Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Today is the first day of Spring! Really? I was just singing *It's raining it's pouring... the old man is snoring...* My oh my - you DO have a wonderful voice hee hee! Well, today I can repeat my song! Apparently, the weather forecast is rain ALL week (sigh). A little rain is good. A lot of rain is good while I am cozy in my bed...but ALL week long? Part of the trouble is that for the past 3 days, the electricity has been on and off - off and on! Grrrrrr.... it makes it very hard to stay in the lines while I'm coloring LOL celebrate, I'm having a Fun in the Sun party! Wanna join me? Just leave me a comment telling me what you enjoy doing in the summertime! There just may be a SURPRISE hidden for you :)

Today I have a wonderful sunshine-filled card to show ya! This is an exclusive stamp in the Sweet Meets Sassy Collection by Victoria Case for SCACD called Just Chillin'. Can you feel the warmth of the sun yet?

I've colored this beach babe with copics: E35 E34 YR21 YR20; E11 E21 E00 R20; B18 B16 B14 B12. For her dramatic eyes, I've used Lavender atyou Spica pen, Plum Berry Smooch and a touch of Stardust Stickles! Also, I've added a drop of Diamond Glaze on each lense of her sunglasses, her eyes and luscious glass of lemonade - well... what did you think she was drinking? lol

She's all cozy, snuggled up in the warmth of the sand. Ahhhhhh... I remember that feeling! To create the warm sand, I've used Toffee Ultrafine Flowersoft. To create the soft sky background, I simply used BG000 in soft circles (I didn't even blend it *gasp!*) You can see the sky better in the close up above.

The umbrella is a print n cut image from Nitwit. I used a sticky strip for dimension and gave it two generous coats of Ice Crystal Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint. I LOVE this stuff! I also painted the blue swirls to give it some shimmer too. I also LOVE these rhinestone swirls! It's part of a larger swirl. The sets of 3 rhinestones came from the same swirl. Multi-purpose... YAY!

Oooops... I almost forgot to tell you that this FABULOUS sketch came from the uber-talented Chelsea. I am ashamedly late posting this card for the CLP Sketch Challenge, but the good news is that you still have time to join in the fun for March!

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Bling It On - Anything Goes (option of charm)

If you haven't entered to win my mega CANDY, you can find it Here. Ends this Friday, March 25 at 11:59 PST.

***Now... don't forget to leave me a comment on this post only (as noted at the top). I will choose one person who will win some fabulous rhinestone swirls!! Ends Sunday, April 27.

I hope you've enjoyed my project and will come back often :) I appreciate all the lovely comments you leave. It makes my heart smile!!!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~


Sheree said...

This is the cutest card I've seen in a while!! I can feel summer is coming now!
That image is adorable and you've coloured her perfectly. Flowersoft makes a great looking sand!
Great layout and your embellishments are spot on! Way to go girl!!

paperpapier said...

summer is all year long in Malaysia.. so I tend to do gardening in my mom's garden and bringing my son for a walk in the park.

Rufus said...

The gal on your card makes me want to go to the beach! I like to putter in the garden and pamper my flowers. Also like to take walks on a summer evening.

Teresa said...

Hello! for me I'm still in summer and autumn begins tomorrow! time to be more at home! in summer I like to go on vacation a few days at the beach. The summer tour.
I really like your card, very happy and funny!
A hug!

iruha said...

Very nice card!
In the summer I love to swim in the sea, but I can not swim. :))

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

luckely we started our spring with lot's of sun!
And what a lovely teapot you are using for the cursor!

And you've made a great card(again. love the umbrella!

Ladysherry said...

In`s a very sunny card! I want summer!


Hi Lori
A gorgeous card love the image ,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Colleen Holmes said...

Wow!! Love it and the umbrella really made it pop!! Ok, when are we all going to the beach and lay on the sand??? I want summer now!!

Angela said...

