Tuesday 29 April 2014

The sun was shining on the sea...

I’ve got a fun card to share today featuring the summery sweet Sand Castle Betty from Simply B Stamps.

As per usual I coloured up my image without any plan in mind for my card, I also printed it with a few others so it was rough cut from a bigger sheet of card.  Luckily I had a Nestie that fit round it but I did end up with sand on the embossed border so I just went with that and filled in the gaps and coloured up my sky to the very edge too.  I used chalk for the sky to give a more subtle finish and although I usually fussy cut my images I’m glad I had enough space left to not have to with this one as I actually like how it’s been framed.

To make up my card I followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, it was full of layering goodness and I really went to town with them to help create a beachy feel to my card.  Now I did swap out one of the four embellies on the bottom as I have an aversion to the number four and it would have left me with only one of the embellies I used and what would I have done with just one.  Also, it let me add in the cute die cut lighthouse.

The current challenge over at Simply Create Too is for at least two layers, I have no less than six (not counting the base card) so I’m also entering this over there.

Skin E50, E51, E53 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes B23, B28, 0
Lips R24, R29
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Bikini RV52, RV63, RV66, T4, T6, T8, 100
Sunglasses T4, T6, T8, 100
Towel B23, B26, B28
Drink BG11
Sand E30, E31, E33
Chalks & Powders etc
Pebbles Chalk ~ Basics
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Marianne Designs CreaTables ~ Light House
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ A2 Curved Matting Basics
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Mustard Seed & Tumbled Glass
Fancy Pants Down by the Shore ~ Anchors Away, Dock, Sunshine, Wave Rider & Whale

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. awesome card, love the the nautical theme you have created. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  2. Wow what an awesome card, This is such a super cute image I love your pretty colours and your wonderful embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2-DT

  3. Gorgeous coloring and I love all the nautical papers!! Wonderful card!! So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW2

  4. Wow, wonderful job coloring her hair! So pretty! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

  5. Beautiful coloring and lovely layers! Thanks so much for sharing at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT


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