Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hello Summer...

Hi folks...I wasn't intending posting today but "Hello Summer" has arrived in the cubbyhole...not literally I may add...don't get excited...after 4 days of non stop rain...I've given up hope of ever seeing that big yellow ball in the sky again. I'm referring to the cute "Summertime Animals" stamp set that the lovely Heidi and folks at Simon Says Stamp sent me to play with from their latest release "Among The Stars"...
wow...so many gorgeous stamps and dies to add to our wishlists...seriously you need to go and check out the whole collection HERE
if you've been following my blog for a while...you'll know that watercolouring and cutie images are way out of my comfort zone but hey ho...nothing ventured...nothing gained...if it all goes pear-shaped and ends up in the bin...well who's ever going to know.
But it turned out better than I thought and was less of a challenge than getting a half decent photograph in this lack of daylight weather...so let me introduce you to Stan...isn't he adorable
I stamped the sun image with the gorgeous Duckling Ink Pad from Simon Says Stamp and also coloured strips of card with the same colour using the direct to paper technique...stamped the sun image for a tone on tone effect and the hashtag and sentiment in Black Archival. Then I stamped Stan and the ice cream cones with Black Archival Ink on to Ranger Watercolour Card and coloured with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolour Set...

Fingers crossed the weather takes the hint and just like Stan I'll be tucking into an ice cream cone...strawberry...mint or chocolate chip...well a girl can dream...can't she.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

9 comments:

Lorraine A said...

aww this is super cute Kath! :-)

Diane said...

Stan can come and stay with me anytime Kath !! Great fun !! Forcast is rain all day for us today, but don't care as I'm having a crafty play day with a friend. Got some new Stampin Up stamps to play with !!

hugs Diane xx

Redanne said...

I don't think you need to worry about your watercolouring Kath, these images are super cute - I love the gorgeous yellow on the suns! Hubby loves flamingos - love the one in the set, may just have to invest.... you are such an enabler! Dull and grey here too.... Hugs, Anne xx

misteejay said...

Super card Kath - lovely and cheerful (something the weather here isn't).
Toni xx

Annie said...

A fabulous card full of fun and colour.....love Stan and those wonderful cones x got some sunshine here today.....just hope it stays put

Have a great weekend
Annie x x

Linda Simpson said...

Super cute card! We have had no rain so far today but the clouds are starting to roll in so no doubt we will have rain tonight :( I want the sun and hot weather to return too!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous fun card! Lovely colours too! We had a little bit of sun amidst the dull skies, not quite ice cream weather here! xxx

Brenda Brown said...

It's been full on rain here a lot of the time too Kath although I've woken up to a brighter morning , still your card has brought more sunshine to the day with your brilliant use of these cute images. Have a great day xxx

Lee said...

Love this cute card Kath.xx

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