Thursday, October 7, 2010

Marbles Anyone?

This new Nana Vic image brings back so many memories of when I was young. I was the only girl and the oldest of my cousins (all boys) and since no one else wanted to play with dolls we played marbles on my grandmothers livingroom rug at family gatherings.  What beautiful marbles those were back then, shiney and multicolored. I thought the shooters were the prettiest, maybe because they were bigger and you could see the colors better. I used a variety of stickles to get the shine on the marbles but they sure don't do justice to the ones I do remember.  Every now and then we'll find an old marble while working in one of the flower beds and I always take time to reflect on those wonderful days. Thanks Vickie for taking me back in time.

 The fall scene is digital paper and the wheelbarrel, leaves, and the basket of apples are elements from Cool Scraps Digital.  The image is a semi-transparent image from Vickie that can be inserted on the background paper and once printed colored with Copics. I love the flexibility of using the semi-transparent images because they can also be printed out on white paper, colored, etc.  I have to admit though, it does take me longer to create a card using digital paper and elements. You can do this in Photoshop or Paint Shop, whatever program you enjoy using the most. I hope you take the time to visit Vickie's shop to see what adorable images she has available and they are also in jpg format. There is also some fantastic WordArt that works very well with those images and I have used one of those sentiments here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and if you have time to leave me a comment I'll be sure to stop by and see what's new in blogland with you.  "Hugs" Granny (Carol)


The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers GF! This is amazing! I was trying to figure out how you made such a beautiful scene! This is one awesome card!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wonderful scene! And thanks for sharing the story, I also loved my marbles as a child, still got a few of them!



HI Carol - your story about playing marbles brought back happy memories - I used to love the ones with the curved coloured stripes, and would try and swap my plain old boring marbles with my friends' fancy ones!! Love your beautiful card - the colours are fab, and I love that wonderful image. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Rufus said...

What a brilliant job you've done with this! Love the image and love that way you've plopped them down in the middle of the country lane!

craftieodmae said...

I absolutely LOVE this. Your coloring is perfect and that sentiment says it all! Good luck with your hubby, mine is on the road to mending!!!!

Stef H said...

oh how fabulous! i was big into marbles as a young girl too. better than jump rope - lol.

keeping you & hubby in my prayers.

hugs :)

Selma said...

This is so amazing. What a beautiful job you did pulling this all together. Just Fabulous. Yes, I do remember playing with marbles and always had a few favorites.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful job that you did
I like this alot
thank for showing

Annika said...

I so admire the scene you have created - amazingly creative!

Heather Huggins said...

gorgeous scene. love your coloring..

Lisa said...

Wow Carol...this is so amazing! I'm so impressed by your digital savvy! Go girl!!