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!
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!