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Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer at the Beach


It all started with this adorable image from the Digi Doodle Shop and my brand new--to me--Martha Stewart butterfly punch.  I colored the image with a mix of Copics, Primas and my brand new--and now favorite markers--Kurecolor. 


Summer color of brown--sand in 4 colors and Distress Stickles in Scattered Straw and Gold.


Blue: 4 colors of blue, 2 shades of grey for the sky and water.  Put some clouds in the sky with a cotton ball and Brilliance Moonlight White.  Covered the water with Rock Candy Stickles.  Bathing suits and bucket in Kurecolor 340 Haze Blue and Copic BG72 Ice Ocean.  DCWV papers.  Ranger distress ink in Tumbled Glass to edge the papers.


Martha came through for me --used the punch to make the butterflies.

I printed and fussy cut the little cutie sitting in the sand.  After coloring, I glued the feet flat and pop dotted the head for a 3-D effect.


Entering this card in these challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge #66 Butterflies
Twinkle, Twinkle The Summer of Color: Brown
Bella Creations: dt Starr's Cartes Classiques group:  use a punch
the flying unicorn: July Summer Fun Splash Challenge: the color blue and water

26 comments:

Starr said...

Helene, thank you so much for joining the Cartes Classiques challenge,your card is perfect! The shades of blue are so pretty and the beach, well, reach out and touch!!! The coloring is perfection! LOVE IT!!!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful - I love the sparkle on the sand and the water it looks so real!! Cute little image!

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

Love this! Especially the butterflies, they're the perfect touch. I did a 'sandy' project as well--love beach themed stuff! Have a great week.
~Scarlett

Joanna said...

So sweet, great effect achieved with the sand and water sparkle.

craftattack said...

Lovely piece, those kiddies look like they are having a great time! Valerie

Jenny said...

This is just gorgeous... love the sand with the distress stickles... how fab...

Jenny x

Micupoftea~ said...

The fussy cut boy really helps the image look more dimensional~ Awesome coloring, Helene. Sweet image too :)

Mandy said...

oh...this is beautiful...thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration...xxx

Karen said...

Wow!! Your card is truly beautiful... and thank you, I didn't even know I could buy my beloved stickles in distress so I'm now on a mission to find them! Lol...:0)
You have done a truly amazing job and I love your card!
Thank you so much for joining in our challenge this week at DDSC for our Butterflies theme. Hugs, Karen.xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

You have transported us all to the beach.
Wonderful use of punches.
Wishes
Lynne

Jingle said...

This is so amazingly pretty! The water and the sand are just incredible!

PetraB said...

These are little cuties and the beach scene is just perfect.

Terry said...

Don't think this could be any more adorable! Love the perfectly colored images and the highlighted sand and water!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is adorable!

Lucy x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the beautiful sand and sky- beautiful coloring! Wonderful!

Netty said...

I love your main panel of the beach with the children and the beautiful texture you achieved. Annette x

Lori said...

Darling! So cute!

Eve said...

luv your card, luv this kinda card, with beautiful BEACH scene & your coloring & other details makes this card fabulous! :-)

dj1952 said...

I love your card. You did a fantastic job with the digi from the Shop. I love the way your sand and sea glitters. Beautiful butterflies. Thanks for joining us at DDSC. Hugs, dj

judyjstamper said...

so Cute!!! they are having a blast in the sun and sand. you did an awesome job with the coloring, stickles and clouds.

vada schutz said...

Beautiful Card Helene, TFS..
Hugs Vada

craftybunny said...

You've coloured the image beautifully.Love the sparkle and texture added to the sea and sand.Thanks for joining us at DDSC :D
Lisa x

Michele said...

darling! xo

Kristin said...

What a beautiful card - such wonderful images and that sand! It's just perfect - I can smell the ocean ;) Thank you for sharing, xo

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image and the distressed stickles are awesome! I love how you used them for shading the sand, perfect!

The Altered Paper said...

The effect of the sand is stunning! Very Nice! Tee

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