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Roll Out Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer

Have you ever bought anything … just because.  Well that is how I came to buy this single sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  Didn’t have a clue what I was going to do with it but totally fell in love with the tranquil image of her watering the flowers.  Her face looks full of hope so maybe I too am hoping for a repeat of those luxurious lazy hazy days of Summer we had last year.

Now that takes me nicely to Our Creative Corner whose April challenge is “With A Song In Your Heart” chosen by the amazing Alison.

My chosen song is an oldies favourite by the late great Nat King Cole and just by clicking on the link you can listen to Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.

The paper was sitting on my desk and so was the image when I was on my way to bed.  Popped into the craft room whilst waiting for Andrew to walk the fur babies.

Now who knows how a crafters mind works.

Beside the paper and image was my SU glue so what did I do … slathered glue all over the image, cut the paper into four 6 x 6 squares and placed the image behind the one with the beautiful picture.  Placed a heavy book on top and then went to bed.

In the morning I spritzed water over the spot where the image was and proceeded to rub away at the paper very gently.

Haven’t done a lot of image transfer (maybe because I have never been happy with the results) and also everything I have read about it says that you should use an inkjet printer.  Guess who has a laser printer.  This time round I am ecstatic with the results.

So pleased with the result but couldn’t understand why she had writing on her face when the night before there was none.  Took me a while to realise that the paper was double sided and had script on the other side.  What a happy accident this was and if I had realised I would have taken more care of where I had placed my image.  Can’t wait to experiment with other double sided papers but the only thing is that the script comes out mirror imaged.  To make her pop even more I sprayed lightly with a spray and shine from Crafters Companion.

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Used other mediums for enhancement including this little piece of die cut which was left over from this card here.  I did tell you that everything went in one of my bit boxes.  Spread a little silver translucent paint just around the top left hand corner of the image and paper.   The quote is a stamp from Indigo Blu.


15 Responses to “Roll Out Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer”

  1. Alma says:

    Oh my goodness!! How spectacular!! Love what you did and might just give it a try when I don’t have so much real life priorities to attend to! Hugs!! xx

  2. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley, Wow!!! How gorgeous is this! How beautiful she looks, and the writing looks brilliant! Lovely quote too…
    Dot x

  3. karin says:

    beautiful! The transfer worked out well!
    Groetjes Karin

  4. Meggymay says:

    This looks gorgeous, the colours so soft , it looks a magical place to be.

  5. Astrid says:

    What an amazing make Shirl, full of admiration over that transfer, very clever! The background paper is gorgeous too. Altogether a beautiful make and thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!

  6. die amelie says:

    That transfer looks great, Shirl! And it works so well with that delicate background! A beautiful project! Thanks for sharing it with us at OCC!
    Claudia x

  7. Anne R says:

    Now that’s what I call a happy accident Shirl, the result is fabulous. Like your song choice too! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Donna Ellis says:

    Hi, Shirl! Loved what you said, “who knows what makes a crafter’s mind work?” that’s for sure — but probably, who knows what makes ANY mind work? I just wish I had a mind that worked at all! LOL

    I thought your paper was pretty. But THEN my eyes found the masterpiece created from that beautiful sheet of paper. Such an artist you are. Beautiful project – BEAUTIFUL – very soul-full and it just transports me to a safe place of peace and beauty. hugs, de

  9. Silvia says:

    Wow Shirley that’s a breathtaking piece. Just love it.

  10. butterfly says:

    Such a beautiful creation – it really does have that feeling of dappled summer days, lazing away in the sunshine, and the transfer looks amazing!
    As you know, we won’t be able to add you to the draw, as the lyrics aren’t there – but thank you so much for finding inspiration in the challenge and joining us at Our Creative Corner with such a gorgeous piece!
    Alison xx

  11. Terry says:

    TT here and just loving your summertime work of art! I have to say that I love your happy not-mistake now and that paper so works with the image. Love that song of summer as well! Hugs to you and may those be warm summer hugs.

  12. Chris Warner says:

    What a gorgeous ethereal feel to this one Shirley, it’s beautiful! Chris xxx

  13. Buttons says:

    What a happy accident with that young lady’s face Shirley! Love the softness on this and the truly vintage feel you’ve captured. Jenny x

  14. coco says:

    A gorgeous transformation Shirl, beautiful indeed!!! Hugs, Coco xxx

  15. Avril says:

    Such a lovely way to use the paper Shirley – image transfer looks wonderful.
    Avril xx

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