Jul 13, 2014

"Dreaming of Summer"

'Dreaming of Summer'

I hope that where ever you are in the world that the sun is shining.
Up North you have Summer
and down here ~ well, Summer is on our minds...

At FSC we thought that where ever you are, you might like to join us in celebrating Summer ~ the heat, holidays, chips at the beach, long lazy days, beach walks, swimming...and a nice cold beer maybe.

The stamping must be the focal point of your creation...and follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!

Because I live near the sea...Summer means lazy days at the beach.
So I have made a card this time around that reflects the carefree
fun of a day at the beach.

The background is made with Archival re-inkers and DI's,
and a little stamping.
The main panel was fun too...I used re-inkers and a straw!
I would've loved one of the new air things from Tim Holtz, but I haven't got one - yet.
The main image is from Crafty Individuals.

I hope that you see the fun of Summer in this.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,


Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Beautiful back ground just perfect for theme and the I love the image as beach scene along with the seagull as embellishing ,
Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog

Amanda said...

Dot this is fabulous, live the background you've created
Amanda x

Evil Edna said...

this makes such an impact, love the background,thank you for joining us at TIOT. we hope to see you again soon.EE

Fliss said...

This is fabulous Dot and your backgrounds are amazing (note to self - try the clever straw technique).
Love your amazing colourful one below too. A real stunner!
Fliss xx

Anneke said...

What a great card. Inadorenyour background. Love the stamping and the work with the stad. Wonderful combinations. Happy crafting Anneke.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous techniques Dot which have created amazing backgrounds for you perfect summer image. Love it.
Happy Sunday. hugs Brenda xx

ElizabethR said...

I love this Dot it's gorgeous. I love Crafty Individual stamps they have some fabulous images, have got quite a collection of them now lol Elizabeth x

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, Dot! I love all the movement with the stamp and the blown re-inkers!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous background layers, the main image looks like those girls are having a real fun day.
p.s. thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's as well.

rachel said...

this is stunning Dot - really fabulous - I adore this stamp and you have reminded me of it and solved a wee problem I had - so thankyou xx

Sylvia said...

A great card using great techniques.
I love the effect you have achieved with the straw. Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
Sylvia x

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a fun summery make! Love the background of the main piece and on the central panel that blow technique really gives a fun summery feel! Love that wonderful stamp too! Great card!

danisart said...

fantastic card!! perfect for the topic!!!!

Cara Malmrose said...

What a fun card - I love you use of re-inkers to create your backgrounds - Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card with great summer feeling.

Ellie Knol said...

Beautiful card... and yes it's sunny over here!

Claire said...

Wow beautiful card Dot, love the splash effect and the focal image is gorgeous
Claire xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Dot, love the background and I can just imagine those girls jumping into that 'splodge' of sea and creating such a splash!
Avril xx

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous card , thank you for sharing at Kraftyhands Challenge.
Hugs Julie xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi, Forgot to say - Thanks for sharing at TioT
Avril xx

Paper Panda said...

Fabulous I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at the Kraftyhands Challenge.
Mandy x (KH DT)

Valerie-Jael said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

Coco said...

This card with this wonderful stamp by Crafty Individuals is also very stunning! I love your cards!!!

Laura said...

Fab card, I can almost smell the sea air. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Kraftyhands Blog. XXXX
Laura on the Kraftyhands Design Team