As soon as I saw Broni's challenge, I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use. Flourishes' Sweet Days of Summer stamp set has three adorable summertime silhouette images of children that have always reminded me of my DD, but the sprinkler image really makes me smile because my DD used to love running through her sprinkler on hot days. This was taken right around her third birthday:
Isn't this image sweet! Even in silhouette, it captures the joy of the moment. :)
For my card, I die cut a circle from Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, then heat embossed the image in white. With the circle back in the die, I sponged Distress Inks in the summer colors of Mowed Lawn (for grass), Scattered Straw (for the hot sunshine), and Broken China (for a summer sky) over the entire piece. Then, following the Viva la Verve June 2013 Week 3 sketch, I cut three different dp's in my summer colors, did a little machine stitching, and layered them onto a blue background. I couldn't resist using the cloud dp--it was perfect. ;) Finally, I stamped the "Make a Splash" sentiment in Memento Danube Blue ink and added two strips of Washi tape. The sprinkler image is lifted with layers of crimped cs. To accent Broni's water theme, I put dots of Diamond Stickles on the water spray in the image. Also, down in the lower right corner of the card, I glued 3 "water droplet" scraps from a Rain Drop border punch, and gave them a good coating of Stickles, too.
On the inside, on the bottom of a layer of white cs, I glued part of the negative from the yellow die cut, punched a green zigzag, and added a strip of Washi tape, then sponged Scattered Straw Distress Ink around the edges.
If it's as hot where you live as it is here in Georgia, you probably think of nice, cool water often, so why don't you carry it one step further and make a card or project for this challenge while it's on your mind? ;) You don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.
Now, for some fabulous inspiration for the challenge, run get yourself a glass of your favorite cold beverage to enjoy while you take a peek at each of our designers' blogs, as well as this month's Guest Designer, Berni Cuttino, and be sure to leave them a little love while you are there, too!
- Allison Cope
- Broni Holcombe
- Cheryl Lea...that's me!
- Deborah Anton
- Denise Marzec
- Jenny Gropp
- Judy Rozema
- Katie Sims
- Berni Cuttino, our June Guest Designer
I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Viva la Verve! Sketch Challenge--June 2013, Week 3 (VLVJun2013)