Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer Time Friends

***This card made the Top 5 at The Pink Elephant***

Hello All!

Hope your Wednesday is off to a good start. It's raining here again, big surprise! It's been one soggy summer so far and my fingers and toes are crossed for some sunshine!

Many of the challenges this week are all about summer and since we are in drastic need of it here, it's the perfect theme! Here's my Summer Time Friends card....

I received this adorable image from my friend Jo as a birthday gift. I think it says summer for sure! I love the sweet little snail and turtle and since it has been raining almost everyday for a month, the little flower umbrella is perfect! The image has been colored with Copics and then I added some Stickles for shimmer. I also had a few bubble stickers to make the raindrops look a little more realistic.

The layout is from the sketch challenge at Inspirational Sketch Challenges, which I flipped around. The colors are SU! Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, and So Saffron cardstock with some retired designer papers. I chose these colors to fit with the challenge at Simon Says Stamp, which was lemon, pink, orange, and apple green. And as pink and green are just one of my favorite color combos, this also fits the challenge at The Pink Elephant. The final embellishments are some ribbons, a clip, flower and button, and a rhinestone brad.

This card fits the summer/summertime challenges at A Spoon Full of Sugar, Cupcake Craft, and Everybody Art Challenge. I think that covers all the challenges! Phewww, that's a bunch!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day. See you again tomorrow! Happy Stamping! :)

38 comments:

Tasha said...

Oh Denise this card is super cute! Love this stamp isnt it adorable. ove the colours and papers you have teamed it with and your colouring rocks
love tasha xx

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card sweetie what a brilliant colour scheme and great little image so beautifully coloured
Hugs Jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, wonderful sweet image and papers.
luv
Debby

Riet said...

Wowww Denise,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Tricia said...

the stickles were a perfect addition to the image! Great job with the sketch! Have a fabu week!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

AWW!! This is just as sweet as can be girl!! I love the sparkly rain and the gorgeous cheery colors!! Boy, hope that rain quits for you soon!! You'll need to boot those kiddies outdoors! :)

P.S. That's a lot of challenges in ONE card...you go girl!!

Susie Sugar said...

This is sooooo sweet I totally love it and the colours shout summer , its great xx
Hugs Susie xx

Heather said...

This is just adorable! I love your perfectly colored image and the sweet papers as well as the gorgeous embellishments! So glad you got to play along this week at ICS.

scrapnnMO said...

Ahhh absolutely adorable! Sweet image and I love its coloring. Fantastic job using ICS #23 and thank you for playing along. :)
♥Dawn♥

Rach said...

gorgeous Denise, the papers and colours that you have used are so beautiful.. reminds me of summer. hugs rachxx

Dolly said...

Great job on the sketch, awesome colours, thanks for playing along.
:)xx

Erin... said...

So cute Denise!!! Love the yummy papers adn the cute raindrops on the image! way to go combining all those challenges!!

Bev said...

Fab card hun, love the layout and the image is so sweet! Great details too x

Caryl P said...

Beautiful card, I'm hopeful it will bring the sun! Teaching until Monday I was grateful for rain but now that I'm on vacation I want the sun to come to NH!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh is this gorgeous. that image is fabulous and you just made it look so beautiful. like he's really cooling off in the rain. just gorbeous.

hugs,

Regina said...

this is beautiful! you sure got alot of challenges in there! thanks for playing along at ICS

Fink said...

This is beautiful! What an honor to have you play along with us at ICS!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Denis. Love the little pink clip. Hugs from Desire

wendipooh13 said...

great summer card, love the colors and great stamping!!!! sooo sweet.. great job with the IC sketch this week!!

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Denise the colours are beautiful,Thanks for playing along this week,Hugs Debbie x

Terrie B x said...

Your card is `beautiful`
Thanks for joining in with I-C-S this week:) x

anusch said...

Love the colors, cute card.
Thanks for joining in our challenge.
Doreen
EAC-Team

Marcea said...

this is beautiful Denise, such a cute image and percet for so many occasions. Great choice of colours ... love it!
-x-

Liz Weber said...

Denise your card is so pretty and I love what you did with that sweet image - wonderful use of ICS #23

The Crafty Den said...

What a super cute card. Love the image and the stickles is a perfect touch. Lovely colour scheme you've used. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Kati said...

What a lovely card!!! So beautiful picture.
hugs
mamapia
EAC-TEAM

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, very cute images :o)
Jackie xx

Iris said...

Hi Denise, your card is gorgeous the colours and the image are beautiful.

Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Challenge and EAC.

Hugs
Iris

tina46 said...

wonderful card !!!sweet image !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
eac-team

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Denise :-) The image is very cute and I love the colours you used, lovely and bright :-) The little bubble stickers look fab ! I must get some of those :-)
Love the big flower and well everything really !! Fabby card :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lorraine

POPPET said...

Hi Denise, what a gorgeous image coloured beautifully, looks like realr ain drops, fab layout and a gorgeous flower...

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake, hugs Pops x

Ida / Little said...

Hi Denise, this is so pretty, has the great summer fresh colors to it and all :) Thanks so much for joining us at CCC this week, make sure you join in next week as it will be the last one.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs Ida

LORi said...

Oh Denise!!! This is so cute...beyond adorable!!!

Thanks for sharing with The Pink Elephant this week!!!

Nixe07 said...

What a wonderful and so sweet card. Love the fab colours and the super cute image. Your colouring is fantastic!
Thanks for joining in our challenge at EAC.
Hugs
Moni

Kr├╝mel said...

That´s such a cute card! Love the bright colors and your image is too cute. The bling you´ve used adds a special touch!
Thanks for joining CCC this week!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Fryne said...

that one is really lovely!!!
thanks for joining the SSS challenge!

Crazy Creations said...

Love your card very cute ,That was a fun color challange.Sarah

Fran, said...

Sooo cute.
Cheers