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Friday, June 17, 2011

Here comes summer...

Hi Peeps! Here we are again for another Bellariffic friday challenge.  This weeks theme was "here comes summer".  I hope you had a chance to play along this week.
I'm not one to lay out in the sun, but enjoy being out in it, like in my garden or just going for walks. So for me to sit on a beach it's just not my thing- although it use to be in my much younger years.  I remember for my sister's stag and doe, we took her to Grand Bend for the weekend (26 yrs ago!)  It was a perfect weekend, hot and sunny, great weather to lay on the beach and get the ultimate sun tan, so all us brides maids would look 'hot' in our wedding attire.  Well not only did we get a sun tan, we got burnt! We all paid the price of that for a bit!  Okay sorry got carried away... on with my card.

For my card today, I pulled out one of my many un-inked stamps called
Beach Hut and Ball.

When I pulled out this stamp to use, I knew right away which papers I wanted to pair with it.  It's called Beach Babe by Fancy Pants.  How perfect eh?
So, I started out by stamping the image on bella's bestest paper.  I coloured it up using my prismacolour pencils and blended with gamsol. Next I cut it out with my square nestie, left the die in place and sponged some sea breeze versamagic ink around the image.  Layered it onto some yellow and blue and then stitched around the image.
I wanted to use another piece of paper from the pack, but didn't want to cover up the surf board design, so had to keep by layout over to the right. I popped the image up using deminsionals. 
To finish it off I  wrapped some deep pink twine around the card, threaded a button through the ends of the twine and tied a bow. I don't know how well you can see in the picture, but I kind of made my own sand.  I applied some ultra fine flower soft (sand shade) and then rubbed some of it off, then took my glitter pen and dotted here and there and then sprinkled some glitter - and there you have it - sand - it has a sparkle to it, as if the sun was shinning down on the sand.  It is very pretty IRL too!

Be sure to hop over to Bloggabella see what the other babes and sistahs did for this weeks challenge.  Leave a comment for your chance to win some bella bucks!

Next weeks challenge is a sketch - I love sketches!!! makes life so easy for me.
The sketch was done by our very talented bellababe Jeanie! 

You have until thursday night to submit your card to Emily.

Have a good weekend everyone. 


Dana White said...

Pauline this is fabulous - how I wish I was on a beach in the sunshine right now!! Have a great weekend

Gabriela said...

Pauline, your work is jaw-dropping beautiful. The depth of color on your images is impressive. And of course, it goes without saying that the sand is the perfect touch. I love the way you improvised on the sand. It's perfect!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Oh Pauline ... this card soooo gorgeous from the perfect papers to layout.... to colouring to the final embellishment. Simply gorgeous!

Crafty Cath said...

Girlfriend - this card ROCKS! That paper is perfect but I gotta tell ya that your layout and embellis fit just as perfectly too! This is one of my favoritist cards...and I always love your cards ...but this one takes the cake!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Wherever that is, is where I want to be! GORGEOUS shading and beautiful summer scene, love it!

Robin McK said...

Hey Pauline!
This is totally cute! Love the papers - perfect summer card. Cute twine and buttons!