Tuesday, July 3, 2012

All About Summer...

Hello, friends...
I am so excited to share with you, that I was invited to be the guest designer for the 
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge for the month of July!
What an honor to get to work with these very talented ladies - this has been a delightful secret to keep!

Today's Timeless Tuesday Challenge hostess is the amazing Makiko, who has chosen "All About Summer" as her theme for this week.  Makiko has challenged us to make a card or project with a summer theme. 




"On the Porch" was immediately my choice for this challenge.  


It's one of my favorite Flourishes sets, and certainly make me think of summer.  

A CAS easel card seemed the perfect fit for this wonderful image!  
The image and sentiment were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock.  The image was colored with Copic Markers: Y08, Y11, YG61, YG63, G21, C00, C1.  





Prima's beautiful "Songbird Collection" 6 x 6 Paper Pack, and black cardstock scraps were used to mat panels. A bit of Gelly Roll Stardust Pen was used to give the ice cubes some sparkle, some gloss was used to give the image a shiny, realistic look, and some Want 2 Scrap Bling was added as a perfect finishing touch.  The image was stamped a second time, and the lemons were colored and fussy cut, to use as a brace for the front panel.  The lemons and the focal panel were given some dimension with foam squares.

Take a look at what the fabulous Timeless Tuesday Designers have created for you today!

Allison     Amanda     Cindy     Denise     Heather     Makiko     Mona

I hope we see your card posted in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Perfect Layers Tools were used for perfect matting!
You can use any rotary cutter or craft knife with these tools! Check out their
website for a video tutorial!

28 comments:

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful and the image looks so inviting, I want to sit right down and enjoy a glass of lemonade. Very classy card!

Beth Norman said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your guest designer work. It is so well deserved. And to be with such a great company as Flourishes is "rock on." Your card is beautiful. I love the easel style. Beautiful stamp set.

Denise Marzec said...

Congratulations on being our guest this month! I can't wait to see everything you create. This card is gorgeous! I love that set and I love easel cards, too. Beautifully done!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Hi Patti, I love this card - looks so cool and relaxing and the sentiment is just delightful.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Congrats to you!!! I am so happy and proud of you sweetie...they have the most beautiful stamps.
Such a beautiful design and wonderful colors.
Thanks for sharing sweetie

Heather Jensen said...

So sweet Patti! Love that delicious looking lemonade. :)

Gail said...

o my patty i can almost reach in to your card and grab that pitcher!! what a wonderful job you did on this..the card is so refreshing(pun intended)clean looking..tfs..loves ya

Beate said...

Patti, I LOVE your card. It's beautiful and definitely a summer card.
Hugs and smiles

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Patti! I would love to sip some of that lemonade right now ~ it's pretty toasty here in the desert!

kssdesigns said...

This is beautifully colored. Looks good enough to drink!

Lorie said...

That is just lovely Patti! Such a pretty stamp set, too!

Glittered Paws said...

Awesome - looks like it is ready to take out to the front porch and start sipping. Really like the stamp set too. Great job.

STAMPING SAM said...

Congrats on the GDT spot! Such a lovely soothing card for such a 'hot' topic...meaning the heat wave we are dealing with. Jim and I have been on a lemonaide kick the last couple weeks. Cold and icy, taste so good. Love the colors with the black matting. I say this easel card is perfect!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Just gorgeous Patti! Love your easel card design. Welcome to the Timeless Tuesday team for July!

Cheryl W said...

Congratulations, Patti! What a great honor. I love your classy card. Your matting is so perfect! beautiful!!

Amanda said...

Beautiful card, Patti! I love how you framed everything in like a picture frame, it really shows off your coloring and beautiful embellishments! :) And I love that you made it into an easel card, those always look so fantastic!!
I can't wait to see what you have for us, next week! :)

~ Amanda :)

Nicole Hascoet said...

Congratulations Patti, this is so well deserved. Your card is fabulous with a great image.
I wonder where Summer is gone here!
Have a great evening
Hugs xx

Amanda Mertz said...

Your card makes me want to sit in the (imagined) afternoon shade on my front porch and drink cold lemonade! What a fun card. You rocked the colors too! TFS!

Auntie Em said...

Nothing says summer like lemonade. Great card!
Have a safe and happy July 4th holiday!

Carole said...

Patti, I love, LOVE, love it. Absolutely wonderful and I'm so glad you are the guest designer, well done and well deserved! Hugs ... Carole

Sue said...

Patti, this is so darn nice. Love how you used the grey paper, makes the sunny yellow lemons really pop. What's better than lemonade on a hot summer day. Enjoy your time with this DT. Have a great 4th.

Hugs
Sue

The Other Patti Sue said...

Congrats to you! Love your card and the sentiment is just to cute!

Anne-Elise said...

Congratulations Patti! Your card is beautiful!

Iris said...

Congrats Patti! Nice job coloring and adding texture! Love all those layers and the bling! Great job!

Sue from Oregon said...

OH MY! what an honor Patti...You Rock! Awesome card by the way!

Cat said...

ILOVE this card and those adorable images!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the gray, black and white with the pop of color with the lemonade!!!

redwasher1 said...

Patti, your card is beautiful and so refreshing!! Congrats on the GD spot at Flourishes!!!