Sunday, August 1, 2010

Keep the Summer Going -- Summer Celebration 2010

 summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

I've mentioned this before; I absolutely LOVE summer!  So, to keep celebrating my favorite time of the year, I'm hosting a challenge and a link party.  Would you join me?

The challenge:  
  • Create an art piece with Summer as your theme.  Feel free to use the images on this post or one of your own.  Anything goes - collage, altered piece, jewelry, scrapbooking, mixed media, art journal, illustration, fabric art piece, etc.
  • Link up on my blog with the Linky tool I'll have on my post by August 17, (my birthday!! What awesome gifts to get to see your creations!!)
  • If you would like, pass the word by taking the summer celebration button on the side bar to post on your blog.  Please insert this link with it http:\\   

How's this for inspiration?  Beautiful creation from Carolyn Saxby

source The Graphics Fairy

As a thank you for your participation, I'll put your names in a giveaway to win one of my creations and mixed media goodies.  And the images on this post are yours to download, even if you don't use them for this challenge. Thank God for those kind people that share these truly beautiful images with us.

Here's a way to keep the summer celebration going as well and have music while creating your challenge piece.  A lovely gift thanks to two wonderful blogs, Kind Over Matter and Dear Jesse.

Hope you'll join me in this challenge, and if its summer for you too, I hope you are enjoying it so far.

Here are more images you may choose to use in this challenge as well as the others on this post or use one you have.  

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via Clearly Vintage
via Clearly Vintage

via Martha's Freebies

via The Graphics Fairy

I'm looking forward to getting to know you a little better and find new friends in this celebration, so I hope you'll join me in playing along.  So, go find a shady spot, be energized by the sun and create!  Can't wait to see them all.


Desde my ventana said...

Wonderful vintage images,Thank you for sharing,

Cortney Lyon said...

Hello Sista! I'd like to participate in the challenge. I signed up to follow your blog and I will grab the button by the end of the week for my page. I am teaching summer school for one more week and then I will really be on summer vacation.

I look forward to seeing everyones project!


MosaicMagpie said...

Sounds like fun, I'm in!

Ann said...

Sounds like fun Blogerette Sister. I'm now a follower and I will be participating.


Thank you :o)

Good luck with your challenge ... enjoy and have a lovely birthday month!

I love that vintage mussel image!


Jennifer ~ Mi Vida Loca said...

Summer is my favorite season too! I'd love to play along! I'll post the Summer Celebration button on the sidebar of my blog too. Can't wait to start making something!!!

Cortney Lyon said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day has been joyful so far.

My Summer Celebration post is ready to be linked up, where can I find the linky tool?