Thursday, August 30, 2012

Relax....Put your feet up!

Relaxation....that's what this card is all about and that's exactly what the challenge at  CASology is all about this week.  When I think of relaxing, I think of finding a quiet outside spot, grabbing a great book, a cold iced tea and spending the greater part of the day reading.  I just let that great book take me away.  To create my card I created all handmade elements. I used blue chalk and and an eraser to create a cloudy sky on white cardstock. I cut out the shape of a book, printed some text on my computer paper, adhered it to the book cover with dimensional adhesive and added the tiny bookmark.  I also drew the glass, colored it with colored pencils, created ice cubes and a straw from vellum and added a lemon slice.  My disappointment is my photography skills. No matter what I did to try and get a decent photo, it just wouldn't happen. This is one of the better photos, but  I am not really happy with it because my "yellow lemon and yellow bookmark" look way too orange.  So, you'll have to take my word for it...they are yellow.


13 comments:

  1. A very fun take on the cue word. Reading definitely takes you away. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  2. Reading is my idea of relaxing too, Brenda! I love the little book and bookmark you made and the iced tea! Amazing!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. I love to make handmade embellishments.

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  3. WOW! What a feast of creativity here! These elements are just amazing - and they speak to my heart - I think I may just go find a book right now! lol! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments. I had a great time with this challenge and I am so glad I discover CASology!

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  4. You beat me to it!! I have a similar idea too! But your card is really cute! Love the tiny bookmark!

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed this challenge!

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  6. 100% with you on relaxing with a good book! It can't be beat! :) Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  7. Wonderful work and oh so cute too! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. what a cool card... love that the background and the little book!! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  9. So relaxing - I hope you'll link up again at 52 Car Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-35_31.html

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  10. I spent over two hours reading this morning...and it was very relaxing!! Love the card!

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