June 14, 2014

Guest Designing at Paper Crafting Challenges

Hello there!  It's been a little while since I last posted.  I've been busy with the last days of school and working on refinishing the antique buffet and hutch we bought years ago.  It had about 3 or 4 layers of paint (all different, all ugly and all done poorly) and I'm finally getting around to scraping and sanding it down.  We bought some Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint that I can't wait to try out.  I learned about this from a fellow blogger, Meredith.  I looked into it and thought it looked fabulous.  We got the Linen for the outside, and doors and French Enamel (a kind of teal blue) for the inside shelves and back.  I'll be posting pictures of the before and after when I get it done.  Which could be months from now.  LOL!

The card I'm sharing today is one I made as a guest designer over at Paper Crafting Challenges.  Justin has some great challenge ideas and often a great prize up for grabs.  The challenge this time is "In Summer".  I had originally intended to link up to STAMPloration sketch challenge as I used the sketch but it ended sooner that I thought.  Oh well, it still gave me a card that I totally love.  Check it out...

When Justin told me the theme, I thought of the beach right away.  That's what summer means to me and my family. Traveling to PEI (or closer to home) and hanging out on the beach, looking for sea glass and sea shells.  Another favourite of the summer days are the appearance of dragonflies.  So, I made my sky by wetting down a strip of paper and randomly brushing on some broken china distress ink.  Once dry, I stamped my grass (SU!). I attached this to my beige card base.  I took some kraft card stock and tore the edges creating my sand dunes.  To give it that sandy speckled look I splattered brown, black and white acrylic paint.  I attached one piece down flat.  I stamped the sentiment (Paper Smooches) and adhered the second dune with some foam dots.  I added some glitter puffy shell stickers by Momenta.  Then I stamped and coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers my dragon fly.  I added diamond Stickles to the wings and attached it to the card.

I'm going to link this up over at a Keep It Simple! Where the challenge is Splatters.  I'm also linking up to Red Carpet Studio where the challenge is about vacations.

Well, that's all for now. Nope you can join in the fun over at PCC!  Thanks for stoping by!


  1. Oh, what a wonderful card! The sand and the sky seem so real to me. Fantastic!

  2. How pretty, Kim! I love how the horizontal scene overlaps your 'sky'! Nice Design and beautiful card!

  3. I thought butterflies were #1 swoon-inducers for me, but this dragonfly of yours...WOW!! Your card is nothing short of amazing...the sky scene, the beach, the little shells...you've captured "summer" in the most fabulous way! In awe....

  4. Great Card! So calm and relaxing; I'd like to jump right in there! Thanks for sharing over at Red Carpet Studios!

  5. Anonymous6/21/2014

    Oh... wow! Your coloring on this is fantastic! I love the dragon fly and your "torn sand" is so creative. Love the layering.
    - Shauna

  6. LOVE this!!! Thanks for playing along at KIS!!!! :)


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