby pigs. I found out real fast that mama pig was not going to have any part of that. She chased me all the way back to the fence where luckily my older brother appeared in time to pull me over the fence before mama pig got a hold of me! I learned pretty fast that the fence was there for a reason.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone is having a great week!


Claire x said...

This is such a lovely easel card. Hugs, Claire x

Janice W. said...

Everything about this card is perfect Susan! I love the blue and white and the gingham, of course! Beautiful job and your coloring is magnificent!

Janice W. said...

OMGosh! I went back to finish reading the post. Glad you didn't get hurt by that Mama pig!

Becky said...

Wonderful card and good thing you got out of that pen in time. :)

alicaz said...

So pretty! Love your soft coloring!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week and sharing your childhood memory!

Alica :)

GeminiJen said...

That card is beautiful Susan. :)

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a beautiful scene! I just love all that blue. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Uhooi said...

The cards are funny and cute

ant me. said...

Hi Susan : )

I LOVE this card! I have never seen an easel card. I really need to try this! : )

Thank you for stopping by my ant hill to say Hi. I often think of you as well and your beautiful work.

Looking forward to catching up with you and all your wonderful creations! Have a great day.