Yesterday was one of the coldest mornings so far this year. Although we have a wood fireplace at home I am having to rug up to be in my craft room or office because the warmth of the fire doesn't reach there and somedays I feel like the Michelin Man, or can at least relate to him. Anyway this week I have had fun exploring a lot of the international challenge blogs where they are celebrating warmer weather with lots of Summer Themed Challenges, knowing that I had the perfect new stamp to try for such a challenge.
My LSS Time to Create has recently got in a range of stamps from Crafty Individuals and I have fallen in love with them. I have used one of them today and plan to be playing very soon with my others. Luckily I have been selling some of my old stamps because I certainly have purchased quite a lot of new stamps lately. Ssssshhhhhhh!!! don't tell my hubby.
I am just loving this wonderful image it brings back such fond memories for me as I spent many a school holiday at the beach and during my late teens travelled up every weekend to Coolum on the Sunshine Coast where I was a Volunteer Surf Lifesaver during the Summer Months.
The Sentiment Life is a Beach is also from the same stamp set. I coloured in the image with my SU Markers and Sponged some colour onto the background. I choose my papers accordingly to match and represent the bright fun colours of Summer. The papers are from the Echo Park Life is Good Collection..
I have made this card for the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Here Comes Summer - Challenge 43
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - #116 Fun in the Sun