Happy Saturday everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful start to a great weekend. It will be hot here this weekend but we have hope for cooler temps starting mid week. I cannot wait.
Welcome to this week's challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow where in addition to asking you to create a vintage/shabby chic design we want to see "Summer Days", now summer means many things to different people but to me it is flowers and butterflies. I have always loved sitting outside on a summer day and enjoying the sounds and sights that came my way. As a child, we would sit in the swing and on our back porch each evening and those are some of my fondest memories of my childhood.
I have used two free digital images to create my card.
The postcard is from Shoregirl Creations , you may remember that I created a card using a tree image from her last week. Be sure and take a look at the wonderful freebies she has and the beautiful things she creates, you will love her blog!
The 3 floral squares are from a set of 4 that I received as a freebie from Debbie Anne at Ephemera's Vintage Garden in her newsletter that I subscribe to. She sends it out each week with a freebie and a special buy from her store. Be sure and check her out as well.
I did some dry embossing on the card base, added jewels to the flowers on the postcard, used an EK Sucess border punch, added a flourish of rhinestones and a bit of cotton trim to embellish these great images.
For the inside I used a couple of SU sets to create a flower and stem which I colored with distress markers. The front sentiment is also from Stampin' Up.
My butterfly is actually a pin that I have fixed so that it can be removed and worn later by the recipient of my card.
Now, off to enjoy your weekend and check out what my team divas have for you at Sugar Creek Hollow.
We look forward to seeing your creations.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
It's All About the Vintage Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown "Summertime"