Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer Fun

I was thrilled to win last month's challenge at Whimsiedoodles and picked several wonderful images for my prize. This one, called “Smokin’ Hot,” is one of my favorites. I had fun adding realism to the propane tank with the label and little red caution symbol. Decided to also another touch of realism with “smokin' hot” smoke! (Made by cutting several smoke puff stencils from scrap paper. Used them to lightly sponge gray ink onto vellum. After the ink dried, I cut out the smoke puffs and attached them to the card with little strips of double-stick tape. It was the perfect touch and also allowed me to enter this into a stencil challenge.) 
PS The sentiment came with the digi image. How cool is that?! 
Entered into:
Whimsiedoodles Challenge- Masculine Maker                    
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Stencil It                     

I’m sponsoring the mid-week challenge over at wecraftcards Forum. Decided to focus on a Patriotic theme since I need to make my dear MIL a card for the 4th of July. Found a great subway art option at http://howtonestforless.com/2014/05/20/god-bless-usa-free-printable
Layered atop strips of red, white and blue patterned paper and adorned it with assorted star brads, the image makes a wonderful patriotic statement. God bless the USA!
Entered into:
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge                         
AAA Card Challenges- Words Have Power                  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #289 Anything Goes              
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Patterned Paper    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge    


  1. Fabulous cards! The image on the 1st one is too sweet and the 2nd card is wonderful!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  2. Your words are definitely centre stage, fab card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. What a fun card, Kathy! The sentiment is perfect for the image. Love the beautiful coloring you did! I’m so glad you shared your wonderful project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

  4. What a fun card, fun sentiment and definitely taking centre stage. Great colour choice too! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards this week

  5. Fun, festive card. Beautiful colors. Thank you for playing with us at AAA Cards.

  6. Words have power! Lovely card and your words are taking centre! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  7. So cute, Kathy! Congrats on the win. We are so happy you joined us a WD challenge again this month!


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