I finally finished the invitations and the directions/registry cards. The envelopes are addressed, stuffed, sealed and ready for mailing. WOOHOO!!!!! One more project down before I leave for AZ on Wednesday. I have to say that I colored 6o of the Something New images by Phindy O'Neill and I still love the image.
Sequed right into my card of the day didn't I? This week at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog, the challenge was "Got The Blues?" Good thing that that meant color and not emotional state, because, I don't think there's a Phindy image out there that looks sad or blue. I'm so hooked on the summer cuties(found here), that I'll be using them for a while to come. Phindy added the cutest little image called Catch Something this week, and much as I love him(and I do own a copy of the image), he wasn't my first choice for my challenge card. Instead an image called Little Swinger did?
Do you remember the sheer joy of swinging on a hot summer day and creating your own breeze as you pumped to make yourself go higher and higher? I think that explains the look of sheer bliss on this little cutie's face.
One of my favorite fabrics to smock little children's summer outfits out of was micro-checked gingham. I found a free printable microdot paper on line(can't find the link), and it was perfect for paper piecing her dress and hat. I also decided I wanted her swinging from a tree, so I found a tree shape to go by and cut it out and colored it up with Copics. I mounted the limbs of the tree with foam adhesives along with Little Miss Swinger and the clumps of leaves for a 3D effect. I tied a knot in some twine, shredded the end to give it a rope look and tied it to a limb to make her look like she's really swinging. The grass was a piece of scrap paper and the blue of the sky is the base of the card. I cut the smaller violet blooms off a package that I had purchased from the Dollar Tree, and voila' I have a challenge card. The sentiment simply says "Happiness" and isn't that so true?
Now close your eyes and think back to those hot summer days of your childhood. Do you remember that feeling of being on a swing, with your feet extended and pointing to the sky and looking down at the ground as you pumped harder to go higher and higher. Oh, what a feeling!
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