Friday, July 6, 2012

52 Weeks - Sunset

Eeek!  It's already Friday, and somehow I forgot to pre-plan this post - the kids and I headed to camp this afternoon for the next week - I am going as first aider, the kids are beyond excited!!  It is, however going to be a quiet week on my blog...

So, it's challenge day over at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  Today Janis challenged us to create a sunset project.  I have seen what the rest of the team came up with, and they knocked it out of the park!  Here is what I came up with:

So, this is a bit outside my box, but I am pretty happy with it.  The tag is from Pantin Schoolbook.  I decided to do a sponged sky, something I've only done once before.  I masked off the sun, created the sky, and then went back in to sponge the sun.  The image stamp I used is from Stampin Up, it's called Branch Out, and the sentiment stamp is from Flourishes Child's Play set.

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A challenge or two for my little tag:
Freshly Brewed - summertime
Simon Says Stamp - tags/ATCs
Whimsy Inspiration - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - uplifting or encouraging quote
Tuesday Throwdown - summertime
Paper Pretties - summer fun
Squigglefly - summer colors
Craft a Scene - in the garden
Crazy 4 Challenges - create a tag
Hiding in my Craftroom - anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - use something new (new stamp set from Flourishes) 

I hope you all have a wonderful week!  I will be back a week from today with a project!  

A la prochaine...



Laurel Beard said...

What a gorgeous tag! Simply breath taking!

Thank you so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful sunset tag! Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday Michelle. ;)

brenda said...

It might be outside your comfort zone Michelle, but it's just lovely. The background colours are blended beautifully and such a meaningful sentiment.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft a Scene this month.

B x

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!! Lee-Ann :)

Tonya said...

Great sunset. I love how your sun turned out!

PDE DT Sister

Brigitte said...

OMG, this is fantabulous!!!!! I can't believe it's only the second time your doing a sponged sky! Bravo! Hugs, Brigitte

Karen Letchworth said...

Michelle: This is just great, and we are SO glad to have you playing along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you will continue to join us each week so we can see more of your beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Gail said...

Very nice!
Have fun at camp!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Michelle this is simply beautiful. I love the effect you have achieved of that bright sunset.

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous tag with our Anything Goes challenge this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Whimsy Digi DT

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!
Angela DT

Holly Young said...

Beautiful. Your sponging is just breathtaking! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Dad24treasures said...

Love the tag -- the sunset and tree are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at WAW :)

-Paula from WAW DT

An'Jenic G. said...

Beautiful tag. Love the sunrise. Thanks so much for linking up with HIMCR this week. DT AJ~

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful tag...Thanks so much for joining us this week at Whimsy's. We would love to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

NancyD said...

Great technique! Thank you for sharing your talent with us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Helen said...

Beautiful sunset tag! You did an amazing job! Have a wonderful time at camp! Thank you for playing in our challenge this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

Kristen said...

very cool, I like the sentiment, I haven't seen that before :)

xo, Kristina
Sharing bloggy love from SSS challenge
Come by and see me sometime!

Anna-Karin said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the inking, and you used one of my favourite sentiments. The tree and swing are stunning. Thank you for playing along with us at Craft a Scene!

Scrap Affair said...

This is just so warm and beautiful!
And the tree and swing gives an echo of childrens laughter.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft a Scene this month.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous tag, brilliant work.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



Deanna said...

Beautiful scene!