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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Dream Valley Challenges #11 Summer Theme

Our Challenge for you this fortnight over at Dream Valley is to create something with a ‘Summer’ theme. A bit difficult here in the UK as all we seem to have is rain, rain and more rain at the moment. Either that or it’s too hot to breathe.

Anyhow I remembered these lovely Mo Manning images that I have and decided to make a beach scene with them using Paint.Net and it’s fabulous ease of merging images.DV 11 Summer WMI printed the scene onto watercolour card and coloured it in with Lyra Aquacolours.

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imageThe cloudy sky and sun were created with DIs. It is matted onto some DCWV Perfect Posies papers and finished off with some ribbon, cute little sea themed embellishments and a sentiment printed onto safmat.

Just to show the irony of the theme, here is the first pic I took of my finished card showing raindrops at my window! Summer, Pah!!

DV 11 Summer Irony1I chose the font ‘Old Dreadful' for the sentiment on purpose as it had this funky little thing where the dots at the end of the word ‘comes’ turned into eyes looking towards the right, the same direction roughly that the little lad is looking towards the sun. Also in the word Summer the U looked like a big surf wave, and the other letters looked like some animals you might see in a zoo.

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I’m entering this into the following:-

2 Sisters Challenge Blog – #47 Summer Time Fun

Card Makin’ Mamas - #24 Summertime

Crafty Calendar Challenge – July - Under the Sea or Water themed

Crafty Purple Frog – Summer Fun

Crazy 4 Challenges – #95 Summer themed card

Mami Doodles - #30 At The Beach

Samuel Taylors Crafts – July - Summery Theme

Stampin’ B’s – 118 Beach Scene to Include Sand (real or imagined)

The Stamping Boutique - #10 Summer Scene

Totally Gorjuss - #88 Summertime

Totally Papercrafts - #74 The Beach

Wee Memories – Summertime

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  1. Wow Lin, such a gorgeous card! Love, love LOVE your colouring! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Mami Doodles!
    Have a wonderful day and good luck in the draw ◕‿◕

  2. What an adorable scene you created and colored so pretty. Nothing like a sandy beach. So glad you joined the Stampin' B's this week.

  3. This is beyond AMAZING. The total fee of the card with that awesome image and the added seashells and fish just turn this into a summer delight. WOW! Great job on the StampinB challenge this week. Hope you can come play again next week.

  4. This is so gorgeous sweetie...!

    thanks for joining us at tpc...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  5. Gorgeous card! Love the images and your fab colouring :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  6. Very cute! Those little beach kids are adorable! :)

  7. This is just adorable, love those buttons. And what do you mean - I thought rain on the window meant summer, lol. xx

  8. Amazing card. I love it.

    Hugs Liv.

  9. Just love the images and don't they all looks superb together and your colouring just amazing!!!!

    thanks for joining us over at TCPFC and good luck with the DT call! Chanelle xxx

  10. Hi Lin, your merged images make a perfect beach scene, and fantastic colouring too. Very clever with the font! CoB


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