Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Peaceful Village

I'm playing in some challenges today, three to be exact.  This is something I am not used to.  I am accustomed to trying one challenge at a time, but I'm trying to up the ante for myself. 
Here is my Peaceful Village:



And these are the challenges it was created for:
Playdate Cafe Challenge PDCC38 - to use the colors purple, lilac and lime green


AND Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #33 - to use 7 of anything (the clouds).

Do you like my mulch around the trees, seen in the close-up shot? I used one of the flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch and cut it in half. Originally I picked green cardstock for that, then decided it would stand out more in brown. And thus it became mulch!

I used another one of the flowers from Boho Blossoms as 'bushes' behind the picket fence punch.


My mom is still here visiting from Texas but she goes home tomorrow. Today our plans include hanging out by my pool, and ordering hoagies for lunch (in other regions, these sandwiches are known as 'subs'). My mom ADORES them, but they don't make 'em in Houston like they do in the Philadelphia area!


Thanks for visiting with me today. I really appreciate it!

Happy Stamping,
Colleen 
 
Stamps: Good Neighbors by Stampin' Up!
Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, Green Galore
Ink: Basic Black, Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Lovely Lilac
Punches: Picket Fence by Martha Stewart, Boho Blossoms, dimensionals, sponge

19 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Adorable card! I love how you shadowed the fence and that mulch is so creative! I thought this would be a really hard challenge but you and everyone else have come up with some great cards! Have fun with your mom and I love hoagies too!

Emily Keaton said...

Woohoo, Colleen! Way to go on ALL 3 challenges. You did a super job with them all! I am eager to play in the PDCC challenge. Those colors look intriguing :) Your peaceful village is just adorable. I love all the different ways that you used punches to make it! Those houses are just the sweetest. (I have that set, too, but so far have only used the clouds from it. Silly me!! I really need to ink up those houses. I love them!). I wish you the best of luck on all those challenges. Hope you win something awesome! And have fun with your mom on the last day of her visit. Sounds like you are all having a fab time. Talk to you soon :)

Benzi said...

I really do love this adorable scene, Colleen. I wouldn't mind living in this peaceful village.
Left you a comment on SCS. Enjoy your last day with your mom before she returns home.

Audrey said...

Wow! I love this! What a beautiful scene you created. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Julie Ranae said...

What a sweet card and a lovely design :)
So glad you entered this week's challenge over at The Play Date Cafe...so cute!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute scene you created, wonderful dimension! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love your sweet village scene, Colleen! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

What an adorable card!! I love the village scene. And your mulch is soooo creative. Hope you had fun with your Mom!!

Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments - hope you will play along with us again.

Wendy

Sally Atkins said...

Brilliant job with all the challenges, Colleen! I love the depth of dimension on it. Hope you enjoyed your special sandwiches with your Mum!

Courtney said...

What a great card! Thanks for playing along with our 7's challenge at Penny's!

~Courtney~
PPCC DT

Ros said...

Wow! This is so cute

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You did a FAB job on all three challenges! I love anything with owls and houses--so this card is one of my FAVS!! I love how there is a white picket fence and clouds--LOVE it:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Dragonlady said...

Hi Colleen, love your scene, really different. thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Suzanne C said...

What a sweet scene! The fences, houses and everything is just too adorable! Thanks for playing in the PDCC this week!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So adorable!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh this is so cute, reminds me of one of those famous paintings!

Julie said...

Very creative. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Ruby said...

What a lovely card!! I really like the way you've adapted your flower to use as mulch! Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

Andrea Ewen said...

Congrats on winning the Fab 4 this week!

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