My friend, Tracy Harp, asked me to participate in a challenge sponsored by Paper Works Co. It's called the Ultimate Summer Challenge. I'm participating with Tracy, Cheryl Rowley, and our friend Debbie Morrissey (from Buffalo Stamps & Stuff). We are called the Buffalo Stampers. There were four challenges that each one of us had to choose...a sketch, color, inspiration, and technique. I chose the inspiration challenge. We were to be inspired by the image and the overall feel of the card. So the image I chose this image from Rachelle Anne Miller called Puddles of Fun. I was inspired by the umbrella and splashes of water for my card.I started with this dp from My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary line with umbrellas and used that as my color inspiration as well. The image is colored with copic markers and I placed star dust stickles on the puddle. The image had to be placed on an angle so you could still see the umbrellas on the dp! I used an EK Success punch on the bottom of the dp, then layered the backside (the yellow polka dots) underneath. I then put these blue and clear rain drops randomly on top of that. The bow is bermuda bay that I just looped around a couple of times to make the double bow, and placed a big yellow button in the middle.
Our cards are on SCS for the judges to see. I would love for you to stop by and add some comments. You can find my card here and Cheryl's card here. Please stop by and leave us some love. Tracy has not uploaded her card and Debbie's card yet, but I'll link them when she does.
Thanks so much and thanks for stopping in!
Stamps: Puddles of Fun by Rachelle Anne Miller (Paper Works Co.)
Paper: Neenah white, Quite Contrary (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, bermuda bay SU ribbon, button, star dust stickles, EK Success border punch, dimensionals