Monday, August 30, 2010

Enjoying Summer's Last Offerings!

I have to admit.....fall is my favorite time of the year. But summer is a close runner up! I love sitting outdoors listening to the cicadas buzz, watching my kids swim in the pool, BBQ's, Corona Beer, taking walks with my family for ice cream, and just feeling the sun on my face. I am always a bit sad to see summer go, so while the warm temps are still lingering my family and I have been taking advantage of the pool and grilling some tasty steaks on the grill. : )

I have a summer inspired card to share with you today. It is a new Crafty Secret's set called Bathing Beauties. I love this new set! I chose to stamp the lady on the surfboard and colored her with Copics and added glitter to the water. I used various Spellbinder's dies and layered them. I used foam circles between layers for added dimension. I also use lots of navy and Kraft papers. I hand sewed the perimeter of the card in navy thread and added pearls to the corners.
I added bronze Stickles to the edges of my Spellbinder die cuts. It gave the papers a glittery, yet rustic feel.


Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Monday!!!! : )

13 comments:

Crystal said...

OOOO Michele this is WONDERFUL!! WOW I love those nesties you used, the added sparkle and the GREAT colors and layout!!! Gorgeous!

Kathy Martin said...

FANTASTIC! Love the Kraft and black combo! Great glittered edges on your dies! :)

Willy's creations said...

Beautiful card...lovely colors.

Hugs,Willy

Beate said...

Oh...Michele, this is GORGEOUS! LOVE all the layers you added to the main image. Beautiful card!
Hugs and smiles

Regina Easter said...

Hi Michele, this is one fantastic card...enjoy the rest of the summer...hugs

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous work with this fabulous vintage bathing beauty!! How exquisite!!!

Alice Wertz said...

love the layering of the shapes and design! beautiful card!

Creative Mish said...

Amazing card! I love the nesties layering. I love the stamp. I love the colors! Wow! This looks like a must have set!

Leslie Miller said...

Love this! LOVE it! The pendant you created is fabulous, especially with the Stickled edge. I MUST remember that idea!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Michele, beautiful work.
luv
Debby

Lynette said...

I love the navy and kraft combo. I have to get myself some of this Crafty Secrets...it is beautiful.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

Scrapcollectr said...

You've got me thinking out of the box, combining nesties that i wouldn't have thought to combine! Breathtaking card. TFS. = D