Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hip, hip hurray! The mail plane is here today!

Here is my submission for Art Impression's April contest. The theme this month was to use the picture of the mail plane. I liked the idea of a tent card for this one, I don't know if that shows up very well, though.
I love getting snail mail. I am like a little kid each day when I check the mail hoping, just hoping for some happy mail. Happy mail from my Dork Sisters is the best! Actually, any unexpected happy mail is the best!! I equate myself with Harv here as he does his happy dance that the mail plane showed up. What could be better??
I used crackle on the picture to help antique it a bit. As the crackle was drying I placed the picture out of the way....or so I thought. The kids managed to find it and still put something on top of it! Thankfully, their mistake added to the antique look to the picture.
I managed to come up with this layout all by myself. I am very impressed as I tend to be layout impaired. I rely heavily on Midnight Madness for my card layouts each week. I love Priscilla's layouts as they do stretch my creativity each week.
The paper I bought a couple of weeks ago. It was either at Joann's, Wisconsin craft market or Michael's. Sorry for not knowing. I don't keep track.

Here's the deets:
stamp: Harv by Art Impressions
paper: Designer paper (pretty sure it was Michael's)
Markers: Copics
Accessories: Cuttlebug, cuttlebug folder, nesties and Basic Grey buttons

Hey, as always, thanks for looking! Please leave a note below. I enjoy hearing from you!


  1. Nice card how you used the colors you chose!

  2. How cute is that? I love Harv jumping for joy. I can relate to happy mail! Great card, Karen.

  3. Ha! Reminds me of a scene from "Up" with the antique airplan and Harv jumping for joy. Great idea and that is a cool layout, great job, I rely on other folks' layouts too. I like the idea to use the crackle on the plane too and as a tent card, so the plane is 'flying.'

  4. Fun card, Karen, and if you click on the picture twice you can see the plane all antiqued and crackly! I love happy mail's one of the many benefits of being a dork sister! Great job on your sketch challenge for yourself!

  5. Hip Hip Hooray! You're card made me smile today! Very cute Karen. As always! You still will get a birthday card from this dork, so look forward to happy mail. I just have to address envelopes. Well, I need to FIND envelopes, address them & stamp them! LOL! Hugs!