Monday, July 4, 2011

Beautiful Summer Vacation

Hello Everyone!!  As summer is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, we are enjoying the warmer temperatures and many are going on vacation. Make a creation with the theme of summer or vacation and link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creation HERE to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB12. You have until July 31st to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!  We are also really excited to welcome two new faces to the team - Mona Pendleton and Iwona Palamountain!!!  They are two incredibly talented girls and we are thrilled to have them join us!!!  :)

For my card, I've chosen that perfect vacation set - Beach Life!  I've stamped the sand and toys stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card, then masked it and stamped the chair, and then stamped the drink.  I've coloured my image with Copic Markers - E31, E33, E35, E37, E000, E00, E02, E11, YR000, YR02, YR04, YR07, YG00, YG11, YG13, YG17, C1, BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, G12, 0.  As you can see, I've gone with an orange and green theme - so imagine that drink is a long, cool Midori Splice (my FAV cocktail!!!).  :)  The base is constructed of Old Olive, White, Pumpkin Pie and some Haiku DP that I found deep in my stash!  The middle panel is more white and more Haiku.  Across all of this I've added some white grosgrain ribbon.  I've cut the image out with Small Circle Nestabilities and matted with Pumpkin Pie cut with Pinking Circle Nestabilities.  I've added the orange grosgrain ribbon over the top of this panel and stamped the sentiment from Sunflowers just above it.  To finish I added some diecut leaves and branches and topped with a couple of prima flowers and a clear rhinestone.

Stamps - Beach Life, Sunflowers (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Old Olive, White, Pumpkin Pie, Haiku DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Small Circle and Pinking Circle Nestabilities, SU Leaves Die, Prima Flowers, White and Orange Grosgrain Ribbons, Kaisercraft Silver Rhinestones.

Don't miss the gorgeous creations from the rest of the team today!!
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you play along with us this month!!  :)


Leigh said...

Very relaxing card, love it Kathy. Gorgeous colours.

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured. I'm ready for a beach and some summer fun :) Great card.

Jean McKenzie said...

Kathy, what a great card and it warmed it up some what!! Love the colours and the shading of course!! I thoroughly enjoyed the day with you in Maryborough and learnt heaps - just have to put it all into practice now!! Thank you so much!

velta said...

Hi Kathy ~ This is just beautiful! What a perfect image for summer to share! Your coloring could not be more perfect!!! I have a summer image that I would like to try with this challenge...There was a time when I never used orange, but I just made the cutest card and purse that I will post in the future and NOW I LOVE ORANGE!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

HI Kathy!! I hope all is well with you!! Life has been hectic but good here. Miss you though!

Your card is gorgeous! I just love your coloring of this summertime image. Your colors are perfect.


Cindy B Designs said...

LOVE this Kathy and love how you arranged your images on the card too. Very ingenious. As usual, your awesome work and I'm so glad I get to work with you. Hugs girl!

Jan Marie said...

Kathy this card is beautiful. Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Jan Marie

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Kathy! Your coloring skills are to die for! That chair is calling me and I know that beverage is a fruity one :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Love it, Kathy!! Great color combo, and that image makes me want to kick back and relax! Soon...*sigh* Still two more weeks of work before vacation;)

Heather Rogers said...

That looks like a great vacation to me. Sitting on a beach with a yummy drink....ahhhh. I will take a Margarita to go with your Midori Spice. :)

ChristineCreations said...

Now this looks like a place I'd like to be! :) So fun and summery Kathy! I love how you masked the scene too!

Francie G. said...

You certainly brought the beauty! Wonderful peaceful scene! Hope all is well with you! Hugs!

Melanie said...

I have seen the pinking nestabilities but thought they looked weird. How wrong was I! Wow. I love orange too.


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