Thursday, April 17, 2014

Let's Hang Out Adirondack Chairs

These chairs remind me of summer days outside in the sunshine with ice cold cocktails.


Front sentiment:  Let's hang out.

Inside sentiment:  I miss seeing you.

I think the Adirondack chair set is my favorite image to work with yet.  I used watercolor paint and embossed the image in gold.  This was intended to be a CAS scene.  Sure hope I pulled it off.  I love the gold shine of the embossing and the glitter accents on the floral paper.

My inspiration for this card came from:

Unity {be inspired} All About You color challenge 15 and FWF.

Freshly Made Sketches FMS132

I was also inspired by the painting techniques of Sanketi The Storyteller.

Tools used include:  Unity Stamp Co stamps from March 2014 KOTM {the reason someone smiles}, Canson watercolor paper, water brushes, Koi watercolor paint, K and Company paper, copper embossing powder, heat gun and flower.

I look forward to reading your comments. They make my day. :)

29 comments:

  1. Oh such a relaxing summer scene! I am ready! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

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  2. Lovely card! I love that scene and it's making me long for warmer weather! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  3. This turned out so pretty! I am also inspired by Sanketi The Storyteller. I have been following her blog for about a year.

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  4. i. LOVE. this!! your coloring is so fabulous and what a great image to show it off! so glad you joined in the Unity Be Inspired challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  5. I love those chairs, and I love the pretty colors you've used! You created a very inviting scene, wish I was there right now sipping a drink with an umbrella in it :)

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  6. My husband was raised in the Adirondack Mountains so I especially like your card. The coloring is fantastic. Hugs~Patti

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  7. You did pull it off, a fabulous card and beautiful scene you've created x

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  8. I love your coloring and the awesome paper!

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  9. lovely card Gaylynn very cute :)

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  10. Beautiful coloring - fab card!
    hugs, JoyceAnn

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  11. Your coloring is wonderful, lovely card!
    Hugs, JoyceAnn

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  12. Gaylynn, this is wonderful! I'm guessing you win the challenge with this beauty!

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  13. Hi Gaylynn,
    Oh yes cocktails, are a must!! I love your coloring! This makes me want to go to the beach now! I love how your colored the ground. Really great job! I found you from unity's Friday Friends with Flair! Stay Crafty!
    Peace,
    KristyLee

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  14. You really nailed the rustic feel of those chairs. Awesome job!

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  15. These chairs just look so inviting, it's a great stamp. Your coloring/colors are peaceful. Thanks for sharing a sketch, they always help me out.

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  16. What a wonderful card! The warmer weather will soon be here!

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  17. This is just stunning! Love the painting

    Happy Easter :)

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  18. Just lovely ! Now I want this set bad. I LOVE how you coloured that scene!

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  19. Definitely Summer. It is very hot here in Puerto Rico. That scene is very common the whole year. Come.

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  20. Great take on the color challenge and that sketch! You made that scene look very realistic - beautiful coloring!

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  21. Gaylynn...I've come to love stopping by your blog. You inspire me constantly with your Unity creations. I love this card and those chairs...I think they belong in my back yard. Hope your Easter was blessed and that you have a beautiful week this week!

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  22. Gaylynn, This card is beautiful. I think these chairs would be super comfy. Thank you for sharing your card, have a great day.

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Thanks for visiting. :) Gaylynn