Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shelly's Images Challenge

Another week has rolled around and that means 
it's time for another fun challenge at Shelly's Images!  

With the 4th of July approaching, today we are focused on:

STARS & STRIPS ... AND ... SPARKLE

and our FEATURED image today is
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PICNIC
As you can see by the watermarked image above, this image comes in TWO versions ... one with a plain napkin and one with a stars/stripes napkin hanging out of the basket.  GREAT for those holiday OR picnic cards, invitations or announcements!


I had so much fun coloring this image and of course I just had to use SU crystal effects on the 'drinks' to give them a more REAL effect.  You'll notice a bit of shine on the grapes and watermelon too!

Other Qualifying Challenges:
SJ Crafts - Red, White & Blue
DRS Designs - Stars & Stripes
Cute Card Thursday - Patriotic
Crafting for All Seasons - Patriotic/Military/Fireworks
Paper Pretties - Red, White and Blue
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Anything Goes
 Crafty Sentiments Designs - Red, White & Blue
Scrap-Creations - 4th of July
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - Red, White & Blue
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Patriotic or Summer
House of Gilli - Red, White & Blue


I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!  And if you need more inspiration ... by all means pop on over to Shelly's Images and check out what my team mates have created for you today ... they are AWESOME!!!

Hope to see you there!
HUGS
Darlene

19 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

What a great scene - so many details. Love them all! Your colors are well done as well. Fun creation!

Monika Reeck said...

lovely coloring and nice Limonade color on you card...very lovely card...would you mind to see my basket card on my blog :) many thanks dear...hugs

Rita said...

Fabulous cards Darlene. That wicker basket looks so real. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Shelly Parker - Shellys Images said...

I love this card Darlene. The shape of the paper that the image is on really adds so much interest. And the crystal accents are awesome too. Amazing work!

Laura Love said...

This is super cute Darlene! I love the deep,rich colors of your striped background paper. That image is adorable and you did a beautiful job coloring it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Sara H said...

Another gorgeous creation!!! Wow! I love it =)
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week and good luck with the draw!

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

pinky said...

Love your card, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.
Pinky

Jacqueline Smith said...

Your card is amazing! Love the background papers that you used. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Jac said...

Super card, fabulous image and love the glossy bits, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

sassy said...

love this creation and wish it was picnic weather here ...superb job my friend hugs & love sassy xxxxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the scene on this card- love the coloring- the basket looks awesome- fun coloring and love the cute bear you added!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

what a lovely card you have made here. It fits perfectly for the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog. Thank you for taking part in this challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for joining us this week at Loves rubber stamps! Hope to see you each week!

Basement Stamper said...

crystal effects is great on the glasses! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week.

Peggy said...

Great idea for a 4th of July card. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Bianca said...

You have create such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

Jennifer Grace said...

What a lovely card, I like the big stars! The bear is so cute too. Thanks for joining us at SJ Crafts! x