Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Beach Honey

A few weeks ago I was asked by ABC Challenge Blog to guest design for them for the month of August, and of course said yes!! I love playing along with their challenges, they are always such fun. 
Today's challenge is A is for August.  Well summer is almost over but we will be going to the beach in a few weeks so that was my inspiration for this challenge.  

I'm a huge CC Designs fan and this Beach Honey stamp is soooo sweet!!  I tried some faux stitching again and inked around the image while it was still in the Nestibilities.  Something I had never tried before, but it really gave this card exactly what it needed.  I then added Glossy Accents to her sunglasses and used a real sand-dollar and starfish which I attached to the ribbon with glue dots.


Totally Papercrafts= #27 Going to the movies (Beach Blanket Bingo)
Creative Inspirations = #39 Anything Goes
Dutch Dare = #29 Anything Goes
Mani Doodles = #7 Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges = Water Theme
Crafty Ann's = #20 Lazy Hazy Summer
The Crafty Pad = #82 Ribbons and Flowers
Creative Card Crew = Cute and Girlie
Bunny Zoes Crafts = #2 Summer Days
Simon Says Stamp Sing it Baby (Soak up the Sun - Sheryl Crow)
Gingersnap Creations = #64 Color Challenge
Gingersnap Creations = 63 Sunshine

Copic's Used:
Hair: E97, Y15, Y21, Y00, E50
Skin: E11, E00, E50, R00, R35
Suit: R24, R14, YR07
Sand: E30, E31, E34, E29

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamp: Beach Honey, CC Designs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up YoYo Yellow & Only Orange
Paper: DCWV Citrus Stack
Accessories: Nestibilities (Label One), Glossy Accents, Button (American Crafts), Flower (Prima),
Ribbon, Starfish & Sand-dollar from my stash


Crystal said...

Wendy your card is FANTASTIC....this image is sooo sweet and you colored her perfectly...LVOE LOVE your papers and flower sooo perfect for this image!

Mary Ski said...

Very cute. I love your color choices! Thanks for sharing with FFC

Cor* said...

SWEET! Great coloring & summer feel. Love the embossing and the huge flower. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations for this fortnight challenge.

Annika said...

Your colouring is totally stunning as always and what a fab eye for details! Big white flower gives a lot of impact and isn't that lil' starfish just so adorable!!!

Kerri said...

This is so SWEET!!! GORGEOUS, coloring and I love how you added the shells! You have gotten so many DT spots lately wink, wink:) Well deserved, girlfriend!

CACB said...

Fabulous card Wendy, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Irena said...

This card is adorable. The image is lovely colored. I like very much the sea details and the flower.

CraftinGranny said...

What an adorable image you've chosen, perfectly colored, and a great card overall. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.
"Hugs" Carol

Janet said...

A lovely card and ideal for the challenge theme. I like the paper piercing you have done around the image, so understated but very effective.
Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge and hope to see you again soon.

Janet xx

Suzi said...

This is adorable, love the image and your colouring. Great embellishments too. Thank you for joining in this week at The Crafty Pad with your lovely work.
Suzi x

Julie M said...

Fab card, Wendy. It screams August to me!! Love the hot colours, the colouring (great sand!) and those perfect finishing details.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this week.

Julie :o)

iReneM said...

Brilliant! I love the colours and image and your lovely embellies - great card
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann’s


Craftyanny said...

thanks for playing along with Totally Papercratfs this week.
Your card is fabulous, such a sweetie
Anne x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Wendy

Wow this is gorgeous, I love the colours and such a sweet image.

Hugs Ali x

Claire said...

Supercute card! I love the image you've used!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Claire xx

Rica said...

Fabulous card Wendy, stunning colours and papers, beautiful colouring of that cute image and I love the brad sentiment.
Glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Pauline said...

What a delightful image! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week - I hope you'll join us again!

Sue said...

Hi Wendy
aww gorgeous card, lovely image, fabulous colouring, pretty papers & embelies,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Ruthie said...

This is beautiful - your colouring is divine and I like the tip about inking whilst still in the nestability. Ok - and why was I not following you already??? Come on - you must know....lolx


Cheryl said...

Oh she is so cute! Wonderful card! You colored her perfectly.

maxine said...

A stunning card, I love how you have coloured the image, thanks for joining us over at The crafty pad.

Kate said...

You have certainly captured the look of the beach on this card, Wendy! I love the girl's sweet little expression. Your colouring is fantastic and I love all your extra little touches. Great job!

itsabrt said...

Wow this is stupendous I love your attention to detail with those great embellishments! Beth

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Wendy this is gorgeous I so love that image and your colouring the papers and colour you have chosen works beautifully with both the image and that gorgeous flower this is top notch thank you so much for sharing it with us at CACB
Lorraine x

Lisa said...

Such a cute card! Perfect for this challenge! Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun challenges!

~Jeri~ said...

Very cute Wendy!! I love your coloring! Love the seashells...I've been on the look out for a few of those myself! The flower and button is a great addition! Such amazing talent!!!

Michele said...

Oh such a pretty card. Hugs Michele x

Paula said...

I've just discovered CC Designs & am eager to start using them. I love the whole concept here - the way the backing paper sets the scene & the real embellishments are delightful. I'm just discovering the power of allowing elements to hang over the edge - this shows it brilliantly.
Paula (PEP)

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a beautiful card. Love your coloring and choice of dp! Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Card Crew!

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