Saturday, May 28, 2011

Back from the Yellow Brick Road Trip

We've been doing the East Coast of Florida trip...State Campground to campground, centered around the beach of course....parked in dense trees with no TV, computer, very little radio, and almost no phone service........and had a wonderful trip!!!  Talk about being in "Ozland"...the first 5 days were pretty stress full, but after that, it was FAB!   I thought this card pretty much reflected how I felt, and had to share.


Sorry about the shadows...oops.  You can see the fossilstone tech in the blue bg.  Below, you can see some glimmer shine thru.

I made this for Lisa's Blogger Challenge which is shimmer this week.  I thought I'd try the Fossilstone Tech from the TJNL and morphed it up by spraying the inks with Rangers Sunflower PP Mists....it came out beautiful.  I'm sure you can visualize the shimmer if you put on your tin foil hats.  The image is from Artistic Outpost, and the bricks are stenciled on.

I've missed all my Blogger friends and hope you'll forgive me for all the deleting I did when I got back, and not being able to visit your wonderful art.  I still haven't rejoined any of my groups, but plan to soon. 

We had a wonderful trip...the best part was camping at Anastasia Island, what a beautiful beach!  My brother and sil came to stay with us a nite, and we got to visit with friends Dave & Patty at the camp site too!

Great to be back!, hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  hugz..............



19 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the yellow brick road you created! Oh what fun....to be away from Electronics....I think it would be really stressful at first, then soooo relaxing!!!

Traci S. said...

Welcome Back, Our Queen!

You were missed. This card is exceptional in my opinion. It is awesome! I love the blue "fossil technique?" I don't remember seeing that in my TJNL copy. I'll have to look, it looks great! I see shimmer...and it looks like our friendly lion is flying. I take it your trip flew by!

Every time I think I am done looking at this card, I feel my eyes drawn back up to it! Love it!

So glad you enjoyed the parks...we are so close to one, and the trees and birds are so peaceful...I could do without all of the gators however!

Welcome home!
He IS Able,
Traci S.

Patty from FL said...

I'm so glad you had a good time, Gerrie! I love your Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Hope you have a great holiday weekend! p.s. I didn't mind the shadow :)

Michele said...

sounds like you had an aweseom vacation. we all need that! beautiful creation. i love the way the yellow is actually yellow! xo

1CardCreator said...

What an awesome piece!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the subtle BG and the way you added the Yellow Brick Road! The Scarecrow looks wonderful peeking from the corner!

Basement Stamper said...

So glad to see you back into the swing of things, so happy you had a wonderful trip! Great card, I don't know that I could do the camping anymore especially without all that stuff.

Gerri Herbst said...

Glad you had a wonderful time. We missed you. Love this card , your bricks are amazing. Beautiful piece! take care, the other gerri

Terry said...

I just love this stamp set! Well I can see your talent is not still on vacation, because this is just mucho wonderful! Love the shimmer and yellows! Welcome back!

Lori said...

The card is terrific! So glad you had a wonderful trip! Glad to have you back!

JP Card Crazy said...

good to see you here too fantastic card!!

Connie Paxman said...

Wonderful to see your amazing talent again Gerrie...Sounds like an awesome holiday...I can see the shimmer on my hat!!lol
connie paxman

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Love this card girlfriend. the technique in the arch is just perfecto.

Linda Carson said...

Oh most fabulously grunge worthy artwork! Sounds like you had a refreshing trip! Can you spell j-e-a-l-o-u-s??

My name is Erika. said...

Love your card. I love that set from Artistic Outpost and you did a great lay out using those stamps.

Ida said...

Fabulous card. Love your image and the shimmer is fantastic. Sounds like a really great trip to take.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a darling card Gerrie,
So glad you had a great time.
hugs Lynn

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous! :)

2amscrapper said...

I am lovin' this!