Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Lovin'

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday!  I'm so glad the weekend is almost here, I'm beat and ready to spend a couple days with my feet up (and hopefully coloring) :)  I have another beautiful card to share today using another wonderful image from Saturated Canary.  I'll keep my chit chat short today and get right to it.

This particular image is called Cali Girl and I just love her.  Don't we all wish we looked this good at the beach :)  Hmmmm, I've done two beach-themed cards in two days, perhaps my subconscious wishes I was at the beach :)  We didn't make it to my beloved Charleston, SC this summer (too hard and uncomfortable with a baby on the way) but we plan to go next summer with the baby.  I can't wait!  Anyway, I colored this beautiful image with my copics (I hope I'm getting better, I feel like I am, but there are so many talented artists out there, it's hard to keep up).  I added some Stickles to her earrings and then sponged around the image using my Tim Holtz blending tool and some turquoise-tinted ink from Colorbox.  Heres' a close up of the image:

Next I created my card base using SU cardstock.  I cut out the pretty black swirls with my Cricut using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.  The waves were also cut out with the Cricut using the Life's A Beach cartridge.  My DP is from DCWV.  I put the card together and then added some pearls to the image panel and some gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts (I also added some Stickles to them to give them a bit more pop).  Here's a close up of the flowers:

The cute sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  I've already colored another image (I swear I'm going crazy with these, this is the weirdest "nesting" behavior I've ever heard of :) ) so I might even have another card to share with you tomorrow :)  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much as always for stopping by!


Susan said...

So sweet and summery! You haven't missed a beat! I love these cuties too. They just have something about them.

Danni said...

So fun to see you creating and sharing again! Fun card!

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