Thursday, June 6, 2013

Back from a Great Vacation!

Ah, coloring!  Loved it as a kid, and love it just as much now using Copics.  I colored one of my favorite images from LOTV, Coffee Break, to match this gorgeous paper pad by My Mind's Eye called, Blush.  Rita's sketch on Freshly Made Sketches this week lends so well to showing off all the beautiful papers in that pad. 
The banners were cut randomly and a few were curled.  The flowers were made by scoring 1/4" strips of the paper, fan folding, gluing ends together, and positioning them together by gluing them to a 1/2" circle.  I put a small brad in each one just to fill the center.  The border for the banners was cut on my Silhouette and is called, Assorted Ornate Border.  The sentiment is another favorite by LOTV called, Handwritten Phrases inked in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I used Perfect Pearls (patted down) for a little sheen.

Our last day of school was the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, so each year we try to take advantage of vacation destinations that next week when most schools are still in session.  This year we drove down to the Smoky Mountains in TN for some hiking, spelunking, and horseback riding.  This little guy came right up on our deck. 

Don't worry, I wasn't as close as it may seem.  We were told he would be relocated, I sure hope so.  On our way home we took a detour to the Creation Museum in KY, just outside Cincinnati, OH.  If you believe in creationism, it's a fantastic resource.  If you believe in evolution, it gives much food for thought.

This card was inspired by the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches #89

Lili of the Valley Ideas to Inspire monthly challenge:  Use a Sentiment

Papertake Weekly:  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!
Kara Lynne


  1. Is this sweet or what?!?! Your coloring is beautiful! And that little bear looks soooo cuddly! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. Good to have you back, (again) Kara Lynne! Love visiting you here - your cards are always wonderful! Love this one with your amazing coloring - such a sweet image!

    That bear is a cutie - although there is usually a mama bear nearby too - yikes!

  3. Gorgeous card Kara, love the pretty design & details.

    Donna x

  4. Such a sweet card and your colouring is out of this world! ps hope the relocation went well...

  5. What a super-cute image Kara-Lynne! Your colouring is perfection, and I LOVE the handmade embellishments. Absolutely fabulous.
    Sylvia xx

  6. gorgeous the flags and the sweet rosettes. Oh my...a bear?!

  7. Kara Lynne, good to see you back.
    What a pretty card, I like everything about it!

    Thanks for entering our 'Use A Sentiment' challenge, good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

  8. Cute, cute, CUTE! Really love those little pennants grounding that darling image! And that bear! How stinkin' adorable! I'd love to see that! But mama bear probably wouldn't be so proud of her little one being brave enough to get that close to humans ;). Did you get your stamp set?

  9. Oh, my - but you are an expert at coloring. Love how you did the hair, especially - and those cute dots! Wow! This card is so darn cute I can't take my eyes off of it. Great use of the sketch, too.

  10. What what a fabulous card! That colouring is amazing! Love the those little rosettes! That baby bear is so cute...though where there is a baby, there is usually a grouchy mama! The creation museum sounds fun! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  11. Wow! What a super cute card! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  12. Totally delicious , great colouring, fab card.

  13. Lovely coloring of that wonderful image! It is one of my favorites too! Love the little rosettes you made too! So fun! Sounds like a lovely vacation! The bear cub is cute but the whereabouts of mama bear would have made me nervous! Great picture though and wonderful memories!
    :) Jill