I saw this sketch on Mercy's blog and knew I had to make a card.
And then I saw the colors Embellish magazine had on their blog and this is what I came up with...
I love this little girl swinging! It reminds me of my childhood. I spent hours swinging on my pink and white metal swingset (actually I think it started out red and white but faded to pink over time).
I paper pieced the girl's dress and the "trees". I used chalk to create the sky behind her and used copics for coloring the rest of the little girl.
Side note: I can't believe it's been 9 years since the attack on the United States by four airplanes. I will never forget hearing of a plane crash in NYC then hearing it hit the world trade center (I was thinking it was a commuter plane) then hearing it was a jetliner full of passengers then a second crash then the pentagon then the crash in Pennsylvania. We were glued to the TV at work wondering how many more attacks there would be. My oldest was just 5 months old and I remember just wanting to leave and get to him. I also remember thinking about all the people in NYC wanting to get to their babies in all that chaos. I will never forget that horrible day. Today, I am thinking and praying for all the victims and their families - may God bless you!
Stamps: MFT Start the day with whee, tree swing
Cardstock: PTI kraft, spring moss, lemon tart, SU old olive
Pattern Paper: PTI dotty biscotti
Ink: Memento brown, Copics
Misc: Spellbinder, sewing, paper piecing, chalk