Monday, 17 January 2011

Dreaming of Summer ...

My new Papermania Pads and Card have arrived! A lot of my stuff has been stuck in the post due to backlog, so I was very excited when this arrived on time. I bought Papermania Capsule Collection "Verde Paper Pack" and "Red Hot Paper Pack" both by Tina Higgins available from Crafty Devils Paper Craft. Very pretty paper and all co-ordinated!

The Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 48 - "Dreaming of Summer" inspired me to make this card. I found this really cute free digital image "Sleepy Bee" on Digi Stamp Boutique and it seemed just perfect! I used the "Verde Paper Pack" - gorgeous shades of green!  The stripey paper I wanted to look like awning - don't know why but it reminds me of summer, and also because I had turned the sketch round, I thought it might look quite good.

"Truly Scrumptious" Sketch - Challenge 48 - Dreaming of Summer

The Wavy edge was cut with Scalloped Scissors. The green ribbon that I had didn't look right so I decided to use the strips of card but made a bow out of the green organza ribbon. I wanted to put the words in clouds and that caused me no end of trouble, getting them right size and shape. I used a font called 'Bubblegum' and went around the edges of clouds with silver glitter pen.  I'm still not sure they look right? Can you tell that they are clouds! LOL.

"Sleepy Bee" detail

Leaves: Pear Green Promarker and Copic G85
Bee: Promarkers Black and Canary
Wings of the Bee: Sakura Glitter Pen - Clear Star
Flower: petals and centre cut from Papermania papers
Green square gems and felt flower and gem from stash

As well as the Truly Scrumptious Challenge, I hope that the card is also okay for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is "Monochrome", as it is mainly all one colour, just different shades. I think that it will also count as Oldie But A Goodie's "Bright and Cheerful" Challenge - looking forward to summer!

Challenges entered:
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge No. 48 - Dreaming of Summer
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge No. 147 - Monochrome
Oldie But A Goodie - Challenge No. 10 - Bright and Cheerful

One thing I love about this card is that by using the words, "Dreaming of Summer" it is quite an open sentiment and so thinking about it, it could be used for all sorts of occasions - Birthday, Get Well, Cheer Up!


Anonymous said...

Oh yes dreaming of summer, that's what i am doing right now,specially today, it's been raining all day non stop!
Your card is fab! love the nice papers and that image is too cute.
Hugs xx

scrapperjulia said...

Awwwwww, love the bee and the spider! Cute card! Thanks for joining us at an Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
Julia-Guest DT

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Sue great card I love the freshness of it, it really cheers me up. Happy to leave you a comment and become a follower I'm new to this myself & I get all excited everytime I get either!
Laurie x

Sue said...

Thanks Pat!

Yes - I really am dreaming of Summer too! It is SO dull !!!

Sue xx

Sue said...

Thanks Julia!

Sue XX

Sue said...

Aww thanks Laurie!

We all need cheering up at this time of year!

Glad you have become a follower.

Sue xx

Beth said...

This is so cute! I love this sweet little image and the paper piecing looks fab!
Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx

Sue said...

Thanks Beth!

Sue xx

Fleur said...

A lovely card, Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, but to qualify for the prize you need to use a rubber stamp ~ No digis allowed. I hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sue said...

Thanks Fleur!

Ah, sorry! noticed that this afternoon. Has to be a stamp 6 months plus, hence the name. I will definitely try another challenge though!

Sue xx