I made a card today for the Stars & Stamps MWT challenge to create a summer fun-themed card. I had a hard time making a card today, especially with a summer theme! It's been raining here in PA for a few days and it's just plain gloomy. I don't feel very creative with all this dreary weather, but I pulled out some summer stamps and made this card. I apologize for the photo - it was so hard to get the colors right without some bright daylight, but I did the best I could.
The image was a $1 stamp I got at Jo-Anne's a few years ago, but I've always loved it. I colored the umbrella with glaze pens and sponged the ground in with Memento Desert Sand ink, adding some detail work with Copics. The sky was created using a sponge with Memento Summer Sky ink and a cloud template made from 3 pieces of scalloped circle cardstock that were punched and glued together. The sentiment is from Marks Finest Papers & was stamped with Ranger walnut stain ink, and the tiny birds are by Sweet 'n Sassy stamps and they were stamped with versafine onyx black ink.
I hoped that making a summer fun card would ease me out of the blahs, but so far it isn't working :) I need some sunshine! I hope you have some sunshine wherever you are today, and thanks for stopping by!