Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Blueberry Summer

     Summer has been hot, hot, hot where I live with nearly twice as many 100F + temperatures as what we normally have but I will say that means we have a bumper crop of juicy berries at the farmer's markets this month!  I decided to celebrate that fact with this cute little card featuring a Blueberry Sprite from AuroraWings.


I was inspired by the sketch from the challenge
 on the AuroraWings Facebook page
and the colors from House of Cards.

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     I colored the sprite with my ProMarkers and added some gel ink highlights.  I cut the image and the two smaller circles with stitched, scalloped dies from Memory Box.  

     For the background, I started with a piece of dp that had polka dots, then did a water color wash over it, changing and blending the colors as I went.  After it was dry, I spattered water droplets across the top, moved them around a bit by tilting the paper back and forth, then let it dry.  The result is the water spot marks in the top corners.  They are on both corners but the right hand corner is so light it doesn't show in the photograph.

     After the background was completely dry, I ironed the paper to flatten it, then added a strip of deep, purple ribbon before adding the die cut circles and the image piece.  I hand cut the printed sentiment, then added the sheer bow.

     Challenges:

     OK, after today we're on the downhill slope to the weekend when our hearts and souls will be filled with a need to craft, craft, craft!   So, Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

16 comments:

  1. Adorable, and love the colours ;) Beautiful interpretation of the sketch too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. Just gorgeous,love the fab image.xxx

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  3. Beautiful card, cute image. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

    Sue - Connie Can Crop DT
    https://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  4. Totally cute, Nana Connie! I love the beautiful background. Great take on the sketch. I just love the comments you leave me on my blog. Really appreciate them. Have a wonderful rest of your week and Happy Crafting!

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  5. Such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge. Good luck!

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  6. Sweet image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenges.

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  7. Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-Dt

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  8. Awesome image and love your coloring and design...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

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  9. Oh such a lovely card I love your sweet image and coloured so beautifully. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea

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  10. This is so cute NC! Those colors for the background are so pretty! Love the image too. Thanks for visiting us at Tuesday Throwdown and joining our challenge.

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  11. What a beautiful card, like how you did a color wash on designer paper, great idea. So glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna DT

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  12. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.


    What a fun card and made for a great reason. It has been hot here too!


    Regards, Kimberly


    TTCRD DT
    KPKre8tions {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door
    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  13. Lurve this Sprite, what a GREAT card, beautiful colours and a beautiful background too.
    Faith
    x

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  14. Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our week 33 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

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  15. Super cute!!! Thanks for joining us at Connie Can Crop for her monthly challenge!

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  16. Very nice card and cool background. TFS and for joining Connie Can Crop challenge "watercolors". Good luck, and we hope to see your work again.

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