Saturday, June 05, 2010

relaxing day

I love this Riding Pretty set from Impression Obsession - such a fun one to play with. Not sure what got into me with the pink, but there it is. My first bicycle was this color actually... in fact all this bicycle needs is a banana seat and a sissy bar to make it perfect. Hee hee!! Anyone else have that bike? When I hit junior high I had to have a bicycle that was different from everyone else so my second bicycle was a purple beach cruiser. Loved that thing. When everyone else had white keds, mine were red plaid... that's just how I was then. Maybe still, huh...!

Alrighty, card details for you. I combined several sets here...couldn't stand to have that bicycle standing alone (where is the kickstand?!), so I leaned it up against Garden Fence. I stamped the fence first with Sand ink, then stamped the bicycle over the top - I didn't bother to mask, since the background ink was so much lighter, and I knew I was going to use bold colors to color the bicycle. I watercolored with Derwent watercolor pencils, and also used markers for the more narrow areas on the bicycle. The grass is a leaf stamp from the Wreaths and Garlands clear set. I filled the basket up with Baby Pink Flower Soft. The sentiment can be found here.

For the sky, I used a scalloped circle as a mask, swiped Sea Breeze chalk ink onto the card using a direct-to-paper technique, then misted and lightly 'finger painted' the area until I had a mottled cloudy look instead of sharp outlines. The ribbon is grosgrain - I heated it lightly with my heat gun, alternating sides, until it rippled slightly. Kind of makes it look like it could be waving in the wind.

Thought this would be appropriate for the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Fun Fun Fun
smARTword Challenge - Ribbon
Our Creative Corner - Summer Inspiration
Everybody Art Challenge - Summer
Pink Elephant - Bright Fun Colors
Creative Belli Blog - sketch challenge (sort of a loose interpretation....but...)
Moxie Fab World - I want to ride my bicycle

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. How do you do
    What you do
    I haven't a clue
    Wish I knew
    Kind a lame rhyme, huh? ;) Your card is just so pretty, and I'm loving these soft colors in the grass, flowers, and sky. I'm sooo glad you share your talent with us:)

  2. Dina, this is a very pretty scene. Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge this week.

  3. Pretty card and your coloring is fantastic. Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  4. What a cute summer scene. I could just jump on that bike and ride away. I love the way you have put everything together here! Another wonderful entry into our summer inspiration challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner.

  5. Also a wonderful card! Like your use of flower soft!
    Thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex

  6. this is beautiful Dina!!! You've created a wonderful scene!!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli!

  7. Awesome card Dina!! I love the way you used to flower soft!

  8. Fabulous card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE!!
    Sheri-TPE DT

  9. Wow! Six challenges with one card... Great ribbon! Thanks for participatin in June's smART-Word Challenge.

  10. dina,
    this is a great card
    did you know about the bicycles theme challenge that Cath announced today on Moxie fab world?
    this would be perfect. :)

    Have a great day

  11. What a BEAUTIFUL card! Wow! Love the basket detail!

  12. Wow! What a beautiful card!

  13. #1 daughter is a cyclist. I gotta buy a bike stamp...she'd love it! As always, Dina, very well done!

  14. Such a pretty scene! Love the soft colors of your fence, sky, grass and flowers ~ looks like a beautiful water-colored painting!

  15. Hey Dina! Thanks for entering the I Want to Ride My Bicycle challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

  16. Great card! Love the addition of the flower soft!