Good morning again! Two posts on a Friday - as it's also time for a new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts! And, despite the lack of summer that we seem to be having in the UK, the theme for this week is 'Here Comes Summer'! Yes, yes, I know that we haven't had much sunshine this summer - and brollies and wellies are more the fashion items for the season, but we can dream can't we? So, close your eyes, imagine a warm sunny day and get those crafting fingers going! And it's a great challenge prize this week from Simon Says - a $25 voucher to spend of some of the great crafting goodies that they have!
So do go on over to the Totally Papercrafts challenge blog and have a look at the great Design Team creations to get you in the mood for summer!
My effort for this week (whilst dreaming about warm sunny beaches) is
Just love those deckchairs & beach hut! These were from a freebie stamp set and papers by Emma Ball that I got with a craft magazine, and I combined them with a couple of other stamps. I've coloured them with promarkers and then used chalks to create a soft sky and beach effect
I made some bunting with the Emma Ball papers too, and added the little stamped boat.
The sentiment stamp is a blank ticket one from Whimsy with printed wording in, distressed with Antique Linen, and some added twine.
I was quite pleased with the overall effect. Something different to my usual cards, but liked the relaxed summery feel!
Hope the sun shines for you a bit this weekend!
Back soon, Kim x
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Freshly Brewed - Summertime
Little Red Wagon - Life's a beach
Whimsy Inspiration - anything goes
Sparkles Challenge - summer fun