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I am a SAHM mother of three...only one left home though. Paper crafting is my passion...I love creating things and saving memories. I also enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my friends and family, and walking my two furry children. My goal on my blog is to share something a little crafty, something yummy, and something fun every week. Thank you for visiting & comments are appreciated :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Card

I have spent the entire day, off and on, working on this card.  This is Summer by Simply Betty and she was given to anyone who wanted to participate in the Simply Betty Fan Page Challenge  on FB.  The challenge was to use the image AND create a background for her.  Well, that is where the challenge part came in for me.  A lot of people were using clouds, so...no clouds for me.  Rainbow?  Nope, already done.  You are not going to believe where my inspiration came from...the radio.  I heard "....dancing in the moonlight..." as I walked down to my craft room and that was it.  So, my summer fairy is dancing with the stars under the summer moon. :)

Here's the details:
Image:  Summer by Simply B Stamps; I colored her with pencils and added stickles in diamond and purple to her wings.

Papers:  black card stock and glossy paper; for the "night" background - I used a piece of glossy background and Memento inks in nautical blue and teal zeal.  I tapped the inks directly onto the paper.  Then I sprayed with a little water and tapped again, blended with a dabber.  I also use a scrap of green handmade mulberry for the 'grass'.  A piece of champagne glitter was used for the large star.

Extras:  For the moon I used a dabber to tap on Memento inks in galaxy gold and moonlight white.  Once the inks were dried, I applied Perfect Pearls in pearl over the top.  It is hard to see in the pictures, but it gives the moon a wonderful, shimmery look.  I also used crystal star rhinestones, white glitter star buttons, and glittered flower stickers.

Once I found my  inspiration, I so enjoyed making this card....fun image to color and lots of my favorite embellishments...glittery stuff!

Thanks for stopping and looking!  


Steve Finnell said...
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Haidee said...

wow, what a amazing card!! Your talent those show through this great card!!! TFS your creative talent.
from BIF group!!!

Emily Shroom said...

Simply stunning card, the background is amazing and beautiful colouring too!

Sukie said...

Lovely card, your coloring is amazing and the touch of glitter is the perfect accent! Have a Happy 4th of July! BIF

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Linda Dale said...

Great card, love the image and the great soft coloring.
BIF. Blessings, Linda

Joanna said...

Such a great stepper card and love the image.

BIF ilove2cutpaper

Beth Bowkett said...

Beautiful card! Tfs and BIF xx

Darcy Schroeder said...

Love this Marie! I never would have thought to use the green mulberry paper for grass! I may have to borrow your idea for that! Great coloring on your Summer fairy! Love the colors!
Darcy BIF

Dawn Barrett said...

I like the texture of that grass! Hope today is a GREAT BIF day!!

Corinne said...

oh this is Awesome, love the shape and how you did your background...