Incy Wincy 100th Challenge and Blog Hop-June 27th

27 June 11
100th Challenge & Blog Hop
Summertimes Blues

For this challenge we want you to use mainly blues and see the summertime theme.  We have a HUGE blog hop with lots and lots of sponsors, so you don't want to miss one step.  Make sure you keep your eyes open along the way.  You never know what you might find.  If you like the digi that I used, scroll down to find out how you can get it for free!!!  

 My newest, most favorite thing is to sponge paint with the distress inks for the sky's, water and grounds of my digi's.  I totally love the effect that it gives, rather than trying to color it (which I can't seem to do very well).  I use a mix of blues for sky's and water and greens and browns for the ground.  Sometimes I'll add some oranges, also.
Ignacio, the amazing designer of Nicecrane Designs, is offering the digi that I used in my card to all who participate in this blog hop for free. Just click on the link Vintage Summer Freebie for your freebie.  When you stop by and get your freebie, make sure you thank Ignacio. 

Here's the list of the blog hop.  Don't forget anyone.  You don't know what you might miss.  You should have arrived here from Nikki F's blog......if not, please start at the beginning so you don't miss one of the DT blogs!!!! When you get to the end, don't forget to link up with INLINKZ and leave a comment!!!
***Remember to be eligible to win a prize, you must leave a comment on every DT's blog-thanx.***


Renee (You are here) 

Recipe:  digi-Nicecrane Designs "Summer Kids", paper-Nicecrane Designs "Mystique Nature", dies-Nessties "Scallop Oval", flowers-Prima, butterfly-Colorbok Layered Accents, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-"Tea Dye", "Weathered Wood",  "Broken China" and "Peeled Paint".

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes #75 Sundae Bar (use 2 or more of Purple, Gems, Wings and / or Paper Piercing.  I used wings & gems)
Crafty Calendar Challenge Things with wings
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #140 Embossing
Sugar Creek Hollow Tic Tac Toe (Embossing, Flowers, Die cut)
Alphabet Challenge Blog "H" is for half dozen (6 of the same thing-rhinestones)


Nana Connie said...

Great image of a summer garden! I love the blue butterfly and the flower as embellishment. Fabby coloring!

steph said...

Just beautiful! I love, love, love the butterfly and your coloring is awesome!

Fiona said...

pretty card, love the scalloped oval and a sweet image too. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


ribenaruby said...

Wow, I love the sponge painting, great idea! Ruby x

Ambrella (Catherine) said...

Great card
Thank you for the freebie.

PamC in TX said...

Loved the way you sponged the background. I'll have to try that since I don't like to color everything.

Nikki said...

This is so pretty Renee love how you've colored it and the papers are perfect for the effect you've done in the BG


I love this! beautiful!

Crafting Gill said...

Ho Wow what a lovley card i love it all thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge
Gill xx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at Alphabet challenge this time, hope you will join us again xx

craftykitten said...

What a gorgeous card. Must try that method for backgrounds. At the moment I use watercolour pencils and then add water which gives a soft cloudy effect. Thanks for the tip.
Dawn xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and great embossing, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I have candy if you are interested
Hugs Kate xx

Nikbee said...

A fab card. I love the background. I must do that myself sometime.

Nikki F x

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

great card, like the background, such a great image as well.

Sammibug said...

Wow!! The coloring on your card is awesome! Gorgeous card!

Mary C said...

Renee this is the perfect summer garden card! I love that you used different shades of blue on it. Fantastic work! Thanks so much for the link to the great freebie.

Carol said...

Fab card, great use of colours. Carol x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Stunning card Renee,,,,,I love how you colored it and all over the amazing butterfly.

ladyjanet_56 said...

What a lovely card love the layout & colour combo, hope your having as much fun reading the comments as I am joining in. Janet T

Patti P. said...

Isn't this an adorable image, I am loving his hat! Your sponging of the sky and grasses is so pretty and I love all of your coloring. Lovely LO, thanks so much for playing in our tic tac toe challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow.
patti DT/SCH

Made by Mandy said...

Love your pretty card and what a nice surprise it is to have as a freebie :)

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win some goodies on your blog hop.

Love Mandy xxx

Amanda R said...

Love the image and the little butterfly, really cute! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

Kathleen said...

lovely card.
kathleen mc xx

Gail said...

A pretty image which you have turned into a beautiful card ,fab colours.

Jenn Zeeb said...

lovely card, and what a nice surprise to get the digi for free


Marianne said...

Such a beautiful card!
Thanks for the bloghop and happy anniversary!

Babette said...

Such a great card, love your coloring.

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Sharon Basel said...

This is so beautiful Renee. I love the depth your sponging creates on the background. The image is so pretty too. Wonderfully done! Thanks so much for playing in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge. I hope you'll return to our challenges again soon.
Sharon, SCH-DT

darling Ho said...

Wow! This is so pretty! Love the colouring.
Thanks for sharing it~ darling Ho~