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Friday, 12 August 2011


UPDATE: Yay! This card made Top 3 at Just Some Lines!

Greetings blog-buddies,

today has been cold, windy and more like late-Autumn than mid-August, but it didn't stop me from making a summertime card!

I followed the sketch from this week's challenge at There She Goes (#119)

 I used a fabby image called Stella the Summer Storyteller from Michelle Perkett Studios. I thought she was perfect for their Summertime Fun challenge this week :D I bought her a couple of weeks ago, on the July blog-hop day, when Michelle had a 50% sale (yay!)

I chalked the background using shimmer chalks then coloured it using Promarkers.

My papers are freebies from magazines, by Pink Petticoat (Wild Blossoms) and My Minds Eye (Summer Papers.) I made some paper flowers (daisies) and made the sentiment on the computer using Minya Nouvelle font.

I added a couple of corner flourishes and flat-backed pearls to complete.

I will enter my summery card in a few challenges:
See you soon!


Karen said...

Beautiful layout design. Lovely coordination of papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at Michelle Perkett Studio.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, Ali! I love the chalking, flowers and flourishes, and the gorgeous coloring of the Stella image. Thank you for joining the "Summertime Fun" challenge this week at Michelle Perkett Studio.

Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

This is adorable. It brought a smile to my face.
Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply delightful, thanks for sharing!
hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Shelley said...

That is so cute!! I love the sketch. Glad you joined us at MPS this week. Good luck. Shelley

Catherine said...

What a darling card Ali ! Oh I do love the flourishes and the image is cuuuuuute ! Hugs x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Thank you for joining BOTH challenges - Michelle Perkett (LOVE that image) and Just Some Lines - we love your participation!!!!! :)

sallysbitz said...

Gorgeous card & great layout x
I love the black backing, it really makes your work stand out x

hugs sally x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Ali, the image is so cute and your chalk background looks fab.
Have a lovely weekend hun :)
hugs Mandy xx

Jodie Mackrell said...

great card! thanks so much for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Anne-Marie said...

Really cute card...that black backing really makes it it!

Paul said...

Superb creation especially the subtle colouring of the image. Those are some amazing boxes. Thank you for joining in with us at Catch The Bug and our Anything Goes challenge for August.

Sharon said...

I love this card - so cute and a great image. Thanks for joining the MPS Challenge this week!

Ellis said...

Wonderful card! =) Thanks for joining us at Michelle Perkett Studio challene! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Elke said...

what a lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at CCC. Good luck.

Elke XX

Dawn said...

Not sure how I missed this one Ali! It's fab! Well done on the top three placement!
Dawn xx