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.
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