I'm talking sun-dappled, breezy days followed by evenings of rolling thunder dampening the land... ahhhhhhhh...
But I digress! (as usual!)
Today I'm here to show you a card that was inspired by the lovely weather AND by the Mixed Media Card Challenge for this month.
The theme this month over at Mixed Media Card Challenge is Sunset with the option of postage stamp.
I started out with grandiose plans, thinking I'd sponge a whole scene and create a masterpiece on a card.
....Instead I scribbled....
And it was fun.
Haha! Seriously! If you guys haven't noticed by all of my posts lately, I've been having a blast experimenting with the different things Distress Crayons can achieve.
Normally, When I do a Distress Crayon card, I try to blend the colors together by smearing with my finger. This time, though, it seemed somehow wrong. I liked the scribbly scrawly feel of their non-blended origins.
So I left it, and used the sun die cut from Verve's Partly Cloudy set. I also stamped some "rays" with a sentiment from the coordinating Partly Cloudy stamp set and added some glittery gems going everywhere.
I topped the whole design off with Winnie and Walter's In a Word: Love die cut and stamped a sentiment from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set.
I'm also playing along with:
Shopping Our Stash - 4 elements (I'm doing Fiiiiiiiiiiire baby, with all my hot heat)\
Crafty Friends Challenge - Summertime