Saturday, June 19, 2010

Summer Stroll Garden Walk Blog Hop ~

Welcome to the Paper Garden Projects Summer Stroll Garden Walk!
Take a stroll through the blogs of the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some friendly inspiration. This month we are focusing on some big summer fun.
While you visit, subscribe to each Gardener's blog and take note of each designer's name and their special summery garden walk word in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to with the list of designers and their garden walk word.
Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don't leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Tuesday, June 22 to send your list.
And the prize? How about this fun summer unmounted stamp set from Kraftin Kimmie - Mae (love that hat!).
So enjoy the garden tour (don't forget your sunscreen). Here is the garden tour guide list:
Alyssa ('re already here!)
What does summer say to me?  Barbecues, watermelon, the smell of cut grass and sunscreen...doesn't it also make you think of the 4th of July, sparklers and parades?  I chose to use this image from Eat Cake Graphics called For the Brave available at Paper Garden Projects.  This is a long stamp - 5 inches wide - so this card is 5.5 inches square.  These cute little kiddos are colored with Copics.  Some areas of the stamp were cut out and popped up on dimensionals - the wagon, both American flags and the tallest boy's hat (that's what I'm trying to show in the above photo). 
I know if I had a little girl, she would have to have some ruby red slippers!  So I gave the littlest girl some sparkly shoes and stars on her headband.  The layout is the current challenge over on Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #117.  The designer paper is from the Pink Paislee 365 Degrees 6x6 paper pad  - Gorgeous!  Starting a card with papers, stamps and layout in mind makes it easy peasy!!  Hope you enjoyed my little stop on the Gardeners' Hop!  My word is another word that will make you think of summer - SWIM.  
Thanks for stopping by!  Have fun hopping along and have a wonderful weekend!  I used so many Copics on this card that I took a pic instead of listing them.  :o) lyss 
STAMPS: Eat Cake Graphics For the Brave
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER: PTI Rustic Cream & True Black; Prism Red; Pink Paislee 365 Degrees 
OTHER: Copics {pictured}; Stickles {pictured}; SU dimensionals; Sakura white gel and black glaze pens


Alison said...

What a great stamp! I love super huge stamps! You can put in so much detail. The card is fabulous! And I love the patterned paper you used!

Erin K said...

Love this card! Really I think it's the best use of this image I've ever seen! I feel so patriotic just looking at it. :)

Judith Veldhuizen said...

This card is GREat!!! Love how the heat pops out!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

What a cute stamp! Your card is so pretty! Your attention to detail combined with the paper you used made the most perfect card!

Anonymous said...

Just amazing! Love the coloring of the image and 3d effects.

Bonnie B said...

It's so true..where would we be without the brave?

Danni said...

Oh this is fabulous!! Wow, what an awesome card!!

Sammibug said...

awesome card!

Chris said...

love this!! the 3d hat is fabulous!!

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

This is awesome! All those 3D details are just amazing. Such great coloring and layout too - perfect really.

Julie E said...

Beyond cute!!! What an adorable card. Love all the dimension you added and your fab coloring as always :>) You have to do a parade LO with this stamp!

Amber said...

Super card Alyssa! Fabulous job coloring! So patriotic, love it!

Kerri said...

Oh that image is sooo CUTE! Love your coloring and perfect layout! I need to start taking pics of the Copics I use. I always like it when people do that:)

lisa808 said...

Wow, that's a big stamp! Cute paper hat.

Rebecca said...

I love that little patriotic scene! The red, white and blue papers all look awesome together. And I especially love how his hat extends up above the panel. Great card! Gets me in the mood for parades to honor our awesome people that fight for our country!