Sunday, 12 May 2013

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 163

This week at One Stitch at a Time, the challenge is 'Summer Sun'. Of course, that's something that means something different to different people. Now, I'm not a sun worshipper. I come from west central Scotland, and I have a colouring not unusual in those parts. Ten minutes of sunshine, and I'm liable to turn a most unattractive shade of lobster! I'm not fond of hot weather either, and generally want to hibernate during periods of hot weather. It always drains my energy completely. So, no beach scenes for me!

Instead, I've gone back to my childhood. Sunny days then might (if we were lucky) mean a jaunt down the coast to Largs, a walk along the front and maybe even an ice cream!

The photo is one I took of Largs the last time I was there (several years ago). Because the card I use for Promarkers tends to muddy colour photos a bit, I printed the photo onto matte photo paper, then layered the Promarkered image on top. It adds a bit of dimension too as I've gently shaped the image and attached using Colall Glue Gel.

The paper is from Dovecraft's London collection. They had packs of it very reasonably priced when I was at Alexandra Palace the other week, and even if I never use the Union Flag festooned sheets, there are some gorgeous florals like this one, so I'll definitely get my money's worth. And you never know, I might even use the other sheets. (I'm perfectly patriotic, but it seems an odd theme for a greetings card.) The flowers and butterflies are from my stash, and I've added sticky gems to the flower centres.

I hope you can join us this week!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

LEJ Designs where summer's coming,
Papertake Weekly where anything goes,
Moving Along with the Times where they want CAS,
My Heart Pieces where anything goes,
Papercrafting Journey where anything goes,
Left of Centre where they want us to use a digi,
Simply Create Too where anything goes,
CMC Challenge where anything goes,
Our Creative Corner where anything goes.


Hazel said...

Loved reading about your summer card, Josephine, and it looks good. I'm not too fond of the heat either but I do like to see the sun out of the window occasionally. Hazel x

Mimi said...

Love the story behind the card Josephine, yep, a walk and an ice cream at the end sounds just about right. Such simple pleasures - so many lasting memories. Great card and your London collection paper turned up trumps . Hugs Jane xx

Redanne said...

Oh I am so with you on hibernating in hot weather Josephine. The picture on your card is lovely and I like how you added dimension with your lady. Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

Lisa Grace said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining in with us at Simply Create too!
Lisa Grace (DT) xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

Lovely card Sweetie, I love how you made the background x
Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs Challenge #52 'Summers Coming'...
What a really unusual card. I love how you have used the image over that picture. The paper with those flowers is gorgeous. A great make and layout.
I hope you will join us again for our future weekly challenges over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog. We always have wonderful digi images and prized to be won.

Hugs Lisa xxxxxx LEJ DT Member

Crafting Vicky said...

Love the scene you have created. Super cute.

Lucy Patrick said...

What a great idea to use a photograph of a scene for the background to your cute image, I love it!! Thanks for joining in at Paper Crafting Journey this challenge, good luck in the draw, XOX Lucy

Made by Mandy said...

Great way of using that image Josephine. I've not been to Scotland yet but hoping to go on a road trip there in the next year. The scenery looks amazing with dramatic coastline. Love your spot of nostalgia with happy memories :)

Love Mandy xxx

Laurart said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Just a darling card. Thanks for joining us at CMC. Love seeing your creation, good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Cindy said...

Nice card. Thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces!


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