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!


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!


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!