Saturday, March 15, 2008

Just Because

This is the first card in a LONG time I have made--just because. I don't need this card for any purpose--I just enjoyed making it.

It came about because my son wanted company while he completed his homework (and at age 11--I know he won't be asking for my company much longer). So I stamped this image (which is a pretty intensive coloring image), grabbed my pencils, and enjoyed being in the presence of fifth grade math.

I do love to color, and I enjoy both colored pencils and watercoloring. I have been quite tempted by alcohol markers--but the expense just isn't in the budget. So, rather than feel like the world is passing me by--I just remember how much I enjoy using my pencils.

Though, the way I have gone from watercolors, to pencils--and now look at alcohol markers--I am reminded of Robert Munch's Brigid in the book Purple, Green and Yellow--a family favorite. If you have never read the book--follow the link and Robert will read it to you. Tell me if parts of it reminds you of your kids (or yourself).
I was also particularly proud of my self for using up some of my old paper. The plum papers are from Keeping Memories Alive that I purchased YEARS ago--when their coordinating papers were all the rage. (two more sheets of paper I don't have to pack!)
This stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms. It is called Mushroom Lane #9.


Tammy said...

Very, very cute, Jules! The flower colors and your mushroom colors are perfect!

P.S. Love the new blog banner, too!

Anonymous said...

Aaaahhh Jules.... This is wonderful. your soft coloring is great and I love this image. It just makes me smile. Glad you got some time with DS. Stacy

Rose Ann said...

This is adorable, and your coloring is fantastic!! Doesn't it feel sooo good to make a card just for the fun of it? Good for you!!

Dee said...

adorable! I love the way you colored this.

Anonymous said...

STUNNING!!! This is colored perfectly!!!