Saturday, May 11, 2013

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE: SUMMERTIME

This week's Stampotique Designers' Challenge 99 has Carol Fox challenging us to think Summertime!  Here's her inspiration:
"I love the summer time. I love to spend time outdoors especially in the garden where you can sit surrounded by the sights and colours of summer. I used this as my thoughts for this weeks challenge. Whether its the bright summer colours that inspire you, the flowers or just the general lazy feeling you can get from an afternoon in the garden, take this summer and make it into your own work of art." 
It was a bit difficult for me to think Summertime when Spring has not yet totally arrived in New England!  But, thoughts of Summertime certainly make me happy.  Our campground is all cleaned up and set up, and we have had our first campfire.  However, memories from longer ago reminded me of that childhood chant at the end of the school year, which always signified the beginning of Summer:

No more teachers!
No more books!
No more teachers'
dirty looks!

I used "Girl with Lunch Box" from Stampotique Originals for my image and stamped her on a book page.  I began to use letter stickers to add my "chant," only to discover that I was two O's short of completing my page--hence the ellipsis (for now)!  This ended up being a fun project and took me back in time...which is always a nice trip!  Here's my journal page:



Glad you stopped by today!

Joy to you!

16 comments:

  1. Love it! So many things just look better on book text.

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  2. Ooohh Kay,this Looks georgus,i love it your book pages.

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  3. Sweet summer lettering....not feeling much like summer in Maine right now I bet, although it is muggy here....xox

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  4. That little chant takes me back as well...gosh, I think we chanted it all the way home on the last day of school! Love the idea of book pages!

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  5. Lovely Kay. Great use of the book page, and educational too. Love the stamp and the sentiment. Just starting spring here in Norway.

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  6. This is a brilliant idea Kay, I love your 'splatty' page xx

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  7. Lovely page, and great sentences on teachers and school constraints that disappear in Summer ! Love your ideas, always so clever. I hope the sun will finally comes in New England, but you know, here in Brittany it has gone after just a few days of good weather... boo. Hugs, Coco xx

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  8. hehehe Kay, love your page and love your verse! made me chuckle. Have a lovely day and thanks for sharing with us at Stampotique this week :) xoxo

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  9. I love your art on this book page! Brilliant!

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  10. Summer is my fave time of the year, Ice cold drinks, swimming pools and Braais (BBQ) perfect. I love the layout you created on the book page. The quote is perfect and I love that stamped image. Very cool. xx

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  11. Oh Kay ... SO glad I didn't miss this one!! Its just flippin cute as anything!! LOL Love that stamp but love how you've kept it all so monotone in palette except with the SUMMER !! Its brilliant!! LOL Well done, m'friend!! (((Hugs))

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  12. Love the mix of colour, text and the chants. As a teacher we have a similar chant along the lines of no more blank blank pupils....

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  13. Heee heee.... So fun Kay. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Sarinda

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  14. BRILLIANT!! just love the simplicity of the page but it has that fantastic WOW factor - it really is fab! Thanks for joining in with us over at Stampotique. Polly x

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  15. lolll love your inspirational words! and it resulted in one fun and cute piece!
    thanks for playing with us Stampotique Designer challenge, Kay ;)

    xx
    france

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