Sunday, July 4, 2010


Happy 4th of July to all my blogging buddies. I hope you all are out enjoying this wonderful weekend. We are going to go to our local parade this morning, BBQ and then go to the marina tonight and see the fireworks over Lake Michigan!!!!  I have spent soooooo much time the past few days out on the water on our boat it will be nice to be on the ground today.  Still not toooooo far from water though!

This is my first card that I have made officially as a member of the  Sweet Pea Creative Design Team.  I was so very pleased when Lynette e-mailed me and asked me to be a part of this group of amazingly talented women. I adore these stamps as you would know if you have followed my blog.  Please take time to look at their blogs.  They are listed on my side bar.  You will not be disappointed. This stamp is from ©ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection, sheet 14, plate #43.  I didn't start out with an Autumn color scheme but I did want to use my rust colored Sunflower instead of a yellow one so that is how it turned out!!! I do love Autumn anyway!!!! I will be giving this image away as blog candy to celebrate my news!!!

I colored my beauty with copics and then cut her out with a craft knife. That was a crazy idea in itself!!!! The circles behind her were distressed and then chalked to age them.  I added stickles on her hair and necklace as well as the flowers on the image and the centers of the flowers around her.  I also added them to the tops of each of the dew drops.  The flowers were just random flowers that I had collected over the years.  I also placed a fringed piece of ribbon across the middle and swirls in the corners. 

I will also be entering this into the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge Earth, Wind and Fire this week.

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  1. hello Kym. What a stunning creation. So bright and very cheerful, full of rich colours. You make the amazing cards my friend.
    Thank you for your messages. Your card hasnt arrived yet, but am sure it will do soon. Will be in touch as soon as it does.
    Happy Independence Day and enjoy all the festivities today. Thinking of you. Happy crafting.
    With lots of love, Sandra xx

  2. This is indeed a stunning creation,the colours are beautiful. Your life sounds Idylic out on your boat,fireworks over Lake Michigan.Have a great 4th

  3. Hi Kym Happy Independence Day and congratulations on your DT once again. I agree with Doreen it sounds idylic to be out on your boat and watching fireworks over Lake Michigan. Wow something I can only imagine. This card is divine I love autumnal colours my faves thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this week. Hugs Pascale

  4. Hi Kym,
    Hun this card is divine. I love the autumnul colours and those swirls are gorgeous. I lurve those flowers!!!
    Dawn x

  5. Kym this is beautiful!! love the fall colors and that image is awesome :) happy 4th to you!!

  6. WOW! Kym, this is incredible! Your coloring is phenomenal and I love the layout. Gorgeous!
    Hugs, Christine

  7. beautiful card, you did stunningly!!!

  8. Hello Kym. Please visit my blog, there is something there for you.
    Love Sandra xx

  9. Oh Kym she is just gorgeous and my favorite of the cameo images!!! I love the fall colors you have chosen!!! I'm so glad you are part of our team!!!!

  10. Stunning all the colors on your card and your coloring her so amazing always your card using Sweet Pea Images...(I wish I could coloring so great like you :) )

  11. What a fabulous card! You've colored her so lovely. Wonderful colors!


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