Friday, June 17, 2011

Sweet Summertime Challenge

Morning guys and gals!!  We've all made it through another week, and thankfully, we're heading into a glorious summer weekend.  And what better way to start another weekend then with a challenge over at Guylou's Inimitability hosted by my "sweet" friend and teamie, Gina!!! 

Gina's theme for this challenge is Sweet Summertime!!  You just gotta take a minute and hop on over to her blog and see her summerlicious creation!  For your creations, the word "sweet" must be visible on the face of the card (not the inside!!) and should have something to do with summer and/or warm weather i.e. the beach, sun, sand, picnic, summery foods like ice cream or watermelon, bathing suits, flip flops.

I decided to use the image, Leah eating Watermelon, my new favorite from Guylou's and merged it with the image offered as the stamp of the month from Designed2Delight called Spring Fence.  The awesome sentiment is by my other sweet friend and teamie, Tracy S., which is available in the Guylou's Inimitability Store!! 

I imagine Leah enjoying family and friends in her backyard with this hock of watermelon, and greeting guests at her garden gate.  She's tended to her garden all day and is now enjoying the warm summer sun and the people she loves the most.

So I hope this has inspired you to play along with us and show us your sweet summery creations!   You have plenty of time to play along since the challenge doesn's end until June 30th at 10p.m.!  The winner wins the "sweet" prize of becoming Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge AND is awarded a $5 gift certificate from Guylou's Inimitablity Store!!!!

Medium:  Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils
Images:  Leah eating Watermelon from Guylou's Inimitability & Spring Fence by Designed2Delight
Sentiment:  Tracy S. available at Guylou's
Paper:  K& Company Happy Trails,  DCWV Mat Stack Brights

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  1. Leah looks so pretty in this scene you've created for her. I love how you told the story of how you imagine her greeting people. You chose great summery papers for this card, too!

  2. Sara... your card not only has the word SWEET on it, but is a synonym of sweetness. You did a fabulous job at merging those two images and everything about the card works together beautifully!! Well done!

  3. Ooh this ooozes summer. Fab image and I just luuuuurve the paper. Have a glorious weekend. xxx

  4. Love it! Love how you merged two images together! Wonderful coloring as well! Simply gorgeous dahling!

  5. This is just adorable!! I love that cute little sun!!!! Is that some kind of punch? You're so awesome.... =D

  6. AWWW Sara this is fabulous, love your colors and your coloring, BEAUTIFUL!!!

  7. such a beautiful card honey. I love the colours you have gone for with this one. And the image is just perfect. Fabby colouring by the way!! :0) xx

  8. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at BMC......


  9. Ooh a fabulous card and such a pretty image.Thanks for sharing this with us at Bearly

  10. FYI, I left you a surprise on my blog. Make sure to stop by! =D

  11. Lordy girl, you are just on fire these days! I totally love the way that you have done Leah standing in a garden eating watermellon. What is more summery than that? And what an incredibly fabulous idea for making that have totally rocked on this card!

  12. You made a amazingly pretty card! Love everything about it!