Hello and welcome! Happy August! Hard to believe it's August already! School starts here in less than 3 weeks! Summertime always seems to fly by so fast!! But luckily summer weather does stick around over here until the end of September usually so at least we can still enjoy some nice weather!
I'm so excited to share the news that I have joined the the Four Seasons Challenge Blog design team! I discovered this blog late last year and have used it so many times over these months whenever I needed a bit of inspiration. I wasn't really planning on joining another full time design team but couldn't help giving this one a try. With just one card commitment a month and a beautiful mood board each month I know it won't be hard to do! Many thanks to the Four Seasons team for allowing me to be part of it! Really looking forward to all the wonderful mood boards and challenges to come! And I hope some of my blog readers will join in the fun too :)
For those of you unfamiliar with Four Seasons Challenge: This is a monthly papercraft challenge starting on the 1st and ending on the 25th of each month. As the name suggests, the themes follow the four seasons (in the northern hemisphere) and each month the theme will be Anything Goes with the current season in mind.
Each month will also have a new mood board as inspiration but it is totally optional to use the mood board.
Below is this month's mood board and I am sure you will be able to tell what inspired my card.
In fact I used this as an excuse to purchase this beautiful Mo Manning Pineapple Girl digital image. Not that I didn't already have plenty of products I could have used, but I always loved this image just never actually purchased it. What a joy it was to color with my Faber Castell Polychromos!!
After coloring I fussy cut her using my Cutterbee scissors. On the background paper I used the Circle Explosions stencil to add some interest. The die cut circle and butterflies are from a newer Penny Black die set Soaring which I seem to be using a lot because I absolutely love this set, especially the butterflies. I cut them out on white card stock then used Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress inks to give them color.
The summer sentiment is from an old Whimsy Stamp set (Summer Letter Seals) but it's many years old and no longer available. "Sweet Life" is a sticker from Tim Holtz Metallic sticker set.
I used a Wonky Stitches rectangle die to cut out the image panel.
The patterned papers are all scraps from my scrap box. Green jute twine is by May Arts in Parrot Green.
Your Hoola girl is lovely Ellie and makes for a super summer creation.ReplyDelete
What a sweetie that image is Ellie, and you have made a beautiful card using her - you colouring with the pencils is amazing - I am in aweReplyDelete
Love, love your pineapple girl, she is as sweet as can be and you have colored here so beautifully!! Welcome to our Four Seasons team and am looking forward to many more of your creativeness!!ReplyDelete
This is so cute!!ReplyDelete
Curated by Jennifer
Oh Ellie your card is just ADORABLE and your coloring is AMAZING! We are so happy to have you on our FS team! Thanks for your wonderful intro to our challenge blog. Beautiful inspiration ... have a great day!ReplyDelete
Ellie ...I have no idea why my above comment came up as anonymous ... it's Darlene!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your new position and welcome to The Four Seasons. Your card is adorable and your coloring with the polychromos is grand. What a sweet image she is. [Bunny]ReplyDelete
So cute, your coloring is beautiful! Very glad you joined us at Four Seasons, and would like to thank you for sharing your card at Double Trouble too!ReplyDelete
Welcome to the Four Seasons Team and we're happy to have you. Your card is adorable; I love Mo Manning images!ReplyDelete
This is so darling! I love the subtle background with the bright yellow of the flowers! Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday challenge!ReplyDelete
Welcome to the team, my talented friend. I can't wait to see all your wonderful art.ReplyDelete
Awww... this card is just adorable!!! Love so much Mo's digi stamps and your colouring and design are fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!ReplyDelete
This image is beautiful and the whole card is just fantastic - lovely layout and perfect colours. Thanks for joining us at INTAAS with your happiness card. Hazel xReplyDelete
This is delightfulReplyDelete
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx
Gorgeous card - your image is beautifully colored, Ellie! The tropical vibe is fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #117.ReplyDelete
This is so sweet! Adorable image and I love the colours too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.ReplyDelete
Hello Ellie. You have a gorgeous Pineapple girl here and made a lovely card with her! Thank you for visiting my blog to leave a comment.ReplyDelete
Have a nice day.
With regards, Wilma.
Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!ReplyDelete
International Art & Soul DT
Oh, this is so cute - love all the layers and your colouring is terrific! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)ReplyDelete
That pineapple girl is a real cutie-pie. She is perfect for the summer. Nice coloring.Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.ReplyDelete
Cutie pineapple girl! She´s so beautiful and so wonderfully coloured. Looking at her is really feeling like being at holidays. Great design. I love those washi-tapes and the butterflies. Truely a stunning card!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much for participating in the current challenge of Everybody-Art-Challenge.
Stunning and so cute card. Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge.ReplyDelete
She is super cute and the colours are great!ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing along over at Creative Moments,
Oh I just LOVE this image! What a cute card.ReplyDelete
What a smashing project!ReplyDelete
We always love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
We really appreciate you joining in.
That sweet image is perfect for a summer image. Great coloring. Love all the extra dies you used to really add personality to that card. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.ReplyDelete
Ellie, adorable image, fantastic coloring and love all the frames and layering you used in your adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.ReplyDelete
I absolutely LOVE your card using this fabulous Mo Manning image! She is coloured beautifully and your background is inspirational. If you haven't already done so, please post this in Mo's club on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mosclub/ I know our fellow Mo's fans would love to see it there. hugs, LesleyReplyDelete
Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CREATIVE CRAFTERS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!ReplyDelete
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper
Fabulous work! Thanks so much for sharing at A Place to Start!ReplyDelete
Chana Malkah, Owner
This card is beautiful! The little girl image is fabulous and your coloring is amazing! I absolutely love all the textures and details on your card! This would be good framed to look at all year!ReplyDelete
So much gorgeous detail here that all works so well together. Thank you for taking part in this month's We Love to Create blog challenge. Gabrielle, Polkadoodles DT.ReplyDelete
Oh, she is just the cutest. hanks for sharing at Pearly SparklesReplyDelete
A wonderful card, just perfect for summer. The pineapple girl image is adorable.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x