Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Summer


Today is the first day of summer.  The only reason I even know the date is that when I drove through Sonic's drive thru for my daily vice...a vanilla Diet Coke, there were signs posted everywhere that Wednesday, June 20 is the first day of summer and Sonic would be celebrating with half price milkshakes all day.  Perhaps, I'll have the chance to partake in one.  I can only hope summer will be better than my late spring.

But I digress.  This is a post for Repeat Impressions.  Rock Star Cheryl Weston challenged us to create something to celebrate summer.  Easy peasy with all of the great summer images from Repeat Impressions. 

For my card, I used the Repeat Impressions image "Beach Time" (4503-K).  I stamped it with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic markers and cut with Cutter-bee scissors.  On a circle of X-Press It, I used Copic markers to create a beach scene.  A white uni-ball signo pen created the white caps, and Polar White Flower Soft was used for the ocean's foam.  A Memento Tuxedo Black marker was used to draw the birds.  I paper pierced around the circle, and adhered it and the adorable girl to a piece of patterned paper from TPC Studio that was cut using a Nestabilities die.

The large panel of the card is made of patterned paper from Stella and Rose.  I paper pierced around this panel, and it was frame with the TPC Studio paper.

I stamped the Repeat Impressions sentiment "Happy Summer" (9003-E) with Versafine Onyx Black onto a sentiment panel of the patterned paper from TPC Studio.  (This happens to be the Stamp of the Week, which makes it half price.  Woot!)

Finishing touching on this card include the use of Baker's Twine and a clear yellow button with a Baker's Twine Bow. 





Join us in this Designer's Choice Challenge on the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.  Read the details and show us your creations...you may just win a little something.

Also be sure to visit the other Rock Stars for some more inspiration:


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! And thank you so much for your prayers for my husband.  He had his surgery on the 15th, and he his getting stronger everyday.  We are hoping for a discharge later this week.

5 comments:

Lynette said...

What a sunny, happy card, Kecia! I'm glad you were able to join us in the challenge. I hope Chris will be headed home real soon!

joy said...

Sweet image, well colored! Love how you made the water look so real!

Patti J said...

Wow, Kecia - that water looks so real! Great card, your scene is just beautiful, and I love the orange background. I never think to use orange, and it's so very pretty! Thanks for sharing, and I, too, hope that your summer is a good one :)

Makiko Jones said...

This is stunning Kecia!! I love the scene and detail! Perfect beach card!

Cheri said...

Kecia, this is so cute and adorable. I'm so happy to see you back among the Rock Stars and to know that things are improving with your hubby!
Hugs!
Cheri

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