Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First Day of Summer....

Hello there.. How did it get to be the first day of summer so soon... 

However, it is time for another Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built!  Today's challenge hostess is the incredibly talented Cheri, and she has asked that we create a card with a beach theme.   I'll just stop jabbering now, and show you my card for the challenge:

Repeat Impressions Stamps: 4503W Beach Time, 4320W Wild Daisies, 9003W Happy Summer, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Post-It Note, Pearls from Michael's.

My crafty time has been at a minimum lately, so I needed to make something that would come together in a very speedy manner...

I began by stamping the sweet image where I thought it should go.  I stamped the image again on a post it note, and masked off the image on the main panel with the post it image. Then, using an old oval template that I created a long while back, I did some sponging layers with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  Dabbed on some 'sand' with a sponge and ink.  Finished up by stamping a row of flowers, and a sentiment, and adding a few pearls from Michael's.  Voila!  Very, very fast and easy card!

Please head over to the RI blog, The House That Stamps Built for all of the challenge details, and be sure to check out all of the beautiful creations that my fellow Rock Stars have made for you today!

Edited!!!!!!!  If you have time today, check out the CardMaker blog!  Just sayin......  lol...I'm so excited! While you are there, be sure to grab one of their badges for your sidebar - you could be featured next!  Oh...and leave a nice comment, so they know we like this feature! Thanks :)

Hope you are all doing well.  At my age, if I can get out of bed in the morning, my eyes open, and my feet work, I'm feeling pretty blessed!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Hugs, Patti J.

26 comments:

STAMPING SAM said...

How very perfect for the first day of summer (although the hot weather didn't wait for today!). Love your masking, always so much fun to do and your card is perfect! Stay cool!

Glittered Paws said...

How pretty - love all the shades of summer in your picture, and the little girl is precious. Great job.

Lynette said...

Very pretty, Patti! I especially love the little daisies on the bottom. What a great idea! You are so silly about your age - we're still YOUNG! :)

Starla B. said...

Beautiful card!! I love the background you created. Congratulations on your spotlight! That's very cool. =D Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I am your newest follower as well!

xx Star

joy said...

Love how you colored the sky/background! I can just image a little girl looking at a rainbow!

Lorie said...

The card is SO cute! Look at you being featured...fabulous!

Olga said...

as always you did an awesome job!

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful card, Patti!! The daisies are such a great addition and I love the colors of the sponged background!

Cheryl W said...

Congratulations, Patti! I read the Reader Spotlight on the CardMaker blog and really enjoyed learning a little more about you. Thanks for the wonderful impact you make with your papercrafting. Oh yes, and great card today on your blog. Love that, too! :)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Cute as can be my friend! Love the rainbow colors
I went and visited Cardmaker-so excited and proud of you sweetie

Sue said...

Patti, cute image and wonderful sky background in the oval. Boy sure seems like summer started long ago here, over 90 today and tomorrow.....ewwww!

Hugs
Sue

Victoria H. said...

Congratulations on being CardMakers first featured "Reader Spitlight"! How very cool! Love your card.

Crystal said...

Oh my word how super SWEEEEEET Patti such a darling card!!!!! Hope you are doing great sweetie!!

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Heather Jensen said...

So darn sweet! Love the soft coloring.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me some love. :)

Hugs~

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Dots Dabbles said...

Love the masking technique..one of my favourites! A really beautiful summery card

Glenda Atkins said...

Congratulations on being spotlighted, well done! Love your summer card and the fabulous background you created, beautiful!

Beth Norman said...

Ohhh, I love it. Your sponging really grabs my attention. Lovely rainbow of colour.

Gvendalen said...

So cute card! Very beautiful. hugs, Helena

The Other Patti Sue said...

Super,super cute!

Cheri said...

I love, love, love your sponging on this, Patti and what a great idea to add thoe sweet flowers. I laughed when I read your comment about your age...realizing, "same here". Ha!!! Who cares as long as we can still get inky. :P

Auntie Em said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the background you created for this little cutie all ready for the beach.
Enjoy your summer! :)

Iris said...

Awesome card! Great job inking and coloring! And congrats on being featured! Loved reading a bit more about you!

Seleise said...

LOVE the background! Great masking! And, congrats for being featured on Cardmaker's Blog! Loved reading more about you!

Shirley said...

Just to let you know, I was looking for some beach inspiration and googled. Guess what came up. This should be framed, dear lady!!! I am so missing blog surfing. I hope to get back to it soon as I "finish these eggs". LOLOL