Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Helpful" Neighbors

Hello Ai Fans! 
This week I'm working on a card using the new Ai Front & Back images.

Do you have helpful neighbors - the kind that love to tell you what you should doing to your yard, to your house, with your life? :o) This design features Hal (Sku#4233) and Judy (Sku#4232)  leaning over the Fence (Sku#P1499) having a chat - Judy is telling Hal what he should be doing.  Hal's expression is priceless!

I stamped the images onto Cryogen and colored with my Copics. I stamped several images at one time and just colored. I had a "play date" with my ATC sisters where we brought whatever we were working on and just created, shared and visited all afternoon. I chose to 'just color.' Below is the photo showing the markers I used for this project. You can see some images for future projects in the shot. :o)

I cut out the images and edged with a black marker.

Next adhered the front and back heads together - just the heads, so I'll be able to lay their arms over the fence

Next I worked on the base card. I laid the images down for placement and marked a pencil line at the top of fence.

I cut down the folded center of the card to my pencil line and then cut across.

For the background, I stamped the house from the Lakehouse TF (Sku#4204) set and colored it in using markers from the photo above (plus G21 and G24) .  To add additional trees, I masked the tree on the left and the same image.  To add the little forest, I inked up the Sm. Forest (Sku#E692) image directly with different green ink pads, masked the ground stamped. I filled in any spots I missed with a marker. I stamped   Not Bossy (Sku#G2624) on the inside.

To finish it off, I added glossy accents to their glasses.

Come back tomorrow to see what lovely project Crystal has to share!

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


  1. Very cute! Great scene. These people are so funny.

  2. LOVE this cute card you created Trena! You make the best landscape scenes ever! Love the front and back stamps in this scene! As always I love your coloring. :) Fab card!

  3. GREAT job Trena! Love the two of them chatting in the front yard! Love that they're 'neighbors.' So cute!

  4. Love what you did with the front and back people , get out and visit with the neighbors .. really cute : )

  5. Love to see both Hal and Judy together, they are too cute! Do I feel love in the air, hehe?! Trena, the background is awesome! Love it! :)