Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer Inspired....

Good morning to you! It has been quite hot here in Chicago. We literally went from having our heat on one day to putting the air on the next! It has been in the 90's the last two days and it definitely feels more like July than May! So I've been inspired to create something summery.....hence this lil' Crafty Secret's card. What says summer more than raspberries? Especially glittery raspberries? ; ) The image is from the Garden Creative Scraps line. I inked it up a bit and added some ribbon. The ribbon was quite white which didn't look shabby enough for me, so I took my Copic E31 and ran it over the ribbon. This toned down the white quite a bit and matched the papers much better. I did a bit of machine stitching as well!


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16 comments:

Susie said...

Totally love your country card. It reminds me of a country kitchen with gingham curtains. Very warm and lovely. We've had the same kind of weather.

Sonya said...

Absolutely lovely---beautifully created!!

Gabriela said...

Oh my gosh Michelle, I am absolutely crazy over your Crafty Secrets card. Coveting it BIG time. It absolutely stole my heart. Goodness!

Jingle said...

Oh, how I WISH we would get that kind of heat! I love hot weather! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE IT!

bonnie said...

Oh this is absolutely beautiful and so Summery! :) Hugs x

Cely said...

This is so super cute!!!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

really beautiful card Michele :) xx

Anne-Marie said...

Oh wow....lost for words...perfect!

Margie H said...

LOVE this card!!! But so sick of summer in May! LOL!! Clever idea to tone down the ribbon with Copic! Hope you have a super weekend, sweet friend! xo

Pam said...

Love the nostalgic look Michele, so pretty!

Maureen Reiss said...

Very pretty card!! Love the coloring!! I live in Hanover Park.

Cheryl said...

I love your card! Gorgeous design and details. It makes me so ready to plant my garden.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is a beauty for sure!!!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

Helen L said...

Absolutely LOVE your card!! Also loved your idea to tone down the white in the ribbon with a Copic! (Now why didn't I think of that? I guess that's why we read all these blogs: everyone has something to contribute!) Thanks :-)

Carla said...

This is gorgeous, Michele! I love all the vintagy goodness and the leaf pins are a great finishing touch!