Thoughts of Summer

I can’t believe we’re into the third week of Pear Tree Designs challenges – think it’s definitely a case of time flies when you’re having fun!

This week’s challenge consists of a sketch with the twist of including some flowers in your project.Here’s the sketch:

A rather gorgeous stamp by Pink Gem Designs is being offered as the prize so why not visit the challenge site to take a peek at her and take part.You’ll get to see the other DT’s fabulous creations too!

I’ve been desperate to ink this little beauty up for the short while I’ve owned her so I grabbed the opportunity as I had quite a few challenges in mind that I could enter using her.She’s a C C Designs Swiss Pixie and I’ve coloured her with Promarkers.I was going to use the Out-of-the-box technique so that her legs stuck out over the edge but I decided to cut her out and mount her on foam pads over a Nestie cut scalloped circle that I had embossed with my new Kassie’s Brocade Cuttlebug folder for something different … And not because I’d stamped her too close to the bottom of the card and cut the bottom scallops off.Ahem *moves swiftly on*.I’ve layered this onto a larger scallop and pierced around the edges.I then took a strip of card , punched the bottom edge with Martha Stewart’s Hydrangeas punch, scored some lines,added some more piercing and rounded the top corners.The paper is K & Co and I’ve stamped the greeting from the Siwss Pixies set and coloured the flower with Promarkers.I cut the two flowers with  Floral Dies 1 and the swirly leaf  from Ribbon Flower 3 dies by Marianne Designs Creatables.The flower gem has been tinted using a Promarker.Diamond Stickles have been used to pick out the embossed circles on the flowers,the centres of the flower in her hair,the one on the sentiment and her wings.Here’s a closer look:

She looks very thoughtful laid among the flowers and the greenery.There’s nothing I like to do in the Summer than relax in the garden,soaking up a few rays lost in my own world.Mind you it doesn’t last very long – one of the kids always wants something.Bless them!

The challenges that helped with the creative process are :

Creative Card Crew – Pink and Green

Little Red Wagon -Altered Embellishment (Gem and flowers)

Stampavie and more – Summer

Your Next Stamp – Use a border punch

Charisma Cardz Challenges – Flowers

Everybody Art Challenge – Summer

Meljen Designs – Dry embossing 

Pixie Dust Studio – Punch it out

E.C.P. – Green

Stampin’ for the Weekend – Summer/Travel

Our Creative Corner – Summer Inspiration 

Crafty Ho’s Challenge – Anything goes

Cupcake Inspiration

Sentimental Sunday – New  (stamps and folder) or Neglected (paper).

Sundays with Crissy– Relish to embellish

The Corrosive Challenge – Die cuts

Busy Beauties Creation Station – Anything goes

Alphabet Challenge – F is for Flower

Ai Factory Challenge – Anything goes with a punch

Stemple-Magie – Flowers

Paper Makeup Stamps – Flowers

Oh Alice! – Show us your muchness (I’d say this card is typical of my signature style plus the cute stamp,Promarkers and Stickles)

Caardvarks – New (stamps and folder)

Craftalicious – New (same reasons as above)

Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays – Handmade embellishment (flower)

Tuesday Throwdown – Trees and Nature (flowers and colours)

Paper Play Challenge – Flowers and Sparkle

Cupcake Craft – Dazzle Us


Lisa x