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Monday, July 6, 2009

Cherry Apron

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I have a bright and cheerful card to share with you today. If I lived alone, this would be what my kitchen would look like, lots of white, red and yellow. I just asked Kip what he thought about that and he said "not so much". This is another image that was colored at the Karen Lockhart class, this one was done the Intermediate class. In this class, one of the things we were learning was adding texture with an embossing stylus. I added the stripes in the body of the apron but the possibilities are limitless. One really cool thing about this apron stamp is that the apron comes plain and there are small stamps, like these cherries that are available that you can use to change the apron. for my cherry paper, I randomly stamped the cherries on a white piece of card stock and then colored them with Prismacolor pencils. Stamp is from Lockhart stamp company, image and background are colored with Prismacolor pencils, paper is DCWV and the ribbon is from Big Lots.

I ended up taking the weekend off from just about everything, which was great. I did spend a lot of time working on the house, we are trying to re-do a couple of rooms in the house so that we can combine our hobby and work spaces. That way instead of me spending my free time downstairs in my craft room and Kip working on the computer or watching TV upstairs we can spend more time in the same room. Our schedules are a little crazy right now so time at home together is at a premium and we end up spending part of that apart. The goal is to move my craft room and the TV all into the downstairs den. We will still have separate areas but we will at least be in the same area of the house. Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

Vicki said...

Wow! You are doing a great job! I love this image! The colors aew wonderful. You can't help but feel happy when you see this card! Blessings to you!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very cheery! I like how you coordinated the background with your apron.

Stephanie said...

Gina - what a fun card! love how that apron is so versatile! good luck at getting you & your hubby closer together :)

Scrapping Julie said...

gina this is so stinkin cute. i LOVE cherries. so adorable

Angie Williams said...

This is so bright and cheery! Love it!

tmcc4 said...

I love the colors. How cute your card came out. great job! TFS!
Mandy

Lisa_in_AR said...

Too cute! Love the apron!

~*Joni said...

Gina this is adorable! I love the vintage feel of the apron, I can already smell the wonderful baking going on. I love that you coordinated the bg dp to match the apron. How cute are those cherries? Your card has such wonderful balance with all the brilliant colors. Wonderful!
And I agree, a kitchen should be super bright and cheery. Fortunately, this is one of two spots in the house that I have free range on for decor since I spend all of my time there - the kitchen and my craft room. heehee!

Dru said...

I love this gina - the happy colors and the cherries are just so cute!!

Becky said...

I just love this!! I love this apron and love these cherries. Just a beautiful bright card.

Sara said...

Oh wow, I LOVE it!!! That stamp is adorable! Your coloring is amazing, and I never thought about using my stylus-great idea!

Jackie said...

I love your card and the bright & cheery colors you used!

Paige said...

I love this color combo and the image is so fun!

Meli Mitchell said...

This most definitely IS a bright and cheery card. I think the colors would do great in a kitchen!
Your coloring is REALLY great.

kat9 said...

Very cute Gina. I love the coloring and of course I always love cherries.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Amazing! It's fresh and bright--I really love this!

Scrubbysue said...

How fun! my mom would like this card. especially since their last name is cherry! :P

Lisa said...

Super cute. Love the colors! I love how you made your own DP. Before I read your entry I was going to ask where you bought it so I could get it :)