Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a wonderful day! Independence Day is almost upon us. Do you have plans for a celebration or a weekend getaway?
At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at the The Frilly and Funkie Blog. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! For entry specifics and inspiration from my amazing teammates just click on the blog link above.
Many of my happiest memories are tied with our vacations in the Smoky Mountains. We've spent summers there with our children since they were babies, and now we enjoy the same wonderful times with our grandchildren. The photo below is from the summer of 2006. Our son was 13 and our granddaughter was 2. Our son was helping Savannah catch tadpoles in a cup. I snapped this photo at the very moment she put her arm around him for a hug.
Summer in the Smokies means every color of green imaginable! It is everywhere you look. I had to step outside my comfort zone again. None of the pretty design papers in my stash coordinated with the colors I needed. I created my own using white cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress Sprays, and Lindsay's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays. I stamped a Prima image in the background, then embossed with a Prima stencil and clear embossing paste to give an appearance of water droplets.
The flowers are a combination of handmade and purchased. The cheesecloth is stained to coordinate with the background. Some natural twine ties everything together.
Below are a couple close up photos of the background.
Thank you for visiting with me today! Now it's your turn to share your family memories with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge. I can't wait to see your projects!