Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy Campers!


My husbands nephew and his wife just bought a camper about 3 weeks ago. Last week, the free digital from Bugaboo was this image. When I finally quit laughing, I printed it out and made this card. It just could not have been timed any better than this.

Actually this is the second card I've made with the image. The first one was done with a lot of pinks and I just was not satisfied with it. I like the more red, white, and blue, "picnic" or rustic look to this one a lot better. I think the layout was one of the card sketches from SCS a week or so ago.

I used Real Red, White, and Brilliant Blue card stock. The DP is from Paper Studio (the red and white check) and from CTMH (the blue dots). The image was colored with markers and Prismacolor Pencils. The sky and grass was done using chalk.

The sentiment on this card could just not be more true!!! I don't know about anywhere else, but in Texas we have mosquito's and we have them BIG!!!!! I could tell you a few "big mosquito jokes" but I'm sure yall don't want to hear me ramble on!

Thanks for stopping by.................
Lynn

17 comments:

Dawn Mercedes said...

I love making cards specific to my friends and family!!

Lone Pine Designs said...

Too funny! I love the colours and the layout you used!

Sharon Keanly said...

I love your card Lynn, such a hoot! Bet the family will love this one!

Becky said...

Great card Lynn, I just love this image..she is a hoot.. :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The red gingham really is the perfect complement to your camping theme. This is super fun and colorful.

In New Hampshire (my home state) May is Black Fly season. They are worse than mosquitoes in my opinion. They swarm around your head and face (because they are attracted to carbon dioxide - what you breathe out) by the hundreds. They leave a terrible welt when they bite.

Patty (LaLatty) said...

Oh my goodness, Lynn! This is awesome. I love what you've done with this image. What a perfect card!

Lynn McAuley said...

Great job, Lynn!! And isn't that the truth!! I'm a Holiday Inn camper myself!!

The red gingham reminds me of the classic picnic table cloth!! So perfect for this wonderful design!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a delightful card- I love this stamp line! TFS

Carrie said...

I love this color combo. Your papers and colors just scream summer :) they're prefect. Too cute. Love the twine you added to.

Lesley said...

love i love it love it!! - Joe and I are caravaners so can see the humour in it -it did make us laugh - so much so I'm going to try and find the digi image on the web best wishes Lesley x

Southern Moments said...

LOL, Love this..you make such awesome cards.

lcamacho said...

I love this color combo,the image is so cool.TFS

jaydee said...

Lynn, the gingham, the string all fit the theme so well. Apart from the fabulous layout and your unique touches... this card is hysterical. Thanks for making me laugh.
hugs
jaydee

Gina said...

Great card! I love the colors and that image is just perfect! It gave me a nice smile this morning. My husband is from Texas, I have heard big mosquito stories!

Karen Howard said...

Love the card but don't card for mosquitos myself, LOL!!! Sure glad we don't have no Texas size ones... the ones we have are bad enough!

Crafty Creations said...

That is hysterical!! Great decision to use the red picnic paper! It definitely makes the card feel more outdoorsy!
Yes, bad thing about these warmer months are those skeeters!
Have a great day!
Maria

Becky said...

Just testing Jimlynn.