Wednesday, June 23, 2010

D2D digi and a Thank You note

I have been playing along with the D2D digital images (Designed2Delight) for a while and always love the way they turn out.  This sweet singing bird is headed to Afghanistan- hopefully the young man I send it to will send it home to his Mom….. I work with his Mother and I know she would love this sweet card.
The sketch is from Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Challenge Blog #22 (OWH). Operation Write Home is a group that sends cards to soldiers by the dozens and hundreds!  Please stop by the blog and check out how you can help!  If you are a demo of any company- they would LOVE to have your retired card fronts-no glitter allowed. I can attest to the fact that the soldiers LOVE having cards to send home.
I also used a music theme from the Incy Wincy challenge blog.
I colored the image with Copic markers E31, E33, E35, E39, YG03, YG17 and I water colored the bird with SU Soft Sky and Blue Bayou with the aquapainter.
  Next,  I have a little story to tell you- last Sunday-yes, Father’s Day, our family headed out to church.  As we were pulling into the parking lot, we ran out of gas……!  My husband has a little ‘self challenge’ to see how far he can go on the least amount of gas…..he has never run out before… (believe me, I mag him about it because usually I get into the car to go somewhere and there is no gas!)  So, I made this for the family in our neighborhood that 'rescued us' gave us a ride home.…….. I just got some stamps from I Brake for Stamps (a grab bag) and guess what image I got in the group???
I used one of the sentiments from the D2D digi this week and used the musical background paper again. I colored the image with Copics and added the TJ Whisped Frames around the edges. I hope the family will get a good chuckle when they get this card
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Karli said...

2 great, great, great cards- with your artistic touch :) Big Hugs!

Sherrie Conner said...

Hello Shelly!! Great cards!
My husband is the opposite of yours! He wants us to have full tanks at all times! He even checks my truck occasionally to make sure! MEN!! :)

jimlynn said...

Very cute cards Shelly! I love, love, love, the story about the gas and then getting that image! How perfect is that one!!! LOL.

Paula S. said...

Nice card for the OWH Challenge and I love your gas story, very funny!

Kim E said...

Very sweet cards. I love your music paper. Thanks for joining us in our Incy Wincy music challenge. Hugs, Kim

Martha said...

Oh my do I love that gas card! So playful. Nice work.

Tam said...

Hi Shelley,

Gorgeous creation.
Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.

Juliet A said...

I LOBE what you did with the D2D image - it's a perfect little card! I think your gas station TU card is great, too. IBFS has some awesome stamps, don't they?

Karen Howard said...

Wow, both cards a amazing! I love everything about them!!!

Anne said...

Yes I hate that red light showing for fuel, DH isn't at all bothered LOL

2 lovely cards, that digi is so cute

Joanne Gilch said...

Cute card and so appropriate. DH needs his head examined..running out a gas in this day and age...what a self challenger he is...right!!!!

Patty Gorka said...

Oh my funny is this! hubby does the same thing. We only ran out of gas one time a few years ago. He's better about it now that we have small children.

Fantastic cards! You did a great job coloring your digi image and I just love that image on your second card!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh two wonderful cards. I think I like them BOTH equally!

Kathy said...

Both cards look great. I can't believe the timing on the gas man stamp, he was just meant to be used for that thank you card. Love the music background, it looks fantastic.

Carrie said...

Both these cards are wonderful Shelly. Love the layout of the bird and colors and the vintage image is great