Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Memorial Day Picnic

Anyone have big plans for this weekend? We do! I hope the weather holds - and I hope it holds for you, too!

This picnic image from Karen Lockhart is the perfect image for this weekend. I colored this one with Copics and paired it up with some old Paper Salon papers - I think it makes for a fresh, patriotic look equally perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. You could use it for an invitation or a thank you for the kind person hosting you. It's a classic!

Speaking of classics, Karen's latest release is just that! The Patio Pots are beautiful, and I couldn't resist coloring up this great English Daisy image.

This one is colored with my old standby, Prismacolor pencils. I used a little baby oil on the terracotta pot, in case you were wondering about the effect on that. The background is stamped with the Climbing Vines backgrounder from CHF. I used a fancy flower stitch for the machine stitched accents, and a Martha Stewart border punch to pull the look altogether. This card is 4 Bar sized, so it really allows the focus to be on your image - and when you spend time and care coloring it, that's really what you want, right?

I'll be back tomorrow with a little more information about Shimmerz Spritz - so don't forget to keep checking at the Shimmerz Blog for sneak peeks.


Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful cards, Jenn -- fabulous coloring! Love what you did with the border punch on your yellow card!

Linda Beeson said...

What sweet images! They both make the cutest cards and your coloring is great.

liannallama said...

wonderful cards and I love how sweet the English Daisies are!