Hello sweet friends! We're gearing up for a new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog! Sue is our hostess and she asks that we create a vintage project featuring the warm colors of summer. Think red, orange, or sunshine yellow, and for an added twist you must include a summer bloom. For the challenge specifics please click on the blog link above and join us in the crafty fun!
This challenge had me reminiscing about my childhood summers. I grew up in a wonderful little farm town in Iowa. Everyone knew everyone and children could wander safely to the playground, dime store, or library. We lived about half a block from North 2nd Street; the center of commerce in our tiny town. The photo below is the way that street looks today. It really hasn't changed very much in 50 years.
With the business district so close to our front porch my sister and I capitalized on our good fortune by setting up the occasional lemonade stand on hot summer days (with the help of our amazing mother!) These happy memories were my inspiration for this weeks card.
Once I decided on the theme of a vintage lemonade stand I knew my main color would be a sunny yellow. I mixed my own color concoctions using reinkers and perfect pearl powder then began staining my cardstock, flowers, and just about everything else in the surrounding area. As luck would have it I had a doctor appointment the day I crafted this card. Needless to say I was explaining that my fingers and nails are not always yellow! I went searching for the perfect image to use as a focal point. I found this lovely digital file on Etsy from Arinaatelierdigital.
I also used patterned papers from Prima's Cartographer collection. I layered everything up and distressed all the edges. Above is a peek at the inside. I had so much fun making this card and taking a journey down memory lane!
Thank you for coming by to take a peek at my project. I hope you'll share one of your own creations with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge. If you've never played along before then your missing out on all the fun!
With Independence Day just around the corner I wish you a happy and safe holiday weekend. May you make memories to carry with you for years to come!