Sunday 6 August 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #96 - Summer Fun

The new challenge at AAA Cards is all about the fun we try to have in the Summer. Now this could be down on the beach, Summery foods, out in the garden or any other Summer pastime that you consider to be fun.

Looking through my stamps I came across this one of a flying kite and it took me back to many times when my boys were young and we tried with varying amounts of success to get a kite up in the air. so that was my starting point.

And then I looked out of the window and the colours of the evening sky really caught my eye. So I made a rectangular mask using a die and sponged on some distress inks trying to simulatewhat I'd seen.

The stamp was added on top and a simple sentiment to echo the fun was chosen. I finished off with a tiny heart.

Stamps: SU, Happy Home
Inks: Verasmark, clear; Ranger distress, picked raspberry, mustard seed, spiced marmalade, blueprint sketch, cracked pistachio; Memento, tuxedo black
Embossing: Ranger Superfine, black 
Embellishment: SU, enamel heart emerald envy

Over at the AAA Cards blog we've lots of summery inspiration for you to enjoy. Ishani is our Guest Designer for this challenge and, along with the AAA Cards DT, she has done an amazing job. And DT Maaike has a video of her process on her blog too.

Thanks for looking today, it's been fabulous to see you here at my blog.  And keep crafting!

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  1. oh yes I remember trying to get a kite in the air, aerodynamics and all that, wasn't easy ;-) your inkblending and summer should mean outside activities, right?

  2. Wow.. such a beautiful card. Lovely ink blending.. I should look around more for inspiration! You should come here,in this western part of India, all year round we have beautiful breeze (except monsoons), kites never stop selling!

  3. Such a beautiful, soft CAS card Jane! Perfect for the theme! Hugs Åsa

  4. Beautiful card, Jane! This silhouette image looks terrific stamped down to the distressed panel. - Sweet Kobylkin

  5. Gorgeous ink blending Jane! Such a great idea for a summer card :)

  6. Such a pretty sky, Jane. You did a great job. And what fun to fly a kite while enjoying natures beauty. Smiles, Tracie

  7. Absolutely love the impact of the silhouette image against the beautiful soft background. :)


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