Monday, 18 July 2016

Happy Summer! - With a Stampin' Up Summer Sunset


Well happy summer it is! Who doesn't love summer? We just came back from a 10 day camping trip in the mountains where it rained pretty well every day. The closest thing to the sun in our vacation photos were these pics from our stroll through a  beautiful sun shower.


It was a relaxing holiday nonetheless & we were all missing our comfy beds by the end of our trip! When we got back I was itching to craft again & I was so excited to see that TGIFC had a summer challenge over on their blog this week, as I am in need of some summer sun! #TGIFC64

http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.ca/2016/07/tgifc64.html

When I think of summer I picture the sunset and the spectrum of colours it can produce. Mother nature is by far the finest artist I know, so why not pull inspiration from her? The colour palette I chose for today's project was inspired by this photo I came across on pinterest. It portrays some of mother nature's finest if you ask me. Unfortunately, (despite the multiple pins) I could not find the original post for this photo. So thank you to whomever shared this beauty.


The colours from the Stampin' Up rainbow that I pulled from this are pictured below in today's colour combo. They include Dapper Denim, Tempting Turquiose, Gold, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, & Wisteria Wonder.

My sunset creation is made of paper of course! I had ironically been itching to make something with my Stampin' Up Sunburst Thinlets & this card was the perfect project for me to showcase them. The water on my card was pieced together using the Stampin' Up Swirly Scribbles Thinlets. I also had to add in some birds flying off into the sunset. Rather than trying to fiddle with fussy cutting my own, I analyzed my punches and figured the pansy punch would give me some nicely cut birdies. I simply punched the pansy and then punched over the tip of the flower again to get em cut so nicely.   

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that your summer is full of sunshine (or maybe even a sun shower)! If you are in Canada and you are interested in making your own paper sunset, just click on the products below, they will take you to my online Stampin' Up virtual shop. Or feel free to contact me & we can chat about all the great products & opportunites that Stampin' Up has to offer! 

 Carolynn

6 comments:

  1. WOW, WOW, WOW! Just amazing, Carolynn!!! Stunning colours for a stunning sunset card! Just love it! Thanks for playing along this week and I hope we see you next week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

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    1. Thank you so much Rochelle!! We had a sunny day here today finally <3. There's something about those warm rays that keeps me going!

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  2. WOW! This is absolutely stunning! What a piece of art (and lots of work I assume!) Looks like you had lots of rain on your trip but the pictures are cute! I too love a good sunset - the Lord can sure show off His handiwork painting the sky! You sure captured the sunset look with all the colors! Beautifully done - so glad you shared this card with us at TGIF!

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    1. Thank you so much Holly! It means so much coming from yourself, I am in love with all of your recent creations! & I was super pumped to see that I won this week's challenge! Thanks to everyone at TGIF!

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  3. Carolyn, was browsing cards for the monthly TGIF challenge and am truly inspired by your creativity. I've saved it to my Pinterest cards folder for inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much Donna! I'm happy to know that I can inspire others too!

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