Friday, June 10, 2011

TGIF! Man, it sho' is HOT in Texas!!!

Alright, what's up with this heat??? It has been close to 100 degrees all week and we should be in the mid to high 80s right now!  I really don't need this... I really don't. But Mother Nature seems to be upset lately for some unknown reason and is lashing out at us.  And not just those of us in Texas, but all around the world!  Between the flooding, the fires and the tornadoes, I'd say Mother Nature is winning the battle and will likely win the war in the end!

Well, this little guy sure knows how to stay comfortable, doesn't he? And he doesn't mind sharing with his best buddy either! I think he has the right idea myself. I'm thinking about bathing the dogs this evening and then just turning the water hose on myself! I wonder if the neighbors would think I had a screw loose, not that I have ever been very concerned about that! LOL  This little boy is another character from the Digital Pencil of Mo Manning, if you hadn't already guessed.  it's called "It's hot"!  Go figure!  I was in search of a good image to use on my entry for The Outlawz Summer Party greeting card challenge and I thought he fit the bill perfectly.

He's colored with Copics, of course, and is partially paper pieced and popped up on pieces of foam tape so that his legs and the dogs head appear to be hanging over the side of the little pool. I don't know if you can tell from the photos but I used Diamond Glaze on the water and the glass in the swim mask to give them the shine they needed.  I think the dp came from the Best of K and Company stack but I used a leftover piece from my scrap box so I'm not positive of that.  The cute turquoise and yellow ribbon is from Michael's and the Hello and water spurt dimensional stickers are from 2 different sets from Momenta.  The corner punch I used on the inside mats is from Stampin' Up.  All of the solid color cardstock and glitter cardstock are from DCWV Mariposa collection, another of my many favorites from them.

I hope, if it's hot where you are, that this cute little boy and his dog have caused you to smile and made you feel just a tiny bit cooler.  Thanks so much for visiting me today.  I'll be back tomorrow with another card for your viewing pleasure.

Happy crafting!


  1. Awesome! Shadows and highlights... Just awesome!

  2. Another beautifully colored card Annie. It still amazes that you color with copics, it just looks so different and unique. They are beautiful! Sounds like you guys are having a little bit of Florida type weather! Funny thing is, we haven't been all that hot. It's about normal, for us. We sure could use some rain though...bad drought conditions and fires right now!! ;-(
    Have a great weekend,
    Tracy V

  3. I feel like a broken record, but I've got to say once again--amazingly beautiful coloring and an adorable card!

  4. Gosh, I LOVE this card! Your coloring is beautiful~~I live in the southern part of FL, and we are starting to get that HOT, HOT, HOT weather! TFS, this was awesome!

  5. Wow, wow, wow Annie! I'm running out of words to describe your stunning work!! This is another amazing card. I'm loving your daily you think you could keep it up forever lol If you do I promise I'll come back every day to drool over each new eye candy and leave you some love :)
    Hugs xx

  6. What more can I say then "awesome" I need to find more adjectives! Fabulous coloring and designing!


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