Hi there! We had a few days that felt like summer (just a few, though!), so I was inspired to make a summer card for our current ATG challenge at Creative Fingers. We are being sponsored by Angelique, with this cute stamp set,

so we were able to play with our stash, and use whatever we wanted for our DT inspiration 🙂 Its been far too long since I’ve had a go with an All Dressed Up image, and this one, Summer Time, was perfect for the mood! I’ve been trying to pick out my papers before coloring my images, so I can coordinate colors a bit better. I colored up the image with my Copics, using the scheme from the bits of papers that I chose.

These colors are not ones I’d typically use for a summer card, but the summer/beach theme of the papers made everything work 🙂 I used this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, which happens to be the one from Kathie’s first post, 10 years ago!

I inked the edges of the pieces with the same oxide inks that I used for the sky background in the image. I muddled around with the embellishment elements of the sketch, with nothing really working, until I found some plain wooden buttons. I colored them, using the same Copic colors as I used in the image, then tied them with coordinating colors of embroidery floss. I’m really thrilled with how all the elements tie in with each other so well for the finished product!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge– June ATG with Patterned Paper

Classic Design Challenge – #6 June ATG

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #473 ATG

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – In celebration of Kathie’s 10 years!! Shown above

The Corrosive Challenge – #6 2020 ATG


  1. Gorgeous card! love the image background too, great work with our sketch!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2! Good luck!!

  2. I love an opportunity to use an image from my stash! Your colouring on this image is fantastic!! Gorgeous papers and design and wonderful use of buttons! Thanks for sharing this one with us at Penny’s!

  3. Susan your card is beautiful, no they aren’t normal colours I would have used either but they work perfectly and your colouring is amazing. Yes, that was the first sketch I ever made as a DT, wow where have those 10 years gone. I love your button embellishments which work perfectly as well. This is a wonderful card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

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