Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer Afternoon - Day 2 of TE Sneaks for June

Today I’m playing along with the TE Baker’s Dozen with some sneak peeks of the Whimsical Wishes set I illustrated, Summer Afternoon, which will be available at Taylored Expressions along with lots of new products on Friday, June 4th.

I hope my samples show you the simple beauty of the images. This whimsical frame is a favourite of mine:

I’ve inked it in black and highlighted the inner part of the frame, butterflies and dragonfly with versamarker then heat embossed with SU classy copper powder. I sponged Tim Holtz distressed ink in tea dye around the edges of the sentiment circle cut out with nesties. The Gibran quote is one of three separate sentiments sized to fit within the frame. I thought this bold image stood for itself with a simple layout framed with Bo Bunny Delilah You & Me patterned paper and layers of cardstock.

My second card highlights the poppies and bird silhouettes in the set with the sentiment “A life without love is like a year without summer.”

My layout reminds me of a book, so I’ll likely hand-write something like “…and what would summer be without a good read” on the inside to go along with a favourite book as a gift. I just finished People of the Book, which would definitely be one I’d recommend and give. I accented the poppies with versamarker and Stickles glitter in pink, which I heat set. The paper is also from the Bo Bunny Delilah collection but was part of a preprinted cutout sheet. I used my X-ACTO retractable pen knife (a knife I can actually say I'm happy with and looks like it's not going to break under pressure!) to cut around the curved edges of the border piece.

Looking forward to seeing what the talented Baker’s Dozen has done with Summer Afternoon…

Alex Maldonado; Carolina Butching; Charmaine Ikach; Donna Baker; Jackie Pedro; Jami Sibley; Jeanie Witmer; Jodi Collins; Karen Giron; Melissa Sauls; Sankari Wegman; and Taylor VanBruggen

Thanks for stopping by on your way!


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

As usual, these are GORGEOUS Nancy! LOOOOOOOOVE them!!

Taylor said...

So pretty, Nancy! I love what you did to accent the frame with embossing powder!

And your layout on the second card is fabulous!

I always feel inspired by your creations and illustrations! Thanks for sharing this beautiful frame with all of us!

Karen Giron said...

It's always such a treat to see the magic you come up with for your designs! I love this accent frame and your cards show this set beautifully!!

Jami said...

Nancy both cards are GORGEOUS! I always love seeing what you do with sets you've designed. The copper embossing powder is such a wonderful touch and the layout of that 2nd card is simple perfection! I love this set and really look forward to playing with it!

Alex Maldonado said...

Nancy these are absolutely stunning! you are just incredible! I am so honored to get to play with your gorgeous creations! Absolutely stunning!

Donna said...

wow, beautiful cards, Nancy! love your new sets as usual!

Karen Motz said...

These are beautiful Nancy! Love the little bird you added to the poppies. :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just GORGEOUS, Nancy! I adore this set too!