Thursday, January 5, 2012

Green Acres

Hello Happy Crafters! thank you for coming and visiting with me today! If I haven't been to your blog the past few days I will see you tomorrow for sure!

Brrrr it was cold yesterday at 14 degrees, but watch out for today for it was a heat wave at 40!  Those 26 degrees makes a big difference to Simba and Bailey though when we go outside. Yesterday was  "hurry up and pee!" and today we stayed out for a bit longer. How's come dogs have to sniff everything, including the air when the pee??? They put their nostrils up and sniff to the right, sniff to the left, sniff the ground here and over there...come on guys, I am freezing! Bailey esp. oh my gosh, Simba can pee, play a little and run back to the door and there's Bailey still sniffing away. 

Were you wondering why I used Green Acres for the title of my posting today!?!   When  I saw  "Retro Crew"and "Street Views" rubber stamp sets, designed by Victoria Case exclusively for SCACD,  the "Green Acres" theme song sprung to mind. Now, I know those under the age of 40  probably have no clue what I am talking about so here is the original show opening from way back when!! Watching TV was so simple back in the day. You had 3 main stations, plus educational and PBS! And, let me tell ya, the stations didn't keep getting flipped by dear hubby with a remote control!!   Nope, if you wanted the channel changed you got up off that couch and did it manually on the TV! LOL how many times did you sit there and watch something you normally wouldn't watch just b/c you didn't want to get up and change the station? Guilty!!

Anyhow, I wanted to make a project with all the imageson the same card, box etc., but because of their sizes, I decided to go with the cards and will send them to my g/f who moved from city to the country and misses the city big time. Not me, I have lived city and country and I will take country any day!! Less traffic, everyone is not in a super huge rush and everyone knows your name!! Where ever you went people greeted you with your first name rather it was the bank, post office, grocery store any where in town and it was nice! I surely miss it! 

On this card I used City View and Sass and Swager.   I sponge Memento inks to create the sky and copics to color the images. I applied to Stickles to her shirt to glitz it up  and Diamond Glaze to some of the buildings and her outfit to make them shiny.  The Diamond Glaze blended some of my shadowing and highlights but it is still very pretty!  

Stamp: Coutore Avenue!  You have to love the store in the middle!! I am sure Eva Gabor didn't frequent stamp stores, but I wouldn't be surprise she visited Couture Avenue!  

The next card is using one of Victoria Cass Digi Images. Unfortunately, VC will not be doing any more digi's b/c her copyright laws were often violated. Isn't it a shame how some ruin it for others? I love this image with her sexy shorts and cowboy hat! The  sun was created by punching a circle and masking the area while sponging  the background and sponging the sun with Memento Dandelion. 

We're back to "City Views" again! I  stamped using Delicata which is a non-tarnishing metallic gold ink pad. . It dries naturally and is so shinny, without heat embossing it.  

So my friends this is how I came up with Green Acres!! 



Donalda said...

Oh girl that was my favorite show !!! I always love to watch all the reruns when TV land show them. Don't you just wish we could turn time back??
Your cards are gorgeous dear and I just colored one of the same images today but so love the way you have used yours and the title Hugs

Trina said...

What an awesome project!! The scenes and stamps are perfect together! And umm...under 40 and watched Green Acres all the time back in the day!

Lorraine said...

OMG, girlfriend, your cards rock! Love the designs, your coloring & scenes you created!

Tina Gilliland said...

LOL Love it!!!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Ummm think it would be fair to say that these cards filled with your happy memories of the TV show are cute! At Just for Fun we do ask people not to include projects, sorry XOXO Zoe

Anonymous said...

Colleen, wow each card is just so pretty, I love the stamps and I remember that show, lol. Memories!

Hugs, Lori m

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Colleen, what a fabulous project, all the images are fabulous,
Kevin xx

Catherine said...

OMG Colleen ! Your cards are fantastic ! A lot of work but it was worth it ! Your colouring is stunning and I love love the sentiments you have added ! Outstanding work as always ! Hugs,blessings and love from Catherine (PS : I prefer countryside too !)

Monica said...

Love all three of them, don't have favourites there coz' ALL of them are so sweet, pretty and delightful. Great colouring as ever.

Glad to be back to blogging even before doing my laundry. Who cares? Laundry can wait but blogging can't!


PS: Love the skylines on your cards.

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Lovely cards, Colleen. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol - what a fabulous array of cards I love that last one
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Angela B. said...

Love this card!! Loved this show and of course I played your video so I could sing along some more!! :D

Roxann said...

These cards are so delightful! I loved that series and used to watch it weekly! Your cards depict it perfectly!

Roxann said...

These cards are so delightful! I loved that series and used to watch it weekly! Your cards depict it perfectly!

Lynne Armstrong said...

WOW Colleen, fabulous project...I loved that show :) Love them all but I think my fave has to be the red sparkly dress...sooooo appropriate for the Green Acres theme lol
Hugs xx

Anne Fenton said...

Wow I love your cards...I loved that show too, my favorite is Penthouse View....thanks for joining Art Impressions.

Crystal said...

WOOOWEEE Colleen these are over the top fabulous, saw them on Facebook and just had to come leave you some extra love!!! GORGEOUS work!!!

starcyl said...

What a fab selection of cards, thanks for sharing them with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jenny x

Hazel (Didos) said...

These cards are all super. Really love the bottom one with her Glitzy dress on!! Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week and Happy New Year, Hazelxox

ElizabethR said...

Great cards thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week. Elizabeth x

Claire said...

Fabulous! A real blast from the past. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge
Claire xx

Jen said...

Super cards. Thank you for sharing them with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Rainbow Lady said...

Fabulous cards well done. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Saron said...

Gorgeous cards!! Thanks for joining Art Impressions Challenge!!

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