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Friday, June 25, 2010

On the Road


The Penny Black challenge this week is "Vacation -- or Holiday." This lovely Holstein gal is taking her favorite chick friends on a road trip and although they are happily trodding down the road, they haven't decided which sign to follow for their vacation from the farm. I think I would choose the mountains since it was 110 degrees where I live today. Some details: image colored with water color pencils mounted on a red panel with embossed metal copper tape -- background is an "aged" cut from a map. A bit of pop dot mounting (cow's head and sign post) added for extra dimension. I am anxious to get on the road to blogland to see wonderful new creations you've made -- leave me a comment so I can return your visit.

Rubber stamps: Main image-Penny Black,
mini alphabet-Stampabilities, sign: Plaid; background trees- All Night Media.
my hand

20 comments:

Sandra1968 said...

This card is really beautiful! And I love that funny image :-)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Martha, this is wonderful! And I love the setting... perfection all the way!

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

I have this stamp also...and i have no idea what should i do..but now i know...thanks for the inspiration ^_^

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Martha,i love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Martha as soon as I saw that image I just had to laugh it is fabulous and fun and what great papers/colours great card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

joey said...

Hi Martha

fabulous card and gorgeous colourwork, thanks for joining us at penny black saturday

Joey.x

Chris said...

So cute and really made me smile Martha. It's a fab stamp and you used it so beautifully too :D

hugs
Chris xx

stampinfrog said...

Oh Martha this card is so adorable!Great papers and coloring!
Hugs,Connie

Faye said...

Martha, this is adorable. Wonderful card.

Tammy said...

WOW this is adorable Martha! I love that image and you have colored it beautifully! Fantastic map background!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a fun and happy PB card...Love it!!!

Sue said...

Great map background, very clever! The image is just too funny. 110 degrees, yikes! Try to stay cool.

Hugs
Sue

Anesha said...

Stunning card, just love it!!! Great colouring of your image and wonderful background.Thank you for you lovely comment. Have a great weekend.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love that you make up stories about your characters! Your card is gorgeous and I adore that map background.

Lynne Phelps said...

I LOVE this card - the details are wonderful. The map background is fab, the signpost is perfect and the cow and chickens look so happy! But what I am taking away from this that I will be CASE-ing like mad is the way you ran your copper foil tape through an embossing folder!!!! Thanks SO MUCH for the inspiration! Fun!

Dawn said...

What a lovely piece and an eliment of fun to!

love Dawn xx

The Mama Monkey said...

This is so cute and how appropriate for where I am at in life right now! :) Sorry I have not been around a lot...difficult with the impending move...

Dain Q. Gore said...

Great job and excellent documentation! I especially like the painterly grass.

Rica said...

Hi Martha, hope you're well hun.
Fabulous card, I love that adorable image and the background you've given. I'm giggling, I've visions of you driving along - lost - because someone's cut a piece out of the map - ooops!!
hugs Heather xx

Susa said...

Ooooh, I just love this! This is soooo clever and beautiful!