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.
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.
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