Saturday, August 2, 2014

Summer Sunshine

It is time for another new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this time we are calling it SUMMER SUNSHINE.  We want to see vintage or shabby chic projects with the bright colours of summer - oranges, reds, strong yellows, etc.

Many of my neighbours have trellises in their gardens with climbing roses or clematis but since I don't, the closest I can get to having a trellis is to put it on a card.

I started with some Bazzill card stock for my blank and then added a background paper from Basic Grey.

The hexagon "trellis" was cut from Tim Holtz Grunge paper on my Cameo and then I sponged it with Crushed Olive Distress Ink from Ranger.  Next I added all the climbing roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and some twirls from the cut-off flower stems.  I made the stick pin by adding some beads from my stash to a pearl-headed pin from Dollarama.

The bird cage is a wooden die cut from The Paper Studio and I rubbed it with Classic Gold wax paste from Treasure Gold.  The crinkly bow is some Hug Snug Seam Binding that I dyed with a mixture of Aged Mahogany and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks from Ranger.  The bird is a silver charm from Arton Bead Supply and I re-coloured it with Terra Cotta Alcohol Ink from Ranger.

Finally, the sentiment is from Create with TLC and I distressed the edges with my scissors and inked it with some Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge  - Summer Colours
Perfectly Rustics - Bow or Ruffle
Lacy Sunshine Challenge - Flowers


  1. Very pretty, Cec! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Flowers" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  2. WOW, Cec! This is just stunning! The colours are so vibrant and I love your birdcage! You have inspired me to head to my craft room and work on a summer sunshine card of my own! Hugs :)

  3. A gorgeous card Cec, i love the flowers on the trellis.

  4. Beautiful card, looks like a little hanging garden on your card. Your bow is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  5. Hello Cec,
    this is a lovely card, the details and the flowers and the bow are all wonderful!! Thanks for joining in with us at Perfectly Rustics!
    SMiles Sharnee :)

  6. Hi Cec, lovely sunny card and it certainly lives up to the challenge title. Love the detail too. Happy crafting, Angela x


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