Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sunshine


I made this card for a sketch challenge a while ago and once again, the challenge closed before I got the card made and posted. I'm consistently doing that :)
I sponged a panel with Tumbled Glass distress ink using some Taylored Expression stencils to create soft clouds. I sponged another piece of cardstock with some yellow and orange inks, then die-cut the stitched circle using a MFT die, and also cut a little sun with a Lawn Fawn die. I added some orange stickles to the sun, adding a smaller die-cut circle to the center and covering it with yellow stickles. The sentiment is by Sweet 'n Sassy from their "Your Friendship" stamp set (2009) while the birds were stamped with another Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set called "Serene Silhouettes" also from 2009.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:



(must use stamps more than a year old)

RRCB 136

I hope today finds everyone safe and well and thanks for stopping by. We're going to have a beautiful day today much like my card indicates, so I'm going to do some reading on the porch and take in this beautiful weather!

Carol

22 comments:

Stampsnob. said...

That is so clean I love it ..Lis

MiamiKel said...

Oh Carol, you and me both! LOL! I'm glad you showed your card though because it's so freshing and lovely! THe clouds and sunburst - this is so serene and peaceful. TFS and Happy Sunday! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card love the textured sun and three birds-middle of Summer here-torrential rain,hail,thunder,lightening and freezing-actually had the heating on last two days!!!
Carol x

Claire said...

Wow a beautiful sparkly sunshine, I love how its matted onto the circle die then chopped off the edge. It certainly is setting the sky on fire. Great placement with the birds,they look natural. I do hope you're keeping well x

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS card, Carol. Lovely summery design. xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great CAS design.

Maria - Artsy Oils said...

What a lovely card. I love the cloud background and that sun is so cool! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card, Carol.
You are right it was a beautiful day today.
I wonder if I was reading on my porch at the same time you were reading on your porch....Just miles apart from each other.

Maria said...

Such a lovely card! Beautiful sky and the sun takes center stage...so gorgeous!! Have a great week!!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designed card most adorable colours and result. x

Deb said...

This is stunning Carol, I love your sky background, I find that so hard to do and the layered sun is so creative!
Deb xx

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, you have created a lovely background for your sparkly sun - a fabulous CAS design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Brenda in IN said...

This is such an uplifting card with that beautiful sun. I love the soft sky and clouds and the birds are a great addition. That's why I do a challenge that is good for a month. Sometimes it takes me that long to make the card!

jimlynn said...

I can look out the window today and see sun - or just look at your beautiful card and see it! So pretty.
Lynn

Darnell said...

I love your beautiful sunny day depiction, Carol! I love your fluffy cloud-studded sky with the birds soaring high above! That sun is colored and schparkled perfectly! I'm glad you had your own real sunny day to enjoy and I hope you have many more!! Keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda said...

Your card looks like the beautiful day we just had today Carol! Bright sun, a beautiful sky and nice low dew points making the humidity non existent. Love the happy feeling it provokes! Hugs, Brenda

*Vicki* said...

Your scene is so pretty Carol! You've done a great job with the clouds and I just love the flock of birds in there too! This is a great card to send to someone! :) HUGS

scrappymo! said...

What a great card for a special person! We all have someone in our lives who is our sunshine. Often a family member but it can be a really good friend as well. This is a very versatile card, Carol.

Jan Clothier said...

Wonderful! Those softly stencilled clouds are amazing and such a subtle backdrop for that stunning sunshine. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Claire Grantham said...

That sun is giving me all the summer feels and I love your stenciled background. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

C├ęcile RIBON said...

A blue sky and a bright sunshine ... that's just what we need to feel happy. This card is sure to brighten someone's day! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls.

Wendy said...

I love this card! On the morning my Dad passed away, Shawn made me breakfast in bed and he came in with "You are my sunshine" playing on his phone. I cried. It now will carry a bigger meaning to me. Great card, Carol!! :)