Sunday, September 20, 2015

Good-bye Summer

Although warmer temps are trying to surface, you can tell the seasons are in transition.  The plants are showing signs of fall.  And crafting is turning to Halloween and autumn leaves.  Here is a 6x9 scrapbook page I made as a last hurrah to summer which officially will be over in three days.  The page will be added to my grandkids' album, opposite from a page of summer photos.

I took images from the Crafty Secrets See You Soon digital kit and colored them with my software program. I placed in the lower corner of the scene "see you soon" from the kit.  After printing, I added final touches with Copic markers (including autumn leaves).
The sentiment "Good-bye Summer!" was computer generated and punched with a Stampin' Up label punch.

I chose a dress color and cardstock to give an autumn feel.  Patterned paper is Basic Grey Ambrosia--very old from my stash.  The flowers represent the warm summer sun.  Materials are old, from my stash (paper, gems, ribbon, Maya Road  Winter Jewel Flowers).  Lovin' that I'm using them up.

Entering this:

Crafty Secrets September Linky Party
Pile It On #87 Color Combination
Really Reasonable Ribbon #186 Aren't You Orange It's Fall with Ribbon
YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #23 Closes 10/1
ChouxChoux PaperArts Challenge #1  Check out their first challenge and there's a Blog Hop!!


Laura Turner said...

Such a sweet way to wish goodbye to summer! Your color choices were perfect for your grandchildren, but there is also a certain sophistication to the piece. I am excited for Halloween and autumn crafting. My favorite season!

butterfly said...

So sad to say goodbye to summer - even if I do love the autumn crafting colours. Love your gently nostalgic page - it will be perfect alongside the page of summer photos of your grandchildren.
Alison x

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is gorgeous, and super adorable as well. Thanks so much for stopping by to share it in our Orange You Glad It's Autumn Challenge. We appreciate your participation, and hope that you will join us again soon. And don't forget Really Reasonable Ribbon for ALL your ribbons, laces, and trims (and so much more). We're here to help you find the perfect trims for your next project. Thanks for joining us.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Helene, I am so impressed with your digital coloring on this beautiful layout page! You did a fantastic job, and this image is perfect for saying goodbye to summer. I'm ready for some cooler temps (but not winter!) how about you? Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Crafty Secrets September Linky Challenge and Blog Hop!
Kathy Clement
Design Team Leader, Crafty Secrets

Maria said...

Beautiful image for your gorgeous card! Very sweet how they are saying goodbye to summer! Fall is my favorite time of the year and I welcome the cooler temps!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Your Goodbye to Summer card is gorgeous Helene, I really like how you add the flower and also turned it into a sun - brilliant! Your digital coloring also looks great!

Thanks for sharing and joining our Sept Linky Party at Crafty Secrets. Sorry you weren't the lucky winner but I will contact you to pick out a free item

Warm regards

Lori said...

I love the combination of the image with the sentiment - so smart! Such a pretty card, too. So glad you linked up at my first ever challenge so I could come by and see you!

Lisa said...

Very sweet! Love how the children are reaching for the "sun". Really neat!

Lisa Minckler said...

Now what a great idea!! I love that you send salutations to the seasons in a scrapbook. The image you chose is absolutely perfect. Your digital work is amazing too. My Dad and his girlfriend have a 'changing of the seasons' ceremony whereby my dad hums pomp and circumstance as his girlfriend walks down the hallway and changes the framed picture on the wall to whatever season it is. It's quite dramatic...and hysterical. Once she tripped and jabbed a hole in the wall. I think I'll stick with your awesome scrapbook version myself!
Lisa x

Tracey said...

Such a pretty I have never seen these images digitally coloured, fabulous creation!

Tracy Penney said...

This is a great way to use the YNS sketch. Very creative. Thanks for sharing and playing along with our sketch and colour challenge at Your Next Stamp.

Holly Endress said...

Great use of the challenge.. love your image. Thanks for joining us at YNS.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my Make Time To Craft Blog and became a follower too.

Julie E said...

Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS and sharing your take on sketch #23. The flowers throughout your card really pull everything together. The orange is a great choice to represent the end of summer.

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