Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Thinking of You Card Using Whimsy Rubber Stamps Garden Chair with CTMH Grateful Heart Paper

Hello friends!   I hope you are making time to craft.  I had not been feeling well; so I was crafting less.  Now that I am crafting more; I feel better.  It is relaxing for me to color and to create.  I hope it works that way for you as well.  I feel that I am in better health when I take time to create.  

I am super excited because I finally had enough courage to color and create an outdoor scene with my Whimsy Rubber Stamp - "Garden Chair".  It was totally out of my comfort zone.  As most of you know; I normally create with digis; as it is easier for my eyes, due to sizing as my main issue.  I didn't have a problem with this one at all.  I also normally create with girls/ladies/animals.

I ordered two outdoor scenes with Whimsy; and was afraid I wouldn't know how to color them.  This is the first one.  I know it isn't perfect; but I had so much fun creating with this one.  My husband was happy to see my creation with scenery; rather than women, girls and animals.  LOL!  

One of my goals is to start using my Whimsy Rubber stamp collection that I own; over 100 of them and haven't used most of them.  Isn't that sad?  

                                               Close up view of colored image

Inside card
I decided to fussy cut some of the flowers from the paper for the inside.  

Supplies used to create this card:

Border inside - Martha Stewart Vintage Doily Punch
Square frame with sentiment inside - Nellie's Multi Frame Straight Squares
Frame for sentiment inside - Gina Marie Designs Stained Glass Border Squares

Image - Whimsy Rubber Stamps - "Garden Scene" 
Paper -  CTMH New Grateful Heart Paper Pack - X7237B
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Goldrush, Pomegranite
Inks - CTMH Pomegranate, Crystal Blue (retired), Fern
Sentiment outside - CTMH Thoughtful Bird Stamp & Thin Cuts (retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH September Stamp of the Month "Just Treats" S1809
Ribbon - Celebrate It
Bling - Want2scrap.com

Copic Markers 
Chair - R56, R39
Pot - R56, R39
2 Brown baskets - E30, E31, E35
Stones on ground - E30, E31
Grass - G85, YG99
Leaves - YG61, G85
Blue Flowers - BG53, BG45
Yellow flowers - Y11, YR21, R59
Hat - Y11, YR21
Quilt - BG53, R56, Y11

Sky - CTMH Crystal Blue ink (retired)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Spring (1 of 1)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Friday)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 Cardz 4 Galz - Beautiful Backgrounds (1 of 3) (Thursday)
Cute Card Thursday - Magical (I think this scene is magical) (No limit)
DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 3)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Bloomin Flowers (3 of 3)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5) 
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Creates and Makes Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  
Heart 2 Heart Challenges - South of the Border (1 of 3) (Monday)
 Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Other Date)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog - The Colours Of Fall (1 of 3)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 

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S1809 Just Treats

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  1. Such a gorgeous card! Love the image and your coloring is fantastic! Great background paper too! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  2. Your coloring is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us @ H2H!

  3. I love the depth you've given the greenery under the chair and the colors that draw other colors out. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Arlene DT for

  4. Your card is stunning, glad you are feeling better.

  5. Well Gloria you did a fabulous job with this gorgeous stamp and I love it. The design is fabulous too. Really striking project, so pat yourself on the back. I hope you are feeling much better now and yes crafting takes your mind off things and puts you in a better place, so keep on crafting and colouring, you are doing a lovely job.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  6. Loving the image and your fantastic coloring...the inside is just as impressive. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart.

  7. WOW ... you did an amazing job of coloring the image and your entire card (inside and out) is beautiful!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bloomin’ Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  8. Beautiful card inside and out love the image and fabulous colouring despite your doubts---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  9. Gorgeous card, love the image and beautiful design.
    Linda xxx

  10. Lovely, colorful and cheerful card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Galz this week and hope to see you again next week! Donna - DT Member

  11. A lovely image. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

  12. Gorgeous..Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  13. Gloria, the bright colors and image are beautiful. Wonderful paper to go with the image. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  14. Lovely design, Gloria! Zgadzam się z warunkami świadczenia usług Disqus

  15. You did a great job coloring this stamp. The colors are gorgeous and the background paper is a great complement.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

  16. Simply beautiful and so much 'spring' colour. Fabulous stamp image. Thanks for sharing at Crafting with dragonflies.

  17. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz.

  18. Gloria, lovely to see you crafting. It is hard fitting things in when you are not well but crafting is so important as it certainly helps to keep you going and takes your mind off things for a while.

    Onto business, the image might have taken a long time to colour but it was sure worth it. Your card is beautiful and fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “The colours of Fall”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

  19. Lovely card and papers
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge
    Julie T

  20. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies and A Bit More Time to Craft. Hope to see you again next time.

  21. Awesome job on that image. Thanks for sharing at Crafts Galore Challenge. I wish you luck in the challenge.

  22. Gloria, what a beautiful card, inside and out! So glad you shared with us at Ching Chou Kuik Challenge this month!

  23. Wow what a great card. The details in the colouring are amazing!Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  24. So pretty, I love all the details. Thank you for playing along with us at H2H.


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