Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Beat the Heat

     Where I live, we're back in the 100 F temps this week and trying to find ways to beat the heat.  Even my new plants are dragging their little stems so this image from Sassy Cheryl's just seemed to offer a perfect solution for hot summer days!


Colors were dictated by the challenge at 
The Ribbon Girl -- Aqua/Turquoise.

     The image is colored with ProMarkers, and I added a bit of sparkle gel ink to the water drops coming from the watering can.  Certain portions of the image were deliberately left uncolored so that the cool blues would be the focus.

     The water splashes are epoxy stickers and the one sparkly flower is a punched chipboard piece, glittered and adhered with a dimensional dot.  Ribbons were in my stash and I'm not sure where I got them.

     Challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity
Crafty Catz
Craft-Dee Bowz
Crafty Sentiments
Creative Corner
Creative Craft Cottage
Eureka Stamps
Fan-Tastic Tuesdays
Lia Stampz
Little Claire's
Loves Rubber Stamps
Natalie and Amy's
Paper Nest Dolls
Party Time Tuesday
Passion for ProMarkers
Pile It On
The Pink Elephant

     Have yourself a wonderful day and find some time to refresh your creative soul.  It will thank you later.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

35 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

NanaConnie, this is awesome. Love how you colored the image and that beautiful bow! Gorgeous card!! Hope you get some relief from the heat. Wish I could send you some of our rain.

Debi said...

Really cute image. Love the water splat stickers. Is this, perhaps, a selfie?

3ickleangels said...

This is just Darling NC, love the CAS Monochromatic feel to the card and it's beautifully coloured too. Thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Kerry DT xx

Jo said...

Love this NanaConnie, that's exactly where I should be right now only I'd probably have the dogs & one of the cats in with me lol! Hope you're well!
hugs Jo x

jimlynn said...

This looks exactly like where I'd like to be today too! MUCH too hot around here also!
Cute card and a cute, cute image! Love the water splotches!
Lynn

Cumbrianlass said...

Wow, 100F. we are thinking it is so hot here,
Your card is fantastic, such a super image.
Janet xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my that sure is hot! We are hot here too but nowhere near your temperatures. Love your card and that is what I will be doing before going to bed tonight.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Eileen Dobson said...

Wow, what a fab card, love the image so gorgeous, and the colour looks great. Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

Teresa Arsenault said...

this is adorable. I love your pretty blue bow and those splats are great.

Joann Burton said...

Connie this is adorable. I love the technique of not coloring some of the image. Very creative on your part. You knew I would love Sassy Cheryl....Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Davi said...

Such a cute card NC, the image made me smile! Its really hot here, today it was 118 and the tub of water looks inviting:)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fabulous creation, love the way you have left parts uncoloured they look great!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Leslie Germain said...

This is absolutely adorable!! Love the sentiment!!

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Too cute NanaC! I love that image!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Whimsey said...

So cute - love the image! Beautiful blue colors too!

Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity! ~Michele, DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this adorable image - perfect for a hot summer! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

No doubt one of my favorite images from Sassy Cheryl. Like your reasoning about not coloring the flower.

jonim52 said...

What an adorable image! Very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

karalschuknecht said...

Adorable, this is just too cute. Thanks for joining us this week for our monochrome challenge.
Karal DT for Eureka Stamps

Emily said...

Haha, this image is so cute and I like the little water splotches on the floor. Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Eureka this week.

Elina P. said...

Awesome card, love the image you used!! Thanks for playing along with at the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge!! :)

Elina- DT member, Party Time Tuesdays

Flutterby Trina said...

fantastic card! Love the image - I too am feeling the heat :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at the paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon xx

Flutterby Trina said...

fantastic card! Love the image - I too am feeling the heat :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at the paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon xx

Scrap all'Alba - by Silvana said...

very nice card! congratulations

Zoe said...

Thank you for joining this week at Eureka Stamps Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon

Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love
DT call at Not Just Cards Challenges

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Valou ALLARD said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for playing with Crafty Sentiments this week. Xx

Shanna Shands said...

So awesome I love love love the image. Thank you so much for entering it in to the Loves Rubberstamps Challenges!

coops said...

so gorgeous.the image is fab and i love your stunning blue colours.
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Julie said...

Awwh what a great image and lovely colour combo! Thanks for joining in my Summer fun challenge at PFP this week, good luck! Juliexx

Melanie Smith said...

Hi Connie,

I absolutely love your image and how you colored it. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Nest Dolls, Hope to see you again real soon. Melanie, DT

Asha said...

Heat? What heat?This summer is a bust for us. Temps are struggling to reach 80ºF and its actually quite cold at night. :-( Anywho, this card is perfect if you're looikng to keep cool. Great job, my friend!
hugs, Asha

Barbara Bruder said...

Connie, such a cute card!!That blue color you used is so pretty.Love those water splats too.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Cely said...

lol love that image! thanks for joining us this fortnight at lia stampz for our anything goes challenge!