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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Summer Scenes

To me, this is the quintessential summer scene:



The new challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges today is to create a summer scene on your card or other paper-crafted project. Growing up near Georgian Bay meant many summer days spent on the water. So for me, this IS summer. You can't see from the photo, but through some fortuitous alchemy, the combination of black ink, clear embossing powder and Twinkling H2Os gives the trees a perfect greenish tinge when the light strikes them the right way. I made this for a friend who recently discovered he has cancer. I thought the serenity of the image struck the right tone. I'm linking this card up to the latest CASology challenge -- the cue word is "relax". 


My second card is a less literal interpretation, but I think still makes a summery scene. Being out in the garden (or among the container plants on the deck!) is also a big part of summer for me. That little butterfly was punched from some random flyer, and just happened to work perfectly with the blue chalk ink of the watering can and tools. I'm going to link this card to Moxie Fab World's movement challenge, because I like the way the eye moves along the different elements of this card. (As usual, I'm sure it's the 'innovative' part of the challenge that will do me in. :P) 
Our generous sponsor this week at Crafty Creations Challenges is Whimsy Stamps. I'm just glad it's a challenge that lets me hang on to summer a bit longer! Why not link up your summer scene? 
P.S. We're introducing some terrific new design team members today! Come check out their beautiful creations! 


Supplies: (shore scene) white & blue cardstock, watercolour paper, Stampscapes lakeside cove stamp, Versafine onyx black ink, clear embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os, watercolour paint; (garden friends) white & red cardstock, Papertrey Ink Garden Variety stamps, Versamagic Aegean blue, red magic & Spanish olive chalk inks, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Marvy Uchida corner-rounding punch Pin It Now!

20 comments:

onecraftymama said...

Oh awesome, the same spammers found you! Ugh. They got me on a post from February - several dozen times.

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. It's hard to know what kind of cards to send - obviously not a 'get well' kinda thing - so many people just don't do anything.

I love the ripples in the water - what a cool detail! and the whole scene just looks like peace.

I love the watering can card too - loads of movement! - and apparently the innovation part gets me too. I swear it feels original while I'm doing it! Love the grass along the edge :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, two gorgeous cards, Linds! I love the serenity of the first card. It's beautifully coloured but I'm sorry for the reason you had to make it. Fabulous use of the garden stamps, too! I love the summery colours.

Joyce said...

Wow--that lake scene card is really amazing. Hard to believe it is stamps and ink--it looks like a photo.

Glenda J said...

Fabulous cards! Love the scene (I would never attempt that colouring - beautiful). Adorable friends card too - great colours.

Tracey McNeely said...

Wonderful cards Lindsey, wow your scene is coloured beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the CASology!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow, that first scene is so gorgeous! I love the detail. Seeing your card bums me out that I didn't buy the Twinkling H2Os I had in my cart when I put in my last order. ha ha. It is perfect for "relax." The second card is super sweet. I love how the butterfly is flying off the card.

Linda Palmer said...

I love your cards but the first one is absolutely fabulous. I love this type card and wish I could do them. Great job!!

Meighan Wheller said...

Wow that lake scene is beautiful work Lindsey. On a hot summers day that would look cool and refreshing. Meg

cardz said...

Two lovely cards Lindsey. I especially like that gorgeous scene. I agree that being by the water is what summer is all about. My first choice is water by the ocean but living in Ottawa that is rarely possible so by the lake is lovely too.
Heather

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous summer scene - we don't get them like that in Toronto! Are you near by? I'm sure your friend will appreciate this calm scene. Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Jaime said...

Beautiful cards once again lady! Thanks for hanging in here with us at CCC!

Rosemary said...

love this beautiful and relaxing scene!! your coloring of the image is amazing!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!!!

Jen W. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend but I think the card is perfect for the sense of peace and serenity it portrays.

Love the red mat on the second card and that awesome butterfly. And I laughed about the innovative thing - I think that's what always defeats me too! :)

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow that first card is fab thought it was a photo! - so tranquil and serene I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated by your friend x

Lisa Arana said...

Amazing takes on the two different cards for summer... both are prefect.

Karen Nutkins said...

You have created a completely tranquil, relaxing scene.

Susan said...

Two fabulous cards...but that scene in the first card is totally fabulous! I love it and the coloring is perfect!

Jean said...

They are both lovely cards ~ your summer scene does look very relaxing ~ just beautiful coloring!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOWZA! That first card is AMAZING! I love the entire image!!!!! FAB! And your second card is just too cute--fab for any friend:)

Cath said...

Hey Lindsey! Thanks for linking this up to the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)