Friday, May 7, 2010

Let's Do Lunch



Hi all, we just got home from kindergarten orientation for our 5-year-old. Can I just tell you how that HIT me like a ton of bricks that she's actually going to school.....real school....as in kindergarten with real curriculum, academic testing, lunch money, buses, guidance counselors and school principals? The funny thing is just this a.m. I was talking to another mom from preschool and I was saying how "I'm fine with it and I'm ready for her to go to kindergarten" and how I thought "my husband is the one who will be upset." NOPE....I'm the one that was sitting there fighting tears like you wouldn't believe. Oye! Some tough talker I am, lol!

Anyhooo, enough of my boo-hoo'ing and onto the card I want to show you today. It's for this week's OCL Sketch #12 from the sweet and talented Charmaine. I turned the sketch sideways to accommodate the image I wanted to use from my Life's a Picnic set. The sentiment was cut apart and popped up on foam tape. The image was stamped in black craft on watercolor paper, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, and watercolored with SU inks. The DP is Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety. Oh, and I added some stickles to the cherry, bandana, and pie.

Have a great day!





SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: OCL Life's a Picnic
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Watercolor Paper, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety DP
Ink: Black Craft, Riding Hood Red, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Basic Brown
Accessories: Sewing Machine & Thread, Foam Tape, PTI Twill Ribbon, Red Button, Platinum and Candy Cane Stickles, Clear Embossing Powder

28 comments:

Carol Kugler said...

oooh... i remember the day! :)
It does get better with time.. so hang in there!!

By the way... cute, cute, CUTE card!

dolcreations said...

This set is tugging at the ol got to have strings! I just love this image and I love how you did the cloth with watercolour...beautiful colouring! I just love the little stitch you did in each corner of the image...your talent is so amazing!
I am feeling for you. I was like that every day with my son and daughter. Every year. They are such good company at home and are so fun to be with...now they are growing up...DARN!

Heather McNally said...

Absolutely LOOOOOOOVE your card! Fantastic - and amazing coloring!

I cried when my first baby went to Kindergarten. I probably will when my second goes (2 more years still) - but not sure - he tests me. LOL

Justine said...

KINDERGARTEN, now I really feel OLD. Sheesh, I've got one out of college, one finishing her sophomore year at Univ of Hawaii & one graduating 6th grade. The card is precious. Love the water coloring

Krissy said...

I so know how you feel, my oldest is just finishing kindergarten. Where does the time go? He's so exited to start 1st grade, but I don't think I'm ready for that....that's like BIG BOY SCHOOL!
What happened to my baby?

Enough of my pity-party! Love the card....I really think I need this stamp set! Add it to my ever-expanding wish list!

Joanne (jojot) said...

that set is beckoning me....you enabler, you!!!! you've done such cute cards...but of course, yours are done with your fab coloring ability....which I am so envious of...someday...someday.....someday I hope to be half as good as you....thanks for inspiring us

Becky said...

Adorable card, I just love this image. love how you did the little stitching on the corners.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Go on and boo-hoo all you want! You're in lots of good company :) I still remember the first day we put our daughter on that big bus for kindergarten! We both cried on the walk back home:)
Your card is just plain sweet! perfect for a picnic with the great DSP and stitching accents and a cute button to tie it all up :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awww, poor thing!! It has to be hard to see them grow up!! Super cute card though!! Hugs!!

Liz Weber said...

Hi Denise, your card looks so yummy!

I am NOT looking forward to my youngest starting school next year so can relate to your feelings, hope it all goes well for you all!

Mary J said...

Hello Denise! I love this cute card and what amazing colouring! I love your butterfly card from the previous post too - so pretty!

Angie Brown said...

I LOVE your shading, stunning !!
Hugs
Angie

Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE this, Denise! The Garden Variety paper is perfect for this darling (and fabulously colored) image.

Maggie said...

Oh how cute!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just adorable, Denise! And I know I'll be a mess when my last goes to kindergarten! I can't even think about it!

Terri said...

It seems like only yesterday that I wen throughth the same thing you are experiencing...they grow up fast, don't they?!

Love your card, you always do a rockin' job on the watercoloring and the image is darling!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Denise! Love that image... great coloring! :o)

Karen Motz said...

Oh, this is SO adorable!!! Love the bit of stitching on the one side too!!!

Beate said...

Denise, that's so cute! Love your coloring. Love all the details.
Have a great weekend
Hugs and smiles

Marisa said...

Darling card, Denise. Love how you shaded around the image. I remember the day when my "baby" went to Kindergarten.... They grow up sooo quickly. I wished I cold have frozen them in time for a while as I just loved the 3 - 5 year old age. And yet, I am enjoying all the other stages as they grow up too. Keep a "mommy box" with some of their special drawings etc. - it is so much fun to go through now and then (((hugs))).

Barbara said...

This image cracks me up!! Your coloring is superb, Denise!

Sue from Oregon said...

I always love to see how you put colors together...wonderful job!

Dawn Easton said...

LOL you will be just fine ;) Glad that you got all that done and I'm sure Kara is super excited about September now!

Your card is adorable! Wonderful watercolouring...you can do it ever so lightly...I just have too heavy of a hand I think...ha!

Rose Ann said...

Gosh...I totally feel for ya, Denise! They just grow up too fast, don't they?

I love your adorable card! Beautifully colored, and I love the papers & stitching!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Sweet, soft and gorgeous, Denise! Just like your "mum heart"! Don't be too hard on yourself ... it is a wrench every time another one goes off to school. But ... try not to do what I did ... I couldn't bear the thought of my youngest (of 4) going off to school ... so I had another!!! Yep!!! And ... now ... after 20 years of schooling ... no. 4 is nearly finished high school (year 12) and will be moving onto UNI next year ... but no. 5 is still only starting high school next year!!! Another 6 years of school lunches ... science projects ... grubby uniforms STILL TO GO!!! What was I thinking??? (grin) But ... he is my little buddy and keeps me company when the others are all out and about! I wouldn't have it any other way! Sorry to rabbit on so long!!! xxAxx

Broni said...

Love, love, love this image watercolored!! What a great card!!!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

I cried when my little one started kindergarten. Fortunately I was able to keep it together until I got back out to the car. Certainly didn't want him to see me cry or he would have cried too. :-)
Lovely card. The watercoloring is beautiful.

America said...

Ok - your little fabulous touches of perfection make all your cards stand out and I cant get enough woman!