Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Old Rocker

Hi everyone! I hope all of you who are snowed in are safe and warm! I am really jealous of all the snow everyone is getting! We got some rain and it quit and then the winds came in and dried it all up. It's really cold and windy, but no snow.

Now I'll bet you thought from the title of my post that I was going to have a picture of some aging rocker like Bob Dylan or something, but I'm talking about a different kind of rocker

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This is Grandma's Rocker by artist Lynne Stansbery. I love it. It can be used for so many things. I think it would make a sweet baby card, but I chose to go with a simple thinking of you card.

I colored this with copic markers and chalked the wall and floor. The sentiment was computer generated. I embossed a piece of brown card stock with swiss dots embossing folder and then layered a smaller strip of brown card stock down the center of it and laid that behind the image.

My creativity hasn't made it's return completely, but I don't think it's far off! I have a great idea for the Valentine challenge going on at the Papercraft Planet and SNR Card Universe groups. I am ready to put the idea to paper and card stock and ink, but I need to find the time!
I hope you will consider joining in the challenge too. Just look at what you can win

And if that's not enough of a challenge for you, join in the challenge on the Squigglefly Blog!

Thanks for stopping in to see what I made, and I wish you a wonderful day!


Tammy said...

Beautiful card Holly. Reminds me of my grandmother's rocker.

Kari said...

This is beautiful,Holly!Wonderful image,great colouring :o)
Have a lovely day :)

Hugs,Kari :)

ocean-dreamer said...

I love your card and the image. Very nice!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Love that image! You do beautiful work, Holly.

Stay warm!

Pam in Ar. said...

We didn't get squat either..the kids were out of school and nothing happened! Just rain, sleet for about 10 minutes and flurries :(

Love the rocking chair card, you always do such a great job!!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Holly, fabulous coloring and shading.

Anonymous said...

Holly, you're right, that image could be used for many occassions! LOVE your coloring! Sorry about the snow hun....I'd be happy to give you some of ours!! :) Need to check out the challenges....

Diane (djuseless) said...

I have to go get that image! I just started knitting over 2 weeks ago and I love it! It keeps me awake and not eating while watching tv in the evenings!

freida said...

OH I LOVE THAT IMAGE! It's very similar to the rocker I still have that my mom rocked me in! NOW THAT THING IS OLD!!! It's definitely one of my most prized possessions because I rocked all 3 of my babies in it too! :)
Your coloring really stands out in this one, especially on that blanket! WOW! The embossed background looks fabulous and really compliments this awesome design! Such a beautiful card, GF!

I had to pick my jaw up the other day when I went to check out the new images! OH MY!!! :) There are SOOO many I have to have! I just hope 'life' slows down a bit soon so I can play! Lately, I have felt like I was living by a stop watch...just ready for some 'slow-motion' time!

Stay warm!

Kim said...

Love this Holly! Works for alot of things!

Stef H said...

bob dylan???? yikes! he's older (and uglier) than dirt!!!

fabulous card. love the image.

been missing you and i apologize for not getting here as much. hopefully my time will now be better - yay.

hugs :)

Marlene said...

HELLO?!!! You have so NOT lost your mojo! This card is GORGEOUS!!! Beautifully colored and beautifully laid out. I love it!

Sue said...

I love this card. What a great image! There will be an award for you on my blog tomorrow.

Dawn Frost said...

Beautiful rocker Holly! I love using chaulk for the floor and walls it makes it nice a soft, love yours!