Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Rainy Start for the SOTC

Today's post features my card for January's Sisterhood of the Travling Cards. Our hostess was Maryann (mastuff) and her theme was New Year's Day wake-up weather.

I really thought I'd be making a snow-themed card; after all, we were in the midst of a snowier-than-normal December. But alas, we woke up to rain. Not very pretty, but it did give me a chance to use one of my fav digis, HG Rain Rain from The Greeting Farm. She's colored with Copics and snazzed up just a little with pearl "buttons" on her coat and hat.

Even though she's all smiles, I didn't want the card to feel like a "downer", so I chose some floral papers in K and Co.'s Amy Butler Lotus Faded China collection. The colors represented what I saw looking out the window that day: dark gray clouds, peeks of blue sky now and then, and the yellowish-green of last-year's needles on the neighbor's white pine trees.

We might have started the year warmer than normal, but the rest of January and early February gave us our typical snowy, windy, cold weather. Even though Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow and the forecast calls for temps in the 50s this week, we're certainly not out of the woods yet. Remember March 1993?? But I am oh-so ready to ditch my winter wool coat and break out the spring clothes!

Thanks for visitng today! Have a great day!


Carol W said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE Susan. You did an awesome job with the coloring and layout...I love the little pearls for the buttons...WELL DONE!!!

Imke said...

Susan, this is gorgeous ! I like the colors and the little pearls on her coat. Super sweet card !!

~Paola~ said...

Brava ,Brava Susan!:o)
Your coloring is flawless and I absolutly love the layout you chose! I'd love to get one in the swap return :o)*fingers crossed!*

Lorie said...

Oh Susan! This is beautiful!! I love the soft coloring you've done, which matches your papers just beautifully! Very well done!!!

Love ya,

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful card, Susan, even if it represents a rainy day! : ) I love that darlig TGF image...So cute! Great papers and colors to go with the theme!! Hope I get one.

MiamiKel said...

I just have to say that I was jumping for joy when I saw this beauty in my return swap! It's absolutely scrumptious! It's just as cute as can be and made me want to go run and jump in the puddles! SUPERBLY sweet how you added lil gems as the buttons - you are rockin' the cards in the SOTC, girlfriend! Blessings to you! x0x0

djones said...

This card is so adorable. I love everything about it! The colors are wonderful together and the layout is great. I love the tiny pearls for buttons! Your coloring of the image is outstanding!

faithnme said...

ohh I saw this and had to leave a comment. I love those colors together. and your coloring.. Gorgeous