Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge

Hello ... Hello ...

It's time for another fun challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
I'm thrilled to be today's hostess and hope you'll come join in today's challenge fun!

Our theme today is:

(card/project with a SUN on it)

Here's what I came up with and LOVED creating it.  

This is about as easy a card creation and you can get!  Here's the process I used:
Using Tim Holtz distress Inks and large sponge daubers, sponge on the colors you'd see on a beach (sand, water, sky).  Stamp my images ... create a SUN using a large marshmallow looking sponge dauber and yellow ink.  Add a couple pieces of yellow gingham ribbon to the corners ... make a bow with my bow easy ...attach with glue dots and VIOLA!!  Card front is ready to mat and attach to the base card.

See ... told you it was quick & easy!!  Try it ...
This is about as CAS as I can get!!

Recipe for my card:
Papers:  White cs, SU Yellow cs
Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Antique Linen (sand), Stormy Sky (water), Broken China (sky),  Memento ME-100 Dandelion (sun), Versafine Onyx
Stamps:  SU Seaside Sketches (retired), Stampscapes Gulls (302A)
Accessories:  Sponge daubers, Marshmallow dauber (kids crafts at Jo-Anns), Michael's yellow gingham ribbon, Bow Easy

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At the 11th hour I decided to make another sample card for today's challenge and went in search of an image/stamp that had a sun on it.  I came up with this fabulous stamp from the Our Daily Bread 'The Mighty Sea' stamp set and got busy coloring.

Recipe for this card:
Papers:  Graphic45 Secret Garden 6x6 Patterns & Solids, Black cs, White cs, SU Summer Sun cs
Stamps/Ink:  Our Daily Bread 'The Mighty Sea',  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Spellbinder Classic & Scallop Circle dies, Memory Box #98438 'Big Splash Border', Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Stickles 'Waterfall', 

 Other challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Summer Colors
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

I hope you'll come play along with us and thanks so much for stopping by!
As always . . .


Crystal said...

Both of these are fabulous Darlene!!! I sure love the die cut and sparkle on the second card!!! Great cards :) hope your having an awesome week!!

Vicki Parson said...

WOW!! Such gorgeous creations Dar!! I love the colors on the top card and your beach scene for the second is beautiful!! It's cooling down nicely here now...turned off the air for a while! :)

Cheryl said...

Oh wow Dar, they're both gorgeous! Love the washed-sponging, and those colors and images are fantastic!

Cynthia said...

Both cards are lovely, Darlene! I especially like what you have created with Seaside Sketches. Love this set! It's a classic.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love both cards, Dar...fabulous details...but the first one is my favorite. I'm a beachcomber...and it just speaks to me. Beautiful!

Pam said...

Both of these cards are just beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Two fabulous cards- love the technique and the simplicity on the 1st card, and LOVE the gorgeous image and colors of the 2nd one. You can have the heat..hehehe we are finally getting a break and have a cool week in the forecast : )

Jules said...

Absolutely amazing, the image is fantastic and your card looks great. Thank you for joining us at BMD. Good Luck xoxoxo

Elaine said...

Super cards Darlene , great designs too, love the die used on the second one its just like waves well done .
Thank you for joining us at our anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge this week and GOOD LUCK !
Hugs Elaine

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful cards. Love that stamp set from stampin up, wonderfully simple but stunning. Love the dies and the beautiful sentiment.
Hugs, Pat

xxcalamityxx said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you so much for joining us over at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog for our anything goes challenge xhugsx Nikki

Jackie said...

WOW.. just love the second card, fantastic... fabby image and beautifully coloured. Thank you so much for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this time, good luck. hugs Jackie. x