Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Hello friends, happy Tuesday.  The days just seem to fly by.  My brother-in-law is waiting to have surgery and it was supposed to happen yesterday, but it was cancelled due to miscommunications between Doctors..............Ugh.  We were all set for this to finally happen, especially my BIL
and now it is rescheduled for next Monday.

I have been one lucky girl lately.  I won the $ 50 spending spree at OOzak from the Color Me Creative Classroom bi-monthly challenge.  And last week, I won a $ 20 shopping trip to Repeat Impressions, from my fellow blogging buddy, Patti J.  So, I have been shopping in my underwear and it has been fun!

When I was planning this card out, I was rummaging through the drawers that have my scene stamps and came across the Heron.  As some of you know, I had a visit from a Heron a couple of weeks back.  He ate two of my fish, and would have ate them all if something hadn't scared him off.  You have to admit they are one big beautifuly bird, but not in my city backyard at my little pond!

Today's card is for the challenge at Craft A Scene.  It's a monthly challenge and the theme for May is Spring flowers.

I stamped all the elements onto white glossy paper in black ink.
The Heron was stamped onto another piece, then cut in an oval, matted in black, then popped up over the main scene. I colored with Marvey Matchables and distress inks using a sponge applicator by Ranger, and Tombow water based markers.  The inside sentiment is by Repeat Impressions.  The flower border is a Memory Box die.  All of the stamps in the scene with the exception of the bird are Stampscapes. The label die is from Spellbinders.

Hope you have a great Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.............


downrightcrafty said...

totally stunning the image just pops out at you it is beautifully coloured and presented
Hugs Kate xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so beautiful great coloring sue.

greetings karin

Sandra1968 said...

A beautiful card!
And have fun with your new scrapstuff :-)
Hugs, Sandra

Dora said...

AMAZING!! Sue. first congratulations with your prizes!!
and what have you got a beautiful stamp of the blue heron.
this blue heron is much nicer than the real one, hihi.
but your Stunning!!
I am also making a card for this challenge.
but your card.....wauw!!
greetings Dora

Riet said...

So beautiful card Sue,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

catherine said...

Super card Sue and love the colours. I hope you BIL gets sorted out soon. Well done on your prize wins!!
x catherine

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is gorgeous! I live on a lake, and watch the Herons fish all the time. When they take off, they do not always fly back into the woods line. I found out they were going to my neighbors and snacking out of her Koi pond! Little buggers, they have the whole lake!

I keep thinking what I will do for this challenge....hmmmmmm.

Scrap Affair said...

This is just AMAZING!!! I am in love with this card!

Yvette said...

Gorgeous! Love your coloring, and indeed the Huron is a beautiful bird but he must stay away from our garden :)

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card, and of course, beautiful coloring! Congratulations on your win.

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh wow this is beautiful gorgeous image & colouring, luv the circle round it, fabulous design, sue,x

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome card Sue, your colouring is so fabulous - wow. What a great scene you have here.Love the memory box die. Sorry about all your fish!

Gail said...

This is gorgeous!
Congratulations on your wins!

shazsilverwolf said...

Love this card, that Heron is gorgeous. Shaz xx

NancyD said...

Really great scene! Love your little die flowers. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene for our Spring Flowers challenge. NancyD

Helen in the UK said...

You've created a wonderful sense of depth in this scene. Beautifully done :)

Deanna said...

WOW! Sue your scene is so stunning. I love the background and the heron is perfect as the focal point. I live by the lake and that is such a familiar site and wonder one to see. Just Beautiful!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous, I love the Heron (sorry about your fish). A beautiful border of flowers.

Sue x

shulsart said...

This is just gorgeous, amazing color and wonderful card design. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Craft a Scene challenge blog.