Enjoy Summer

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Hello everyone.  It’s raining and cold out here in Vancouver.  I don’t know what happened to our beautiful summer weather lately, but it just means more time to play  in My Crafting Closet.  I made this card thinking about how great it would be to lounge on a hammock and watch the sunset.

Summer card for challenges Mod Squad Lazy Days of Summer, Time Out #61 Inspired by words), CAS Mix Up July 2016, HLS Case the Designer July 2016.

I started with a 4″x5-1/4″ stitched rectangle die cut from hot press watercolor paper.  I stamped the image in black Archival ink 3 times using my MISTI to get a crisp impression.  Then I die cut a circle from the image where I want the sun to be. Next I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a watercolor brush, and watercolored the circle with the orange and bright yellow markers to create the sun.

Summer card for challenges Mod Squad Lazy Days of Summer, Time Out #61 Inspired by words), CAS Mix Up July 2016, HLS Case the Designer July 2016.

I inlaid the circle back into the stitched rectangle panel.  The image is not completely solid, so I used the Zig black marker to fill in as needed.  For the sentiment, I first watercolored a scrap piece of hot press watercolor paper to match the sun.  Once dry, I die cut the sentiment from it.  For dimension, I mounted it onto black fun foam.

Summer card for challenges Mod Squad Lazy Days of Summer, Time Out #61 Inspired by words), CAS Mix Up July 2016, HLS Case the Designer July 2016.

I adhered the stitched panel onto a white card base with foam adhesive and finished off with some enamel dots.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge – Lazy Days of Summer
Time Out Challenge – Challenge #61 Inspired by Words
CAS Mix Up July Challenge – Stamping + Markers + Your Choice (stamping, Zig markers, die cutting, watercoloring)
HLS July Challenge – CASE the Designer Carol Steedman (CASE’d layout and design)
STAMPlorations Challenge – CAS Challenge with optional color orange

12 comments on “Enjoy Summer

  1. What a gorgeous scene …. wish I was there! Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

  2. Congrats for getting HM at Time Out

  3. Lounging on a hammock sounds like absolute heaven. Love the gorgeous silhouette images.

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  4. This is such a cool card!! I love how you created the circular sunny background behind the palm tree’s and the black foam behind the die-cut really gives it a bit of interest. Its a brilliant CAS design and I’m so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT and Happy Little Stampers!!

  5. What a lovely and relaxing scene you have created. I hope that you get this weather this weekend. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out and HLS Case the Designer.

  6. Very pretty and so serene! What an wonderful take on Carol’s card. Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers CASE the designer challenge!

  7. I love the way you stamped the trees, then die-cut the circle, coloured it, and put it back in – very clever. And the sentiment looks great popped up on the black fun foam! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  8. What a cute card – love the little hammock. Mod Squad Challenge

  9. Such a beautiful card with great elements: I especially love the monochrome, gradient look with yellow you used! Great scene! Thank you for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  10. I am enjoying your beautiful summer scene Trina. I love your ombre coloring of your sentiment and sunset. TFS and joinging us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, nancy

  11. I can almost feel the ocean breezes and hear the splash of waves on the shore! A beautiful card, Trina! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  12. Hi Trina. Such a beautiful, summery scene you’ve created. Great way to forget about all this rainy weather. I’m so excited to learn that we live pretty close to each other … I’m in North Delta! Where has our summer gone?? Hopefully it will find it’s way back soon. 🙂

    LOVE the beautiful colouring you’ve done with your markers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS MIx Up! xx