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Jun 1, 2023

Four Seasons Challenge June - Summertime!!

Hello everyone and happy June!! A new month means the start of a new challenge at the Four Season challenge blog and it's time to switch seasons! We are now celebrating Summer for the next 3 challenges! That means Anything Summer goes but of course there is a fabulous mood board to inspire you which is totally optional.

As usual the mood board helped inspire my card and as you can see below I used the top left image for inspiration. I used a mix of brands here, the bicycle was part of a Hero Arts stamp kit from a few years ago, the sand/shells are from an old Stampin Up set and the Palm tree die is another oldie by Provo Craft and came with a matching embossing folder. The birds were part of another set by Hero Arts also a few years old. 

Here is the mood board in case you need a little inspiration for your next creation. 

Before building the scene I used painter's tape to mask the edges, then used distress ink to ink up the background. Sentiments are from one of Tim Holtz's sticker sentiment sets - an older one. The tiny flowers were done with a Martha Stewart punch and you guessed it, it's another oldie. 

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I struggled a bit lining up the palm tree exactly with the embossing folder and inking it up was a bit tricky too. I almost left it white but I managed somehow on my 3rd try LOL. Does anyone else get stressed out when making cards or am I the only one??  I also wanted to use a white fence which is part of the mood board image but the die was nowhere to be found!

We'd love to see you joining us with your Summer themed creations wether you use the mood board or not! The challenge ends on June 25th so there is plenty of time.

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I'm also linking it with the Encouraging Heart and Home link party at Slices of Life.


kiwimeskreations said...

So glad you persevered Ellie as this is a fabulous card - and yes, I also find cardmaking can be stressful - not always, but enough to keep me on my toes :)

Jennifer said...

This card is so cute!!

Curated by Jennifer

Darlene said...

OH my friend this is simply awesome! Your creation just screams SUMMERTIME! Thanks for another amazing DT project to inspire us all!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Really very summery card Ellie, and love so much the relaxing feel!!

Joanne said...

This card gives me all the summer vibes!

Karen Letchworth said...

You did an awesome job combining the bike and the palm trees. What a FAB Summer card.

Diane said...

It's a fabulous summertime scene and wow, love the mix of all you have used, it came together awesome, great inspiration for us all and it reminds of my times I spent in the Florida Keys years ago!!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card!
Have a great day!

Jackie C said...

Fab! As always!
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.

Jackie DT