Friday, September 4, 2009

Summer is Slowing

Cooler mornings and evenings, days with low humidity, open windows--summer is winding down. Time at the pool is less but not over. For some basking in the sun is the idea.

(Lucy Marie Claire Schuylar Rose, Princess Flufferini; aka Lucy, Wee-W00, Wee, Princess)

For others the water is so tempting.

(Augustus Ciaran aka Gus, Guster, Gussy, and his rapper names --Augie C and Augie Wee)

The Casual Midweek Challenge at PTI is to say goodbye to summer,to use those summer stamps on more time. I made a card using Vintage Picnic. The rubdeckias in the garden were the inspiration.

And my card

The picnic basket is stamped in Ripe Avocado and the flowers in Dark Chocolate on Vintage Cream and colored with Prismacolor pencils. The image is sewn onto a mat of Ocean Tides. The dp is Life is Beautiful. A base of Ocean Tides and a strip of Ocean Tides twill ribbon finish the card. I think the darker hue of Ocean Tides lends an end-of-summer-feel to the card.
Do you have three-day weekend? Whether it is a two-or three-day weekend, I hope it is great. Enjoy!

Stamps:Vintage Picnic(PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado(PTI)
Paper: Life is Beautiful (Sassafras), Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides (PTI)
Other: Ocean Tides Twill Ribbon I(PTI), corner rounder


  1. Your card is beautiful! I love the bright colors and the faint glow around the basket.

    I love the cats contemplating the pool - they are adorable!

  2. That patterned paper is so perfect for that picnic basket image. Beautiful card.

  3. What a great farewell to summer card. I love the patterned paper paired with your picnic basket. The stitching around the basket gives it that something extra, too!

  4. Very pretty card! I love that stamp set. Love all your details. Summer went too fast!

  5. What a great Goodbye Summer card! The cats were so fun to see, too!


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