Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Steppin' Into Summer


Steppin' into summer means showers every night for the boys who wash off the pounds of dirt loaded into their knees, countless loads of laundry so the popsicle drips do not stain, sidestepping live toads that somehow find new homes in brightly colored pails and lots and lots of watermelon as it finally cheap enough to buy...


TiffanyDoodles is celebrating the change of seasons by Steppin' Into Summer with the latest challenge. Read more about the new design team and challenge rules at the TiffanyDoodles blog!


Although not too original in its design, I tried to bring in some fun and "light" techniques. I printed the watermelon slice image and sentiment directly onto kraft cardstock and colored it in with a base of copics topped with colored pencils. The seeds were covered in enamel and the whole card base was spattered with glimmer mist and watered down distress inks.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI

Images: (Watermelon) TiffanyDoodles
Font: (Futura)
Ink: (Walnut Stain Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Enamel Accents) Ranger
Other: (Copics), (Colored Pencils) Prismacolor, (Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels

39 comments:

  1. Yummy! Love the added dimension on the seeds!And the subtle misting! :)

    P

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  2. Gorgeous CAS design Karen, love the base card I thought it came like that until I read your post.
    Cute way to illustrate the melon seeds :)
    Jenny x

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  3. Hey, you new May Arts DT Ribbonista! I love your little journaling paragraphs! I learned after the first week of too much laundry from two dirty little boys to just let them play in the backyard in their swimpants or their underwear (which is how they can be found in my house all day long, ha ha) WAY less laundry! Love your card and the pun. I need some of that black enamel! Next M's coupon!

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  4. adorable card. clean and simple just the way I like it.

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  5. Those seeds are perfect! And the Glimmer Mist works so well on the Kraft too
    Anne
    x

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  6. love the story today, karen:) the enamel on your seeds--so very clever!

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  7. sweet...the enamel is perfect-o!

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  8. Love this Karen! What a fun summery card!

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  9. Enamel sounds like a good one to have on hand.. and kraft and red are my favorite color combinations. Thanks for being the CAS queen and reminding me to keep it simple, b/c it works wonderfully.

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  10. Wonderfully simple, Karen. Looks good enough to eat on this hotter than Hades day.

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  11. I must try layering my Prismas with Copics--love the dimension you achieved with them. And I still do not have any spray inks, but when I finally cave it will be because of you. That simple spray of ink adds so much to this card!

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  12. Gorgeous!! LOVE this design!!

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  13. Cool! Love the card and the pun! I must try these mists out. :)

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  14. You have convinced me to buy some mists! Gorgeous card :)

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  15. Love this CAS design! Those glossy seeds are the perfect touch!

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  16. Delightful card with the TD images, Karen!! I just love your CAS cards. period.

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  17. Super CAS design, Karen! I love the spray of the mist - kinda reminds me of suntan spray :D
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  18. we eat a lot of watermelon during summer. our cats love them and we made them into watermelon lemonade. they do cool you down! =) love the subtle misted background and your watermelon slice looks good enough to eat! super card, Karen!

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  19. LOL, that is a GREAT sentiment, my kind of humor, totally enjoyable! :)

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  20. A beautiful simple card, the glossy seeds really enhance your watermelon slice! I love the fun sentiment too:-)

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  21. OMGSH Karen, I love this card! It may look simple but you've included some fabulous details! Wowie! Curious minds need to know - it sounds like you did the distress ink sprinkle last?!

    Hugs!

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  22. Woohoo! Congrats, Karen! You made the May Arts Team! You are going to be an asset on the May Arts team!! Way to go!

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  23. Karen, this card hits summer right on!!! How simply wonderful! Always love your CAS style!!!

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  24. Yahoo! So happy for you Karen...just read Virginia's note. Fabulous news! And I love your card today...there you go again with your distress inks and spray mists! I hear you on the boys in the bathtub :) Love this time of year. You should have seen my boys after baseball last night. I think my van is a permanent dustball! :)

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  25. Karen,this is a real summery CAS card that I just love.

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  26. This is PERFECTION Karen!
    Love it <3

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  27. Love the clean and simple; and of course the sentiment!!

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  28. I'm so glad I discovered your blog today. I love your style!

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  29. You amaze me. One image. One sentiment. That's it and it's amazing! Love that this CAS card is done on a kraft base!

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  30. The card looks so CAS, but when you read all of the steps, it's even more amazing! The pencils on the Copics looks so cool--I'm going to have to try that. I LOVE the watermelon seeds :)

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  31. This is SO fab! Those enamel seeds are the icing on the cake! (and I'm ready for the little frogs that are friends for one day, then we let them go back to their families too!)

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  32. This is SO fab! Those enamel seeds are the icing on the cake! (and I'm ready for the little frogs that are friends for one day, then we let them go back to their families too!)

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  33. Oh how watermelon reminds me of summer, sitting here freezing tonight, 5 degrees.....but Nate goes for watermelon everytime we go shopping although over here, watermelon for a smaller slice costs more than a box of chocolates. I never not get him his treat, gorgeous work my friend. MElxx

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  34. I love your work!! Question could you please tell me what that is holding your card. I have seen round ones too. Where do you buy them? Thanks SonJa

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  35. So cute and punny! Love the enamel on the seeds and the splatter.



    --Cheryl--

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  36. We have been enjoying watermelon all week - SO refreshing! I love the black enamel seeds and punny sentiment on your card. And the pop of color against kraft is perfect!

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  37. Simple, but super sweet!!! The enamel makes it :>)

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