The image is called "Surfing USA" and you can get it in the Etsy store, here. I am SO pleased with my colouring on this one, it's hard to see the detail in the pics because the quality of the pic reduces so much when you reduce the size of the file for uploading... you know how it goes! Either way, I'm happy with it :-)
I coloured with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils... and added absolutely NO shine or glitter, which is unusual :-) The sky was inked in using a home-made stencil and Versamark ink.
I used papers from Kaisercraft's Seaside Collection. The floral paper has gloss detail, the top of it is cut with Memory Box's Nottingham Border Die... I thought the flowers matched the hibiscus on the surfboard and patterned paper. I inked the edges of all panels with a bit of brown ink to tone it all down a bit.The sentiment tag "Life is a Beach" was from the same pad, I attached it with a brad - my thinking being that I can more easily change it out for a more celebration-appropriate sentiment if I want to later. The image panel is popped up on foam dots so it's easy to access the brad.
The horizontal scalloped border is from the same pad again, and the blue twine is in fact paper string... I got a couple of packs in different colours in my local $2 shop, the enamel dots (well acrylic, but enamel-look, lol) are either from the same place or my Mum and Dad bought them back from Malaysia.
As usual I decorated the inside of the card to suit the front, using more of the same papers and elements.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania Midsummer (Flowers and or Wreaths)
Addicted to Stamps Anything Summer
As You Like It Favourite Markers, Inks or Pencils (I like 'em all... well, I haven't really tried inks, but I use Markers AND Pencils on practically every card, love the smooth blending of markers and the fine detail you can add with pencils!)
Polkadoodles Use a Diecut
Craft Your Passion, Simply Papercrafts, Create and Inspire, 4 Crafty Chicks, Crafty Creations, Simon Says Challenge, Crafting With Friends Challenge 24, Creative Fingers, Through the Craftroom Door and Art by Miran all have Anything Goes themesSo that's it for now, check out the Cute as a Button Blog , fab inspiration! I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too - you could win some of Francesca's fab digis! Thnaks for having me as your Guest this time around,
I'll be back later with another DT card, Until then... Happy Crafting :-)