Hello there everybody!
This week at My Heart Pieces Priyanka challenged us to use a sentiment. I had been feeling sentimental about this image as it reminded me of my dad. So 'Summer Fun' was selected. (of course it helps that I ADORE giraffes!)
This stamp was purchased a while ago and has not been used up to now! This sentiment is what I try to live by. Work is important, but playing each day at something you love is vital! This image was coloured with watercolour crayons and a water brush, then cut out with Spellbinders Labels 28. I used distress ink to colour the edges and then glossy accents to make the bottle and balloon pop. I placed a piece of giraffe printed paper on the 5.5x6" kraft card base, then ran two printed ribbons down the left. I then adhered my cut out image.
This image was also coloured with watercolour crayons and a waterbrush then accented with glossy accents. I cut out a mask of the image to cover my image while I added the green grass and blue sky. I also trimmed around the balloon a bit to make it pop out from behind the mat. The card is a 5.5 x 6.6" window card from Magenta. Versamark and a number collage stamp from Judikins tamped around the mat to give it dimension. I used Spellbinders Fancy Tags Dies to cut out thin cork for the greeting. Greeting is by Magenta too. Some scrap mesh paper and cork stickers finish it all off!