6.17.2013

Summertime:


Good morning all.  Hmmmmm... how can it be Monday again (grumble, grumble)...

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Sketch N Stash's sketch challenge with the option of summertime fun:


I used some of my new papers appropriately called Summer Splash.  While colouring Lenny, Summertime (Doin' Time) by Sublime got into my head.:





Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, Bazzill and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Gelly Roll white pen, random buttons, Craftsmart Teal ink.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Square Nestie, make-up sponge for sky.







I made this card for the following challenges:   Joanna Sheen - masculine, Designed to Color - summertime, Charisma Cardz - digis, Simon Says - transport (rubber dingies count,  right?), Top Tip Tuesday - masculine.

TOP TIP TUESDAY TIP:  You don't need anything fancy to create a sky background.  I use an old triangle make-up sponge and any colour of blue ink pad (I use a quick dry teal).  Keep the make-up sponge in a plastic bag and you can reuse it for about three sky backgrounds.  To re-ink, I press on the ink pad once and then I am good to go for another three times.  Cloud templates are easily found on the internet.  Print, cut, and ink!  Easy peasy!

Have a wonderful Monday!  Cheers.

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20 comments:

JanR said...

Love this. So bright and fun!

NickelNook said...

Beautiful card, Deanne! What a fun sketch! The colours are lovely and your clouds are wonderful!...Nancy :o)

Wendy L said...

So pretty it all co ordinates perfectly, thanks for joining in at Charisma Cardz Challenge this week,xxxxx

Angi Barrs said...

Super fun for summer!

Annette said...

He's gorgeous Deanne. Love the colouring and the waves.
Annette
xx

Sleepy Stamper said...

So cute I love the bright colors!
Hugs,
Anitra

Sue - bearhouse said...

So gorgeous Deanne. I love the cute image, fabulous colouring and wonderful papers.
Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
Sue xx

Lisa T said...

Cute card! What great papers and layout. Thanks for participating in the Summer challenge on Designed to Color!

Mandy said...

Deanne your card is absolutely gorgeous, fab paper piecing and the image is adorable, just perfect for our challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs
Mandy xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh how cute!!! The colours certainly say summer ... Just wished we had some!

Allison said...

so cute
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Renate said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week. :)

Kristi said...

So stinkin' cute! Love the bear and sentiment!

mypurplehouse said...

So cute! Love the bright colors and the excellent coloring! Thanks for joining the DTC challenge this week!
lyn

Janet - aka stacky said...

Such a lovely card, the colours you chose look fabulous together and I love what you have created with the sketch xx

Cindy Groh said...

Cute card and great tip.

Laura said...

such a sweet card, love the colouring, layout and the paper piecing! Thanks for linking up with DTC!

Lisa M said...

I'm blown away at the amazingly intense colors of this bear. I honestly thought it was precolored, but WOW...I'm so impressed...he's gorgeous! Really love your cloud tip too. Thanks so much for sharing and
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

Rebecca said...

Such a cute card:-) the texture on the bear looks fantastic!! Thanks for joining us in the Designed to Color Challenge:-)

Rosie said...

This is absolutely adorable!! Thank you for joining in our Summer Challenge over at Designed To Color! Hugs, Rosie :)