Saturday, 16 May 2015

I'm so very ready for Summer!

I am willing the Sun to come out by creating this card! I am ready for Summer & the veg plot is def ready for Summer - enough of the rain already!


So I'll keep making bright and sunny cards in the hope that the weather warms up very soon.

I made this card using Dr Digi image - A Dunderton Abroad. I wanted to go with his tropical shirt and suitcase somewhere exotic. It as either that or I went retro British and had him on a traditional Pier - Maybe I'll do that next time. This Image reminded me of my Dad with his socks and sandals - think I'll use it for his Fathers Day Card!

For this card I used Simple Stories "Goodday Sunshine"collection. The Sentiment sheet is cut from a 12x12 paper and mounted on white to make it stand out a little. The sticker top right is from the embellishment collection. I die cut the Palm Tree using a Sizzix die and more papers from the collection. I used Promarker in bright green to add some texture to the leaves. I added some gems in cor-ordinating colours as I thought it needed something else but didn't know what to go with. I thought these gems would evoke the idea of the sand and sea. I added some glaze on to the Sunglasses and the camera lens. 

I used these promarkers to colour the digi image - 
Shorts & tash -  Warm Grey 1,3 & 5
Skin - Spice, Coral, Soft Peach, Blush & Antique White. 
Sunglasses - Ice grey 1 & 5, Black & Egyptian blue. 
Socks - Saffron, Halloween & Orange. 
Sandals & Case - Tan, Nutmeg, Saddle Brown & Cocoa.
Shirt  - Frosted Jade, Island Lagoon & Marine / Halloween & Orange / Leaf Green & Bright green. 
Head Scarf - Leaf green, Bright Green & Honeydew.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
ABC Challenge  - J is for Jewels.
Brown Sugar - Fathers Day.
Crafting Musketeers - Use a die cut.
Craft your passion - ATG
Crafts Galore - ATG
Scribble & Scrap - ATG
The Crafting Cafe - Around the world.
Use your Stuff - Sunshine
PINspirational - Photo.

Thanks for popping in - leave a comment to say a Cheery Hello,
Liz (:(|)x

33 comments:

  1. Such a fun creation!
    Lovely take on the Sunshine theme. Thanks for playing at Use Your Stuff!

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  2. A fun happy cheery card, I love it and the bling for the sea and sand

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  3. I love his shirt a wonderful cheerful card and full of sunshine Ginny x

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  4. Fantastic card, looks like summer has begun somewhere!
    Thanks for playing in our Around The World Challenge at The Crafting Cafe
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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    1. Ha - it's def not where I am Dawn!
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  5. Liz, this is such a great card. I love the image and your design but your coluring is the real star of the show...lovely...xxx
    Sue

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  6. Hi this is a fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

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  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  8. so stunning.fabulous fun image and i love your design and bright colours ;D

    xx coops xx

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  9. LOL I love him, fab use of those gems. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
    Andrea x

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  10. Great fun card 😀 thanks for joining in with the crafting cafe challenge this month - Janna DT

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  11. Oh this is a great card Lilibet, don't know how I came to miss this on my feed on Saturday, never mind I'm here now. Lovely colours as always and a fab design.
    Lorraine

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  12. Nice card . Thank you for joining BSC

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  13. Such a fun card. I love how you used the Simple Stories card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore challenge ' Anything for May'. Love Monika DT.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting Musketeers challenge 25, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

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  15. So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  16. I adore this. You have really brought the card to life with your fabulous colouring. His shirt is perfection.

    Thanks for joining in with our Jewels challenge

    Lin
    ABC

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  17. I love, love, love your card. It is so bright and makes me happy. Is the sentiment a stamp and if it is which company is it from? thank you for sharing your awesome talent with us!

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