Friday, July 01, 2016

Hello July

A whole new month - lets hope the weather perks up for July!   We certainly picked the best week of June to go away - I think it's rained every single day since!

It's Daring Cardmakers Day and time for our monthly Elemental Inspiration Challenge.
July's photo is more of a mood-board or collage of several pictures and has been chosen by Lythan and is full of lovely Summertime beach-themes!
As ever the challenge is to create your own card which uses at least 3 elements from the picture.
Suggestions: Bright Stripes, Deckchair, Lollies, Beach, Sea, Slip-flops, Sun hats, Summer-themed words, Clouds, Layout

I've used clouds, a deckchair, Straw Hat, Summer song lyrics and bright stripes on mine 
The first version also had some bright-coloured bunting, but it looked a right mess, so I pulled it apart, cut it down, added an extra matting layer and grabbed a slightly larger card blank to build it on.  It looks much cleaner and more summery somehow

Background is created by cutting some cloud shapes from all-over sticky Post It notes and using them as masks while I swooshed some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the card
The song lyrics were created in Paint Shop Pro - I added them line by line, adjusting the sizes, spacing and positioning a bit - I didn't want them being too neat, iyswim
The deckchair and sun hat are cut on the Silhouette Cameo - I had to make new templates this time and I don't think the deckchair is quite right, which is a bit annoying.  Or maybe I didn't quite stick the layers together as I meant to. 
The fabric part is coloured using Gelatos and I always get in such a smudgy mess with them - I was probably concentrating more on getting the pieces stuck together without smudging than taking note of how the frame pieces should have been stuck down.
The lyrics piece is matted first onto a square inked more strongly with the
Tumbled Glass Ink, and then onto black Bazzill
Having cut down the cloudy piece as mentioned above, I matted that onto black too
I've used lots of fairly thick chipboard under the various pieces for extra dimension

Thank you for looking, I hope you'll leave a message.  If you head over to the
Daring CardmakersBlog you'll see what the rest of the team have been making - and meet our lovely new Guest designer too



Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Kathy, love the colours and sentiment.
Linda xxx

Shabneez said...

Love the sentiment and the wonderfully bright deckchairs. The fabric is a great addition. Thanks for the mention :) Shabneez xxx

Angelnorth said...

Great summery feeling to this - now if you could just sort out the weather to match we'd be good to go!

Laine said...

So bright and breezy Kathy. A real taste of summer!

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card and love the colours

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful and sunny Kathy
Gr Karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love it. I just wish the weather matched your little scene. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kate M said...

Love the clean, crisp feel of this lovely summery card. Great summer scene you have created.

Andree said...

A super summery card Kathy. The colours are fabulous and the sentiment verse is lovely xx

Jan Ltc said...

Love this Kathy xx Jan

sandra carey said...

Beautiful I am dreaming of sitting in that chair Hugs Sandra xx

Cathy Clowes said...

Fabulous card Kathy. Love the colours and the deckchair looks very inviting. Cathy x