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Saturday, 15 May 2010

Sweet summer sun

This card began with the background, another Distress Ink experiment. It made a lovely beach scene so I used one of my Isabella's Sketchbook digis, colouring her with Copics and cutting her out and adding her to the background. I drew the lines back in on the sand using a Pigma pen.

I've used the Sketch Saturday layout for my card, which I'm also entering for One Stop Craft Challenge's theme of Summer Breeze. Basic Grey's Challenge this week is Punch It; I've created flowers using my DP and assorted punches. Crafty Cardmakers has Distressed for its theme this week so the background fits their challenge too. One final challenge: DareU2Digistamp has the theme Anything Goes.

The background is Broken China and a little Weathered Wood at the top, with Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade below. I've splashed plenty of water on with my fingers to get the colours to run together. The DP is Basic Grey Cupcake, the sentiment is from Elusive Images.The flowers are made with 2 Woodware flower punches and the smallest Nestie circles.

19 comments:

  1. Ooh! Another brilliant beachy scene. And very elegant. Looks like something you might find on the Riviera in the 50's. Very grand. Love everything about it.

    Hugs
    Valxx

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  2. Wow, the background is fantastic. She looks so chic sitting on the beach. Love the handmade flowers, too.

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  3. oh its so great, love the look and the papers used, well done on such a fab card, thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

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  4. Cool card, I love your little beach scene ... wish I was there!

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  5. This is just so wonderful! That background is perfect! Love this card!

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  6. Go on with knocking out all of those challenges! Beautiful job!

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  7. Great BG with Distress inks- and I love the image- you did a great job coloring it. TFS

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  8. Wow love what you did with this sketch and your coloring is wonderful. Wish I was relaxing on that beach right now.

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  9. this is just as beautiful as can be. tell me which beach and I will bring the snacks.... :)

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  10. Oh ... I had the same image and was thinking about using it next but now looking at your card and there is NO way I could come up with anything half as stunning! The colouring is just amazing and the background - wow!
    TFS
    Hugs
    Annika

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  11. Fantastic, Anne! This is really great!

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  12. This is gorgeous, what fantastic colours, xx

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  13. This is lovely. The papers go with the image so well. Thanks for joining us at BG Challenges,
    Anthea & the BG Challenges Team.

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  14. wow! fabulous card!!
    Thank you for joining in with us over at Sketch Saturday
    Jo xx

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  15. Just fabulous! What a brilliant image for our challenge. Thanks for joining us on OSCC this week!
    Chrissie

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  16. Such a gorgeous card. Love the colours you've used and the image. Hugs Michele x

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  17. Great card! Love the 'vintage' feel to it!

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