Monday, 27 January 2014

Ode to a happy memory

Hi there on this very fine Monday morning.

Happy Australia Day for yesterday!

Today's card was inspired by a trip we took to visit my sister in law Michelle (before she was my sister in law!).  While we were in Cairns, we took a trip out to Green Island and went snorkeling.   I took a million photos (well almost!) and we had a magical Day.  Our oldest, Taylor, was the first to spot a sea turtle!  I think the Beach boy image looks a lot like him, so this is my ode to our family adventure a few years ago.


I left the back ground very plain, I tried a few different things, but it kept distracting from the boy.  I drew the turtle and fish from photos I took while on green island and all were coloured with the water colour pencils.  Micador is the brand I have been using if you were wondering.  The delightful image (that looks like Tay) is Beach Boy  from our wonderful sponsor

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Janice is generously offering our winner 3 images of their choice.


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This now brings me to my POTW Live Inspired.   There were Sooooooo many to chose from, but this one made me think of cool shady gardens, beautiful old houses and my home state Tasmania.  And I love the sentiment (which Desire made herself)... and the dragon flies... and the colours.  So pop over and visit Doing Life





I also would like to share an amazing 3D card by Diana Larson called Thank you for the Music. 
 Go over and check it out :-) 

Thanks for checking out my blog.  I think I will work on my card a bit more and post another photo later.

Have a great day and don't forget to share your paper creation with us at Make it Monday Linky Party.  

Rachael :-)


7 comments:

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi there Rachael .What a fabulous card ..Love your hand drawn sea creatures and your awesome colouring .Tay would be chuffed that you thought of him for your card .
Great shares from you as your POTW .
Hugs Mum

Rocio De Alba said...

Hi Rachael! What an adorable project. I love the image combination and your coloring is great! Your POTW are pretty cool, too. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to visit.

xoxoxo
Rocio

Chrissy said...

What an awesome card Rachael..love your drawings and the little snorkler is so cute..fabulous P'SOTW..love the 3D piano..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa your underwater card is gorgeous.
Thanks so much for choosing my card as one of your potw. I am totally honoured.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pia S said...

I love clean designs and I think this background with sea animals is just perfect for this snorkling boy!

lalkygirl said...

Hi Rachel
what a fab card ,love your hand drawn creatures...your little snorkeler just pops off the page...love it
great POTW too ...
tracey x

Skye said...

A terrific card. Love your drawings. A perfect card for this time of year.