Hi everyone, it's Midsummer's Day today - the longest day of the year, so plenty of daylight for crafting!! It is also the 3rd Wednesday of the month already. so it's time once more for a new I Spy With My Little Eye... challenge over at Ellibelle's Corner.
This time we are having a two month long challenge due to the summer holiday period, so we are offering a choice of two themes so you don't get bored!! Without further ado, the themes are:
I Spy With My Little Eye
A Sweet Treat
Warm and Sunny Colours
Plenty of possibilities there we hope you’ll agree, so we hope you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing your makes.
Here's my card for the challenge, using warm and sunny colours.
For this card I used several of the new supplies from my recent win over at Visible Image - what could be warmer and sunnier than a sunflower on a summer's day?? I cut a square of stamping card, and used my new Heart Ink stencil with Lavinia hill masks and a home made cloud stencil to create a background landscape of grass and sky with blended Distress oxide inks. I then used the heart mask from the heart Ink stencil set and overlaid the Strobes stencil to create a sunray effect. I stamped the sunflower, then stamped again onto separate card, coloured with Distress watercolour pencils before fussy cutting and attaching. I also stamped some additional spatters from the same stamp set, and my sentiment. Finally I matted the finished piece onto green cardstock and my card blank, and decorated the sunflower with some white gel pen and Glossy Accents.
Here's an angled shot to show the Glossy Accents.
Stamps: Visible Image Sunflower Grunge, Golden Daffodils (sentiment);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade); Distress Watercolor Pencils (Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo,Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint); Versafine Clair (Nocturne); gel pen (white; Glossy Accents;
Tools: Visible Image stencils - Heart Ink and Strobes; Lavinia hills mask; home made clouds mask.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsorts #733 - Anything Goes with option Blooms, Bees and/or Butterflies (2nd entry)
Beautiful Blossoms #6 - Anything Floral Goes (2nd entry)
Colour My Heart #552 - Three Colours from inspiration Picture - THIRD PLACE
(Yellow, blue, green)
Crafty Calendar (June) - Summertime
Crazy Is Our Fame, Stencils Are Our Game (June) - Layered Stencils
Double D - Colour Challenge ( use one or more)
Double Trouble #140 - On a Warm Summer’s Day
Dream Valley #296 - Summer Colours
Four Seasons (June) - Anything Goes Summer
Happy Little Stampers: Stencils (June) - Use a Stencil
Path of Positivity #113 - Anything Goes Positive (2nd entry) - TOP PICK
The I Spy challenge starts on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and will end on the Sunday before the next challenge starts at 23:39 US Central Time - so this time that is Sunday August 13th - our next challenge will begin on Wednesday August 16th..
Please do pop over to Ellie's blog to see her fab creation and link up your entries here.
Take care, and thanks for visiting.