Monday, July 9, 2012

Just having fun . . .

WOW!  What a busy week I have ahead of me!!  
But before it gets TOO CRAZY, I wanted to quickly share with you a card I made over the weekend.  Recently I won 3 fabulous images from LEJ Designs and this 'lovely lady' is one of them.  The actual name of the stamp is 'Summer Sun Ellen'.  And since their current challenge at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog is fabulous flowers, I decided to play along.   I have paired her with another fun digi (castle) which was a freebie over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge

Using WORD software, I created a little 'beach scene' ... now that's what I call a SAND CASTLE!!!
I've used prismacolor markers for my coloring with the exception of the sky and I used chalk for that.  The flowers are prima and the greenery was created with a Martha Stewart 'branch' punch.  My background paper is from a DCWV mat stack.
Well like I said ... busy, busy, busy this week so this post will be short & sweet!

Here are a few additional qualifying challenges:
The Crafty Pad #178 - At the Seaside
 Pile It On - Shore Thing
Simply Create Too - Summer/Vacation
Sweet & Sassy - Beach/Sand

Hope you all have a fabulous week and thanks so much for stopping by today.
HUGS from OHIO
Darlene

17 comments:

sue - bearhouse said...

fabulous card Darlene. I love the image and the layout is fabulous with such beautiful flowers too

Sue

Dawn said...

Darlene, this is just wonderful! Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad this time!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Twinkle Star said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the embellies are super! Thanks for joining in with The Crafty Pad's 'At the Seaside' challenge.

Estelle xx

Rita said...

How lovely Darlene. A real taste of summer. The colours are perfect and the flowers just give it a finishing touch. Enjoy your Day. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun this is brilliant just adore the scene you have created here Hun just brilliant,hugs Cheryl oh my post today Hun is an idea,that you gave me on your blog,xx

cotnob said...

Great card Darlene, I love the scene you have created.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Pauline
x

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Darlene - that's certainly a sand Castle! I love how you've merged the images together to make a beach scene and I also like the greenery tucked in with the flowers.
Thanks for sharing your card in our "At the Seaside" challenge this week at The Crafty Pad.
Helen x (DT)

Laine said...

Hi Darlene, What a lovely card. I love the image and all of the design detail you have used.
Hugs
Laine
X

Laine said...

Hi Darlene, What a lovely card. I love the image and all of the design detail you have used.
Hugs
Laine
X

sassy said...

love this summery card..wish we were having the summer weather here...not a chance..love all the details great creation hugs sassyxx

sassy said...

love this summery card..wish we were having the summer weather here...not a chance..love all the details great creation hugs sassyxx

Melissa S. said...

Love the card. Great coloring. Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On this week.

Linby said...

She looks like she would have a sand castle like that lol! Great card thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy.

Lynn x

Linby said...

She looks like she would have a sandcastle like that lol!
Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy.
Lynn x

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Darlene. I really like your floral border!

Chris said...

that is quite a sand castle. makes me want to go to the beach, if it would just stop raining here.

thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

Plastic Card said...

Stunning card. So beautiful design. I like the colors you have used and that image is so cute. Thanks for sharing.