Oh so gorgeous!! What a lovely image - love how you colored her hair! Also love how you have her sitting in the sand! I can't wait for summer! hugs, Angela

Patsi said...

this is gorgeous i love the image and the sand effect. thanks for joining us at bling it on x

Jenn said...

Lovely card - beautifully coloured! Love the colours and the image. I love going swimming in the summer, either in a pool or going to the beach! Anything to stay cool in the hot sun.

Eva - Esaga said...

La tarjeta preciosa y cosas que me gusta hacer en verano es salir de excursion en familia.

Cheryl said...

This is so cute! I love your coloring, the umbrella and the bling. I can't wait until summer arrives!

laney said...

Super fun card!!! so glad you decided to join us in our very first challenge at Bling it On!!

Susan said...

What a cute card! I love swimming in the summer and having more time to spend with friends!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Ooh, I can't wait for summer to be here. Well, I'm happy if spring gets here too ;)

I'm going to be a leader for an interchange camp so I'm gonna be very busy in July!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Lori!
your coloring on this stamp is wonderful. She really looks like she has a lovely tan and her hair looks great. Love the umbrella behind her.
Great job.
Hugs Maz

Theresa said...

Great card ...brings on thoughts of warmth and summer. Like to spend time gardening and relaxing by the pool.

cebelica said...

What a great card! I love the colours you used. And your coloring is perfect!

Debs said...

a fabulous card :0)...thanks for sharing with us at Bling it On...hugs Debs x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card Lori....lovely colouring and details....great how you created the summer I love to walk along the beach, together with my hubbie....searching for shelves...and afterwards take a lunch or dinner....I'm already looking forward to it!
xxx Margreet

kurlygirl said...

Just love your card.. so adorable. I can't wait for summer, especially since it's only in the thirties here today. I have extra time then to spend reading, crafting, and taking late evening walks.

Alenushka said...

What a sweet card you made!!! I like summer!!! Because summer - it's a summer!!! =)))

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful coloring! Love the layout!

In summer, I love playing outside with the kids and working in my flower beds!

Samantha Bailey said...

This card is just stunning. I love the colouring with the copic markers....... very nice (I haven't actually used copic yet, but seeing this I am beginning to think that I might need to).
Absolutely beautiful.

n@tie said...

Very beautiful card!
I like it.
Have a nice day,


Charlene said...

This card is fabulous! We also have been getting lots of rain lately and a little sun would be wonderful. In the summer we usually try to go camping at least once...if not then we hit the beaches. And if we're really feeling energetic, we drive an hour or so and go lay on the beach by the ocean. What do you like to do in the summer?

Sussie said...

This is a lovely summercard! I hardly can´t wait til I can sit in the sun and enjoy beachlife again.
We had some sunny days here this week and today it´s sunny and a blue sky, but still quite cold though.
Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs

CarpeDiem said...

What a nice card! I want to be that girl on the beach:)
Here in Sweden, the snow is melting, the sun is shining and the wind really strong and chilly... I really long for summer! Then I like to do some gardening, play with my children outside, take a ride with my red bike, and have som friends over for barbecue.

inbar said...

love the card and love the summer- that's a great card!
have a nice weekend

essemia said...

Of course I will try and win this lovely rhinestone.
Your card is so lovely.
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Nadenka said...

Your card is magnificent!

Geri said... favorite time of the year, when I can just lie on the beach reading a nice book, stay late to chat with friends, have loooong loong walk with my daughter in the seaside park or just sit and enjoy the sun rays, the blue sky and the wonderful weather. Most of all - enjoy myself.
Lori, your card is very pretty and so chick! I really like it, I can feel the summer sea breeze coming from it:-)

Naturally Me Creations said...

Another lovely & cute card! I love all the bling & sparkles. :)

Well, what i love doing in summer is hanging out by the pool, swimming & having a BBQ, and i love getting to wear cute comfy & cool (as in light & airy) little summer dresses. Oh, and most importantly, our rains come during summer/spring time and i LOOOOVE rain! :)

Tnx for the chance to win those lovely rhinestone swirls! :D

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