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Monday, June 3, 2013

In The Good Old Summer Time

Summer is just around the corner!  The pools are open, some schools have let their children escape for a couple months, and we can only hope the weather in Chicago plays nice for those who wish to dip their toes in chlorinated water this year.

Since summer is close, Squigglefly Challenge blog asks challenge players to make a "summertime theme card--think of the outdoors, beaches, playing, leaving school, vacations, summertime holidays.  All the great things we get during the summer time." 

I got to play with a brand spankin' new June release from new Squigglefly artist and crafting friend Pammie Lehto!!  The digi image is called "Fancy Cup With Rose."  I thought it would be perfect for the summer theme.

After coloring the image with Copics, I matted it with the same card stock I used to make the card base.  I used a piece of patterned paper from my stash (of which I keep using for cards and even giving away and I don't see any progress in decreasing the amount).

I kept the embellishments simple, finding organza ribbon in a matching color as well as white.  I tied one around the card front, and the other around the bottom of the tea cup.  A few flowery pearl strands that I received from a friend finish off my card.

Alright, grab your suntan lotion and paper cutter and join the fun at Squigglefly Challenge Blog!!

9 comments:

Holly said...

I really love how this turned out Pat. The soft colors are so pretty make the rose appear so delicate! I love the little spray of pearls too. Isn't it funny how we can use and use paper and it never seems to come to an end, but when it's a special favorite piece it's gone too quickly?

Tammy said...

Pretty card and lovely coloring! Very realistic and delicate coloring!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so pretty, love the soft colors and I love the image you chose.

TampaStamper12 said...

WOW! This is really pretty! What great colors you used!

TampaStamper12 said...

WOW! This is really pretty! What great colors you used!

Pammie said...

Very Pretty Pat, I just love how the card turned out, and the color of your rose is the same color as the actual rose it was drawn from a "Sterling Silver Tea Rose".

nwilliams6 said...

Pat - this is sooo pretty. Love the image, your soft coloring on the rose, and your cool layout. This would work for a lot of different occasions. Well done. Hugz!

Kathy Bradley said...

Pat, Beautiful and elegant and the pearls look lovely!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Pat, this is so pretty and delicate! Your colouring is beautiful and I just LOVE the way you have added the pearls (I need to check my stash to see if I have anything similar!) Gorgeous card (and I'm sorry I'm so late in commenting!) hugs!