Thursday, March 11, 2010

Trees and Animals

Well, I found a new challenge blog that gives a different challenge everyday. I know that there are probably lots of them out there - I just haven't ventured across them yet.
The challenge for 365 Cards for Tuesday was to be inspired by the song "It's a Wondeful World" by Louis Armstrong. So I picked the phrases about "trees of green", "skies of blue and clouds of white". I have a red flower in the corner, but it isn't a red rose. Such a wonderful song - and I love Louis' voice! If I could I would have put a trumpet on the card - just 'cause! the sketch comes from yesterday's Splitcoast sketch.







The second card uses this weeks sketch from over at CPS-Card Positioning
Systems. The sketch sort of reminded me of the Olympic rings. The colours are from 365 Cards - Orange, Purple and Blue. I spritzed the colours onto the white cardstock and then kept the card fairly simple. I forget to use these cute little animals so decided that I could use them for a children's birthday card.




The sky was a beautiful blue this morning and the snow continues to melt. I'm not sure that we're out of the winter woods yet - but spring is definitely in the air.

Have a wonderful day in your neck of the woods and thanks for dropping by!

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Joan, these are great cards!! Love the sky you sponged, the whole card is perfect representation for the song "It's a Wonderful World" :-)

Your second card is so cute, great colours and images for a child's birthday card!

Marlene said...

Fabulous cards - but that first one is WOW!!! Love the trees against that sky...just perfect!

Joseline said...

Great cards Joan! I love how you made the clouds!

Lea L. said...

Lovely cards!! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!

♥Lea

Maria Matter said...

these are fabulous Joan!
love that tree stamp and what a wonderful song for inspiration!
great clouds too!!!
Blessings, Maria

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fabulous cards. even more fabulous sky!!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE your clouds on that first card!

Kim said...

Both are wonderful creations! Perfect interpretation of the song and what a great use of the "wacky" colors! Thanks for playing along with us today at 365 Cards and I hope you keep coming back!

Aloha, Kim
365 Cards Design Team member
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Pam said...

Wonderful cards!