Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stroll on the Beach Boardwalk

     The East Wind has such a cute image for their challenge this week and it's a freebie!  How can you lose?  Grab it up and go play in their challenge.  Here's a close-up of the image because it's pretty small on my card.


     Don't you love her double dip ice cream, all the sparkle on her bathing suit, and how she dyes that one section of her hair to match whatever ice cream flavor she's eating today?  I know she's just sashaying down the boardwalk, glancing out at the beach to see who might be looking at her.  lol  OK, here's the whole card.


I used the sketch from Crafty Catz.


     Does this fabulous clash of colors remind you of something right out of the psychedelic '60s?  It's hard to tell if that's red or orange, but IRL, it's orange.  And the rest of the papers are dusky rose, not purple.  Photography gets the best of me again!  Still, the photography colors are bright, clash-y, and fun, too.  :-D

     I colored the image with ProMarkers and I added glitter to her bathing costume.  The die I used to cut out the image is from Spellbinders and the doily die is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I made the flower by layering together punched flower petals and adding some orange marker to them.  I added the one button to balance off the flower but also to cover up an ink smudge.  :-D  Opportunity for creativity, not disaster, right?

     Challenges:
A Creative Romance
Addicted to Stamps and More
Cheery Lynn Designs
Kit and Clowder
Polka Doodles
Stempelsonnen
Sweet 7

     I'll be back later this afternoon (I hope) with another card to share and then I'll be gone a couple of days.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

25 comments:

Benzi said...

A really cute image, Connie, and a super card. And, your new header is just too cute and fun.

Cumbrianlass said...

A gorgeous image NC and a wonderful card.
Janet xxx

sandie said...

I love how the hair and ice cream match up. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Kuni said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for joining us at the Stempelsonnen challenge.
Hugs
Kuni

Rahmat said...

Indeed a cute image! And a great use of the sketch. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous and loving the image with her hair matching the ice-cream. Love the colours too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Claudia said...

Tolle Karte.
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.

LG, Claudia

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful card Connie, I do love the colours you have used here, so bright and cheery xxx

PaperDaisies said...

A fun card Connie. Love the sentiment to match that great image. Great take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Juliz Design Post said...

Lovely birthday card with a cute image and I like how you offset 2 halves of the CL doily die. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and good luck.
Julie x

Cornelia W said...

Lovely birthday card - so pretty, with those doilies! Thanks so much for playing with us at ATSM. I hope to see you there next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

jimlynn said...

Cute image and colored so adorable! Love the "colors of the 60's" and remember then so well!
Lynn

Unky Lastrange said...

LOVE your colouring!! ^^

Asha said...

Super adorable, NC. Beautifully coloured too!
Asha

DonnaMundinger said...

Just adorable, NC! Love those bright colors and the fun streak in her hair. Thanks for joining our Beach Challenge at TEW. And please don't forget you can enter twice when you use a TEW image. Link once to your post and once to your Blog. xxD

Tina said...

Ganz bezaubernd sieht das aus
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei SsC.
LG Tina

Dawn Lancaster said...

Lol! I love the matching hair & Ice Cream! What a cutie patootie she is! Love the bright colours youve used too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Mad Moose said...

Lovely card and a great take on our sketch challenge at Crafty Catz this week. Thanks for playing along. Naomi x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi!
Great take on the sketch, beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft Catz! Ingrid x

Karen said...

This is truly beautiful,and I love the placement of the red doilies! Thanks for playing along in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge!

PoppyKCrafts said...

Thank you for joining in the clash of colours over at Polkadoodles, Great make. Have fun and Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx
https://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/wk-31-clash-of-colours-polkadoodles.htm

Debbie's Time Out said...

Great B-Day card. Cuet image with the icecream and hair matching. Love what you did with the doily by off setting it. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn Challenge. Good Luck

Bettina L. said...

This is gorgeous. Love the added frame around the image and doily and flower. Thanks for playing at The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx

Mari Kocjancic said...

So cute! And yes, your hair should always match your ice-cream! Thank you so much for joining us for the first challenge at Sweet 7 Digital Designs!

Helen said...

A great card and I love your colouring.

Thanks for joining us at Sweet 7 Digital Designs.

Helen x