Saturday, June 2, 2012

Happy Birthday at the Lake

This idea came to me when i went walking in the rain this week. (I did have an umbrella so i didn't get too wet).  The challenge at TOMIC is to make a card with their sketch and to use the theme, Summer vacation.  Another challenge i am using this card for is at Tilda's Town where i am to use an accessory as well.  At 7 Kids College Fund the challenge is to use a Nellie Snellen and/or Layers. One more challenge is a photo inspiration from Dutch Magnolia Lovers.

So here is the memory, my parents own a cottage on a lake and every summer our family spent our summer vacation there.  We used to have a wooden flat bottom fishing boat with was a perfect size to learn to row sister is just 16 months younger than me and one of us would be on the left and the other on the right and we would row (we were probably 5 & 6yrs old... we were with my dad fishing.  There is a picture of us in our pjs with my dad in the boat...i guess we were early fishermen.  So i decided to paint the Tilda boat green just like our fishing boat and color the Tilda like she was me when i was young at the lake.

To make the boat work on this card i cut it in half and put it on each side of Tilda.  I also wrapped twine around a toothpick for a flag post and added a charm to the top of the flag post.

 Here is my card:

 Copics used:
Skin- YR000, 00, E53, RV11
Hair- E31, 33, 37
Dress- Y00, 11, 21
Hat- E81, W5
Boat- G20, 21, 24, 28
Stickles- Crystal

This is the sketch from TOMIC:                        
                                                                                   This is the picture i remember. The boat is brown 
                                                                                   here but was painted green and that's the color I

TOMIC- Summer vacation/sketch
Tilda's Town- Accessory image- i used a boat
7 Kids College Fund- Nellie Snellen and/or Layers
Dutch Magnolia Lovers- Photo inspiration


  1. This is so darn cute. Fab coloring; great design; LOVE the memory and the picture of you as a little one.

  2. Such a wonderful memory!
    Wonderful card! I love how you've created it incorporating yourself and your memories! Great flag pole and the waves are fantastic!

  3. What a beautiful card! I love your colors and your coloring is lovely! Thanks for sharing your card and joining us at Tilda's Town Challenge this week.


  4. Ohh ... love this adorable summer motifs of little Tilda. Thank you want to be and play with us Tomic this week. Hugs Camilla

  5. This card is adorable! Love the waves!!!

  6. Beautiful card Bonnie, great accessory stamp matches perfectly with your Tilda. Thanks for joining in the fun at Tilda's Town challenge.
    Teresa x

  7. Fabulous creating Bonnie! Reminds me of Anne of Green Gables and her boat experience! lol I love it! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town Challenges! Thanks for playing!


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