Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments Preview Day

It's finally time for the "Shannon's Sentiments" April release!!! . This month we're switching things up a bit from the releases we've done the past few months. This month we'll be releasing 7 large individual images along with 4 Add-On sets, 1 mini set, and 1 full set.

Today we're starting out featuring the Chaise Lounge with Umbrella and Potting Bench images along with the Summertime Add-On set and the Spring Branch mini set. The full sets with a blog hop will be starting at 6am EST on April 15th at the "Shannon's Sentiments" blog. We will also be hosting a chat at our CDAC group page at 8pm EST on the 15th as well.

The design team call is still open until the 1st. I hope you'll all apply!!!
We also have a guest designer challenge going on that you'll want to check out and participate in. The deadline to enter is the 18th, so hurry and link up your project.

The one thing I love about Shannon's Sentiments is the pairing of images with a saying/sentiment, which I have once again done on my card.  First I combined 3 images to create my scene- chaise lunge with umbrella, sun, and saying using Paint.net I decided to paper piece my image, both the umbrella and cushion/pillow on chair are done this way.  I then used my sponge dauber and CTMH juniper ink to ink edges and soften the area behind the image.  Lots of layers and some more inking to make this wonderful card complete!

Check out what some of our other design team members have created using these images.
Denise Pettingill - Guest Designer

I am entering this in the following  challenges:
Make It Monday- anything goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime-layers
Paper Playtime- Weather
Woodware USA-anything goes
Catch the Bug-4 or more layers
GuyLou's-use an umbrella
Cute Card Thursday-totally tropical
Delightful Challenge- sun,sea, sand


Rachel x said...

Gorgeous card- I love the colours and the paper-piecing's so effective!! :)
Thanks for joining in with us at My Partner In Crafting Crime this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Sara I. said...

Awesome paper piecing and love the papers! Thank you for playing along at Guylou's and good luck!!

Miss Sue said...

Love it!!

Purple Crazy said...

How lovely, can't wait to be sat outside on mine, Thanks for sharing with us this week at Delightful Challenges xx

Mary's Creatieve verslavings Blog said...


lovely card, great job you have done with the paper piecing,

thanks for joing us at Delightful Challenges,


Gina L said...

Great card. I love that image with that sentiment, too. Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability!

Michelle said...

Hi Christy

Oh this is fabulous!! I so wish I was there!! The paper piecing is wonderful and that sentiment is just perfect.

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Just a reminder that there is a new prize up for grabs this week, in addition to the regular featured blogger. To encourage everyone to share a little blog love, someone’s comment on one of the entries to this week’s linky party will be randomly chosen as the winner.

The only criteria is that you have to mention that you saw their creation on the Make It Monday linky party in your comment.

So the more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning.

Good luck.

Michelle :-)

Rochelle said...

I just LOVE the sentiment! And indeed that is the perfect relaxation regimen - to do nothing then rest afterwards. :D Beautiful card, lovely papers and perfect image!

Thanks for sharing your project with us at Michelle's Make It Monday. Hope to see more!


Ulli W. said...

I love this card, the sentiment and the image!

bosenberries said...

fab colours! Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!

Anne said...

Wow, I love this image, it's gorgeous!! Beautiful job! I must come back and check out the set!! Thanks for entering the WWUSA Blog Challenge this week!

Brenda said...

Just gorgeous! love that sentiment! Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability!

Jackie said...

What a pretty card, I love the colors you used! It's just perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, I hope to see you play again!