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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Summer holidays are here - The Paper Shelter says so!!

Good morning all

It's time for another challenge at 

The Paper Shelter

and we have a topical theme this week

Holiday Time!

hands up - who's seen the sun this week!!
(well it's sort of behind the clouds!!)

My card perhaps reflects the sort of summer we've been having off and on
a bit grungy at times with the hope of something better to come

this cute image is called 
Where're we goin' available here

This is probably my favourite style of card to make - though I don't do it very often, it doesn't suit every image and I need to have some inspiration to do it.  This week my inspiration came very firmly from Sheena Douglass when she was demonstrating her new Christmas stamps on TV.  I made the background paper and then the topper with the image on from stamps and TH distress ink and I really loved doing it!  this card isn't so much mixed media as mixed medium.  I used distress inks, Spectrum noir pens and blendable pencils, watercolour pencils and sparkle pens (for the flowers) - I had pens and pencils and inks all over the place by the time I was finished lol

Here's what i did

Image - where're we goin from TPS
Coloured with Spectrum noir pens and belendable pencils
Flowers - Sheena Douglass -A little bit sketchy -a new leaf  stamps
- coloured with Spectum aqua pencils and sparkle pen
Background created with TH DI  - faded jeans, spun sugar, abandoned coral and tea dye
Stamps - Be Bunny icons  and LOTV corner stamps
Dies used - Creative expressions noble pierced square dies, Sara's signature swirl die from the country garden collection at Crafters companion,  and Memory box Eiffel tower die
LOTV - tag stamps
Kraft card from Crafter's Companion
Film strip from TH idea- ology 
other embellies from my stash

Hope you'll play along with us this week
As always we have a fab prize on offer

See you there!

hugs Judith x


Stamping Bubbles said...

Stunning card Judith. The background is amazing and the embellishments are fab. It is one of those cards that the more you look at the more you see. Love it.
The sun has gone AWOL, just rain and dark grey skies here. Let's hope the Paper Shelter is correct and summer is on its way.
Crafty hugs

Nannieflash said...

Hi Judith, a stunning card I love how youve designed your card and the background and colour choice is gorgoeus. I bet this is you quite a lot of the time getting ready for your trips to the US. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Avril Watson said...

Judith this a stunning vintage card, totally love, hugs xxx

Pat K said...

Wow..this is stunning Judith. Really lovin the vintage feel of this one, so beautifully coloured too. Hope the sun shines today. hugs, Pat K x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Judith I like the image and the colours
Kevin xx

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Judith, love the vintage look with this image and it's so beautifully coloured. Love the pretty embellishments.
Avril xx

Chris said...

It was worth the effort Judith...this is one stunning card!

Carol S. said...

Lovely image and a great vintage feel Hugs, Carol S.xx

Wendy L said...

This is gorgeous Judith, xxxx

Whisper said...

So gorgeous, we have sun today, but i'm not sure how long it will stay though, luv Sam x

cheryl said...

Oh this is gorgeous hun just love this super image hugs cheryl xxx

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is one of my favorite TPS images and your card is the perfect venue for it. I wished we lived closer I would love to sit in your craft room and watch you create! Beautiful card in every way!