Welcome to the Sentimental Sundays “Celebrate Summer” blog hop. Tuesday, June 21 is the official first day of summer in the northern hemisphere and we are ready for all the summer fun to begin. For our friends down under who are moving into their winter months and may not feel like creating a summery project, they may be making “Sparkly or Shimmery” projects. What girl doesn’t like her bling?
You should have arrived here from Joanna . If you didn't arrive from Joanna's blog and would like to join in the hop, please start at the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog.
One of the things I love about summer are the butterflies that seem to miracuralously appear once the weather warms up and all the flowers start coming out. So this is my take on Celebrating Summer.
My main image is a butterfly stamp designed by Jo Capper-Sandon for Stampotique. I coloured some card with Distress Inks and then stamped the butterfly with Distres Inks. I then darkened the colours by adding a bit more ink. I have added diamond Stickles to the wings to give it a slightly ethereal feel. My papers are 5th Avenue by Melissa Frances, and these have a slightly dreamy ethereal feel to them as well. The lace is from stash. I followed the sketch from Crafting Life's Little Pieces.
We hope you will join in our “Summery or Sparkly” (plus a sentiment) challenge this week. Our sponsor is the marvelous Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. This prize will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection
Your next stop on the hop is Kimberly. If you should happen to get lost along the way, you can find the blog hop list over at the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog. Don't forget to leave comments along the way because there are 3 mystery DT members who will each choose a winner from the comments left on their blog hop posts. The winners will each win a $10 gift certificate to Whimsy Stamps! The hop ends on Friday, June 24 at midnight EST. The winners will be announced on the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog on Sunday, June 26th. So, hop on over to the next stop and good luck!
I am entering this for the following challenges:
Crafting Life's Little Pieces - I followed the sketch
Sweeet Stampin - Things with Wings
Delicious Doodles - Things that Flutter
Fairy Knoll - Sparkle
Inspire me Fridays - Always anything goes
Simply Create - Come Fly with us
The Stamp man - Butterflies and Dragonflies
Stamp Something - Something with pretty papers
The Rubber Cafe - Simply Summer
Alots Rubber Stamps - Summertime
I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.