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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer

Greetings! It is good to be back online after a hiatus of sorts.  My dear husband and I had a lovely trip to Austin, Texas and my dear standard poodle, Josephine, is recovering well from a serious surgery.  I thank you to each of you who expressed concern for Josephine and wished me well on my travels.  My first post in returning is for the newest challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge where we are challenge to create a project around the theme of Summertime, in soft ice cream colors.  For my piece, I chose to finally ink up this gorgeous stamp by Crafty Individuals (CI).  I began by spraying Dylusions Inks in Turquoise and London Blue on Specialty Paper. (My ice cream flavor would be Blue Raspberry!)  The bathing beauty was stamped over top.  To soften the image, I matted it with a torn paper from a CI Summer Paper Pad.  The card base was stamped with some beach huts, seagulls, a sentiment and postmark, also from CI.  The huts were watercolored with Distress Markers and the edges of the card base were distressed with Salty Ocean and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  Some gauze flowers, by Idea-ology with pearls added, tiny sea shells from my stash, and a repurposed ribbon from the Funkie Junkie Boutique complete my card.  I hope you check out the inspiration pieces created by the rest of the Design Team at FSC.  Their work is simply second to none!  And, I hope you will consider submitting your own project for our viewing pleasure.  Please remember we are a stamp challenge so digis are not permitted.  Full details can be found at FSC and as always, there is a wonderful prize for the top winner.  Good luck!  Best wishes, Yvonne

17 comments:

Terry said...

So good to hear that your little baby is doing well! One less thing to have to worry over! Love how you incorporated such a gorgeous shabby chic feel into your blue raspberry. Fabby use of Dylusions sprays!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Yvonne, I absolutely love this beach scene!!! A gorgeous image against a carefree summery background. Bring on summer!!! and lazy days at the beach.
Dot x

Ephemera said...

H Yvonne, fantastic news that your beloved doggie is doing so well. Gorgeous card and fantastic stamping. Blue raspberry sounds yummy and creates a beautifully vivid central image. XX

Brenda Brown said...

This is just scrummy Yvonne. I love the summery ice cream colours and a fabulous design. Glad you had a good holiday, it's just so darn hot in the USA at the moment.
Hugs Brenda xox

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Good to hear Josephine is on the road to recovery. I can imagine your relief! This is a delicious (lol) card and the choice of colours beautiful. Suzanne xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, one of my favourite CI stamps for summer. Glad to read the new about Josephine.
Yvonne x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Yvonne, Blue Raspberry sounds delicious, nearly as good as your card. Love the striking colour against the pastel background.
Glad to hear Josephine is on the road ro recovery.
Avril xx

lynne said...

Yvonne
It is just so good to have you back and to see your art.
Such a relief that Josephine is recovering well, what a worry for you and your DH.
I am sure you love that bathing belle as much as I do, it is such a fabulous stamp and I like the way you used her and added that glorious rose trim, watch as I swoon :)
Beautiful card.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue C said...

Good to hear Josephine is on the mend Yvonne. Fabulous card, I love the stamps you've used, the lounging lady is one of my favourites. Sue C x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Looooove your card, Yvonne! Beautiful sea side scene, very tranquil and serene :). Just lovely! xx

Ellie said...

LOVE your card, I can smell the ice cream! Welcome back online!

xxx Ellie xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just fantastic, great seaside feeling. Love the colors :)

Esther said...

I Love seaside themed cards and yours is just fab Yvonne, a yummy card with gorgeous images..thanks for making me so welcome at FSC...Esther xx

Anita Houston said...

How fun is this?!? Love those images and the swanky sun bather!!! Great card!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Beautiful art, I can almost hear the waves.

Buttons said...

Love your use of colour and image combo here. It really makes me think of summer holidays - just need the weather!! Thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs, Buttons x

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Hi!:)
Awesome:)
Love the feeling it gives me:)
*Hugs, Inger*