Thursday, August 2, 2018

Summer Time

Hello All!
I can't believe we are already into the month of August!  I still have so many things I want to do before the weather changes ... but maybe I'm getting ahead of myself!   With the way the climate has changed here in Ohio, we won't get snow until 2019 so I still have plenty of time!  LOL

Today Diane (Nellie's Nest) and I are challenging each other again to join in the same fun challenge and inspire each other with what we created.  I chose Addicted to CAS as our challenge blog to participate in today because I need all the CAS practice I can get!  Their theme this time around is SUMMERTIME.

For the background on my card I have used Tim Holtz Distress Broken China ink and a large sponge dauber.  And for my summertime scene I've used the Taylored Expression 'Beach Border' die.  It was cut from white card stock and colored using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  Then, popped up using dimensional tape.

As many of you know, hubby & I took a month long holiday in May and visited some of the islands of French Polynesia!  OMG they were so amazing!  So this was my SUMMERTIME inspiration.  We actually stayed in a tiki hut out in the beautiful blue waters of Tahiti ... awesome!

The birds on the front of my card is a stamp from Stampscapes and the inside sentiment is a stamp by Endless Creations.   The palm tree on the inside is a die by Frantic Stamper called Tall Palm Tree.  My rectangle sentiment panel was die cut using the Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles and I sponged the edge using the same Tim Holtz blue ink.

Challenges to share in:
Stamplorations CAS Challenge - Summer Vacation
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Cards in Envy Challenge - On the Beach

Well that's it for me today!  I'm so happy you have taken the time to stop by and say hello!
Be sure to pop over to Diane's blog to see what she has created
Have a great weekend ahead!

As always . . .


scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely summer scene and like so much also the inside of your card!

Sherri Thacker said...

I love your beach card. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

Diane said...

Oh how pretty, summery and fun, what a great die, you are the die queen for sure lol....I want to be on that beach right now as it is to be HOT here all next week and this weekend!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable scene on your card! I love the pretty blue background too! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Leslie Miller said...

Ahhh, summertime... you and your dies made a very inviting scene! Isn't it fun? Love how one die makes the whole awesome card front, and Miss Die Queen had the perfect palm tree and sentiment for inside, too. Love!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Looks like a summer in the tropics. Neat card.

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific beach scene, and every time I see your birds stamp I think I should get that! Love how you colored the trees. Like how you brought them to the inside too!

Daen'Ys said...

Wow, this beautiful beach scene invites to take a dip! --- with this hot weather that we currently have, we would like to spend the whole day in the water! ...hahaha
Rosi x

Dawn Frost said...

LOVE your scene! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's photo challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

Lisa Lynn said...

Darlene, this is a great beach scene. Great inside with the sentiment. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Photo Inspiration Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Darlene! The beach scene you've created is so cute and your ink blended sky looks fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx