Anyway.... let's talk about today's card!
I've made a fun, summer, a CASE'd card and a bit retro (oh, I'm loving retro at the moment, I think it's going to become a staple in my card-making).
My inspiration for this card is a card by Athina Emory, DT for Loves Rubberstamps.
This is her card, click HERE to see the card in Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog.
I hope you find the similarity! I've added and omitted a few embellishments, I've kept the layout (different size though) and the image is also from the Paper Shelter.
the image I've used is so cute! It's called "Not Enough" . So much fun!
It makes me happy, Summer is my favourite season. Weather is warm(er), and it's in Summer when I go back to Spain on holiday to see my family and friends! and eat the biggest Ice creams! (there is this place in my city in Spain that gives you the equivalent of 3 scoops as a normal scoop. Grrrreat!) so this card represents part of my Summer!
The papers I've used are from: Crate Paper "The Pier", Webster's pages Petite Papers "Western Romand & All about me" (this one was a free gift with a magazine) and some scraps.
I slightly distressed the papers, to give it more of the retro look. I also used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Old Paper.
I hand-stitched in white around the background papers and the image.
The Promarkers I used to colour the image are:
For the hair: Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Sandstone, Buttermilk and Satin
For the skin: Coral, Vanilla and almond. For the lips: Antique Pink and Blossom,
For the clothes and shoes: Antique pink, Blossom, Pink Mittens and Tulip Yellow.
For the scoop spoon: cornflower and powder blue.
For the Ice-Cream: Leaf Green, Lime Zest, Tulip Yellow, Peach, Antique pink, blossom, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Buttermilk.
The pearls, flower and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The 2 types of lace are from local shops.
The ticket is Tim Holtz Adage Tickets.
The swirl is a die-cut from Marianne Creatables.
Button from my stash.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #255 - Seasonal (I've chosen Summer, as it's my favourite season)
Glitter n Sparkle #68 - Stitching real or faux (3rd entry)
Love to Create #99 - button it up (2nd entry)
Inky Chicks #21 - Bingo : lace, swirls and pearls
Crafting by designs - Get your girl on (2nd entry)
Divas by Design - anything goes (2nd entry)
Through the craft room door - Anything goes (2nd entry)
The Paper Nest dolls #2 - Anything goes (2nd entry)
Mema's Crafts - Janurary challenge Bingo (lace or ribbon, stitching, free, digi or rubber stamp)
I really hope you like this card! if you do, please leave a comment. I read them all. I haven't got time to reply to all of them, but I will answer any questions. And don't forget to FOLLOW :)
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Until next time!!!