Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Tank




In this part of Texas, if it's smaller than a lake and a little larger than a pond, we call it a "tank"! I know this sounds funny but it works.....We own a piece of land a couple of hours from here that has a tank with a cabin sitting beside it just about like this. The cabin is not as large as this house, but when I saw this image from Starry Nights Studio Digi Shop, it reminded me of our place and all the peaceful and fun times we have there. And yes, alot of good fishing!



I colored this image with Prisma pencils. I'd like to think I'm getting a little better anyway. I had in mind to make the card look like a picture in a frame and if you stand WAY back it really looks like that. Next time I'll put it together a little different without the little strips of Creamy Camamel paper and cut the Cherry Cobbler panels instead so the caramel shows through. I'm still in the "learning process" of this craft! I used the Square Lattice embossing folder on the Cherry Cobbler and the sentiment is from Warm Words (SU).



Be sure and stop by Alissa's shop and see all the wonderful images she has to offer.

Oh, and before I forget! BE SURE and hop over to Dude Time Doodles - there's a FREEBIE and a challenge there that will have you jumping for joy!


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



Lynn

22 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

I love this and it looks just like you put it in a frame, great job with that. You did a great job with coloring it, such a peaceful scene. Well, ice, snow and cold again today, but almost 70 this weekend, strange weather here in TX. :)

Carrie said...

oh my gosh Lynn you should frame this! What a lovely scene and beautiful coloring

Anne Temple said...

I love how this turned out! The coloring is awesome and really does look like a picture. You should definitely display it!

Linda McClain said...

Hee Hee - We moved from Indiana to Texas. I remember the first time someone invited us to their house to swim in their "tank." I didn't know what to expect - shoot, it was just a pond. ;) Your card is perfect.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is just beautiful Lynn, it looks like a framed photo. Very nice!

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous framing on this spectacular little slice of Texas, Lynn!! Hope things warm up soon so you can get out there and enjoy that tank!

Monica said...

Lynn, this is a FRAMABLE for sure... looks like a water colour postcard... What great colouring!

Loved reading your post about the "tank" you own... you almost took me there with your beautifully written text.

Hugs,

Monica

Jenn said...

This turned out great Lynn! Love your "Tank"!

Jenn
www.jaxbeanstalks.blogspot.com

TrishG said...

Very nice framing! I love the background texture. Nice layering and placement of the sentiment.

Sew-Ink said...

Gorgeous, love the colors and the layout!

Tammy said...

Frame is terrific. Love the image. And thanks for adding to my vocabulary.

Sharon Keanly said...

I just love this image... looks so peaceful Lynn. Wonderful. Superb colouring too my friend.

jaydee said...

Lynn, the idea of a "tank" is new to me, so thanks for educating me! What a peaceful image and I think you colored it beautifully
hugs
jaydee

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

I love this card!! Wow!! Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

Crafty Creations said...

Wow Lynn! You are gettin' to be a pro at the prismas! Just gorgeous coloring. I can almost feel the 'tank' breeze!!!
Great image by Alissa too!!!
I love the frame you built around the image too :)
Nice job!
Maria

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Lynn
Wow, it's beautiful, and great job coloring, I don't think you need any more practicing!! I love that it looks framed, really gorgeous!
Hugs Marilyn

Carol L said...

I guess I've been a city slicker too long......I never heard of a tank before! LOL Your card conveys a peaceful, serene image and I'd be framing it if it were mine!

maryr917 said...

very pretty lynn- at firstglance I didnt think it was a card-yourcoloring is great-I am still in a learning curve with prismacolor pencils-there is a forum on scs dedicted just to the pencils

E.T said...

WOWAA I thought it was a framed scenery or something!!! Then I read your post.. you really dont have to give it a second look, it DOES look like a frame and it is so gorgeous!

Anne Marie said...

Wow, you are rocking those Prisma pencils! Your coloring is gorgeous...it looks like a picture frame, seriously! I keep going back to look at all of the great detail. Love how you created the edges with those little strips of paper. You are so creative, how do you come up with this stuff? Awesome idea! :)

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Lynn!
hugs

Lesley said...

gorgeous card and your colouring looks great. How wonderful to have a retreat to go to for relaxtion best wishes Lesley x