Saturday, August 6, 2016

Summer Cool

     Okay, let me start by reporting that our temperatures have dropped out of the 100 - 110F range and yesterday we sat at a chilling 99!  lol  Our weather men and ladies made that sound as if it was a near freezing temperature.

     Today's card was inspired by my thoughts on how best to stay cool.  :-D


The image and the sketch are both by From the Heart Stamps,
although I turned the sketch sideways.

Sketch160

     I colored the image with my Copic Markers (where I have a better range of soft blues) and die cut it with an older die from Spellbinders.  I inked the edges of both the die cut pieces and the hand cut sentiment.  The bow is one of those "bowties" I've been doing lately, made with satin, polka dot, ribbon.  A CAS design without a lot of bulk or embellishment.

     Challenges:
Bunny Zoe's
Cards in Envy
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Boots
Crazy Challenge
Double D
Marker POP
Outlawz Colors
Tuesday Throwdown (flower/marker/ribbon)

     It's Saturday, the weekend has started for most of us and, if you're in a place with cool(er) weather, count your blessings.  You could be in hot, drought-stricken, central California wondering if the indoor air conditioning is ever going to stop running!  Mine has been on since March 30.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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13 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Hope cooler days are soon upon you, Connie. We are enjoying a brief respite here - very brief, and only a few degrees, but anything is a relief. Darling image! Isn't her little face so sweet? The blue tones bring the temperatures down a bit. Pretty and refreshing! Beautiful details, my dear friend! Hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Such a sweet and pretty card. Love that sketch and it looks great turned on the side too.
Gosh, y'all are going to have to drag out the overcoats with that kind of weather! LOL! Try and stay cool.
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch, a beautiful image and just adore your cute bow.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Teresa Arsenault said...

Oh how sweet!

Debi said...

Hey Connie - thought I'd stop by with some love. This card is just darling. Stay cool, yourself. Hugs.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Lovely sweet card, the image is charming and I love the bow. Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Darlene said...

Such a sweet creation Connie! Great coloring and I like how you flipped the design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Polka Dots’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Sandy Trefger said...

Cute little image and I love the little birdie on the bird bath! A very sweet little card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

LisaM said...

Super cute card! Love the bird and birdbath. Stay cool!
Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

Jo said...

Awwww this is so pretty! The perfect image and colouring for our sketch, and also the twist.
Thank you for joining in with us at FTHS
Jo xx

Valentina Ivanova said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge! Hugs, Valentina DT

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!