Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Storm!

I decided to do the Frosted Designs Sketch challenge this week and because two sister I know just became designers, it is extra special to me!  Congrats to Kelly and Erin.

I chose the photos I took last summer when I went camping with a friend during her dog search and rescue training.  I was going to be a hider for all the dogs to try and find.  We set out the night before to get camp all scoped out and set up.  Not long after we got there, this huge storm rolled in.  There was lightning striking down awfully close to where we were so we went and sat in the car.  Two adult, two teens and a German Shepherd!  The storm center was right over the lake where we were setting up and it just swirled around for hours!  It got mighty hot in that car!  Suburban actually, but still!  We were watching the lightning hit the ridge just on the other side of that small lake and, boy let me tell ya, it was close!

By the time it stopped long enough for us to get out, it was dark and it was raining HARD.  We got our tents set up and then we had to dig trenches around them so the water would be diverted around where we were trying to sleep.  It rained... all... night... long!  The blessing in that is the dawn broke with such beauty and the mosquitoes were washed away!  Yay!

Here is the sketch


















And here is my take on it.  Notice the rotation on that cloud!  And lightning was striking on the other side of the lake!  Yikes!


































And where would I be without a second page ;)

10 comments:

scrappingmom73 said...

Love your take on the sketch! Especially those brads/gems and your stitching. Such a story too. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!
Lydia

ErinB said...

Very sweet of you to mention us on your blog :)~ you did another fabulous 2-pager from a 1-page sketch- and what a fun story! Love the stitching w/the brads, the amazing photos, and your color choice is incredible! Thanks so much for joining us for Sketch Along Tuesdays at Frosted Designs!

okanogangirl said...

Awesome detail the way you did the stitching and the brads or jewels! Love it!

debbiebakk said...

First of all- those colors are my favorite- it gets my attention all the time. Great take on sketch and love those embellies on the right side of the page with the stitching also very lever Thanks for joining us at Sketch Along Tuesdyas. Enjoy your 4th of July weekend!

KellyF said...

Aww, thanks for mentioning us, Laura, so sweet! I absolutely LOVE your take on the sketch, I love the torn corner, and the fabulous stitching/brads. Great colors, too! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Along Tuesdays!

Steffanie said...

Very nice! Love the colors and the papers! Great stitching, too!

Angela said...

Wow this is so eye-catching,! Love the stitching and the brads too, great take on the sketch!, thank you for joining in at frosted designs this week xx

Joni Parker said...

Wow...beautiful job!! Love the extra pics & the stitching w/embellies is an awesome touch!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs for Sketch Along Tuesday!

Debbie said...

Love your take on the sketch and that you turned it into a two pager!!! Beautiful pictures!!! Love the stitching and brads!!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays Challenge!!

li-bee-ti said...

WOW! What a story! You're so brave to stay there.
Way to go for using my sketch for a two pager!
I love the colors you used, the stitching and the brads and dew drops.
Thank you for playing with us at Sketch Along Tuesday @ Frosted Designs.