You may or may not know that July 31 is the day that both Harry Potter and his creator, J. K. Rowling celebrate their birthdays. Today the challenge is to create a card or project that honors the remarkable literary character, Harry Potter. I didn't have the right owl, but I made him "snowy" anyway! Happy Birthday, Harry!
For this week's CCEE Challenge, I am featuring a background technique known as watercolor bokeh. The word bokeh is a photography term which describes the way a camera lens creates out-of-focus points of light. Here is an excellent SCS tutorial which explains the steps taken to create this unique look. Take a peek at it if you are not familiar with this background technique.
Sentiment by Our Daily Bread Designs Be sure to check out the beautiful bokeh creations of the CCEE Team!
For this Monday's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs, I am using Kitchen Sink Stamps' newest flower, Carnations Multi Step Clear Stamps! I really love this beauty for clean, simple and fast designs! Today's post is sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps! 10 Minute Card
It's Second Monday and time for another Kitchen Sink Stamps Let's Make a Scene design. Of course, I had to reach for some of Kitchen Sink's newest images for today's card. Summer means family vacations and what can be better than a cabin on the lake? (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Tomorrow is national Cheer Up the Lonely Day so I am challenging you this week to create a card of friendship and encouragement to mail to someone you know who lives alone. I know it will bring them joy to hear that you are thinking of them!
The images I have used are from World of Dreams by Stampin' Up
and Be Encouraged by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
Here are the cards created by the CCEE Team for this challenge:
The Kitchen Sink Crew has been waiting with anxious anticipation to share with you the latest images Maria has created for the Kitchen. Today is release day for 4 new fabulous sets. I couldn't resist the urge to use each and every one of them for you! (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)
I will start first with today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs. 10 Minute Card - This design features the Birch TreesMulti Step Clear Stamps and Greetings from the Woods Clear Stamps.
The final set releasing today is CarnationsMulti Step Clear Stamps. It features a large carnation suitable for cards larger than an A2 and a smaller carnation as well as a small butterfly. I love the beautiful ruffled edges on this delicate blossom!
Carnation - Layer 1 Memento Angel Pink stamped 3 times
Layer 2 Memento Rose Bud
Layer 3 Memento Rose Bud stamped twice
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Stem: Layer 1 Memento Pistachio
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove
Sentiment (from Words of Comfort and Love) Memento Lady Bug
July is my month to host the CCEE Challenges. What fun! For my first challenge, I am asking you to create a card or project which will show us how you will be spending the 4th of July this Saturday. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone plans to do that day. American or non-American, everyone will be doing something on that day! Show us what it is in your design. I'm planning to be at the movies. I checked out my options. Will it be Magic Mike XXL or Inside Out in 3D? Inside Out it is!!
These fun flick chicks are from At the Movies by Art Impressions
Check out what the rest of the CCEEers will be doing this Saturday!