Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Ice Cream Man!!

Hello. Hope your Saturday is going well. We did some pond maintenance this morning with the plants. Everything was overgrown. So hot and sticky still, even though it rained slightly this afternoon. Today's card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC15). I broke down and downloaded four digi images (sorry, just can't call them stamps) from Sunshine, which is sponsoring this week's challenge. I'm not hooked. I guess I am just a rubber stamp snob, but although these images are cute and geared toward boys for a change, I found them hard to resize, and just simple line art that could be copied from a coloring book and resized on a copier. I like stamping the image, were I want it on the paper. I am still dealing with unmounted rubber and clear stamps for goodness sake. All that said, this card of the ice cream truck turned out cute. The words on the bottom are from a House Mouse Design stamp. Papers are from AC Patterned Paper, Backyard. I hope rubber and ink are around for a long time, there is just something about the creating process for me. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great finish to your Saturday and thanks for stopping by.


Phyllis said...

Now this is just tooooo cute for words. I haven't seen this one before. I love the colorful way you have colored it!! The Midnight Madness Design Team thanks you for playing with us this week. We look forward to next week too!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team
aka SparklePlenty1000 at SCS

scrapperjulia said...

This is really cute, Sue! Love the bright colors!

stephanne said...

I suppose in time you could get used to the digi process, resizing, print dpi, etc. but being a rubber snob is so much easier. Plus, I like to go and grab a stamp and STAMP it, not have to hunt down a file on my old POS computer, cut down a piece of cardstock to print on, and so on.
HOWEVER, this is lovely, and the image is adorable!! You've done this cutiepie digi justice, very cute, lovely papers and great use of the sketch to boot!!!
I've been colouring Tilda with a pie today :) Yeah, that sort of thing takes all day around here...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, go out for breakfast or something fun tomorrow!!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Sue, the ice cream truck is coming to my block! I am definitely going to go see this truck *grin* You have done such a terrific job of coloring this cute image from Sunshine's Line.
You picked just the right paper, brads and ribbon to do this digi right on :)
I agree it takes time on learning how to resize and work some more with it. I need more practice too, so a cheer and a pat to you on giving it some more tries! Thanks for sharing your talent with us, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

froebelsternchen said...

Yam!!! So cute and refreshing!
I take strawberry and vanilla!

Hugs Susan

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Sue,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What fun colors and patterns paired with this cute image!! Awesome take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing along with the MMSC!

Sunshine said...

Terrific card Sue! Mr.Smoothie has never looked better! Great job...all the details are just perfect!!Good luck with this weeks contest! Hugz, Sunshine of Sunshine's Stamps:)