Well it was very hard to get up early today but old Meow (my sweet but persistant 21 year old cat) decided that I needed to be awake to feed her and pay her some attention :).
After old meow had her attention, she allowed me some time in the craft room and I finished up a card for the current challenge over on the IO (Impression Obsession ) blog.
The challenge this time is for 'summer celebrations' and you can check it out here - www.mitrafriant.typepad.com
To me, one of the best parts of summer is taking a trip of some sort and do something new and fun.
This bridge scene 'covered bridge scene' #H1781 reminds me of the trip when we took our kids white water rafting for the first time. We had soo much fun - even DH who doesn't swim - my son caught so much air on one rapid that he was about 4 feet above the raft and would have be overboard if DH hadn't caught the strap of the PFD (personal flotation device) and hauled him back down - meanwhile DS was grinning from ear to ear.....the look on his face could only have been described as manic glee!!!
While we were in the area - stayed at a local cabin - we did some driving around and found a covered bridge that had been used in an old movie - thats why this scene reminds me of that vacation :)
I colored the scene with copics and edged it with copper mettalic pen and layered it to a piece of copper mettalic cardstock that I ran through a texture folder. I then added some accents with a bronze viva decor pen. I have to admit that the colors turned out more fallish than summer - ah well just think late summer :)
Alrighty - I had better look at getting something started for super and maybe pick up around the house just a bit.....anyhow if I sit down too much longer I will be asleep :) such is the nature of a night shift worker woke up after 4 hours sleep by a persistant old meow :)