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Monday, 20 June 2016

DV #134 Summer Colours

Hi and welcome to another Dream Valley challenge. We are challenging you to use Summer Colours, and are sponsored by Di’s Digi Designs.

DV 134 Summer Colours

This is my version of the Rio Olympics, which are due later this Summer. Clearly this was the award ceremony for the balancing bones event! As you can see old Grumpy Cat is not pleased he only placed third, whilst the bird is trying to gain some tips by sneaking a peek at the Gold Medallist with his winning balance. Naturally as I don’t know anyone personally competing in the Rio Olympics I turned it into a birthday card!

I made the background by first cutting a shaped diecut out of some card which I overlaid onto the background card, over the top of a Clarity stencil. I then inked through with Tim Holtz’s DIs in Picked Rapsberry, Peacock Feathers, Scattered Straw and Citron.

My images are all from Katzelkraft. From the Les chiens, Les Chats Russes and Les Piafs stamps sheets, along with the accesories and the winner’s podium from Les drôles d'accessoires.

I coloured them with DIs and copics.

The sentiment diecut is Spellbinders and the Number 1 sentiment comes from Crafty Individuals’ Winning Hare.

DV 134 Summer Colours 2

This second pic shows the colours a bit more brightly, but makes the images appear flat to the card, and they are dimensional as I added them with foam tape, which you can see in the top pic.

The whole thing was matted only purple shimmer paper and onto a scalloped card base.

I am entering this into:-

Addicted to Stamps – #129 Anything Summer (the Rio Olympics)
Alphabet Challenge – H For Handcoloured Image
Cardz For Gals – #24 Summer Fun (Rio Olympics)
Crafty Gals Corner – #76 Summer Fun (Rio Olympics)
Creative Artiste – #15 Anything Goes
Digi Designs Challenge – Summer (Rio Olympics)
Ecclectic Ellapu – June: Pink Team-Midsummer (Rio Olympics)
Inky Impressions – June: Summertime (Rio Olympics)
Little Claire’s Designs – #70 Create A Scene
OSAAT – #264 Anything Goes With Layer It Up
The Sisterhood of Crafters – Summer Fun (Rio Olympics)
Polkadoodles – #24 Use A Diecut
Stamping Sensations – June: Feature a Creature
That’s Crafty – In The Pink (I presumed it wasn’t just pink as it didn’t say that!)
The Corrosive Challenge – June: #6 Lots of Layers

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  1. Hi this is a wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge H for Hand Coloured Image. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  2. Hi I am back again this time to thank you for joining us at <a href='’> Creative Artiste Challenge Blog </a> for challenge 15 Anything Goes and the sponsor is Foilplay. Hugs Jackie DT

  3. Gorgeous card...Thanks for sharing with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge :)
    Wendy xx

  4. Your card is just fantastic! I love it along with the little story too. Thanks for entering this month in to Ecletic Ellapu's challenge.
    Sue DT

  5. Beautiful and so beautiful to combine the stamps in this card. So funny too. It tells a little story.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  6. Great fun card and a a bone juggling dog is obviously a fitting winner! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!

  7. So cute, love the design. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog. Lisa DT

  8. Such a funidea and a great background for your 'winners'.
    Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  9. The cats face looks like my cat when I say no to him. lol Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  10. Such a fun card, love the images. So cute
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie Dt

  11. Beautiful card. Love the colours and your theme. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  12. I love the name, feel and colour of your blog, just as much as I adore the card you have created. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us at OSAAT this fortnight, I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Love 'n' hugs Sall OSAAT DT.

    1. Oh Sall thank you so much. You have no idea how much I needed cheering up this week and you have just put a much missed smile back on my face.

      Lin x

  13. A wonderful card, Lin, it made me smile for the first time in what seems like forever! I love the story about your fab scene, and the animals are such fun!

    love, Maggie xxx

    1. Thanks Mags. I am delighted to have put a smile back on your face!

      Lin xx

  14. What a fun cute card, awesome colouring
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...
    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx

    Creative Artiste Challenge Blog

  15. Absolutely brilliant, love the composition, the colours, your colouring.

  16. Ha, ha, ha this card is fun and cute!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator

  17. Great fun project!
    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu!!

    Laurian DT

  18. Hi Lin, I noticed this and just have to say how much I love it such a fun card. Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

  19. What a great card. Thanks for joining our Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Use a Die Cut , hugs, Carol DT


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