Red breasted Nuthatch

Red breasted Nuthatch
Red breasted Nuthatch

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sum sum summertime....

Ah! Friday at last and a 3 day weekend to boot! Are you feeling the excitement?

Well here we are right in the middle of summer, so what better way to celebrate then with a summertime challenge - right? I had many images that I could pick from, but decided on  Ida Lulu.

I stamped Ida on bella's bestest paper with black memento ink.  I used copics and pencils to shade.  I cut her out using MFT rounded banner die- love the shape of this and I thought it fit perfectly with this image, kind of curved around her umbrella, then layered her onto a piece of pink c/s cut with the next size up in the banner dies.

Paper is from October Afternoon called Sidewalks. Dies used were MFT- rounded banner, PTI large scallop, MFT dainty lace border.

Copic colours: Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, Umbrella handle E33, Dress & Umbrella Y11, Y13, Y19,   glasses  R83, R85 flower R83, R85, BG01 - pencils for the grass and shading.

Miscellaneous items used: yellow satin ribbon, prima pink flower, glitter  and glossy accents for her glasses.

For some more summertime fun - hope over to bloggabella and check out what everyone else did this week.  Leave a comment for a chance to win some bella bucks.

Next weeks challenge - you guessed it we are back to another sketch.  Sketch #16. Hope you can play along, then email Emily your card by thursday night - you never know you can be the next winner and have yourself $20 in bella bucks!

That's it for today.  Thanks for your visit.  For all you folks that have Monday off, enjoy your long weekend.  Till next time....

PS - I decided to give this larger print a try - a little easier on the eyes? let me know what you think.


Crafty Cath said...

Ida is one of my summer favorites too. In fact she's on my desk, I almost colored her up but went with Lacie instead. And super funny is that the yellow markers were out too! We seem to dream on stereo.

Your card is super! Love that arched die. It's perfect for the shape of the umbrella. You have a way of adding ideas to my wish list. Enjoy your long weekend!

Leslie said...

Ooooh LOVE her!!! The colours the paper and that banner die is perfect for your image! So pretty and so summery. Enjoy the long w/e!! PS: Appreciate the larger print! :)

April said...

The card is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the colors... Of course all your cards are gorgeous! And the larger print is fabulous.. Thank you for sharing!

natashakara said...

Wow! Pauline, this card is beautiful! I have to get those banner dies now, lol! You are right you did fit it perfectly. I just LOVE your coloring everything is just gorgeous together :)

Carla Murphy said...

Love your card Pauline! I must get that rounded banner die - it's perfect. Love the shading & glitter around little Ida... must get her too... you enabler you! 8)

Dana White said...

Pauline this is the perfect summer image & the colours and shading are perfect as always! Your new background on your blog is awesome