Aug 15, 2015

Relax, It's Summer

Joan Bardee

It's not a Swiss Chocolate Almond Sundae by Friendly's (my childhood fave), but anything that is ice cream is a winner in the summer.

Speaking of summer, school should NOT START before Labor Day.  It's not right.

Another card inspired by Tuesday's Take 1 photo.

Also submitted to the Inkspiration Challenge, where the prompt is "Melt."  

Thanks to Carol Mayne for pointing me in that direction.

Sentiment from Pinkfresh Studios July embellishment kit.

Cone, scoops, and cherry hand drawn (pencil, then erased), watercolored, and splattered by yours truly on an A2 card made out of watercolor paper.

MOOD WHEN DONE = Relaxed, what else?


  1. this is awesome....seriously.

  2. This is an adorable card and I totally agree with you about school and Labor Day!

  3. Your watercoloring skills are outstanding.

  4. I absolutely love this card!! Beautiful watercoloring.

  5. Woo hooo! I am totally stoked that you brought your yummy, luscious multi-layered, water-coloured ice cream cone to the Inkspirational gallery! I'm smitten with pretty and so delicious! I agree: school should not start before Labor Day. I'm a part time teacher and part-time admin assistant, starting the 'admin assistant' part on the 24th, the teachers only part on the 27th and the kids' arriving part on the 31st...and then we have Friday-Monday off...definitely a 'curious' schedule! Anyway, love your card and THANK YOU for sharing in the Ink 'melt' challenge!

  6. Joan, Love this watercolor CAS ice cream cone card! The splatters of ink are so perfect, as are the colors! Thanks for letting me know that my card was featured on WMS Facebook! So fun to see, and I wouldn't have known otherwise. Enjoyed perusing your lovely cards!

  7. Oops, meant to explain that I am beesomom at splitcoaststampers....

  8. What a cool, colorful summer design! Love the splatters!

  9. So fun!! I love the water color look of the ice cream and the splatters are the perfect finishing touch! Perfect for our "melt" challenge. Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  10. Delicious card and I love the coloured sprinkles scattered all around.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  11. Beautiful card! In Michigan the state legislature passed a law prohibiting schools from starting before Labor Day. Tourism rules here and the up north population does not want to give up that last hurrah.

    1. Thanks. Virginia has a similar rule because of Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion amusement parks. However, several counties have exemptions due to snowy roads in the winter!

  12. Clean and simple can be so awesome! I love your ice cream card, how fun and adorable!!!

  13. Stunning and super cool, Joan!
    Thank you for playing with us at Inkspirational Challenges. We would love to see you again for our next challenge :)
    Pia xxx


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