Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers July release . . . Adirondack Summer





Adirondack chairs are extremely popular here in the summer and they are sold in all colors of the rainbow! A family friend recently rescued some chairs from the 50s I believe and painted them in shades of blue, pink and green, yellow, red, all sorts of colors, so I used those as the inspiration for my cards. They have a home facing the lake . .. we live four blocks away from the water, I love how it changes color almost every day, all different shades of slate, blue, gray, teal, you name a shade of blue or gray and I think it appears in that color at least once a year! Sometimes CAS works for me depending on the inspiration of the moment!
The first card uses the wrinkle free distress technique with Ranger distress inks, I used painted shutters, broken china and a lighter blue, cannot remember which, sorry! Overstamped the image in black craft ink and embossed. All of these are very simple cards, they don't take long! Thanks for looking! And if you are trying to win this set from today's hop, you need to visit and comment on the blogs I have linked below. Good luck!

And . . .since chairs have legs, here is another shot at the LIM or Less is More challenge for this week, yay! A one layer card!


For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Adirondack Summer. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.

Emily

Nancyruth Neva Silvia Faith Claudine Dawn Marilynn Patricia Chrissy Karen Pam Joanne Kittie Mark’s Finest Papers

26 comments:

Diane said...

LOVE these! They just DO make me want to sit back and relax! You always make simple look so fabulous!

Chrissie said...

I remember an episode years ago, of the Yankee Workshop, where Norm made one of these chairs and I've loved the shape ever since.
You have made a beautiful set of cards. Fabulously simple in style, the use of the embossed lines has added greatly to the design... I love them.
Thanks so much for joining us.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More".

Debgem said...

I really enjoyed reading your post. The set of chair cards are super!

Mandi said...

Super cards
I adore the one with the bottom panel
Perfect!!

Thanks for entering
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Lisa Jane said...

oh what beautiful "peaceful" cards ,,, so pretty
Lisa x

Kittie said...

I lvoe all your cards but that first one took my breath! Gorgeous!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous CAS cards! ;)

Dawn said...

that first card is just beautiful! great job on the set...good idea!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

CAS perfection! Love these cards. :)

Roxie said...

Beautiful cards, nice cas and I love the colors in the first card.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the colors and framing of the first card, and the versatility you showed in the next two. Wonderful CAS cards!!

MariLynn said...

I agree with Kittie, all you cards are fantastic, but that first one is outstanding. I love the colors, the placement... everything!!! The others with the chairs in multi shades of the colors is so creative!!!!! I hope you are having a great day today!!! HUGS!

Gwen said...

Beautiful!! I love how you made the silhouette scene with the blues in the background! Lovely CAS cards!

Traci M said...

Wow, I think you nailed this look with the sentiment...these are some of my favorites of yours I've had the pleasure to see, Peggysue!! Fantastic job!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Great set of cards. I love each and everyone of them. The coloring is amazing

Emily Keaton said...

All of these are fantastic! I love the glittered strips. :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

These are so sweet and awesome. They just are the perfect little note cards for summer greetings and notes of thanks. How creative and delightful they are.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the color scheme of your first card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautifully dramatic and yet CAS.....and the first is so vibrant set off by the white

Pat Jandacek said...

Oh, my! I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite of all these. Every one of them is wonderful. TFS

redwasher1 said...

All are fabulous but that top one really grabs me!!! Beautiful!!!!!

Becky said...

PeggySue, these are stunning!! Gorgeous CAS cards. I just love them..

Aimes said...

What fabulous CAS cards! I love the gradient stamping :)
Hugs
Aimes
x

The Mama Monkey said...

Wowza, the colors on this are so gorgeous! And I love how you made some CAS cards to make the set!

BethH said...

Wish I was sitting next to you in one of those chairs drinking a nice cold drink and chatting all night long! Miss you! Great cards!!!

Maureen Merritt said...

Love these CAS cards!!!