Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Super Simple Tropical

Hi everyone! I was (and still am!) short on time the other day and needed to make a quick card for someone. I came up with this




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This is about as easy as it gets. I printed out the Flamingo image by Joni Walker and then just swiped chalk across the card. Once the chalks were the way I liked, I erased the chalk off the flamingo and colored it with Copic markers.

After that it was just a matter of giving it a mat and sticking on some pretty designer paper! I did add a few stickles to the water and drew some white water lines by the flamingo's foot with a gel pen.

Since this is such a quick card to make, it's perfect for the Teaparty this week where all of us are to make fast cards to show slow Moe how to be fast! That will all make sense to you if you read the story!

Our cat is still in the vet's care but we did go up and visit him last night. He still has an IV in his leg for fluids. They did say that he ate something! He was glad to see us. He has a huge iguana in the cage next door! They said we should be able to bring him home today! Thanks for you caring thoughts.

Well, enjoy your hump day and thanks for looking!

13 comments:

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous background Holly.

Heather the MooseLover said...

Holly- I'm sorry your cat ended up at the vet but at least homecoming is iminenet!

Love the soft rainbow chalk background. Makes me think of Florida.

Maria Matter said...

So glad to hear kitty was able to eat something, and that you'll be bringing him home!!

Gorgeous card Holly! love the background you created with chalks! actually this is a pretty cool image too!
I think I'm going to go buy it right now...you're such an inspiration!
take care
hugs & blessings!

Dawn Frost said...

Holly you did a gorgeous background! Love how the sky blends into water, just beautiful!

Rachel said...

This is super cute Holly!!! love that background!
hugs,
Rachel

msfreida said...

OHHH HOW PRETTY! :) This is such a great Flamingo image, and your background really sets the stage! You just have a way of making everything blend and work together so smoothly! Love how you did the water! AWESOME card!

So glad kitty is doing better and will be home soon! I know Riley misses her friend!

Hugs~

Shawna said...

LOVE this card Holly --- that chalk background rocks! So glad to hear you can bring your kitty home, too!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

stunning Holly and it's so simple! TFS

Hope the kitty goes home today...

Marlene said...

Love the pink flamingo!!!

Glad to hear your kitty is doing a bit better!

Becky said...

simple but fabulous..Love the colors.
So glad the baby is doing better :)

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cute! love the beautiful background colors!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you actually ERASED the chalk off the flamingo! now THAT'S patience! and GOOD! and this is beautiful! i love the background!

yay for kitty. hope she's (he's) feeling better)

hugs :)

Kim said...

This is beautiful! I love your background!

I am so happy your cat is ok. There is nothing worse than a sick pet!