Saturday, August 09, 2014

Sweet Summer Days


Hi everyone.  Today's card is a reminder for the Mixed Media Card Challenge (#2 - Summer - optional:  burlap).  The challenge is open until Aug. 25th, so there's still lots of time to play along.



MMCC has defined mixed media as stamps and ink plus two other elements, techniques, or products that add texture and dimension.


I cut out a new stencil with my Silhouette Cameo to use for the background.  I randomly sponged over the stencil with soft pastel colors that remind me of sherbet :)  I then added a little dimension to the background by covering some of it with dots of embossing paste (another stencil).  I just couldn't get my mind off the delicious colors of the background ... so I had to make an ice cream cone to go with it!  Yummy! :)

The waffle cone is die-cut from burlap.  I sponged on a little brown ink to give it some interest.  The ice cream is die-cut from pink card stock, sponged around the edges to add dimension, coated it with crystal effects (glossy accents), and once dry, a few dots of dazzling details were added for the sprinkles on top.

What better way to celebrate a hot, sunny, summer day than with a delicious ice cream cone!! :)

I hope you'll join us for the current challenge ... lots of fun and prizes too! :)

I'm entering this card into several of SCS's Dare To Get Dirty challenges (for Fan Club members).







Stamps:  Sweet Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Barely Banana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sweet Treats Die (C.C. Designs), Burlap, Silhouette Cameo, plastic sheets, Fishscale Brick Overlay cut file, Polka-dot Lace cut file, sponges, Crystal effects, Dazzling Details, pink twine, tag die (Sizzix)

26 comments:

Marianne said...

Such a fun card, Loll. Love the soft-coloured background. Will have to check out this challenge blog.

Julie Beech said...

What a sugary confection this is Loll, delish. :)

Becky said...

What a fabulously fun card. Love how you did the icecream.

Far North said...

Yummy! I think I am going to be wanting ice cream all day! Love the soft background colors. And the burlap ice cream cone is fabulous!

cm said...

Mixed media in the most delicious fashion here, Loll! Love the stenciling, the ice-cream cone (seriously awesome!), the combination of elements. Fabulous...and yes, craving a cone right. now!
Hugs~c

Sandy said...

Oh wow! Your ice cream looks absolutely delicious!
Sandy xx

Karen B said...

Good enough to eat Loll! This is so effective using burlap for the cone.

Karen x

Barb Ghig said...

This is fabulous, Loll! Talk about an ice cream cone that looks good enough to eat...Yum! I love how you added shine to the ice cream, and that you used 2 different mediums for your stenciled background! Gorgeous color combo, too!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Brilliant design! Lovely and colourful. I love the ice cream!! So fun!
Ingrid x

Cathy said...

Love this background Loll, the colours are fantastic, the icecream has me drooling! Cathy x

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love that ice cream cone! Yummy indeed! Love that background too. Great movement!

Lee-Anne said...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream...does that take you back a few years, Loll? Ha ha. Seriously, this is one creative design! Love how you made the waffle cone, and that ice cream looks good enough to eat. Love your new stencil...can't wait to play with mine :)

Rufus said...

Ok, now you've made me hungry for ice cream! Awesome card. Off to the freezer....I'll curse you when I have to add to the exercise to get it off my thighs!
R/

My Paper Epiphany said...

This card is total perfection! I love everything about it! The use of the burlap is genius and your colours are beautiful!

Kylie said...

wow, I want that ice-cream NOW! Looks good enough to eat! Great use of burlap and love your new stencil! xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll...Yummy looking ice cream cone! I LOVE all the texture from the burlap, CE, DDetails and stencils. Fun summery colors too. TFS my friend.
Yep, we are home :-) Hugs...

shirley-bee said...

Wow, Loll, this is fabulous! I love the background, and the ice cream looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Aces my friend...........terrific card. Love the drippy looking ice cream!

MaryH said...

A marvelous ice cream cone. How clever to have a burlap cone. It's so realistic, as is the icy look on the ice cream scoop. The G.A. really glistened. Loving that stenciling you've done...lovely texture with the paste. Perfect colors for the sweet pink delicious looking cone! TFS & Hugs

Anita in France said...

Wow, now that's one awesome ice cream cone, Loll ... I could just stretch over and take it! Gorgeous background stencilling! Anita :)

Brenda said...

Oh yummy to the fabulous card and to that ice cream cone! I love the double embossing and those yummy looking colors. The burlap cone is awesome and I just love the texture of it with the embossing paste. Such a fun, fun card Loll! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

I would pin this except I could never dream of CASEing it. Geez, Lolly, this made me gasp out loud!! I think this is my new fave Lolly card!! I'll pin it anyway so others can see it and gasp!! You could SO sell those little ice cream cone card candies!! That burlap for the cone is so inspired!! Hugs, Dolly

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow, I am really in love with this one! That background is brilliant! So soft and that ice cream cone is so life like! I think I have to become a follower so I don't miss any of your beautiful creations! hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

I LOVE your sweet little burlap cone and luscious scoop of icecream on top Loll!! and what perfect colors for a summer day!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Wow what a stunning project! I love your ice cream!

Deepti said...

Mind blowing is the word for this one !