Saturday, 14 May 2011

"Here comes Summer" at Digital Pencil Too!

Hi dear all!
It is so bright and shiny these days here in Romania that I really felt like plunging into summer straight from the winter. It seems we are skipping spring these past few years and jump from boots into sandals. Quite strange though given the temperate continental climate.  Well, the calendar says it's spring but "here comes summer!" This is the  theme for this week challenge over at Digital Pencil Too where it is week two of the GDT call, my favorite competition these days...he he. Love Mo's drawings and would have joined the fun anyway. Hope many of you will. The Guest designer call will be held on the 1st and 2nd Thursdays of each month so why not take the chance?
Here's my bright summertime  card. Yes, those colors are real, take my word...he he. It's a bit too colourful, but I really needed this spot of color these days. Ah, and I love strawberries; I've been eating like mad this past week and I simply adore Mo's Strawberry Girl. Isn't she the cutest creature ever? I colored the image with Promarkers and chalks for the sky ( I followed Cabio's amazing tutorial for coloring sky only that I used chalks instead of distress inks. Thanks sweetie!). I also added some Flowersoft on the grass. 
Hope you like my card- well, I least it looks yummmy:))

Stamp: Mo Manning-  Strawberry Girl
Coloring medium: Promarkers, chalks
DP: Raspberry Road- Strawberry Farm, K&Co- Sweet Nectar(love them)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Dies: nestabilities standard and scalopped circles large dies, Cherry Lynn French Pastry doily die, Magnolia Doohickeys flower die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Marianne Design forest branch die
Misc: ribbon form The Ribbon Girl, charm and pearls from Bunny Zoe, stickles.
Sentiment: Photoshop

Bronte and Bella's Challenge (Mo's Digital Pencil) - Here comes summer!
Divas by Design -  Anything goes
Stampavie and More -  Ribbons
Clear It Out! -Ribbon/Trim
Paper Take Weekly - Punches Or Die-Cuts 
Top Tip Tuesday - Flower Frenzy
Tuesday Throwdown - Die-cuts 
Craft Your Passion - Check it out (use checks, plaids or gingham)
Crazy Challenge -  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel -  Use one or more from: Red, blue, yellow and Green
Cupcake Inspirations - Inspiration Photo* 
Catch The Bug -   Anything Goes
Sew many cards- Anything Goes 
Cupcake Craft - Gingham and Roses

Hope my card brightened your day a little bit! Thank you so much for coming by and wish you all a happy weekend full of sun and joy!
Big hugs to all,


Dorcas said...

There's no such thing as too colorful, Julia! This is GORGEOUS! And I think its time we do a card swap, you and me cos I seriously want one of your cards! lol
Thanks so much for playing with us at Mo's!


What a fabulous card Julia - the Summer colours are gorgeous - it makes you feel happy just looking at it!

Have a great weekend.Hugs, Sylvia xx

Teresa said...

Wow Iulia, This is just stunning and the colours are just so perfect! Love that Strawberry girl image - you have coloured her beautifully and the flowers go so perfectly with her. I really hope you get a GDT spot on Mo's blog as you deserve it so much. Hugs, Teresa x

Elaine L. said...

Wow! What a great representation of summer! In love the colors and those gorgeous flowers! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

Danielle said...

OH!la la. Iulia, you and I have something in common: to me summer = strawberries. I was born right at the beginning of strawberry season in Quebec. Your card is awesome. J,adore. This priary palette, brigh and full of sunshine, the rich and happy green bringing all the joy and the bold red, creating such a contrast. WOW. The image is adorable, wonderfully colored, gorgeous sky in the background. Totally delicious. LUcky you to have nice warm weather... Montreal was lucky to have 2 days of sunshine, the weekend will be under the rain... Time to craft.
Hugs Sweetie.
Have a lovely weekend.,

Karen's Fun Blog said...

So very, very adorable! I am just loving that gingham!! : )

sgc said...

Great card. Love the papers you chose. We skipped spring here in Kentucky in the USA also! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Anonymous said...

beautiful, thank you so much for playing with Clear It Out

Only By His Grace said...

What an adorable card Iulia.
Wow! I just spotted that beautiful strawberry DP. your coloring is awesome. Gotta love those clouds.
Hugs Maz

paola said...

Your coloring as always is FABULOUS! and the colors that you chose to work with although BRIGHT are perfect! what a wowser card, positively delightful!

Deb.x said...

Hi Lulia
LOVE this! - wow wow wow, another real stunner! I don't know about the stwarbarries, but this defo looks god enough to eat! v. yummy!!!Deb.x

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week ! Your card is gorgeous ! Love those colours ! Good luck !

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is a fabulous creation, gorgeous colours too, biggest of hugs love pops x x x

Marianne said...

