Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Some Laura Ingalls Spring

As a little girl I remember being fascinated with Laura Ingalls and Little House on the Prairie....I read the books, and I watched the TVshow faithfully (and I had the biggest crush on Almanzo too!).  Now my kids love the book series too.  There's something so fun reading about the *old* days. 

I just couldn't put down my new SU set from yesterday, and to me it had a really Laura Ingalls feel to it, especially after I colored it and paired it with this Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper (I've really gotten good use out of this pad of paper!).  This is Mercy's Sketch this week too. 


This little girl looks just like another of my nieces, so it will be for her, and I know she loves Little House on the Prairie too.  She is colored with Copic markers, and then I antiqued the main image and some of the paper with Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Stain for a better match to the DP. 

See my multiple types of stitch sewing?  Sort of an accident actually, but I like it!  It goes from straight stitch, to large zig zag to small zig zag to straight stitch again. 


And that's it for today!  I'll be back Friday with something Flourishes! 

Recipe:  Stamps - SU A Kind Word;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Stain;  Paper:  Blue Bayou, Confetti Cream, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird DSP, Gina K Pure Luxury;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Oval Deckled Nestabilities, Kaiser 1/2 Pearls, Flourishes Sheer Dotted Ribbon in Red, Flourishes Cream Crochet Ribbon, Glue Dots, Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Sewing Machine, Pinked Heart Border Punch, Sponge

15 comments:

Anneke klerks said...

beautyful card, i like the stam very much!!!!
greetings anneke

mochamama said...

What a great card and yes, it does have that Laura Inglis feeling!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

A very beautiful card, beautiful colors.

hello from karin

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh yeah, she DEFINITELY looks like Laura Ingalls. That paper could NOT be any more perfect for that image...so lovely!

True :) said...

Super sweet card!
Love your coloring! ;)
Hugs,
True :D

Stampingcaz said...

fantastic cards, I loved Little House on the Prairie too! I have that set from a kind friend accross the pond as its not a UK stamp set. Shame as they dont have much we can colour in ours.

Cazx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is darling, beautiful coloring Christine.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Beautiful card, Christine!! I tell you, I can't get enough of your fabulous coloring....stunning!! I watched that show too. Even in Germany we had it ;D. It was sort of an Saturday afternoon tradition to watch it ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Julia Aston said...

I loved Little House too - the books AND the show! your papers are beautiful and your coloring of the prairie girl is wonderful!

Renée said...

I've always loved Little House on the Prairie! Read the books over and over and over again and now I get to read them to my kids :)

I just ordered this set too and was planning on playing with it tonight! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Christine!!

Marisa said...

Ah yes, Little House on the Prairie was a staple in our house too. Just loved that show, but I'm afraid "Pa" stole the show for me LOL! My daughter has read and reread the entire series and watched the DVDs at least twice already. Must say I have enjoyed watching a few of them with her. Oh that they would make shows like than now!! Your card is totally adorable and fabulously coloured.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Christine I love this creation
and your right it reminds me of Little House too!! Perfect colors and paper! Cute!
hugs,

Beate said...

Your card looks wonderful, Christine! I loved that show growing up!
Hugs and smiles

Betty Wright said...

This is adorable and so beautifully done, Christine! She does look like LIW! I love the series and the books, too! Lovely card!

Jerri Jimenez said...

She's so sweet Christine. We watched Little House as well. It was one of my dad's favorites!