Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Friday, October 16, 2015

Music Man

Hi everyone!  What a week it has been.  I've been on vacation this week, and can't believe it's coming to and end on Monday, then back to work on Tuesday.  For our Thanksgiving, my son Mark and his Fiancee Anna invited us up to their home along with her family.  It was so nice to meet her parents and her siblings - 6 of the 7 were there. Such a fun and loving family, lots of laughs - which is always good for the soul!

The rest of the week we worked around the house, cleaning closets, garage and storage areas, took a lot of stuff to the Goodwill. - (this is why I haven't posted all week).  It was hard work especially in the crawl spaces where you can only crouch, no room to stand with being under the eves - really hard on the lower back, which after 2 days of doing this we laid low on Thursday.  Today we worked in putting all the lawn furniture away, cleaning out flower pots etc.  It's always sad when this gets done because you know what is around the corner - WINTER - which means SNOW!  Actually it is suppose to snow tonight in areas an hour north and east of us, just a chance of rain for us over night.

On Oct 12 it was Mark's 31st birthday.  I was stumped on what to do for a card for him.  I know he loves his guitar, and then remembered I had this MO Manning digital image I purchased a few years back. My friend  Carla used this image a few years ago, and I fell in love with the colours she used, so I basically coloured mine the same.

This is the final result:

I coloured the image using copics, but I was in a rush to get this done last Saturday before we went to visit them on Sunday, and never kept track of my colours.  I stamped my background music notes - (Penny Black background stamp)in black on a piece of kraft cardstock.

Finished off with some twine, Stamping bella dots as well as a musical die from Memory Box.

I hope to get some more stamping and colouring done over the next 3 days - I have to start on my Christmas cards - time is slipping away fast.

Thanks for the visit, have a wonderful day!



NancyT said...

What a perfect card for your son who loves music. Your colouring is stunning. I love how you added the Memory Box musical die and the music note background. Every element of your card ties together. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Katie Sims said...

This certainly was the perfect image to use for your son's birthday! Love your layout and of course, your amazing coloring! WOW, it sounds like you have been incredibly busy on your vacation! I'll bet it feels really good to get some of those items checked off "the list" Hope you and your family had a wonderful sounds like you did. Hope you are doing well, my friend. :)

Kerri said...

Great card your son will love it!!! Nicely done

Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

WOW you have been very busy. Never mind, Spring is just around the corner. Your card is really lovely, I am sure he loved it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Leslie Miller said...

This is one of the things I love most about digi stamps -- you can always find what you need and get it ASAP, and they're so inexpensive it doesn't matter if you don't use it very often. I know you said you've had it a few years, but even so... you get my drift. This is just perfect for your son. Your background stamp and die cut make it even more amazing. It sounds like you've had a wonderful vacation. Even getting those chores done feels good in the end. We went to a big family BBQ yesterday, and today I wore myself out in the garden. I'm afraid we're in for another mild winter. I don't want snow, but we desperately need some rain. Good to see you here today, Pauline!

Tracy said...

Perfect combo of hues. Love the music note die cut. I'm sure this was a treasure to your son. Hugs!