Hi Iulia, Again an adorable creation. And yes we skipped spring also over here. Love your bright and shiny colors. Something I want to do also, but everytime I stick into the soft ones.
Congratulations on your circuscard in the top 3. I saw that, but don't know anymore with blog it was.
And how lovely that you are asked to be the guestdesigner for 7kids Challenge Blog, the challenge after mine guestdesignership.
You see, I follow you everywhere. Because i love everything you make.
Big hug Marianne

Rony said...

Amazing card, colors, forms and everything!!! I have no words…

Thanks for joining us on The Crazy Challenge this week!

Stressed Stamper said...

Stunning - love Mo's images - great job - love the layout.

Kelly Neis said...

I love the colors of the flowers and the DP is so rich. I also love your strawberry girl, she is really cute and she is colored so pretty. The clouds look really nice behind her too.

Poppit said...

Wow - wha a fabulous card! I just love how colourful this is! Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. xx

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, absolutely stunning! Love that sweet image and beautifully coloured too.

Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week.

♥~Dawn B.~♥ said...

Breathtaking GORGEOUS. Thanks for joining WnW. Dawn♥

Lisa said...

Hi Iulia, Wow this is stunning! Such a sweet image and gorgeous colours.

Lisa x
GDT - Cupcake Craft Challenge

Anonymous said...

Wow, love the fabulous colours and sweet image!
Helen x

Lacey Stephens said...

Gorgeous card!! Great take on the circles challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
Also, we will have a new digi release and blog hop on Friday, May 20th! Come hop along for a chance to win some digis!
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

Dobra said...

She is perfect for those cards. Great colouring.

Keilly said...

Wow, what an adorable image and so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Fabulous and flowery creation! We've been bouncing back and forth with one day hot and three days cold here in the Northeastern US. Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Rachel B said...

Very beautiful card. Love your image and the coloring on it. Fabulous flowers and beautiful bow! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

Pat said...

Hi Iulia, darlin'! I see you've been busy creating!! We both picked the same image this week! Yikes! Great minds think alike! Gurgeous coloring and design...and I love your DPs and embellies! Oh my...I love everything about this little masterpiece of yours! So delighted that you've joined us again this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat

ellabella said...

Totally adorable card! Wonderful images and I love the design of your card with the stunning embellishment details!
Hugs, Janine

Rebekah said...

I love this I am so obsessed with Mos images and this one is so fab! Love the colours and your flowers thanks for playng at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Lisa said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Debbie said...

This is a work of art..perfect choice of colors for your bright and summery card. Love the image and how you made the clouds in the background. Good luck with the GD call


Chris said...

the image is adorable and your coloring is great. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Sara I. said...

This definately brightened my day - fabulous card with that big gingham bow and gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing your talent with CCC this week and good luck!
Sara, Guest Cupcake

Hristovica said...

This card is great. It's so fresh, lush and sunny. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Crazy Challenge. Hugs

Peggy said...

Wow this is beautiful. Great colors. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Lulia...I'm loving the colour of your gingham ribbon and your flowers are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Cupcake :) Donna x

Laura said...

Hi Julia! this is a fantastic card! Gorgeous colors!!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so summery and so cheerful! Love the adorable image and pretty flowers! You coloring is great! I can't wait to play with my new Mo's images, Thanks for visiting me!

cbuswell said...

WOW, amazing card, stunning details and fab coloring! thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!

Eulanda said...

WOW!! I just can't get over how easy it seems for you to use bright colors!! Do you ever have a knack for that!! I love this scene and your coloring is amazing!! Just gorgeous!! Hugs!

Jill said...

wow Julia this is gorgeous love the bright colours and that image is so cute thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Sadilla said...

wow that's so great dear!!!! simply stunning!!!
thanks so much for coming to visit me! =) and congrats for your lovely projects!!

Sarah said...

Hi Julia, what a stunning creation. Just perfect. Thanks for joining us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Where's my sunglasses?? This is fabulous - I LOVE the bright, cheery feel and your colouring is AWESOME.
Thanks for the lovely message you left me and for becoming a follower of my blog.
Caroline xxx

Kim said...

This is gorgeous! I love the beautiful vibrant colors and the image is so adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Deb Mitchell said...

WOOZERS!!!! Gosh I love your beautiful bright colours Hun, just so special & brings such joy to me to view & bring cheer to a boring day lol! You are amazing & your cards are sooooo amazing!!! This card is no exception- just stunning & gorgeous!!!

Hugz, Deb

laney said...

WOW!!! this is sooo gorgeous love the image , the bright cheerful colours just fabulous!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this time hope to see you again

Dawn B. said...

This turned out great..Looks like she is standing on a real bed of strawberries. Great job. Thanks for joining us at MO's this week.

Sandy said...

Hey sweet friend! This is the most fun card - I love the colors. And your design work is gorgeous. Will you let me buy a little of your talent? I wonder if it can be airmailed. Your creations are gorgeous and I love visiting your blog. Not as much as I would enjoy visiting Romania but it is a very close second!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow this bright card is stunning Iulia. Love the different colors of the pleated/checkers DP. Your cloud is totally awesome. Cool!

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