Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Divas by Design . . . Summertime!

Summer is here! And the Divas by Design challenge blog invites you to make your summer themed card for this next two week challenge period.

The divas have a lovely crop of summer cards on the main blog here for your viewing pleasure and we do hope you'll join in! The sponsor this round is Di's Digital Downloads and you will see a lot of cute bears and summer images in the design team creations. I look like I missed the memo, was out of town taking care of my mom for a few days.

I chose pink lemonade as an iconic summer symbol, although if you like it you can have it any time of year. I used the wrinkle free distress technique to make the lemonade with spun sugar and worn lipstick Ranger distress inks. Drew in some ice cubes using a silver gel pen so they wouldn't be too prominent. Tried to make it look as though frost was covering the top of the glass, you know how your cold drinks sweat a bit in the heat when you're outside, so I put rock candy crackle on the upper part of the jar. Don't know if it looks like a drink or if the glass looks like it is going to shatter. :)

Thanks for looking and hope you can play along!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar, Stampin' Up Fresh Fruits, Flourishes borders
Ink: black, Ranger distress spun sugar, worn lipstick
Paper: DP, white, pink, yellow
Other: PTI impression plate, ribbon, lace, Rock Candy crackle, silver gel pen, buttons

14 comments:

Becky said...

This is so SWEET..PeggySue. love the embossing and love that ribbon..
Hugs :)

Rebekah said...

I think this is stunning such a fab representation of summer pink lemonade! This is a great little creation Peggysue! hugs Rebekah xx

Terri said...

Very sweet.Love the lemons and the embossed background.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Ooo, fresh and pretty!

Brenda Brown said...

A stunning card Peggysuez, I just loved the shabby look and the wonderful image and colours are so representative of a warm summer day. Love it.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kara said...

love this...i wanna take a big sip!!

Chef Mama Lori said...

This card is so sweet! I never have thought to make a PINK lemon card! Gorgeous!

Mad for Paper said...

This is gorgeous. I love the way you did the ice in the jar. Makes me thirsty just looking at it.
Great job!
TFS
Ang

Aimes said...

Mmmm juicy! Fabulous inking for your lemonade!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Sarah said...

Hi Peggysuez - your card is just right for summer. Makes me wish our weather was better where I live! Sarah

Sharron said...

What could be better than some luscious pink lemonade! Your card is wonderful--perfect colors and love how you did the ice cubes!

Jen said...

Divine! I just adore how the color gradations appear on your card and the ice (wow). Just like the perfect pitcher of pink lemonade. Clever you.

Traci M said...

You achieved quite the frosty treat...very creative and I love the colors and the hint of lemon slices in the lemonade...great card!!

Basslady said...

beautiful and charming card!

love the images!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo