Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Dreamin'

This scene is so serene...but today in Florida, all the grass is waterlogged from Tropical Storm Debbie, so no one is lying on the lawn with a book!  Actually, this picture reminds me of lazy days as a kid. I wore skirts and dresses to shorts or jeans! Do you remember?

These are the challenges I am entering with this card:
Corrosive Challenges by Janet - Summertime Girls
Sketch and Stash - must use one of their sketches/Free Choice
Charisma Cardz - Summer
All Sorts of Challenges- Any Die Will Do
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Girls, Girls, Girls

I discovered this wonderful blog of vintage images called Digital Two for Tuesday. If you love vintage, take a look.

The layout I used is number 7 from Sketch and Stash. 
I used paper that I have had for ages! The black card is from "Core-dinations" Black Cauldron series. The green CS is CTMH and the dotted blue is SU. The decor paper is Tres Jolie.

The lace border is from Crafty Secrets' Kitchen Kids Set. I sanded the white brads. 

I colored the image with chalks, as well as Prismacolor Pencils. I used an old CTMH cloud stencil, and a straight edge to give the picture a horizon line.I used a Gelly Roll Pen to highlight parts of the image. I like to give my images a white "glow" by erasing some of the chalk, because a lot of color on older cloth is mismatched and leaves a glow line. I guess I am in love with the vintage look...I don't know...


The ribbon is distressed by way of being melted with my heat tool. The little bird stamp is from Crafty Secrets "Bird Song" set. So is the little note paper stamp. The sentiment is from SeeDee's.

The rose was made using Tim Holtz' Vagabond Machine and Tattered Florals Die. I added a gem in the center. I just got my machine...and want more stuff to use with it.  Don't tell George!



  1. Beautiful dreamy image, wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

  2. Magnificent card. Dream : original theme. Well-kept work. Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  3. stunning card Bev, I love the image and the colours and embellishments are all gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for joining in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge

  4. Beautiful card! I love the image, the papers and design. Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  5. Really lovely card the image and papers are gorgeous.
    Thank you for the link to the vintage digi's they are brilliant and thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch n Stash, good luck x

  6. Simply PRECIOUS my friend! I love square cards but I shy away from making them because they are hard for me to sell because people here don't want to pay the extra postage it would cost to mail them. Just beautiful as always my friend ... can't wait to see more creations from you!! LOVE IT!

  7. What a gorgeous project, the flower is adorable! Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  8. Absolutely beautiful...

    Thanks for joining us at sketch n stash & good luck :o)

    hugs and xxx

  9. Wow Bev, this is gorgeous, what a beautiful scene you have created. Thanks so much for playing along with MILKCOFFEE this time:)


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