Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sweet summertime at Guylou's!

It's time for another challenge at Guylou's Inimitability and I am stoked because it's my turn to host! When Guylou (a.k.a "G") asked me to take a turn, I had so many ideas floating through the swiss cheese holes in my brain. With the help of my wonderful friends on G's DT, I narrowed it down and decided to do a sweet summertime challenge. What's this mean, you ask (and if you didn't ask, just pretend like you did, ok?)? It's simple. Make a project that includes BOTH of the following:
1. The word "sweet" somewhere on the front of the card. You can use it in any way you like. If you check out Guylou's store, she's even got some cute sentiments made by Tracy. That makes it easy peasy!
2. Your project must have something to do with summer/warm weather. That doesn't really limit you too much. I mean, you can use so many ideas for that. You could focus on foods associated with summer like watermelon, ice cream, and even Maryland crabs! (yes, I have steamed crabs on the brain. I'm getting my first batch of the season this Saturday. Yum!). You could focus on warm weather places like the beach, or warm weather clothes like flip flops, bathing suits, shorts or sunglasses.

See, I tried to make it easy on you! As usual, G's DT came up with some cool ideas. Don't forget to check out their blogs to see (links in my sidebar on your left). For my card, I used a new image from G's store called "Leah Eating Watermelon." Leah is one of my favorite GI characters and I'm always so excited when G releases a new one.
I colored Leah with copics (no surprise there, since I don't tend to use any other medium anymore). My sentiment is from my friend Tracy. G's selling it in her store, along with several other "sweet" sentiments. Papers are My Mind's Eye "Home" collection. I got that cute rubber flower on clearance at Michael's. It's so bright and happy that I had to add it to this card. This is the first time I've created a background with chalk, but I went a little too light. It's actually clouds that I made by cutting out a cloud shape from white paper and using chalk to rub it onto the paper all through the background. In real life, it shows up as a very faint sky. I promise. LOL.
So, what are you waiting for? You have until June 30th at 10 p.m. EST to enter the challenge over at Guylou's Inimitability. To make it even sweeter, the winner of the challenge will receive a $5 gift card to spend in the GI store, plus a chance to be the guest DT for a future challenge. I can't wait to see how sweet you can make your summer project for Guylou's Inimitability!


Starla B. said...

What a gorgeous card, luv! Fantastic ribbon, and your coloring? AWESOME! I'll definitely try to play along this time. =)


Kim Kelley said...

Love it Gina! Really like how you did the ground and grass! I love how you did the bakground as turned out wonderful!


hilde janbroers said...

love your card!! it's beautiful

Guylou said...

Gina... Your card is so SWEET (no pun entended). Love the clouds and the grass and you colored Leah so beautifully! Beautifully done!!

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, what a Sweet card!! I love your design, your embellies, and of course your coloring of Leah!!
hugs, Bren

Sara I. said...

Loved your challenge - had so much fun with it!!! You did a fabulous job on the card - just adore the baubles in the corner and the flower (its just so cute!!!). Yummy papers, too!! Fabulous job, girlie!

Hanna said...

An AMAZING card, Gina! WOW! Love everything about it, the colours are fabulous, love the brightness, PERFECT! Love the summer feeling it brings. STUNNING! :)


Starla B. said...

FYI, I left you a surprise on my blog. Make sure to stop by! =D

Carmen said...

Trina, I like hou you made the grass! Your card is very nice!

Charlene said...

Gina this challenge was fantastic. I'm so glad that I got to GDT on this one. Gave me a chance to use my newest Leah (gotta love her hey?). I love that wonderfully bright ribbon that you added to your card...and that rubber flower fits in so well with the look of the card. You colored Leah just perfect...she looks like she is so ready for summer. And of course Tracy's sentiment and those little sunglasses are the perfect finishing touches.