Friday, July 15, 2016

TGIF Challenges #64 - Summer Time and Sunshine

It has come around to that time again when we have another challenge for you over at TGIF Challenges. This week  we have a theme challenge for you all about summer and the sunshine. I can certainly say that I'm really not feeling it as here in Australia we are smack, bang right in the middle of winter and in Melbourne here we are currently experiencing some of the coldest weather we've had for 10 years! So at the moment I'm dreaming and wishing of those long, hot summer days and everything that goes with it. It's a good time to be indoors and crafting though. Only 7 weeks left of winter, only 7 weeks left of winter, only 7 weeks left of winter .....

I've used some of the DSP from the paper stack Serene Scenery for my Summer inspired creation. This one caught my eye especially. This one felt very summery to me. The sun shining in the background, the long tufts of grass ready to be cut for hay, could even be reeds in a sand dune by the beach. It just had that feel of a long, hot summer day with the sun beating down. It also reminded me of that scene in the movie Gladiator where Russell Crowe's character is walking through the field, all you can see is him running his hand though the long tall grass with the sun beating down on him on a gorgeous sunny day. All those things all scream summer to me.

This DSP stack is amazing! It has one side that is patterned and then the other side includes photographic artwork. Its so life like and the realism of it just jumps right off the paper.

Of course I had to use the 'Sunshine' from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. What's a summery card without some sunshine. The leaves come from the Florish Thinlits. I think these are going to be my go to leaves for anything that needs some leaves on it. Just love how delicate and intricate they are.

Its all finished with a Coppper embossed 'Hello' from the stamp set that co-ordinates with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sunshine Sayings and some Basic Rhinestone Jewels. Because the DSP is so stunning I wanted for you to be able to see as much of it as possible and not cover it all up with too many embellishments and trim.
Now on to see what sheet of the Serene Scenery DSP I can use next1

Hope you can join us this week at TGIF and show us your summer creations! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Wow how gorgeous is that paper! You've managed to add just the right embellishments to allow it to really shine in this beautiful design Rochelle, it's gorgeous.

  2. Such a beautiful, summery feel to this Rochelle! I love your restraint in the touch of vellum and leaf embellishments It's funny how your mention the scene from Gladiator - as Its one that I thought of too when I first saw this paper - glad it's not just me , lol! xx

  3. Gosh darn it! I am going to have to get this paper, aren't I? This is so simple, yet perfectly laid out and beautiful. Great card, girl!

  4. UMMMMMMM. BE-YOU-TIFUL!! Just noticed it and it caught my eye big time. Stunning!


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