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


10 comments:

  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!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  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).

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  6. how adorable and sweet!

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

    Hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

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  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.

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

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

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

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