What a week! I thought it was Wednesday on Thursday and somehow it doesn't feel like Friday! Nonetheless, my other half will be at home for the weekend, hopefully it will be sunny so we can go for a picnic or have a BBQ! Fingers crossed!
It's Friday which means a new challenge at Crafty Catz! Yay!! This week's challenge is all about the 'Lazy Days of Summer' chosen by our lovely DT Nina.
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I felt like including a few more pictures today. I used a white core cardstock for my front panel which I dry embossed, sanded, distressed and sponged it. I also used a Sizzix lace border folder to emboss a piece of a white card which I sponged (Mustard Seed Distress Ink) and then sanded down to bring back some of the whiteness. I added some lace trims, natural twine, mulberry flowers covered in Picket Fence Crackle paint, a few other embellishments etc.. The main image was stamped, coloured in using my Caran D'Ache watercolour pencils, die cut, distressed, sponged (Broken China & Peeled Paint) and sanded down around the edges as well. The same was done with my banner. I wanted to make this card very natural with a country look/feel to go with the nature of the stamped image. I hope I have achieved this.
The girl on the card is reminding me of myself. I used to visit my dear Grandma in Slovakia (who recently became my angel...well, she always was...) every summer during July and August (school holidays in the Czech Republic). She lived in a small village in Tatras, the highest mountains of Slovakia. That's were I was born... This picturesque village is surrounded by mountains, hills, forests and beautiful lakes! There's a big lake we used to swim in, meadows all around with cold streams to browse in, butterflies to chase, flowers to pick... run from the cows on the hills... I didn't like those very much, or the neighbour's hissing geese! This place was my childhood happy place! This is were I was lucky to spend my young years. This is probably why I love nature so much. The challenge over at Try It on Tuesday is called 'Wish you were here'... I wish my Grandma was here. I wish she never left that gorgeous place and I wish I could be forever returning there, every summer...
Here's an official website of the place I am talking about and to to it's Nature gallery... just a small example of what's I'm talking about... HERE - just hit the 'translate' button when there and click on the icons below to see images of the gorgeous nature.
I look forward to reading about your thoughts and seeing your own summery chilled out creations over at the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog!
This time I'd like to enter my summery country card into the following challenges:
Pan Pastel UK - Summer Fun
Try It on Tuesday - Wish You Were Here
Scribble & Scrap Blog - challenge 24 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!