When I first saw this sketch I freaked out. Waaaay too many panels for my little mind to have to deal with LOL! However, since Canada lost to the US in hockey last night I was more than a little bit feisty and welcomed something to take it out on - ha!! I think making this card added rather than subtracted from my frustrations of the evening, but at least I can say I've done the sketch LOL!
I went with a green monochromatic look as it was an easy out. The colours lent themselves to my Mike's $1.50 tree stamp and some chocolate chip quite nicely so I ran with it. The leaves on the tree are actually celery and olive, but you can't really tell the difference- yup, my night wasn't improving much LOL! I framed the image with some nesties and, used the Distressed Lines embossing folder because it reminds me of tree bark. The rest was kept rather simple because it felt like a masculine card so I added a sentiment panel rather than a bow below the tree image. Not sold on the card, but it fit in rather well with the emotions of the evening....what can I say, we Canadians take our hockey very seriously and hate to lose! However, as one who has personally competed in many a sporting event, I can honestly appreciate and commend Miller for his outstanding performance in goal!!
They had a really fun topiary display. A curler, a hockey player and Vancouver 2010 . Just had to take some pictures. My kids cooperated at this point but by the end of the day they were done smiling for the camera LOL!
This is a picture of all the flags by the Athlete's village. You can see the Swiss flag at the top of the one building and there are others up as well. The Canadian's had a huge flag over a balcony just the right of the picture but the angle was wrong so I couldn't catch it. Wish the wind had been blowing a bit as it would have been a fabulous picture with all the flags extended. These next pictures were taken on the shores of False Creek near the Russian Soshi Pavilion (they are hosting the next Winter Olympics). There was a 4 hour line up to get in so we passed and decided to enjoy walking along the seawall. On our way we tripped across an amazing sight. On the banks of the seawall there were hundreds of Inukshuks people had made with the rocks. It was a truly amazing sight. Lots of adults and little kids were down there making their own to add to the count. It's little pleasures like this that just make me smile. Here are pictures of a few that were made and the bottom picture is just a portion of the ones that lined the short.
This is the type of day where Vancouver just shines in all its splendor. Beautiful blue skies, warm temps, flowers blooming (I saw tons of daffodils and even a cherry tree in bloom), snow covered mountains in the background (what's left of it anyway!), and a beautiful blue ocean. Believe me this is NOT our normal February weather!! We are usually growing webbed feet by now due to all the rain so don't be fooled LOL!
Thanks for letting me ramble :D Have a glorious day :D
What's In It?
Stamps: Mike's $1.50 Stamp, All year Cheer I
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Tan
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Label 3 Nesties, Circle Nesties, Distressed Lines Embossing Folder, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Tag Punch Paper Piercer, Half Pearls, Dimensionals