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Friday, June 21, 2013

Summertime

Hi and welcome to my blog. What a fun image for summertime! Today is the first day of summer and it sure feels like it. It is time to find something to cool us off. A big slice of juicy watermelon sounds like a good way to do that! I had fun making this card today for a few challenges. The patterned paper is Basic Grey Sweet Threads -- Mix & Match. For the flower I started with a flat flower charm and used a technique that I have not used in a long time. I colored the charm using Sharpie markers. I then tapped Versa Mark ink over it and sprinkled on Sparkle embossing powder courtesy of  Sparkle N Sprinkle. I used three layers of the embossing powder. I love how sparkly the flower turned out!



Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your summer is great!


Challenges entered:

House Mouse -- Charming
Basic Grey -- Doilies
Simon Says -- Summer Fruits
Stamping for the Weekend -- Anything Goes

14 comments:

  1. aw, how pretty, April! lovely layers beautiful textures and colors. hugs, de

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  2. This is so sweet! I love the look of that gorgeous doily!

    We had a very hot day here too. I loved it though as we've had some pretty miserable weather so far this spring/summer.

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  3. This bunny knows how to cool off! What a fun card, and I love the way you colored the flower charm! Thanks April for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  4. love the image and the gorgeous colouring on the melon, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

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  5. Very pretty, cute image

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week

    Jo x

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  6. Adorable, April! I love that charm - it looks fantastic. Thanks for the tip.

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  7. Too cute! Love the paper choices and the doily really makes the image pop. Great flower too.

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  8. Oh I could use some nice juicy watermelon right now. I love how you made your charm and the ribbon with it. Nice job for this challenge. Glad you could join in at House Mouse & friends this week.

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  9. The is a lovely summery card, such an adorable image and fabulous design.
    Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends.
    Pauline GDT
    x

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  10. Such a beautiful card, I love the cute image and wonderful summery colours
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge.
    Sue xx

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  11. April...I LOVE IT! This image makes me smile. I love those Happy Hoppers :)

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  12. Patoooie!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!
    Such a fun and summery image with the pretty flower too!

    ♥ Sue Kment

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  13. Great card! Sweet image! Love the layering and colored doily! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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  14. This is fab! Thanks for sharing with us at stampin for the weekend! Hugs Rebekah xx

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