Friday, July 12, 2013

Picnic: noun, often attributive

When we dig into picnic, we find the word pick.
Picnic comes from the French pique-nique, which probably came from piquer, meaning "to pick or peck."
The original picnic, in 18th-century England, was more like what we'd call a potluck: all the attendees would bring a dish.
And the big difference? That shared meal wasn't necessarily eaten outdoors.


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entering this into:


 I really struggled with this card, the background in particular, because I didn't want it to overpower my image. Since I am so stubborn, I re-did this card 3 times. Now a good thing came from being as cheap frugal as I am..or lazy, depending on how you look at it. Every time I redid it I kept cutting out the same image so it has a build up of paper which in turn gives it a chipboard like dimension!


 I loved that I could combined the 2 stamp sets together so well. I love adding the pelican perched on top of the signage...which is perfect for adding your sentiment into.


Paper Smooches - Surf and Turf, Happy Camper stamp sets
Ranger - Distress stains

11 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

ok this one is just way too cute!!! perfect!!

Sandy said...

This is great I love the pelican with the great quote..
Sandy :)

Pam said...

This is so cute! I love that sentiment! I'll need to keep it for future forgetfulness!
Pam
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Krisha said...

LOL Love that sentiment, but your card turned out way awesome!!

Catherine Loh said...

love how you water-colored the background - really nicely done!

MaryH said...

Loved your background! You have inspired me to get the Gelli plate when I saw them (you & one other blogger that I visit both do such wonderfully interesting backgrounds). Your pelican on the nifty sign did take center stage. Great image, great card. TFS & Hope the mtns are cool. SC is hot & humid (85 humidity, same as the temp when I last checked) Ugh!

Jenny said...

That's an incredible background.. like an old masters painting!!!
Hehe the Pelican looks so at home perched on the sign too :0)
Thanks for another fun card at the PS Sparks challenge :0)
Jenny

Nana said...

Love.love, love this card. Fabulous colors, adorable image and the sentiment is too funny.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Meggymay said...

Another brilliant sentiment. Love the cute card.
Yvonne x

Rita said...

You always have the cutest cards! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous background-- AMAZING! I need watercoloring lessons from you!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team!!! Hope you will play along this week for the Picture Perfect challenge:) I apologize for not leaving a comment sooner-- time flies!

ps... I LOVE that seagull on the sign-- FUN!