Thursday, July 23, 2009

Light up my Life

This is week four of the summer challenges at Cornish Heritage Farms. I already saw the card on there that I think will be the winner, it is gorgeous. Mine started out goofy and got a little bit more tame this morning. 

We had to create a scene for week four. Now, I mainly own background stamps from CHF, so this truly made it challenging for me. 

I had been playing with the Cracked Montana Earth and wanted to see what it would look like on black. It made a very interesting effect, I thought, in versamark and embossed with iridescent ice EP. I really like the way it shines. We had a bit of sun this afternoon so I could take the pic outside and show you the shimmer. 

I used the sunflower background stamp with a Kaleidacolor blue pad stamped on blue to imitate a sunflower field at night or at late, late dusk, cutting around the petals.  See the bit of sunset just finishing? That's from my highly coveted remainder of a roll of SU wide rainbow organdy ribbon. I think the colors in it really mimic the colors of a sunset and make a nice foil to my 'fireflies.' Okay, we all know they're dragonflies, but pretend here with me! I used twinkling H20s on all of them, in different colors, and found that the lemonade color really reminds me of firefly tails, that bit on the end. 

One of my favorite summertime sights is fireflies lighting up the night sky. So here they are, lighting up the sunflower field with the night sky in the background as the sun slowly makes its way to bed. The sentiment is computer generated. Thanks so much for looking.
Stamps: CHF sunflower and cracked montana earth backgrounds, SU Unfrogettable
Ink: SU black, Kaleidacolor blue breeze, versamark
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, black, Elegant Eggplant, white. 
Other: SU organdy rainbow ribbon, twinklig H20s, bling, iridescent ice EP


Belinda said...

adorable! love the way the bugs are flying around the sentiment!

The Mama Monkey said...

For something that started out "goofy" it sure turned out beautiful!! Gorgeous background and I love the dragonflies!

BethieJ said...

Peggysue this is so pretty!!!

Stephanie said...

Love the night scene - how original!!

IamDerby said...

This is beautiful! I have always wanted to see a firefly... maybe someday

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BethH said...

I LOVE IT!!!! This turned out just adorable....soo perty, perty! Love the fireflies and the sentement is awesome.