I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Sound of Summer (SPLASH)

It's August now, and so many of us are trying to cling to the beautiful summer with our crafting projects. But I can see August moving too quickly into September and fall colors creeping into my canvas. So I wanted to capture all of the feelings of summer on this card. I used three patterned papers layered on cardstock - the yellow pattern feels like sunshine, and the blue is perfect for water (and came from a pirate themed stash), and then the side bar screams rainbow to me.  Then, I cut this great angler fish from Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbon. He is splashing into the water (sounds of summer). I smeared glitter all over his fins and along is mouth and popped him up on an angle facing the water. I used denim blue Doubleclick Skittles for the splashes of cold droplets. Finally, I added this sentiment from Docerela Stamps. The sentiment is exactly what I was going for in the scene. 

A Creative Romance: Fun in the Sun
Docerela Creations: Summer Colors
Polkadoodles: Fun in the Sun
613 Avenue Create: Summer
Craft Your Passion: Yellow


  1. Wow what a fun card and so vibrant! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge this time.
    Jenny x

  2. I love this fish!! Such a cute design! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  3. Wow what a fun card, love the vibrant colours. Thanks for joining our Fun in the sun challenge at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Claire xx

  4. It's so funny and summer... Thank you for participating challenge Docerela Creations,

  5. This captures summer beautifully. Great choices of papers and the fish is so fun. The water droplets are a wonderful detail. Thanks for playing along with our Bring Me Sunshine challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  6. such a fun card
    Thank you for entering our fun in the sun challenge at Polkadoodles
    Love Jan


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