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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Summertime Breeze

There's a new challenge over at Crafty Individuals Blog for the month of April. The theme is "Time for Summer." It was a bit refreshing to move away from springlike cards and make a card for summer. Beginning with a mousse soffle card base, lace was dyed with Broken China Distress Ink and layered onto the bottom of the card base. Vintage sea colored seambinding was attached in ruffled fashion over the lace. A clip art image from the People and Places Miniature Book by Crafty Individuals was matted with gold metalic card stock and mounted to the right bottom of the card. Using the CI-278 stamp set, the sentiment and bathing beauty were stamped on card stock with Black StazOn ink. The umbrella was watercolored with Scatter Straw and Broken China Distress inks and covered with Rock Candy Distress Paint. Seagulls were stamped directly onto the card front. Simple embellishments include cheese cloth, seashells and pearls. There are lots of inspiration pieces over at CI's blog. Why not check them out and then enter a project for a chance at a really great prize? Thanks so much for dropping by today. Best wishes, Yvonne

6 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So wonderful, love the summerfeeling :)

Jean Hardy said...

Ooo lovely - lace and ribbon my favourites! Thinking seaside is the order of the day. Thanks for joining us in the CI Challenge. Jean

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great collage! I'm so ready for summer, well spring would be nice too. LOL
hugs Lynn

Ephemera said...

Hi Yvonne, i missed this card somehow. Just spotted it on the CI blog. I love it. The lace as waves is a brilliant idea. Have a great week. xx

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Fabulous piece, Yvonne. I'm just doing a bit of catching up as my computer died & I was without a new machine for almost 3 weeks.
I'm in the process of recovering 7 years worth of craft links to wonderfully talented people such as you.

lynne said...

Hi Yvonne
Wonderful use of both the CI images and CI stamps on this fabulous collage with wonderful details.
Thank you for sharing with us at the CI Challenge - good to see you there once again.
Wishes
Lynne