I have for you today, a card I made to fit a bunch of challenges that focused on things like beach, water, fun in the sun... All of that summery stuff that most people look forward if they don't live in the desert southwest like I do. Give me clouds and weather any day! LOL!
This is Water Lily Tilda and she is from the 2012 Summer Memories collection. This is my first time coloring her up since I got her from Cathy Lee's blog candy a while back. Thank You Cathy Lee!
I've colored her up with my Copic Markers and have done all of the edges with Distress Inks. For the background I printed the words from the song BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA (From the musical "For Me and My Gal" Harold Atteridge / Harry Carroll 1914) onto white cardstock. Then I cut that into a seashell shape on my Cricut and stamped flowers and leaves with acrylic paints. I inked the edges with Distress Ink and added pearls to the flower centers. The palm tree is also cut from the Cricut.
I then punched waves of kraft and two shades of aqua and tied it together with a bow of natural cording and a little starfish charm.
I added sand from my grandson's sandbox to the base of the palm tree for that beach feel. I made the flowers with my dies and punches and tucked a little seashell within them.
Here is a close-up of this little darling. This was my first time coloring curly hair and despite the fact that I forgot to add highlights, I think it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. :D
Thank You SO Much for stopping by and I really do appreciate your lovely comments. All of the products I used are listed at the bottom of this post. Have a great day and better tomorrows!
♥ Laura C.
Challenges I am entering:
7 Kids Anything Goes w/ Alcohol Markers
Crafting For All Seasons Bingo (Pink-Flowers-Blue, Blue-Twine-Lilac & Lemon-Pearls-Lilac)
|Deep Ocean On The Beach|
Lovely Haenglar & Sweet Magnolia Flower Power
Magnolia-licious Some Like It Hot
Marvelous Magnolia Anything Goes
|Ribbon Girls Add A Bow|
Tilda's Town Anything Goes
Stamps: Magnolia (Water Lily Tilda), CTMH (Thinkin' Of You, Flower, Leaf)
Inks: Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento
Papers: Bazzill, Recollections (Kraft), Georgia Pacific (White)
Dies/Punches: Cricut (Seashell, Palm Tree), Spellbinders (Fleur de Lis Squares, Floral Ovals, Rose Creations, Scalloped Ovals, Classic Ovals, EK Success (Tidal Waves), Martha Stewart (Frond, 3 in 1 Hydrangea)
Misc: Recolections (Hemp Cording, Starfish Charm, Pearl Stickers, Seashell), Deco Art Paint (Aquamarine, Green Foliage)