Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sentimental Sundays Garden Party

 Good morning all! Welcome back to another challenge at Sentimental Sundays! Our sponsor this week is Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. This prize will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection. Please stop in at the Sentimental Sundays blog to see what the rest of the DT has created and pick up your free sentiments courtesy of Ann Vento at Raindrop Echo Designs.

Before we start with today's challenge, I'd like to mention a special fundraiser coordinated by  Kim Sherrod for her dear friend whose son was admitted to the hospital for heart problems. Kim is trying to raise money for her friend to be able to see her son, but it's not going well. Her friend is struggling financially and can't afford to make the trip.

Ann has created some images for this fundraiser.  You can purchase the stamps in digi format or possibly as clear stamps, too by visiting THIS PAGE.  So if you can, please stop over and help her raise some money for a very worthy cause.  Next week, some of the Sentimental Sundays team members will be showcasing the stamps to inspire you to create using the images.

Our theme this week is Garden Party and what Garden Party would be complete without gnomes?!?! I freehanded the cloud and the sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs. The images are from Whimsie Doodles - I am just in love with these gnomes! The sun is a singed edge flower that I made (I'm still hoping to get the tutorial up for this soon). I didn't have fabric in the right color so I colored it with my ProMarkers.

I really like the look of the scene cards, so I thought I try it out. I discovered that my elements need to be a bit smaller, but I think it turned out ok. For the inside, I used another gnome digi that I planned to use on the front, but didn't end up with enough room.

Stamps: Raindrop Echo Designs Sentiment, Whimsie Doodles Go Big Gnome, Gnome Fence, Gnome Home
Paper: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky
ProMarkers: Magenta, Cerise, Rose Pink, Carnation Pink, Turquoise, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan, Ivory, Blush, Moss, Marsh Green, Olive Green, Bright Green, Meadow
Accessories: Handmade Singed Edge Flower with Rhinestone Brad

I've checked the challenge lists at Feline Playful and I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Ann's - 2W, SIO - summertime
Fairy Tale - 2W, 2E - summer, sun, sunshine
Fashionista Friday - summer
CCEE Stampers - 1E, JFF - winter or summer
Whimsie Doodles - Polka Dots
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Mami Doodles - 2W, SIO, JFF - flowers
Sew Many Cards - SIO - anything goes
Stamp Man - 2W, 1E/craft type - stitching
4 Crafty Chicks - bling
AiFactory - 1E, SIO -  include a handmade item on your card Crafty Sentiments - 1E, SIO - polka dot
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - SIO - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - 2W, 1E, SIO - summer
Delightful Challenges - 1E, SIO - dog days of summer (summer or summer heat)
Paper Play - 2E – in the garden
Rainbow Lady's - 2E - hand made flowers
Some Odd Girl - 2W, SIO - thank you
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - 1E - #20 patterned paper
Divas by Design - 2W, 2E - #7 summer
I Love Promarkers - Must use Promarkers - #76 anything goes
Papercraft Star - anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - 3E, SIO - #24 anything goes
Stampavie and More -2W,  JFF - #148 Summer
Anything Goes Challenge - 2W, 1E  - #46 Flowers
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #152 Garden
Partytime Tuesdays - 3E (2E anything goes wk) - PTT#26 Anything goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - 2nd week - Anything goes using a digi
Kaboodle Doodles - Stitching - Faux or real Paper Playtime - 2W - summer theme using digital or stamped images or sentiments
Pink Elephant - 2W - Fun in the sun
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Anything goes


Tine said...

Hi Heather. Very creative & I love that big flowery sun. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute, Heather!! Love the fun stitching you added...great touch. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Donna said...

Oh this is so cute! I love the images and the fabulous stitching on your card. Thank you for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge this week. hugs Donna x

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Oh I am glad you included the gnome on the inside, it finishes off this incredible card so beautifully ! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Papercraft Star, we hope to see you again !!

Julie said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Challenges

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card hun, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

LynneForsythe said...

Oh such a SWEEEET CARD!!!

THANKS BUNCHES for playing along with the TEAMIES and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!!

sallysbitz said...

This is a lovely card. Great sentiment x

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Debs M said...

that cloud sentiment is great and i love the flower and images, the inside is fabulous too x

Bianca said...

Your card is perfect outside and inside! Love the colourfullbirdie! Thank you for joinng us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

sweet card !! so beautiful !!thanks for joining in our challenge.

Shirl said...

Such a sweet and cute looking card
Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Tamie said...

Your coloring is awesome and the card is super dooper cute! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Rainbow Lady said...

Pretty card but not the correct flower. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

kurlygirl said...

Oops, sorry about that Cynthia. I just re-read the post. It really annoys me when people don't follow simple directions... and I'm guilty of my own pet peeve!!!!!

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous card .I really love all your cards , it's so sweet ..Thanks for joining our challenge at SAM

gina g said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Cheryl said...

Such a cute card! I love the theme. I really love your singed edge flower. I have your tutorial book marked so I can try my hand.

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous beautiful detail and love that image bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs cherylxxx

Ika said...

woowwww.. sooo gorgeous! i love your flower.. so cute! thank you so much for playing with us at AI Factory and cant wait to see your creation on our next challenge :)

Lisa said...

Love that sun! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.

Leanne said...

Nicely done, thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

Jen said...

Fun card. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card and a fabulous image and papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Kiki said...

Such a fantastic summer card. The images are soooo cute!

Thanks for joining us at SAM this time.

Hugs, Kiki

Ren-Yi said...

Very cute and adorable lil garden card. Love your coloring and how you always make your card insides special. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.