Friday, June 21, 2019

A Dream for Midummer

Morning All!

Hope you're feeling well this sunny Friday morning!
How did we get to the Longest Day already - and without much sunshine to show for it so far....remember the long, hot summer of 2018? A bit of a dim and distant memory, eh?
It is of course, Daring Cardmakers day and Nat's challenge this week celebrated the day.
Midsummer's Day 

This week I'd like to see your cards in celebration of Midsummer's day - the longest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere and sometimes one of the prettiest summer sunsets to boot...

There are so many summer themes to choose from, but you will get extra gold stars if you make a card inspired by Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. :D

CLICK HERE to see what the design team came up with
This is a completely different card to the one I set out to make.  So I filed all the attempts I made at that one in the bin, cleared my desk and started again.
Flicking through my scraps box looking for an off-cut of white card to use for a background I found instead a spare piece of card that I'd printed out when making a card some time ago. Perfect!

Digital paper download set from RomanticLetters,printed onto white Bazzill card. This panel was cut down and matted onto some olive green card before adhering to my card blank.
I inked up scraps of white card in yellow and orange shades ready for cutting out the pineapple and the glass.
I used two Spellbinders die sets the glass from one and the leaves and pineapple from another.
I found the silver metal 'dream' word in one of my "might come in useful one day" boxes. I know it looks black in the main picture, but 
this one shows the colour better

Once all the bits were glued together, and I'd added a few bits of thick card behind them to give some dimension and definition it was just a case of arranging them into a group and glueing down.

I'm hoping that adding the 'dream' will just nudge me into winning Nat's virtual gold star for the Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 'nod'

That's it for this time. I spent hours trying to make Plan A work, whilst Plan B went together in about half an hour thanks the serendipitous background find!

Thanks for looking in today

Happy Crafting!


Angelnorth said...

Perfect background for a "dreamy" feel - great summery card Kathy!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Kathy
Gr Karin

Jackie T said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love it. I am dreaming of holidays right now. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Shabneez said...

Summer on a card for sure Kathy - love it! I've been talking about the summer of 2018 with the school Mums lately.....Shabneez x

Vogelschneckenraupe said...

Great card. Love your background and the athmosphäre of the card. Wish I where there.

Svenja said...

Yummy! I want a drink with a little paperumbrella now.

Handmade by Natty said...

You're officially awarded a gold star Kathy! :D Love how your card turned out with that background and the lovely summer vibes... Fab!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Gorgeous background and lovely accents