Thursday, June 25, 2009

3 Clovers Thursday Challenge #19-Where are you from ?


This was a fun challenge this week at 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge! The challenge...Where are you from? You are challenged to make a card that represents the city, state or country you are from.

Well...that was easy...You all know I work in one of the cherry capitals of the world LOL! I live on the Columbia River right on the Oregon and Washington border in the USA. The area is named the Columbia River Gorge. It is known for it's beautiful mountains (the most famous in the area of course is Mt St Helens...the volcano that blew it's top almost 30 years ago!) It is also known for it's beautiful rivers,waterfalls, hiking, skiing, biking ...you know...all that outdoorsy stuff. There is year round snow skiing on Mt Hood,(funny video link here) a mountain just a few minutes from my hometown.


One end of the Columbia River Gorge is beautiful and lush and the other end is dry with plains of wheat fields(and now wind turbines to generate electricity). It pretty much has it all. It is also known as one of the premier windsurfing areas in the world! Why you ask?

The wind! It blows and blows and blows here! It is always windy by afternoon here. It is just a fact of life....

We have lots of fruit trees in my hometown and in other towns around us. There are mainly cherry trees, but some pear, peach and apple trees as well as many new grape vineyards.



Yummy cherries...the real thing!

About the card:

This brings me to my card this week.

Of course I had to feature a cherry tree...what else LOL? The other thing I wanted to represent on my card was the wind...I don't know if you can tell it or not, but I put the blue sky piece through the swirly cuttlebug folder to depict the swirly wind...and look...it caught poor Woodstock and is blowing him around. Snoopy is jumping for joy because 2009 looks to be a great crop for cherries!

I cut out the cherry tree and ground free hand and sewed them on the blue cuttlebugged sky. I had kind of reverse sponged the sky, using blue cardstock and white ink to make the clouds.
I then added the little flower brads, the sentiment and Snoopy and Woodstock.

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Stamps:Dance of Joy (Snoopy) by Rubber Stampede :(-- Floral Woodstock(Just for Woodstock) by Stampabilities, Sentiment by Hampton Arts-Bowl of Cherries

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip and Wasabi, Cherry DP by DCWV, Brown and green print DP by SU!

Ink:Chocolate Chip and Black ink pad by Stamps by Judith (it stamps really black and is great for watercoloring also), Woodstock colored by a copic pen.

Misc: cuttlebug swirl folder, flower brads, sewing machine, dimensionals for the sentiment

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21 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh this is so darling.

Kerry D-C said...

Sue! This is way too cute!! I LOVE it!! LOooooooove the patchwork look that you gave it by sewing around all the pieces. You are so clever and talented!!

Allison said...

This is an awesome scene you put together...love all the elements and papers here!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What a fantastic card, Sue! I love how you did your sky and what a cute image. I really enjoyed reading about where you live. Sounds very refreshing, especially after going through the intense heat we've had these last few weeks. TFS!

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute, love all the element, the stitching and embossing are the perfect touches!

Elena said...

Thank you so much for sharing a story about place where you live, Sue! I really enjoyed reading it!
Love the card you created! All your detailed work is fabulous!

mamichelle said...

That is adorable!! Love the snoopy stamp! I didn't know it existed. Love what you did with the mound of grass and flower brads! Too cute.

Ida P. Krause said...

Super Cute and Fun card. How clever to cut out the tree and sew it on. I love the swirling embossing for the wind. Perfect card for where you live and those cherries are yummy yummy yummy!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Super Cute and Fun card. How clever to cut out the tree and sew it on. I love the swirling embossing for the wind. Perfect card for where you live and those cherries are yummy yummy yummy!!!

PaperAddictJenn said...

Your card is beautiful!

Katie Renz said...

Oh, those cherries are indeed yummy. Super cute card!

Fran, said...

Love your story.. the card is just super. You must have put your heart in it.
Cheers

Our Little Inspirations said...

This card brought a big smile to my face.........I just LOVE it! Snoopy looks so happy and his buddy is flippin' over with joy! There's only one problem..........I have this strange hankering for a bowlful of sweet cherries now?! LOL
Carol

MJ said...

Wow, what fabulous details. I love this card. And I was just about to move there till you got to the part about the wind. Sounds so beautiful. I glad you mentioned Woodstock because I missed him on the first view. Great job.

Sharon Caudle said...

Sue this is fabulous! I love the whimsy of it, and you did a fantastic job representing so many qualities of your area. Love all the details! GREAT card!!

Larissa said...

What a cute card Sue! Love the effect of the cuttlebug embossing in the sky! Your cherry tree is very cute! (I just had my first cherries of this year hmmmmm). The little flower brads are also very cute! The stitching is perfect!
Have a good weekend!

Hugs,
Larissa

stamps&cars said...

Just darling, Sue! That is a huge clump of cherries in the picture! The card.......wonderful detail for the sky....such a great idea. Love that Snoopy!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Sue this is so CUTE!!! I love that happy little Snoopy.. the rolling dsp hills... the cool clouds and embossed sky... and the way you used those flower brads. I LOVE THIS! (I live in Washington, too, and we had a couple of Cherry trees in our backyard when I was growing up. Yummmm!)

mycardz said...

(my 2nd try!) OMG, Sue, your card is so awesome,for so many reasons....your sewing ROCKS! it's perfection! And I love the scene you created. But, more importantly, I LOVE Snoopy (I REALLY wish we lived closer...I would so be stalking you!) Sometimes, I feel like we are sisters! :)

awesome card....you really need to do a tutorial on the stitches you used for this card.... I need your help. Great card.

Kristen said...

Sue, great card, and a really good challenge. I have learned a lot for m this challenge. Wonderfully done.

stephanne said...

WEll, I've come time and time again to see your House Mouse creations and now I see these Snoopy cards that are knocking my socks off and I think tonight is the night I click that little "Follow" icon that makes it so much easier for me to see your adorable cards!! Click...
Stephanie

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