Mo's DP2 Challenge: Steffi's (End of Summer) Meltdown
Happy Saturday (of a long Holiday weekend)! I can't believe that Summer is over soon. Where did the time go? Over at Mo's DP2 Challenge this week the theme is "Goodbye Summer" and I had a card in mind; however, when I scrolled through all my Mo images, Steffi spoke to me. She totally summarizes how I feel about Summer ending way too soon.
Here's my creation...
Steffi's (end of) Summer Meltdown
As I stated above, I started out with a different image in mind totally. However, when I saw poor little Steffi, we totally connected and I had to use her on this card. She is truly devastated, as I am, that Summer just arrived and is now on it's way out. I started out with a 4 x 12 piece of white Bazzill cardstock and layered on Kraft cardstock and pink and yellow cardstock. I even threw in a bit of DP to tie all the colors together. I stichted a couple of the background mats and then created a banner and flower using my Cameo. I colored my sobbing cutie using Copics. Lastly, I added a sentiment that pretty much sums up how I feel and Steffi agrees.
I have another project that I created that marks the end of Summer as well. Those who know me, know that I LOVE to journal. I have been journaling since I was a very very young. I often go back years later and read my writings and have learned a lot about myself through my writings. Well, this Summer I had a lot of happenings...took a long vacation, finally reached my weight loss goal of 100 pounds, found an exercise routine that works for me (and that I enjoy), etc. etc. I had to capture all of this in a journal and decided to "design" my own journal rather than purchase one from the store.
Here's my journal...
2013 Summer Journal
I use another Mo image entitled "To the beach (aa)" for the cover of my book. I started out covering a notebook I picked up from the dollar store with beach themed designer paper. I matted my image to Kraft and White cardstock. I used an ink pad to create some sand and sky. I created a flower, heart, and banner using my Cameo. The FAB wordart on the banner came from Create with TLC (thanks Paulette!). I created the little Summer checklist to tie everything together and finished it off with some bling and ribbon on the edge. I colored my Beach Beauty using Copics and a gel pen.