Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Happy Summer!

It is hard to believe that it is the middle of July already.  It makes me shake a little seeing all the school supplies on the shelves! I am not ready to go back to a rigid schedule.  I love waking up later, not having a particular schedule to follow, and having long lazy summer days. Someone make time slow down just a bit okay? ;)
My card today reflects summer.  Beach. Waves. Seashells. I love the carefree quality of it. The Crafty Secrets, Vintage Silhouette's  image was printed on vellum and embossed in black. I created my own beach for the kids to play on.  I tore strips of kraft card stock and layered them using dimensional foam circles.  I inked the edges and added gold Stickles to the edges. I  made "waves" by making a shaker card and adding sequins for movement.
The background was created with a Spellbinder's seashell impressability template and texture paste. After it was dry I inked darker blue towards the bottom and lighter as it went up to create an ombre effect.  I added a few pops of red here and there for contrast and a Maya Road Stick pin topper to my bow. 
And seriously, what could be cuter than my girl in her pink inner tube wearing goggles? ;) She cracks me up!
We are heading to a pool party later this afternoon with friends! It certainly is hot and humid enough here!
Stay cool my friends!


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is one of my absolute favorite CS images..and what you have created with it here is nothing short of magical! I love the silhouette printed on vellum...and the sequins make me think of beach balls...which is so appropriate. Just gorgeous, Michele!

Regina said...

The card is fantastic and so is Cortney with her great big smile. You can tell she really loves the water. Have a fun day.

Melissa said...

Beautiful card! Enjoy your carefree summer day!

MichelleZ said...

Your card is lovely! I adore all the textures. And such a sweet photo of your daughter. She looks so happy.

cardz said...

This is such a gorgeous combination of colours and textures. I love the way you have used the sequins and used torn edges for the sand.
Heather T

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What an awesome creation Michele! LOVE the waves ... very clever ... and that ribbon treatment is FABULOUS!!
But most of all I love the photo of Cortney! She looks so free & happy ... good for her! She certainly has a smile that can melt ones heart!

Stephanie said...

Fabulous beach scene. The water looks so cool.

Jingle said...

Wow! This is just so gorgeous! Amazing ideas brought together on this card!

Kristi Schurr said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle! I love the stamp;it is so joyful to me!