Here Comes Summer! new challenge up at Just For Fun!


Hello everyone! it is officially June , it is amazing how quickly the time has gone this year! I will have been crafting this month for a whole year now… my first ever card went out for my mum’s birthday on the 15th an entire year ago! 
Today brings a new challenge at Just For Fun – the theme this month is ‘Here comes Summer’ so we would love to see all your summery makes showcasing just what you do!
My Design team make for this challenge Is definitely bright and Sunny- I have used Beachy Mae – by Some Odd Girl and the appropriate sentiment ‘Sending you Sunshine’ as well.

Images © Kristy Dalman
for SomeOddGirl.com.
Card Created By Rachel Gillham 
I used a piece of Yellow coredinations cardstock for the matts in this card as what says summer more than summery yellow? and I chose some lovely papers to go alongside it too- one with a bright floral pattern that has been in my stash for absolutely ages and two in soft blues from Craft Creations .
The image ‘Beachy mae’ I coloured using a mixture of copics and promarkers – e000,e00, e21,e11, e04 and r20 for the skin, blues were BG 2,5,7 and 9 , the pinks were Hot pink, Magenta and Crimson promarkers.
To put the card together, I created two small 10cm squares of the floral papers which i matted with the yellow, one large of the blue toned paper matted on yellow, 
the two squares I placed at the corners leaving a gap and they overlap in the middle hidden by the stamped layer.
for the image I cut her in a long thin rectangle and matted the image on yet more yellow, faux stitched around the edge using a micron marker pen, adding rivets to the left bottom and top corners. I then threaded twine in a bluey green through several times and added a hand tied bow of the same to finish it off. 

I put the image layer at a slight angle to make it quirkier , then added some splats of Prima Bloom spray -soft teal to the card (rather carefully!).
It still needed something extra so I made the corner pieces from matted spotty blue papers with faux stitching, and added the pearls as well as they added a shiny fun hint 🙂

I do hope you like her, and I hope to see you joining in on this challenge!

I would like to enter this card in :
http://seemacrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ make it cute
http://www.thecraftgarden.blogspot.ca/ orange yellow and lime (orange and lime in the papers and yellow cardstock)
http://thecupboardtrilogychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ use yellow


About rachel Gillham

I'm a twenty something mad cat lady, with a rescue cat and a passion for all things crafting... You can often find me tinkering with one or other of my machines, making cards, vinyl decals for items, or doodling quietly.

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