Saturday, July 16, 2011

Aloha! from Designed2Delight

Where is my mind today?  I completely forgot to check the D2D blog this morning to see if my card was posted.  In my defense, I was trying to get things ready for my son to visit.

I'm here now, with my card for the D2D Designer's Challenge "Let's go to the Beach".  I was just at the beach about a week ago, so I'm still in a very tropical mood as you can see by my card!

I picked three different D2D images to use: Palm Tree (Dollar Digi), Flip Flops (Dollar Digi) & Tropical Summer Hibiscus.  What fun I had playing around with these!

I wanted to get away from using Designer Paper for my background.  So, I grabbed one of my sheets of 'Cling & Scrunch' backgrounds made with dye inks, water and cling wrap from the kitchen.  Got the technique from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I did add some sheen by adding Twinkling H2Os to the ink & water.  Of course that doesn't show in the photograph.

On top of the 'Cling & Scrunch' background I embossed the word Aloha from a Provo Craft stamp set.

Here are the challenges the card is entered into:
Digital Tuesday - spellbound
Tuesday Throwdown - fun in the sun
Pollycraft Monday - the great outdoors
Stampin Sisters in Christ - what works for you (ribbon)
Crafts & Me - summertime
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - blue skies & sunny days
The Crafty Pad - lots of texture
Moving Along with the Times - favorite things (ribbon & bg tech)
Craft your Passion - just for you
Really Reasonable Ribbon - cool it
Mark's Finest Paper - bright & cheery, pink, yellow, & green
The Stamping Boutique - summer scene
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - my favorite background (cling & scrunch)
I Did it Creations - floral
Sentimental Sundays - inky fingers (cling & scrunch bg)

Please visit the Designed2Delight blog for the challenge and to see the other Design Team members creations.  Going on also is the Free image challenge which you can find here.  This week's freebie is a beautiful peacock.  Hope to see you there!!
PeggySue

19 comments:

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggy Sue--this card is so cute!!! And I love the little charm. Great addition! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!!!

DesignerDiva said...

I love your bright colour combo perfect for summer! Gorgeous card

Thanks for sharing your card and your favourites with us this week at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love the summer colors and tropical feel.



Thank you for joining our Inky Fingers/Unconventional stamping challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~
Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Peggysuez said...

With the heat we're having its not surprising you're in a tropical mood, these colors are so bright and pretty! Lovely little palm tree, I'll be wanting to visit one of those in about five or six months! :) Thanks for coming alongside Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week, we loved seeing your work!

WencheP said...

I love it! The colors are just fabulous! ....wish we had som summer here in nort of Norway.... :)

Hugs,
Wenche

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the colours & the image is fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Peggy Sue this is so pretty. I would love to go to Hawaii - your card has me half way there. How cute. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week. Love coming to visit. Have a great week!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Peggy Sue -love the gorgeous colours and your background technique. A truly fabulous card - many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week - hugs, Sylvia x

Janeen said...

perfect subject for this challenge. how refreshing that looks, Peggysue. Thanks for entering the tri-color challenge at Friends of Speedy the Cat.

Betty Wright said...

PeggySue, this is fun and fabulous! Love the textures, coloring, and design! The charm is perfect!

Pami said...

What a fabulous fun summer card! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

Miesje said...

Great card! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

BarbaraW said...

Lovely beach scene with a great background. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a great way to keep cool. Love that little charm. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Patchi said...

What a fun card! I love the beach theme! Thanks for joining the Party this week and I hope to see more cards from you soon!

Patchi
PTT-DT

kurlygirl said...

Hi Peggy! This is just beautiful! I really love the colors and design! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Inky Fingers Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

Stephenie said...

Thank you for the idea of the soft gray, I never would have thought to change the ink color before printing. I LOVE the way you combined the 3 digis together! They look like they were meant to be together. Thanks for stopping by.

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous hot summer card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Mona E said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing at Crafts and Me this week. Hugs....Mona

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