Jul 26, 2011

Gardens with things with wings

Happy Tuesday everyone and thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you are enjoying your summer, it's been unbearably hot over here in Illinois, but thanks to central air we didn't really have to deal with it! (I mean I didn't have to deal with it, hubby had to work in it!) I know my family over in Germany is complaining about the cold weather over there, but I really wish we had some of those days here...but then again, it's going to be fall before we know it....

Now onto my card for this week, it's a super simple one as my time is pretty limited right now while my son is still recovering from his surgery.

I simply used 3 paper scraps, adhered and sewed them onto a white card front. Then added the image with pop dots and added the sentiment. I colored the image with derwent coloursoft pencils and baby oil. Sentiment is from SU. I embellished with a button and silver cord, added some stickles and sewed the papers.

My image is one of the first ones that I bought from Meljen's Designs, toadstool buggies. It is available for purchase at Whimsy Stamps, and don't forget, there are only a few more days left to take advantage of the digital stamps sale at Whimsy (25% off until the end of the month!).

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I'd like to also enter my card to this week's Paper Sundae's with the theme of beachy or summer, and while it is not beach themed, I do think it is very summery. Also Summertime theme at Craft Your Days Away, so I am entering it there as well, and Summer is also the theme at Fussy and Fancy. At Phindy’s Place the challenge is doubling up, and there are 2 mushrooms, 2 bees and two ladybugs in my image, and of course I wouldn't mind winning a Phindy's Prize so I am entering it there too. And last but not least, Stamp Something wants to see something embellished.

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15 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one gorgeous card the detail is just brilliant and love that image and those papers are gorgeous hugs cheryl x

CraftyC said...

Your card is beautiful Ellie. Love the image and pretty colours and papers!
Clairexx

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, hope your son recovers quickly x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow this is awesome. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Faye said...

Oh this is a gorgeous card. I love the cool image and fabby colours. Thanks so much for playing at Paper Sundaes this week. x

Angel said...

Awwww this is just way to pretty, love it.

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

Huggies Angel

Dorcas said...

What a beautiful card! I’m so glad you could play with us this week at Phindy's
Hugs,
Dorcas

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, love the pretty colours and the image is fab. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, love the pretty colours and the image is fab. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge x

Amy Johnson said...

Such a pretty card Ellie. I love the stitching and the silver cord. I didn't even know it was cold in Germany this time of the year. I thought they had a similiar weather pattern to ours.

Maria Matter said...

this is beautiful Ellie! love these summer-y colors & your coloring is always so gorgeous!
hugs & blessings

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I really like this card you have created!

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Ellie, love the layout and the cute image.

Hope your son is recovering quickly.

All the best,
Maarit

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I do love this creation Ellie that image and design look superb.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Lisa M. said...

Most definitely summery! I love the stitching you did on this card and the colors are so yummy! thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!