Friday, August 1, 2014

A little more summer

It's the first day of August. After all these years, I still can't get used to the idea that school starts next week. Call me old-fashioned, but Labor Day will always seem like the natural start of the school year.

Here's a sweet summery image for you.  I have no clue who makes this image -- I got it as an RAK. It was stamped on watercolor paper with Stazon, and I was happy to find my pencils and OMS worked on it; otherwise I was going to have to paint it with reinkers and I wasn't sure how that would go.

The sketch is from this week's Papertake Challenge, although I turned it upside down, because that darker strip just made the card look too top-heavy when it was on top. The image actually had little butterflies drawn in, but they got lost when I cut the image into an oval, so I added a few punched butterflies as the element along the edge. I edged the wings with a little ink so they'd show up against the yellow background. (The papers are all from a Stampin Up pack.)

There is a layer of yellow-edged lace under the ribbon, which makes this card quite girly and adds a little needed width to the ribbon.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Die Cut Divas August Challenge, Hot August Nights
Clear it Out, Yellow (yellow stash is paper and lace)
Butterfly Challenge #12, Summer
Papertake Weekly #92, Sketch 92
Word Art Wednesday #143, Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes
Sister Act #68,  Anything Goes


  1. Adorable card! Love that sweet image and pretty papers!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  2. Call me old fashioned as well. This is an old fashioned-ish image in many ways and it has helped produce a lovely card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us today.
    Blessings, Carole, Word Art Wednesday

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  5. Third time lucky. Blogger does not like me tonight and keeps running off with my comments unfinished.
    I love this cute image which looks perfect against those backing papers. Butterflies just add the finishing touch. Thankyou for fluttering by #12. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

  6. how adorable and sweet!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

    Hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

  7. Very cute. I've never seen the image before, so don't know who makes it. The card is so cute.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  8. Very cute take on the sketch. Thanks for playing the challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  9. Love the layout and soft colors Sandi. Thank you for sharing this with us on Mrs. A's butterfly Challenge! (Hugs) Cara

  10. super sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas


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