Monday, August 27, 2012

FOSTV-Labor Day challenge


This week the challenge at Friends of Speedy TV is to make a Labor Day card. This would include things you do on Labor Day, your holiday traditions, or you can make something patriotic. What's better than sitting under a palm tree at the beach to end your summer. Gosh, I hate to see summer go...it's my favorite time of year. Yes, I like my weather Hot!

I paper pieced my card and palm tree and the blue is made by inking my acrylic block and stamping. I think it makes a cool, beach background.

For my card, I used Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co. sets called Flamingos on Vacation (palm tree) and Adirondack Summer Mini Stamp Set (chair and sentiment). 

We hope you'll join our challenge this week and maybe you will be the winner of this fun stamp set called Fabulous Dogs.
Recipe:
Stamps-MFP Flamingos on Vacation and Adirondack Summer Mini Stamp Set
Paper-Designer paper for piecing is PTI Bitty Dot Basics and tree trunk is scraps
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa, Bahama Blue and Lilac Posies

21 comments:

Theresa said...

Love the layout of your card and the paper piecing of the palm. Super!

Carla S. said...

Great card, Brenda! Terrific paper-piecing and background! I wish I could have my summer end in that scene!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Well, you can just have that hot weather, missy. ;) I can't stand the heat! LOL And especially the humidity.

Nevertheless, this is a great tropical scene, and I'd like to be sitting there as long as there's a breeze blowin' over me.

Bonnie said...

What a lovely beach scene, Benzi! I love that palm tree and wish I'd be sitting under one on Labor Day!

Davi said...

LOVE that very cool beach scene you created with the fun background and great dimension Brenda!!

Basslady said...

hun, this is gorgeous!

i love the lovely beach-scene, you created!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Ellen said...

Wowza Benz! Love the acrylic block background, it's perfect for your palm tree and chair. Wouldn't that be a great way to spend labor day!

Marisa said...

I'll come with you to sit under a palm tree :) Darling beach scene.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card - sooooo cute you did a nice job tfs!!!

Pam~ said...

Phew, do you have a cramp in your hand from cutting out that palm tree? Awesome scene card! I wanna be there ... unless Isaac is approaching.

maryr917 said...

love this beach card Benzi-a perfect thing to do for a holiday week-end-I would love to be there (lol)

Ravengirl said...

Such a fun card Brenda! I don't want summer to go either. I just haven't had enough!!

Carol L said...

When I see scenes like this, I want summer to last forever! I'd love to be on that chair soaking up the last rays of summer with a good book and a tropical drink in my hand! AHhhhhh :)

nwilliams6 said...

Fun way to create that beachy bg Benz - I never thought to do that! Love the palm tree! Great Labor Day card. Hugz!

Angie said...

I love your background!! I can't wait to try it!!! Nice and relaxing!!!

Maria said...

Oh my! Love this summery relaxing scene! Stunning background! Great job on paper piecing! I hate to see summer go, but I do enjoy cooler 70 degree temps! Take care, hugs!

NanaConnie said...

Terrific card, Benzi! This is exactly waht I'm going to do over my weekend -- sit and relax, though maybe not in such a tropical setting. Got a wonderful little stamp from you yesterday. Thanks so much for that RAK. :-D

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
very pretty! Wish I was sitting under your pretty paper-pieced palm tree!!

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, love the effect of your pretty blue BG. Summer's definitely on its way out here (not that it was much to start with!)

Julie Hoffman said...

Brenda, this is one GORGEOUS card!!!! I LOVE the sponged blue with the tree and little chair! It's such a perfect scene you created here!! One of my favorites of all the wonderful cards you've made to inspire us!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so cute, love the Palm tree with the blue.