Sunday, May 27, 2012

I wish it were Summer!

There appears to be quite a few challenges out in blogland with a summery theme.  It's a bit depressing as we have started to get out first real wintery days here.  Not that it gets really cold here, but I'm a sook and don't want to get out of bed if the temperature falls below double figures.  In degrees celcius that is, if it was below 10 fahrenheit I'd be a solid block of ice. So to warm up I dreamed of summer and created this card.

The background is Tim Holtz distress inks sponged directly onto the card background.  The stamps are all from a Papermania acrylic set called Summerbloom.  The hammock was coloured by using my Marvy Markers directly on the stamp (very fiddely), then I gave it a very light spritz and stamped, with mixed success. I did try a little tidy up with a washbrush. Might just try the Tim Holtz "Huff on it" next time. Rubber might have worked better with this technique too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show  Summer Holiday.  (Wish I was lazing is a hammock in the sun not coughing and hugging the fire.)

Wags n Whiskers Rubber Stamps Summer Fun. (Summer is definitely more fun than winter.)

Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge Here Comes Summer. (Not for a while for me though boohoo)

Paper Play Challenges Summer Lovin. (Not a lot of lovin' goin' on around here in the contagion castle were both down with the flu)

Through the Craftroom Door  Photo Inspiration. (The photo with the cushions on the window seat actually made me think of this stamp, with all the cushions on the hammock)

For Your Inspiration Photo Inspiration. (I tried to replicate a beautiful sunset in the background behind the hammock stamp.  I did say tried!)

Cupcake Craftroom Photo Inspiration. (The fruit, especially the watermelon made me think of summer, and I tried to replicate the colours in the card).

I think it is beddy-byes for me.  Hopefully I'll wake up tomorrow without a head full of snot. Cheers for now, Linda


Vicki Dutcher said...

Looks comfy!! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

Dan said...

I love the watercolour feel you've achieved on your card! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous work. Thanks for joining the CC Monthly Challenge for May.

Wendy -x-

dstandard said...

Loving this summery card! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Mynnette said...

What a fabulous card!!! LOVE your hammock scene--such a beautiful creation! :)

Frances said...

What a wonderful creation, great design, beautiful image as well, Thanks for playing with us at Paper Play challenge blog, hugs, Frances.

Pam Leng said...

This is a beautiful card love the colours and design

Thanks for joining us this month on the Crafters Companion challenge

Pam x

carefree creations said...

What a great scene. I love the watercolor feel. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Michelle said...

Loulou, I know what you mean about making summery cards in Winter! Great card! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Michelle said...

Loulou, I know what you mean about making summery cards in Winter! Great card! Thanks for joining us at FYI!