Background Clouds + Scenic


Au Revoir friends!  I'm closing my craftroom and heading off for a two weeks family vacation.  But here's a card before I go.  

This is my oldie but goodie Sherry T. Designs -A Random Fan Travel Bug rubber stamp.  I have her over a year now and finally get to use her. 


First I color this cutie so I have a better idea of how large my layer for the background is going to be. Then to create my background, I begin with the clouds.  For my template, I used the Taylored Expressions - Build a Scene - Rolling Clouds and then outline and colored in with copic marker (B000).  At first I tried stamping with distress ink, but that didn't turned out too well.  That's what the bright blue is on the cloud template.

Next, I outline two hills using the Taylored Expressions - Build a Scene - Rolling Hills with a pencil and then sketch in the road.

After that...bring in the splash of colors!

Color Combo:

cloud: B000
hills: YG00, YG03, YG06, G24, G43, G46
road: N0, N2, N4

Having done the Power Poppy "CUT-IT-OUT" challenge a few weeks ago, I'm hook onto just cutting out everything!  Haha!  So after coloring this gorgeous girl, I SNIP her up and popped her onto the road with foam tape for an added dept.   Notice the gray shadow effect around the image?  This is new technique I discovered from my lamp's light.  You know that's the cool thing about coloring at 11 p.m besides getting bad vision.  Haha.  The lamp light open your vision to a whole new level, allowing you to see what you will likely missed during the day! 

Color Combo:

Black Multi-liner
Hair: N0, N2, N4, N6, N8
skin: E0000, E000, E00, RV10
outfit: RV02, RV04, RV10
hat: Y00, Y15, Y18, RV02, RV04
car: B000, BG01, BG13, BG15, N0, N2, N4, N6, RV25, RV29
dog: E31, E35, E47, E50, E57, RV02, RV10, RV13
luggage: BV02, BV11, Y28, Y32, E0000, E50, RV02, RV04, RV10, RV25, RV29

I couldn't resist not adding a touch of humor to this CAS card.  So I hammered in this road sign. Beach or back to the craft-room?  Hmmm...let me think about that!  I think I'll hit the road and take that surprise vacation trip!

And now friends...Au Revoir!  Have a lovely rest of your June wherever you may be.  Smiles & hugs from your truly...


Build a scene - Rolling Hills dies (TE)
Build a scene - Rolling Clouds dies (TE)
Copic markers
Sugar cube cardstock (TE)
Multi-liner: black 0.05 tip
Black cardstock
Foam tape
Double side tape
Doodlebug glitter sprinkles


  1. Gorgeous work of art for our current challenge of Summer Fun.
    Fabulous image and colouring of it....thanks for taking part and sharing your creation.
    {Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

  2. BEAUTIFULLY crafted, Christina! I love the coloring and cloud scene that you created! Wish you a great vacation ahead! Travel safe! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

  3. Oh, Christina, what an adorable card! I love this sweet image, and I think it's delightful that you've caught the fussy cutting "bug" with me! Isn't it such fun!? What a beautiful scene you've created, and such beautiful coloring adds to your card! How exciting that you will be a guest designer!! And I hope you have a wonderful time on your travels, my sweet friend! Hugs!

  4. Oh, what a fun summer card! I love the scene you created, and the image is so adorable. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  5. Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous. I just love the colours too x

  6. What a gorgeous card! Love that background and the image is perfect!

    Enjoy your trip!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

  7. How fantastic this is! Love that background!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  8. Loving how you made your clouds. You have inspired me to try this. I love how you did the whole layout and let's just say your coloring is very masterful. Enjoy your vacation with your hubby. Your craft room will be waiting. I think this creation should be framed. Thank you so much for playing at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Tamie DT

  9. Christina, your card is breathtaking hun! So much work but what a gorgeous scene. Thank you so much for sharing at Without Words - your work is the epitome of what the challenge was created for. Hope you have a brilliant holiday. Hugs Squirrel xx

  10. I love to cut out so I can make it 3-D. I love this card a lot!!