May 24, 2011

FFC - FFF - Summer Lovin

So much to talk about on this card....let's get started!

I colored Surfer Anya with my Copics a couple of weeks ago, and she has sitting around waiting for the perfect little project...and when I saw that the challenge this week was to make anything summer, how perfect was my image for this one?!! Also, at the beginning of last week I used my 60% off coupon (YES, I SAID 60%!!!) to buy a battery powered mini sewing machine and while practing with it, I sewed several lines to look like waves. I set the practice piece of paper on my "ocean" shelf and said I'd find the perfect little project for it...and while putting the "waves" on the shelf I noticed my MS sea shell border punch and punched along the edge of the sewn paper. It all sat on my shelf...waiting for the perfect project! LOL!

I used my Nesties Wonky Rectangles for the frame, it's fast becoming one of my favs. I used TH distress ink on all the edges to soften the look, and I think the Honey colored ink looks fab on the the shells the look of sand. I used Diamond Stickles on the "sand" to make it sparkle. The sun was stamped 3 times and the face was handcut to put in the middle of the rays...did you notice the Glossy Accents on the sunglasses? The sun and sentiment are from a $1 bin from that's been in my stash for a couple of years. The paper is from J's and is the Colorblok brand...don't you think the flowers in the frame sorta/kinda look like clouds?!! LOL!

Thanks for reading along, you all know how much I love to talk! :D

PS: About my beach shelf, it is filled with all things ocean related and/or aqua is my fav part of my craft area! I always have a mermaid or two colored and sitting on the much fun to look at!

PSS: How about you, do you sit and color images...just because you can?!! I'd love to know! :D


Michele said...

You are so dang awesome!!!!!!! Everything about this is fabulous! :-) You are soooooo creative!

Amy said...

De - Where did you get the sewing machine?? I've been wanting one so I don't have to dig out my "beast" every time I want to sew on paper ;)

Oh, the card is GORGEOUS, as always!

gobeagirl said...
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gobeagirl said...

Hi Denice. I am so sorry for putting the wrong name of this. I can be dweeb sometimes. lol... I just had to come back for a second look at your fabulous card. I love how you used your stitching for waves and the MS punch on the top for your sand. I have a little sewing machine for my papers and I really should give it more attention. I have also been debating getting theses Spellbinders and I think you sold me on it. lol... Great card and yes, I have several little Anyas and Ians sitting around waiting to find their perfect homes. Have a great rest of your weekend and please except my apologies for getting your name wrong. Hugs, Lisa

Pam said...

I DO sit and color images from time to time! It's therapeutic- especially after writing papers all the time lately! ;)
Love Surfer Anya!! Great card!

Unknown said...

I love it when you find things you have had forever to add to card or page. And it all falls together. This is stunning and i love the waves.

Marji said...

I think this is my all time favorite. I luv the coloring and I luv the papers you used and I luv the whole thing about it. Decorations So cute cute cute. LUV IT. Way to go Denice.

by the way I usually color while listening to the tv or long rides in the car.

DonnaMundinger said...

EEEK!!! So stinkin' cute! LOVE how you stitched the waves! Still can't really manage that yet but I just love it. Been eyeing the reverse wonky rectangles and now it's official. I NEED them! Love this! xxD