27 July 2011

Sweet Summer Shaped Card

The new challenge starts today at the Fresh Brewed Challenge Blog! 
We are looking for
For this week's project, I used the adorable digital image:
Grace in Summertime.
She is standing on a real piece of sandpaper I stole borrowed from Joe's tool box!
I used several pieces of the "Soak up the Sun" set of SVG's from Lettering Delights With the new upgrade of MTC, it is SO easy to use LD Products now!
I added some delicious shimmer with Creative Inspirations Aquarmarine paint on the waves and the beach ball. 
AND!! I just got a screaming deal on a 36-piece set of Copic markers, too! Thank you to Stacy at the Scrapbooking Cottage
I swore I wouldn't do it... I wouldn't cave in to the temptation. 
I was happy with my colored pencils! 
But to pick up the set at 50% off, I just couldn't resist!! 
So, bear with me while I learn to use them. 
I have attempted to color Miss Grace using my new markers, and while I'm nowhere near the expert many of my friends have become, I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt! (-: Not so sure of her hair, but her little outfit looks OK to me! (-: 
And I recommend The Scrapbooking Cottage to everyone!! My markers arrived within 2 days and she threw in a little bonus pack of ribbon as a token of appreciation. I am most definitely on her email newsletter list and look out for all her sales now! Ya just never know what's going to be on sale next!

And speaking of sales:

Hurry over to the Fresh Brewed Shop!
The Christmas in July sales are almost over
This week you can find 
as well as our Summer Rubber Stamps at 30% off
(rubber stamps are low in quantity!!!)
This sale only lasts for one week! 
Get your order in before August 3- midnight EST

*ETA (Edited to Add)*: In my "Google Reader", I found the coolest feature! Some people probably already know, but you can add categories or labels to blogs you follow while in Reader. I created a tag: "Challenges" and every time a new post from one of the Challenge sites I follow is added, it goes into that "Category". So every day, I have a list of challenges created of the blogs I already follow!
Using that list, I am able to enter this card into the following challenges:

Paper Playtime, Digi or Stamped Summer Creations
Ooh La La Creations, Circles
Digistamps 4 Joy, Children's Day Around the World
For Fun Challenges, Aah, the Sun of it All
Craft Your Days Away, Summertime
Lexi's Creations, Shaped Card
Crafting for All Seasons, THANK YOU LIZZY for the referral. This is Challenge #6, Beach/Ocean


Heather said...

This is so bright and cheerful and too too sweet. Glad you {borrowed} the sandpaper. It really adds wonderful texture to your creation.
Enjoy your copics!!! your coloring on this is beautiful!

Have a wonderful day

VanessaB said...

your card is soooooooooo darn cute!!! i looooove copics! i'm not very good with them, but they glide on so beautifully! that's awesome you got such an amazing deal. i put them in a cart there, and then the good stamping angel on my shoulder whispered a reminder that i have no money and i put them back. lol!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Oh my..what a fun fun fun shaped card....great imagination and lots of fun details....

Gale said...

This is soo cute! I love the bright summery colors! Works perfectly with that adorable image!
:) Gale

Elizabeth said...

Very cute! I want to learn to use Copic markers but I can never seem to get around to it!

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL,hope to see you next

Helen Dooley said...

Love this! I like the sandpaper for the sand. Great job on this card! Thanks for playing laong on FOr fun.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

A beautiful card. I like your color choices.

Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime.
Krista, guest designer

Pam said...

So, so cute and sandpaper = brilliant! Now if I can only remember that!

Lizy said...

This is lovely! It would also fit in with our challenge at Crafting For All Seasons! :)

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
Lizy DT x

Jani said...

Adorable card!
It really makes me feel lying in the sand!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Scrappy Rat said...

Love your shaped card and your clever idea for creating a sandy beach. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges!

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,love the cute image and gorgeous summery colours,fab sand too ,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

paperfun said...

I love that you used sandpaper for the sand. Your card is so bright and cheerful.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


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