Friday, July 08, 2016

Summer Party

How is your day so far?  It's quite breezy and not particularly sunny here at the moment.  I hope it gets better as the day goes on.  Today is a WFL Day - which means OH is working from home and the call "What's for lunch?" will be heard in an hour or so... ;)

It's also Daring Cardmakers Day, with our lovely Miri hosting a Summer Party over on our blog - we hope you'll be coming along!

~ ~ ~ A Perfect Summer Party ~ ~ ~

Please create a card that features one ingredient for a perfect summer party.
No matter if it’s a pool party, a picnic party, a birthday party, a Euros football party or a BBQ party:
BBQ (steaks, sausages etc.), sunglasses, a pool, lemonade, cocktails, a water melon, picnic baskets, all kinds of balls (to entertain the kids), colourful napkins, summer fruits, ice cubes, bunting, cake, a parasol …
Please pop across to the blog to see what our fantastic Design Team members 
came up with 

After much humming and hahing and indecision, plus a few false starts, I decided to go for some kind of shaped card.  One of the false starts was a set of different shaped cocktail glasses, so I chose one of them, then made it a bit bigger and fatter to use for my glass shape.

The glass shape was found via a Google Image search, but I altered the shape to make a broader shape, then cut it out to use as a template.
On a sheet of smooth white card, I drew around the shape,  swooshed several shades of yellow, orange and red Distress Inks over the card, then cut out the glass shape
The base is an inked up panel of card with about a 8cms folded section, trimmed to fit behind the glass which was then partially glued in place - I needed to be able to tuck the bits and bobs between the layers.
Orange Slice - circles of card in orange and cream - trimmed around with scissors for a more realistic look.  The inner orange circle was dabbed with inks to look more orangey, then cut into segments, a little of the card trimmed away from each and then they were glued onto the pith circle.  For the centre I drew a really rough star shape on the back of a scrap of card, cut it out and glued in place
Parasol -the very small rosette die from Memory Box was used and a circle of paper made into a wide cone shape for the centre.  This MB die is a real pain, the folds are tiny and very awkward so I don't use it very often! I added a white bead to the centre point and used dimensional glue to fix the parasol to a piece of bamboo skewer. 
Straws - rolls of paper.  The parasol and straws are both made with papers from 'Polka, Mon Ami' 6x6 pad (Echo Park)
Cherries - 2 punched circles of red card, "speared with" (adhered to) a green card "stick", covered with Glossy Accents and highlighted with white Posca pen
Celebrate - Welded word created in Paint Shop Pro.  I also welded a stick section onto the front of the word so it would cut all in one piece,  It was cut in red card using the Silhouette Cameo

The parasol in particular is a bit on the "precarious" side, so I don't think this one will make it through the postal system - or even survive handing over in a box.  So I think this one will be kept here and be displayed on the shelf behind my computer desk!  It will sit nicely beside  a little wall hanging with beach huts on and this beach hut shaped card I made ages ago!

Okay, enough of my waffling on.  Thank you so much for visiting today - I hope you'll leave a comment for me.   I hope you'll visit the DCM BLOG too - we'd love to have you join in with us this time


KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and very beautiful cards Kathy, great colours
Gr Karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy both of your cards are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Shabneez said...

Love this card Kathy! Fits the challenge perfectly and the shape and colours remind me of summer. Shabneez xxx

Sylvia Ames said...

Fabulous summer celebration card, love the beach hut wall hanging too.

Sylv xx

Laine said...

Stunning projects Kathy. So bright and cheering.

Andree said...

A fabulously fun card Kathy. Your cocktail looks deliciously refreshing xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Gorgeous projects today. Love the color combos

Kate M said...

Love both of these cards - your cocktail one is fabulous, love how you have done the orange slices. Great work!

Angelnorth said...

Fab-looking cocktail card, those straws are especially cute and the swirly orange inking looks scrummy!

Miri said...

I just love your cocktail card: the colour, the beautiful decoration and the nice glass. You did a great job and I'm sure you inspired a few people to mix some summer drinks/cocktails at the weekend.

Dawn Lancaster said...

These are both brilliant Kathy!
Dawn xx