May 24, 2010

New Belles n' Whistles Stamps Challenge & Friday Sketchers #103...Beat the Heat!!!


Happy Victoria day! I hope my Canadian crafty friends are enjoying the day off! I hope everyone is having a sunny Monday too! I was doing some blog hopping and came across this new challenge that they just started today over at the Belles n' Whistles blog.
They will have a new Belles n' Whistles only challenge every other Monday! I thought I would join the fun and have been dieing to ink up this sweet image, Bronzing Beauty. The challenge today is set by the ohhhh so talented and super sweet, Kathy Page, Distressed Stamper, I just love her blog and her gorgeous creations...I'm always inspired by her creativity and fab style. She is asking to see DIY flowers on your creation.


I also used the fabulous sketch at Friday Sketchers by Jeanette, another very talented card designer and I always LOVE her sketches!!! I used this yummy paper in my stash from last summer...I think it is K&Co. Citronella paper but don't quote me,smile. for my DIY flower, I didn't make a flower really...I made this lollipop "watermelon". I saw this on the cover of Scrapbooks Etc. magazine and I thought it was very cute so I gave it a try and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. I added a few Prima roses and hydrangeas too. The sentiment is Melissa Frances rub-on, on a QK tag.
Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card!
Hugs,

21 comments:

Fleur said...

Hi Tara, stunning card, love the image - she's fab!. The layers look great too. In fact it all looks great.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tara,i lov your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the flower.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Tara this is absolutely beautiful!
hugs
kim x

Ingrid said...

... (I'm quiet now)... This is amazing! Totally cool, lol! I keep looking at it, so much to see. I love the watermelon. I have a Sarah Kay stamp on which she's eating a watermelon, so it would match perfectly, thanks for the inspiration! And your coloring is so fab, love your background too.
Hugs Ingrid

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Tara
simply stunning card the image is beautiful and the papers and love your flower.
Christine x
Hope you are well.

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous card, fab colours and love the flowers too.
Kelly.x

Rosette said...

Tara.. .this is just GORGEOUS!!! I love what you did with our lovely Bronzing Beauty! Wow! Thanks for joining us at BnW fun challenge. Good luck xxx

Andrea said...

Hi there!! Your card is gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Oh my word Tara I LOVE that watermelon!!! What a fabulous idea!!! So cute and perfect with this image and papers!!!!!!
Love the pretty colors and your image is colored beautifully!!!
Thank you so much Tara for your lovely words about me!! Your too sweet!!! I feel the same about your blog as well!!
I hope you had a lovely day!!
:)Kathy

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card! I love your watermelon flower!

Kim said...

Tara this is gorgeous hun! Love all of the bright colors and happy flowers on there! So fun and summery!!! The watermelon lollipop flower is AWESOME hun! What a fantastic addition to a gorgeous card! Lovely work hun! LOVE IT!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Elise said...

Oh my goodness Tara! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the bright and cheery colors and your flower is soooo sweet and pretty! I love it! What wonderful dps' and you've colored Belle BEAUTIFULLY! Thank you for joining is in the newest BNW challenge!!

Hugs,
Elise

Renkata said...

Tara, such a happy summer card. Great colours combo.

louise said...

Wow love your card so much lovely colour and beautifully layout.
louise xx

Sharon Keanly said...

Beautiful work Tara. Just love your layout, in fact, everything. hugs Sharon

Iris said...

Oh wow this is totally awesome!!!!! Love the bright colors and and you colored Belle to perfection. Great LO and your handmade watermelon lollipop is STUNNING! Love it to pieces...lol Thanks for sharing your talent with us at BnW and hope to see you next time again! Good luck!

Hugs,
Iris

dolcreations said...

You have picked the most precious image to go with the most perfect papers! You made it all come together just beautifully! I love the tropical feel! Your colouring is superb too! WOW!

Anki said...

Stunning my friend! So glad that you wanted to join us. Also - so sorry for being a bad blogger lately - it's hectic over here - so not much time for the fun things. Have a wonderful week! Kramis - Anki

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!Your card is just lovely, she looks so pretty and love those summer colours.hugs Lou.xx

beadz said...

Oh Tara, I love this card! Your watermelon "flower" is just the cutest and your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with our first BnW challenge! Good luck!
hugs,
Gini

Jodi said...

This just beautiful!! I love the pretty coloring you did on this image, and what bright and fun colors you have used too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

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