midsummer's dream

Sunday, July 20, 2014

 Mid-Summer is a time of scorching temperatures, time spent by the water drinking lemonade from a Mason jar and family vacations. Are you longing to play with a Farmer’s Market inspired paper line? Planning on stamping into a starry night frenzy? Or are you inspired by Shakespeare? We challenge you to create and share your "Mid-Summer" project with us!
My project was inspired by a romantic old photo I discovered at an antique store. Sadly, there were no names on the back of the photo. It only says, "Hamburg 1927". The people remind me of lovers from a classic Shakespearean play, so I wanted them to be the focus of the project. A simple chipboard frame helped to emphasize them. There are no technique photos this week because this project was created easily. Sometimes simple stamping is the best way to go. Here, I used basic black ink to keep a clean color palette. The flowers were created by embossing on tinted vellum. 

How do you interpret this "Mid-Summer's Challenge?" Join us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=821072&b=199868&m=24698&afftrack=&urllink=www%2ESimonSaysStamp%2Ecom

19 comments:

  1. All I can say is - oooooo, aaaahhhh!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is beautiful!! I love the old vintage picture!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ohhhh! I love this! I think it's fantastic that you gave new life to this photo and honored the people who are in it. It's so fun to think about their lives and wonder about who they were. You have kept them alive and that is worth every effort. This project is lovely and was very inspiring in many ways.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very nicely created.. I have been doing some relatives in frames and was fond of the way you had created this one... very nice... love the tiny frame and the boldness of the flowers stamped... great project... Love, Light and peace...Bonnie

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very nice card and I love the way you photographed it :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely romantic piece Michelle. I love the monochromatic and the vintage image is wonderful and you have showcased beautifully . Hope,you are well. Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is wonderfully romantic. What a neat find...that picture is awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Fantastic project Michelle! Love how you framed the vintage photo add embellished with the fancy stars!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful project and photo Michelle! Love those bold flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous piece and the picture is so cool! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is so DREAMY, Michelle! And I LOVE your blog photo! Fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Such a sweet and delightful creation, Michelle. Love it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. A beautiful, romantic piece of art. It's fabulous Michelle... :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a great photo you found for this!! So GORGEOUS!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a cool find of an antique photo of the happy couple. I love that you created a monochromatic feel to the card with the pretty neutrals. Lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is one of your work that most impressed me! It's beautiful, perfectly balanced and uses very well the vintage image! Barbarayaya

    ReplyDelete
  17. look amazing as always! Beautiful re-purpose:)

    ReplyDelete

Follow by Email

 
Design by Studio Mommy (© Copyright 2015)