Sunday, April 25, 2010

2nd card for AI's April contest and Sweet and Sassy weekly challenge

This is my second submission for Art Impression's monthly contest. The theme this month was to use the airplane picture you see in the upper right hand corner. I saw Sweet and Sassy's weekly sketch challenge and thought that fit really well with what I had floating around in my head. I had a bit of a stumbling block at two places and my muse, Peggysue, helped me out on both. Her first suggestion was to make the plane travel on a map like what is seen in Indiana Jones, the movie. Viola! I had this topographic map stationary paper I had tucked away. I have had it for years and barely used it. I then picked up the colors of the purple and green for my coloring and accent colors. The image of Annie peeking over the fence just came together (yes, it is a fence, not a barrel as my husband calls it). The next obstacle was the sentiment. I was having difficulty combining the mail plane with Annie with the hopeful or dreamy look in her face. Here's where Peggysue helped me again. She thought of the song, "Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes. Thank goodness for the power of the internet. I typed in "postman Lyrics" and POP! the lyrics were right there at my fingertips. The rest of the card just fell into place. So, Peggysue, thank you for all of your inspirations!


  1. You and your muse I'll try not to confuse. Your card is so nice! All sugar, no spice. So dainty and sweet, such a pretty treat. I hope you win the prize pot. And that's all I got.

    LOL! Love the card birthday twin!

  2. Super cute, and all with the help of a glad we have each other here!! This turned out great, and sweet as can be is that little girl!!

  3. This is very gorgeous, lovely image and great colours. thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

  4. Aw you're sweet, you didn't have to mention that quick little phone call at all, ou put the card together. And ha for Lori's rhyme! Sweet little image of the girl waiting for her letter, I hope she gets one soon!

  5. Oh wow what a challenge!! Love what you did with that!! Such a cute image and love the colors!!
    Thanks as well for playing with the Sketch at the Sweet Stop!