I cut two panels from patterned paper - My Favourite things - Just delightful dots & stripes & Amy Tangerine Stitched meadow. I mounted both on black card and then die cut the Beach boy using a My Favourite things wonky stitched rectangle die. The Happy birthday was die cut using a Paper smooches die on blue card and finally I added a couple of co-ordinating buttons.
I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image-
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Satin.
Hair - Cinnamon, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna & Henna.
Vest - Frosted Jade, Island Lagoon & Turquoise. Lemon & Canary
Shorts - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy.
Bucket & Spade - Sky, True Blue & Royal blue
Crab - Gold, Bright orange & orange
Dog - Warm Grey 3 & 4
Sand - Saffron, Buttercup, Mustard & Sleigh Bells.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
I think the very making of this card brought out the sunshine... fingers crossed it stays for a while... and No - it is never too hot for me!!