Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Take a Hike


There's several people I would probably like to tell "take a hike" but not the one this card is going to!  This is for Jim's sister who lives in California as she loves to hike the hills around where she lives.  I tried to use earthy type tones in the DP to give it more of a "nature" feel without giving it too much of a manly look. 

I'm not a hiker at all unless you include shopping at Walmart.  Those stores are so big you feel like you're on a hike!  I love it when Jim and I go together since he'll head for one part of the store in his little electric cart and I head to another pushing a basket.  No way am I going to roam all over that store looking for him so I just call him on the cell phone - that is, unless I see all the displays he's wiped out in his cart.  Then I just follow the destruction!
 
The image - ah....now this makes me happy - is from a CD that Just Inklined has for sale in their store for a fantastic price and includes the best of 2012 digis!  So many fabulous digis on there - everything from Christmas to flowers to fun!  Take a look.

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

32 comments:

Monica said...

It is a super card for a hiker... and I do love the dp, it brings the image out so nicely.
Haha, Walmart, the huge Walmart, every time I visit the US, I wonder why everything is so big, not just the super market. Lol.

Hope your hand has healed.
Love,
M

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card and image. Love the muted colors and I know your sister in law will too.

Donna Hanley said...

That's a lot of stuff she has for one hike. Kind of like me when i go anywhere, I bring waaaay tooo much stuff. I love the image and you did a real nice job coloring it. I think that dp is jut right. Nice muted colors but still not manly. I just put a smile on my face thinking of you and Jim in Walmart. LOL Enjoy your day.

Bonnie said...

Such intricate coloring and a wonderful card for a hiker! Thanks for the link. I'll go take a peek, although I don't need to be enabled any more. My pockets are about empty! Did you see that you won the prize at Pixie's last week? Congratulations again!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a cute card! Love that hiking image and the way you tilted it on the wonderful striped DP! Perfect card!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh man. We have a family rule now about the Walmart. Jessi stays put. Jessi doesn't go look for ANYONE or ANYTHING. Otherwise we spend a very long time circling each other...lol
I love this card. I really love the idea of one saying 'go take a hike' too :)

Deepti said...

Beautiful card, I like the amazing clouds you created. I agree with you in Walmart hiking :) me and my husband skip the gym when we go to Walmart ;) LOL we burn a lot of calories

Doreen said...

Fabulous,love the image.xxx

MaryH said...

Me no hiker either, except in Wallyworld or a good stamp store! My idea of camping is a nice motel, with restaurants & craft stores near. That said, I love this card. Good image for your subject & you colored it to a fine T. It did have a very 'natural' feel to it, and I have to admire this lady of mature years who still has the energy to put on her hiking boots! Will check out this cd. TFS & got a laugh out of the "go-cart" stories. Hugs

chrissy xx said...

A super fun card if your 'taking a hike' LOving your colours and design.
Chrissyxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This card is executed to perfection, Lynn! She will love it! The background paper is fab, as is the twine and the swirly clip, and your coloring is divine!! Thanks for the tip on the CD!!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Lynn,

You are such a hoot! I can just picture you & hubby causing chaos in the Walmart! Love the background paper and your coloring!

Hugs,

Chriss

Jenée said...

Oh my, that hiker looks a bit like me -- old and gray -- but no way could I carry that heavy load - HA! This is a super fun card, Lynn. LUV it!

Linda Simpson said...

What a fabulous image Lynn, I am sure your sister-in-law will love it. Love the papers and the embellishment you have used.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Diane said...

Wonderful card and image Lynn, great job on the coloring. Loved your comment about Walmart.

Regards diane

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fun card for Jim's sister. If that pack were on my back, I'd be horizontal instead of vertical!! Ha!

Carol L said...

What a fun card Lynn! You have a knack for picking the perfect images for those people in your life! I used to have to ride one of those electric carts, and they frightened me to death! They're so touchy and I was sure I was going to give someone that run-down feeling in Walmart one day! Thank goodness I'm now able to walk again! LOL Have fun shopping!!

Tammy said...

Absolutely fantastic Lynn! Fabulous coloring and the background is perfect! Super card!

MiamiKel said...

what a super card, LYnn - so colorful!

MaxineD said...

What a fun card - the 'earthy' tones really make the image 'pop'. Love you description of finding Jim :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Davi said...

Fantastic card for your SIL Lynn! Fab job on the coloring and I love the background with the image, really pretty! LOL your visual of hubby on the cart was too funny ;)

Karen said...

A really cute card Lynn. Lots of details so it appears that the hiker is ready for anything. Thanks for the wonderful comment on my card on Facebook

Marilyn said...

I love the shopping story and following 'the path of destruction'! Way too funny. We do the same thing with our phones... much easier and less stress.
This is a great image and fab card Lynn. It does look very earthy and 'nature-like'. I really like that background paper... funny, it's probably not a piece I would buy but when I see this, I think, 'now why can't I find paper like that?'!

JD/ Jill said...

This is such a cute image! Really made a great card. Yes, I can add to the cell phone story. In fact, it's about the only time we use our cell phones...to find each other in the stores. (our grandchildren just shake their heads when I say that...I think their phone are attached to them now.)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Lynn I like the fun image the paper and the twine.
Kevin xx

NanaConnie said...

Love your coloring, Lynn, and you did such a great job finding the perfect dp! Great story about Walmart shopping. lol "path of destruction" -- too funny.

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great card and image for a hiker Lynn-your Wal-Mart story is too funny

Ellen said...

Sounds like shopping could be a real adventure with Jim!!! Fabulous earthy tones and image, your SIL will love this!

Tammy said...

Fabulous card, I love that image and it's colored beautifully!
Hugs, Tammy

Denise@DigiHaven said...

You are just too funny ... I love your sense of humor. Love this card too.

Joan Ervin said...

LOL!!! I can just picture your hubby wiping out the displays with his card...tooo funny!!!! Love your card...it's perfect for a hiker!!! I'm with you when it comes to hiking...I get a real workout at Walmart and Sams!!!

Dawn Lancaster said...

LOl! I love this Lynn! I'm of to share the link for it on the Just Inklined Facebook page! Hope it get's you some traffic! Fantastic! xx