Monday, August 1, 2022

Four Seasons Challenge - Summer

Hello Friends

Over at the Four Seasons Challenge Blog,
our theme this month is . . .

Anything Goes - SUMMER

check out this fabulous inspiration board Diane has created to help inspire you . . .


Today, I was inspired by the 'beverage' in the upper right corner of our mood board.  I knew I had a stamp & die set that would work perfect and even though it took me forever to locate it again (that tells me I have way too many goodies to play with lol), I did find it and got busy stamping, die cutting, coloring & creating.  Here is my '1st draft' 
... but after looking at it for awhile, I didn't like it ... just looked 'EMPTY' so I went back to the drawing board and added the 'hut type roof panel' (strip of white scrap card stock inked with TH Brushed Corduroy Distress ink then snipped with scissors) as well as creating the ocean/sand onto the white panel beneath the drinks using a torn piece of white scrap card stock then used Tombow markers, water and a fine artist brush for the coloring.

 THEN I decided the drinks need a little more realism and added some crystal effects ...

THERE ... that's more like it!!  LOL

  If you haven't checked out our new FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE BLOG (a monthly seasonal themed challenge) yet, PLEASE pop over and join in the fun.  And don't forget our latest challenge blog adventures ... PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE BLOG (a bi-monthly anything goes Christmas challenge) ... and CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE (a bi-monthly anything goes using embossing folders + an optional twist).  Please be sure to pop over and check 'em out!

 Thanks so much for stopping by today!

As always . . .


  1. Those drinks look good enough to 'well' drink!! Very creative ad fun card, I think we both had summer drinks in mind lol, great job!!

  2. The addition of Crystal Effects make the drinks look so realistic! What a fabulous card! I also liked the "before" style in a more CAS way. The kiwi patterned paper was a perfect choice too!

  3. A cute card. Brilliant idea to add a layer of thatched roof. It really put some zing into it.The paper is lovely. I'd like to own that set of drinks. They are great and so is your card. [Bunny]

  4. Love your card (almost as much as I love tropical drinks!) and that is a perfect summer sentiment!

  5. What a FUN Summer card, Dar. Thanks again for having me on the Four Seasons Challenge DT. I'm always so inspired by you and Diane, and SO appreciate all your hard work to keep things going. You're both amazing. Thanks for having me.

  6. You did a fantastic job of stepping up your card with the roof and the glossy on the glasses, looks terrific!

  7. Ack, I love this so much! You've got a real tiki-hut on the beach thing going on. Great idea and great job executing it. It was genius to add the gloss to the glasses. That cinched the WOW factor!


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