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Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Summer is on the way... I hope



Today has been beautifully sunny but there was a hard frost overnight and there's a biting wind. But I'm being optimistic and what could be more evocative of a hot summer's day than a pot of geraniums, can't you just smell them in the sunshine? I began this card to enter Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge, for their Anything Goes week. I hope to get another entry completed before their challenge closes but we'll see...

Along the way it fits the theme for Lili of the Valley Challenges, with their theme of Here Comes Summer, Paper Sundae's colour challenge of Red, Yellow and Green, Crafty Cardmaker's Distressing Challenge and the Sketch from Just Us Girls.

I've coloured the image, from Isabella's Sketchbook, with Copics and edged it with Scattered Straw and Broken China Inks. I'm trying to use up scraps and I decided to use some of those plain bits of white cardstock that gather by the trimmer. I edged them with Barn Door ink and sponged Scattered Straw on top. The sentiment is Stampin' Up, the green pearls are from the Hobby House and the DP is My Minds Eye.

24 comments:

  1. Hi Anne! Love your card! That stamp is really pretty and I love your colouring! Hope you're well:) Love Rowena

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  2. Anne, what a beautifully coloured image - I love the way the bright red flowers seem to pop right off the page! Clever way to use up your scraps, too. Thanks for playing with us at Isabella's Challenge, and I look forward to seeing you again next week.

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  3. I agree, I hope summer is on the way too. Your card is terrific and geraniums sure speak of summer. How great that you could make use of all those scraps in such a clever way. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's Sketchbook and please do play again.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  4. Really beautiful card Ann. your shading is fab ! I really love this image too. Thanks for joining us at Isabella's, hope to see you again next week. Sue C x

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  5. Anne this is lovely! Haven't seen this image coloured up before, you've done a beautiful job.
    Thanks for joining us at Isabellas and good luck. Viv x

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  6. Anne, I love how you used your scraps! and your coloring is wonderful - you are so right about summer!!!
    thanks for entering - hope you get a chance to enter again (AND next week...boy - greedy aren't I.. LOL)
    best of luck in the draw
    Linda

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  7. A stunning creation Anne. Love the bright red colours you chose for your flowers and the shading around it is stunning, very effective. Thanks for playing along with us this week. We hope you'll do the same again tomorrow. hugs Sharon

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  8. Anne, this is soooooooo pretty!!!! You are on the roll! :)

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  9. Hi Anne - beautiful - the red flowers really pop. Great shading. Think I need some lessons when we next meet!!
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  10. So pretty! I love geraniums they are one of the only plants I can manage to keep alive! I love how you coloured the background! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes :)

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  11. What a lovely project, so cheery! Love that image and how you shaded the sky in the background. Glad you joined us this week at Paper Sundaes.

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  12. Anne...love your card! You colored the image beautifully and I just love the fresh garden feel of this card!
    Thanks for joining us in Isabella's challenge and hope to see you again next week! ;D Diana Q

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  13. So bright and beautiful. It definitely calls to mind hot and lazy summer days! Beautiful job on the coloring! So happy you could have some fun with us at Isabella's Challenge. Hope you'll be back for more fun next week.

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  14. How pretty! You made those colors look so nice together! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

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  15. Anne, this card is just lovely! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the layout, especially the flourish in the top rectangle! Thanks for playing along this week at Isabellas!

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  16. love it, the layers are brill and the shading is fab, well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

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  17. Beautiful!! I love those geraniums and they make such pop on your card design. Thank you for playing along with Isabella's Sketchbook. I would love to see another one for this weeks challenge!!!

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  18. Great card, love the colours & papers - well done for using up some scraps too, something I should do more often! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers :o) Lisa x

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  19. Lovely. Such a great take on the Jugs sketch. I love geraniums and this image is fab and colored so nicely.

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  20. You did a great job using your scraps. The image is colored beautifully and i love the sponging behind it. Beautiful creation.

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  21. Very pretty! Glad you could join us at Paper Sundaes!

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  22. Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

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  23. Thanks for joining us at LOTV with such a fabulous card, just perfect for summer
    Hugs Jacqui x

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