Sunday, 29 May 2011

Picnicing in the park....

....summertime city. Not sure if they are the right words but that's what jumped to mind when I saw our challenge this time at OSAAT. This time round we are showcasing the latest collab from all our fab designers and if you spend $10 in store you get it free, what a bargain, definitely not to be missed.

The collab theme is picnics and July 4th, I'm presuming and please forgive my ignorance that it is a common practice in the US as part of the July 4th celebrations, either way I'm really looking forward to seeing the work of the other DT members and what they did with the no doubt fabulous digi's in the collab collection.

I had the delicious doodles image to play with and had to admit took me a while to come up with something that I no only thought did it justice but was happy with. My hubby said it reminded him of the fun camps he went on with scouts as a boy but when I used English countryside trees as a background it just didn't look or feel right so I eventually went with pines. The sentiment I thought summed up what outdoor food and camping made my hubby remember. I coloured the image in Promarkers and masked whilst I stamped the tress which I also used Promarkers for. The chain I used sakura glaze pen on. The sky is moonglow pigment powder Madonna blue gold as it gives it a warm feel. I mounted on pale blue card and made it into an ATC.

My son likes to give out ATC cards that say thank-you for your kindness and help on the back to people who help him or are considerate of his disability and mobility problems when they go out of their way and are nice during everyday life. This could be something that touches him by someone just talking to him as a person and if I am with him not to me for his responses but makes him feel he is an equal and not as he puts it an idiot in a chair who hasn't got a brain. It may be someone who holds a door for him to get through in his wheelchair or moves tables in a restaurant so he can access a table with ease to simply a member of the medical profession that cares for him in hospital. The ATC's are his way of thanking people individually for their care and consideration so I will add this to his collection.

Now you may think that I would be forever making them as the supply would be constantly needing replenishment I am sorry to say that as others who have disabled family members will tell you this is not the case and 'nice people' where the mobility challenged/disabled are concerned are definitely not in abundance.

Sorry digressing again, my ATC as I said is for our challenge this week at OSAAT which we would love you to join in and we have another fab sponsor too LOTV who have generously donated a £10 give certificate

Now if you haven't yet found LOTV you really should not only do they have absolute cute and brilliant value stamps for all occasions but die cuts and oh so much more,I guarantee you will find something you love.

We also have the fab Stitchy isponsoring our challenge too with the chance to win the collab set.

I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:-

Phindy's-summer living
2 sisters challenge-anything goes
Bloggers challenge-make it shimmer, my sky does but the photo doesn't show it well
Frosted designs-fab friday picnics/bbq etc
Joyful stamper -inspire me friday
creative card crew-anything goes
truely scrumptious - anything goes
cratfing for all seasons- anything goes
Digi doodles shops best- anything goes

Look forward to visiting all your wonderful picnic and July 4th projects and I might even learn something along the way about American culture too. Have a fab week and most of all have FUN.


Wenda said...

Great card Julye.

Hugs Wenda

Choccy said...

Fantastic card Julye..
Choccy xx

Carol said...

This is a great ATC. Thanks for sharing it with us at CFAS and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

Connie Fossenier said...

Love the way you spell your name..very so is your card...really depicts a naturistic it.
connie paxman

Marjo said...

LOL, its a good thing I already had breakfast, your card is YUMMYLICIOUS!!!

xoxo Marjo

kissinia said...

Fabulous card! It made me wanting to go camping so badly... Many thanks for joining Frosted Designs Challenge this week!

Josephine said...

Funny you should mention scouts - my first thought when I saw that was camping with the Girl Guides!

Fabulous card. The pines in the background are perfect.

Unknown said...

O wow Jules, love this, that looks yummy.. he he :) xxx

Donna said...

Fabulous card, I can almost smell the sausages cooking lol. Thank you for joining in the DDSB, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

DesignerDiva said...

Julye I just love your camping card and I know Lisa will as she has gone camping this weekend! Fab colours
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for Lisa's 'Holidays' and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Unknown said...

Wonderful Card! Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card....Thank you for with us

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs


Lynda Nielsen said...

WOWEE, this is FABULOUS... I can almost smell the campfire burning. I just love the smell of logs burning, and food cooking over them. I love what you did with this.
Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Phindy's Place.

Nikki Byrne said...

Great ATC Julye, I love the background. Nikki

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab ATC - love the campfire scene! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Love crafts forever said...

Hey Julye. Your card look yummy. Awesome scan. Hugs Nat

Lisa Jane said...

Just like my campfire on saturday night .. before the rain lol
Thanks for joining us for my holiday challenge at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

all the days of our life said...

Great Card!!!
Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

WeirdCat said...

Lovely ATC, and great idea for the use, just wish you needed to make stacks of them, thank you for joining us at DDSB this week
Ruth x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great ATC, so sorry to hear that People are rude its terrible in this day and age and there is no need for it!!! Thanks for joining in on MAWTT Hazel xoxox

Ida said...

Wondeful Summer ATC - Makes me long for the old days when I went camping and actually enjoyed it.

Basement Stamper said...

Great scene you created on this and what a wonderful thing for your son to do, how thoughtful!

tiffany said...

such a fun card, can't wait for camping season to begin! Thanks for joining in the challenge at 2 Sisters! =)Tiffany