Sunday, 25 August 2013

It's Summertime!

Hi there, hope you've been enjoying the gorgeous weather we've been having over the past couple of months and, judging by the music and laughter I can hear from down the road there are some Bank Holiday barbeques going on..... and why not!

I've got a real summery card for you this time round ( I know.... it's been a while but 'life' happens and at the moment I've got a fair bit of 'life' going on!).  I've re-visited some Crafters Companion characters... those adorable little meeces by Jane Nestorenko, Cute Companions and they're having a day at the beach......


The card is A4 folded to A5 and with all the detail added to the front, so there is still a traditional card complete with matching insert behind what you can see which is printed from the Cute Companions - Summer Stories - Outdoor, I've used the decoupage sheets also from the CD to add some depth to the beach hut and so 'dad' can have a snooze on the deck!  Hat's off to Crafters Companion as everything fits together beautifully with no 'faffing' about and the windshields are double-sided and fold together as a gatefold on the front of the card hiding the mischief going on behind them....


All the characters are from the 'Summer Fun' Cute Companions stamp set and were stamped using black archival ink onto Neenah cardstock (again from Crafters CompanionUK) and then coloured using watercolour pencils - again something I've wanted to re-visit for a while and I think the softer colouring works well with the beautiful backing sheets.  Each little mouse was then carefully cut out and I even manged not to cut off any whiskers..... yes each one is still in tact.... amazing or what?!  Well I was pretty impressed with myself - lol!  Needless to say my CC Ultimate was used for all the folding - really don't think a crafting day goes by without me using this!

Anyhow, they all look like they're having a lovely time collecting shells and so forth so I think I'll leave them to it!

Hope you're having as much fun as they are... however you're spending your bank holiday!

Oh, just before I go, I',m entering this card into the Crafters Companion August Challenge so now off to keep my fingers crossed!

Catch you soon, hugs

Su  xx