Sunday, July 1, 2012

Weekend: ICAD and Sunday Sketch

 I was creating quite a bit today in order to catch up on my ICAD challenge, therefore I am also going to use my hydrangea cards below for Sunday sketch :)

White, wonderfully puffy hydrangea that I found on my walk.
I would say most of the index cards I have been doing I haven't been sketching out them out but this one I just had to. Midway through I was ready to tear it up and start something different because of all those teeny petals! LOL But I am glad I didn't and stuck it out.
It's hydrangea madness I tell you! I can't get enough of them. I particularly like this variety.
I have this purple lacecap cutting in a pink vase. I didn't think of it until after that I should have included the vase because it is so pretty. Its simple but a nice shape and pink colored glass. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow before the cutting fades. Hopefully it holds up til tomorrow evening.
I love this quote and when I read it I thought 'How true!' :)
We had a great time this weekend with my brother.
He was so great, took my son to the city on Friday and then today he took him to Old Timer's Day at Yankee Stadium. Wow, they had a great time and it was so much fun hearing all about it when went to pick him up at my parent's house.
 My brother was so happy as he was just hoping to catch a game while he was in NY but it turning out to be Old Time's Day was a happy surprise. Bonus, The Yanks beat the White Sox 8-6 !
Hope everyone has a terrific week and maybe taking some vacation days this week to coincide with the Fourth of July? I wish I had dreamed that up a while back but a colleague beat me to the punch so I'm covering for him this week :/  Oh well...any how another colleague on maternity leave returns tomorrow after being out for 2 months so I will happily turn her accounts back over to her tomorrow!
woo hoo!
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7 comments:

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Gorgeous cards Fran! You are one talented lady. Finally got the thank-you post from your mail art done this evening. Thank you again! xxxx

Rita said...

These are all just awesome! Love that quote. Glad your son had fun at the baseball game and that your coworker is back from leave. All good! :):)

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The last few cards have been awesome, but I love the hydrangea.... I drew some a couple of years back and thought I was going to go mad, but it was worth it in the end.... yours is stunning though... gosh I love your style Fran... it is the perfect balance of looseness and structure.... it brightens my day to see your posts arrive in my inbox...xx

April Cole said...

BEAUTIFUL... BEAUTIFUL... BEAUTIFUL, ICAD cards, Fran!! You just illustrated my wedding flowers, "HYDRANGEAS", (sigh) :]
Thank you... for reminding me, of my most loving, beautiful day! ((hugs))

pauline said...

Fran, i LOVE these! Especially the quote one... very graphic and so well done. You always balance things so perfectly (color, shape, doodles). Wonderful work, girl! So happy you had a good time with your brother. xoxo

Serena Lewis said...

Wonderful ICADs, Fran...too hard to pick a favourite. Great quote too!

How lovely that your son had such a nice time at the game with his Uncle. Well timed too.

Enjoy your day at work tomorrow, less your colleague's accounts. :)

Barbara Weeks said...

Love the hydrangeas!