Thursday, 20 July 2017

Summer Revisited

The current Addicted to CAS challenge is :


One of my favourite summer memories from childhood involves warm Ontario days spending hours in an Adirondack chair (aka Muskoka chair) under a tree reading a book.  I did a variation on this card a few weeks ago evoked by the fir trees at the cottage we used to go to, but wanted to do one in memory of the Adirondack chairs we had at home under the deciduous trees in our backyard.


I stamped and heat embossed the chair, then watercoloured it and the grass and sky areas with my Gansai Tambi paint.  I stamped the sentiment and tree trunk in darker brown, and the grass and leaves in green.
 
The panel is popped up on fun foam.
 
I'm sending it to my Dad who still loves his Adirondack chair!





Supplies:
Stamps - Local King chair, Rosie's Roadshow sentiment, A Muse grass, SU tree
Ink - Recollections Chestnut pigment ink, Memento Rich Cocoa and Cottage Ivy
Paper - white cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, fun foam, clear embossing powder



7 comments:

  1. Soooooo pretty and it's so cool that it evokes such a great memory for you, too. Super lovely!

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  2. This one is so beautifully composed and colored, Susan! I can feel the heat on that gorgeous summer day. It does look like a great place it sit and read.

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  3. Such a sweet idea to send your Summertime adirondack chair scene card to your dad. He will love it! TFS your card and your story, Susan. Hugs...

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  4. Beautiful summer scene, Susan. Those Adirondack chairs are so comfy. Your tree and leaves are so fresh and bright. Your dad will love this card! xx

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  5. This looks so inviting, Susan! I used to spend a lot of time sitting under a tree reading too.

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  6. gorgeous summer scene, love the Adirondack chair nestled under the tree. Such a great way to spend summer days. Awesome card

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  7. I know your Dad will love this card. You have created an incredibly tranquil scene and it's beautifully composed. So glad you shared it with us at Addicted to CAS this week
    jaydee

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