Timeless Tuesday #226: Make a Splash!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

It's Tuesday! Time for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes! This week Broni is our hostess and her challenge for us is Make a Splash! All you have to do is create a card or project using watercolor, water scenes, colors of water, etc.

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:

Her Elmo sprinkler would spin in circles with water spraying in all directions, and my DD squealed and giggled and ran back and forth through the water until I had to practically drag her back into the house, shriveled up like a little raisin! She doesn't remember that day, but for me, it is one of those memories that I know I will enjoy forever. :)


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! 
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Viva la Verve! Sketch Challenge--June 2013, Week 3 (VLVJun2013)

~Hugs,
 
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20 comments :

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, I love it! Cheryl, you captured that moment perfectly. :D

Katie Sims said...

Cheryl, what a darling summer creation...definitely water inspired! Love all of the details...the stickles, the stitching, and the sweet patterns and colors you used! Oh, and what an adorable picture you used for your inspiration! :)

Cheryl said...

Too cute! I've GOT to get one of those sprinklers for our lil Miss Olivia (my granddaughter), she would have a ton of fun with it. Love your card Cheryl, such pretty papers, and your image & stitching is really cool too!

Emily Lauritzen said...

This is such a sweet card! I love the fun summery colors you've used, and your fantastic papers! And I love the silhouette image! Sometimes it's hard to picture what a silhouette will look like on a card, but yours is just perfect!
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a heartfelt comment on my blog. I truly appreciate it!
<3 Emily L.

Judy Rozema said...

I LOVE everything about this card. You have so many neat details on here, Cheryl, from the Stickles drops to the embossed images and distress inks background - you stitching is fab! Just so much to look at. LOVE IT!

Sue Lelli said...

Wow, Echeryl! Your cards are always so Pretty inside and out! Love the silhouette in white and the clouds peeking out! Pretty card!

Broni said...

I knew your card this week would make me squeal, and it did! LOVE how you colored the background for your water scene. (Obviously we both have great taste in images!) Your stitching is also fabulous and I LOVE the diamond stickles on all the water droplets!!

Berni Cuttino said...

I just love the splashing water scene. Amazing card the scene is simply fabulous. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday.
Hugs
Berni, GDT

Diane said...

Fabulous design, love how the heat embossed image in white turned out. The patterned papers and colors work so well together.

Regards diane

Mona Pendleton said...

Darling photo Cheryl! Love the fun card too! The silhouette image is so sweet!

Heather Jensen said...

So cute! I love the rain drop effect that you added to your image. :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

SUch a pretty card! Your description of this memory is so sweet!

Conniecrafter said...

how cute and sweet is this, I just love the water splashes!!

stampqueen said...

Bright and cheery!!! Love the stickles on the water!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Awww... what a sweet card Cheryl! I love the image you chose - cool water effect you added! Love the summery colours you used too! Great take on the challenge!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty! I love the sponging and the water! Great soft summery colors too!

Leslie Miller said...

Wonderful, summery colors! It's a real feel good card. Lovely sponging over your embossed image, and I love your colored stitching. I never change my thread as my stamping time always seems to be one big hurry. Your daughter is adorable! Nature has been sprinkling on us the last few days.

Deborah Anton said...

A beautiful and fun card Cheryl! I love the white embossing and all the fun elements you have added. Perfect!

TLady said...

FABULOUS CARD!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOVE the stickles on the water splashes too!!!!!!!!:) SOOO SUMMERY & FUN!!!!!!!!!!:)

Marlena M. said...

GORGEOUS water elements here Cheryl!