Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Enjoy The Simple Things

Sorry I haven’t been around lately.  I hurt my back while picking strawberries in the rain with our kindergarteners and have been unable to “play”. I am finally feeling better and recently purchased some alcohol markers so had to play tonight. This is my first time using these and I had a lot of fun. I still need a lot of practice but thought it wasn't too bad for a beginner.

I made this card for the Impression Obsession Challenge with the theme of “Summer Celebration”.  When I saw this stamp called Summer Field (G2204), it brought back wonderful memories of being a child and chasing the fireflies.  No better way to celebrate summer.  I also created the dark blue background with the sentiment using Cover-a-Card Lg. Paisley (CC039).  The sentiment is also from IO but I have had it awhile and could not find it in this format.  They do still have the saying but not vertically.  It is Enjoy Simple Things (A11018B).

I used a Spellbinders’ Labels Four to cut out the image and the black and yellow layers.  I used  the Grand Labels Four for the vertical embossed gray layer, along with the blue.  I used Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder, Rays, for the embossing and rubbed over it with gold ink.  All of this is layered on top of a round black card base, cut out with Spellbinders’ GrandCircles die.

Thanks for stopping by!!
E. Marie

This card is also entered in the following challenges:
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 106 - 3 of Something (Flowers with buttons)
Stampin For The Weekend Challenge #8 – Layer Upon Layer
Anything Challenge #66 – Things With Wings
CES Challenge #84 – No Squares Allowed
Clearly Inspired Challenge #51 (CIC51) – What Goes Up, Must Come Down (Things in the air)
Crafts and Me Challenge #83 – Punches and Die Cuts
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #131 – April Showers Brings Forth May Flowers (Flowers part of image)
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C135 – Gardening or Great Outdoors
CCW April Mini Challenge – Something Black
Ladybugs Crafts Ink TLC Challenge #60 Anything But Square
Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 20 - Doing the Rounds
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge – Die Cuts and Punches (Dies, Stamps, and Embossing Folder over 6 months old)
One Stop Craft Challenge #181 – Celebration


Shirley said...

Oh My Gosh!!! Marie, I was just looking at a card I made with the Summer Field stamp. Yours is just Summer beautiful!! I love the colors, the shape, and the sentiment too! Thanks for playing and getting it in before 10!!!! Good luck in the drawing too!!

Brenda said...

Fun card with lots of great elements!

Fluffles said...

Bright & beautiful - what a lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning hun, love the shape & the colours are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Janette said...

Do hope your back is ok now, nothing worse is there..
Thanks for playing along with us at CraftyCatz this week, your card is so cute.xx

Pat Garvin said...

Great colors. So bright and cheery. Love the rays. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.


Hi Marie
A beautiful card gorgeous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

crafty amy said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better and this is such a pretty card :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and me and good luck.


Amy xx

Kate said...

Great design, shape & colors. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

carol said...

wonderful card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Designing with Debbie said...

Cool card, love the design. I have never seen one like this before. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

April said...

So bright and pretty, Marie! Great job!

Hugs, April

Angie said...

What a fun shape for your card! Your colors pop!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a great card. Love all the different elements and your coloring is really nice!!

Theresa said...

Great bright and so many elements. Thanks for playing wth us at Speedy Fox and Friends this week.

Lyndsey Marie said...

Great card, love the stunning design. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire challenge.
Lyndsey xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Great card, love the stunning design. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire challenge.
Lyndsey xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Your card is lovely. The shape is great and love the colours. Thanks for joining us at LCI Challenge this fortnight.
Diane xx

Joanie said...

Great card, lovely detail

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

Kerry said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in a the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

Scattychick said...

Thank you for entering your lovely card into our challenge at Creative Craft World x

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW!! very bright and cheery! Thanks for joining us at IO!


Suzie McFloozy said...

Fab card - love the bright colours and all those beautiful layers x
Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

susibee said...

Lovely. Thanks for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.