Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's a Sunshiny Day!


It's a beautiful spring day here -- sunny, not a cloud in the sky, temperatures around 75 degrees F. My windows are open, I can feel the breeze, and I can hear all the neighborhood kids playing outside. Today's weather got me thinking about summer days ahead, so I created this card for today's Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. The image and sentiment are from By the Seashore by My Favorite Things. I colored with Copics and sponged the edges of the panel with Bashful Blue ink. Her hat is cut out and popped up on dimensionals. The two background panels are actually pieces of the same paper (Beachy Keen) turned in two directions. The horizontal panel is Bashful Blue cardstock which I ran through my Cuttlebug in the D'Vine Swirls embossing folder. I embellished with Soft Subtles Brads and striped grosgrain ribbon.

I hope you are enjoying some spring weather today! Thanks so much for stopping by -- have a fantastic day!! :)

Stamps: By the Seashore (MFT) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko); Basic Black, Bashful Blue (SU!) Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Shimmery White (SU!) Paper: Beachy Keen (Flair Design) Other: Copic Markers; Cuttlebug & D'Vine Swirls folder (Provo Craft); Soft Subtles brads, Bashful Blue striped grosgrain, Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain, Stamping Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals (SU!)

14 comments:

Dottie K. said...

Wow does this remind me of the beach. It really goes together well. Just love those summer colors. Beautiful card. :)

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous Christina! I love this stamp set...it's so fun! Great DP and your colouring is fantastic!

Donna said...

wow, great card-love your coloring, looks so bright & cheerful! congrats on being Gina K's guest designer this month! LOVE all your stuff!

Melissa said...

So lovely!

Many Blessings,
M.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is fabulous, Christina!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that is truly a fun card!

Arlene,
Bainbridge Island flowers

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Totally fun Christine!!! I love the "happy colors"

Christi said...

I love everything about this card! Awesome job!!

Pat S. said...

Hi Christina!
I really like the projects that you have shared over on Gina's blog...the frame is great!

This beach card hits it right on the money...sunshiny :)
I would never have thought to put pumpkin pie with bashful blue...wow! I love it!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Awww, this is soooooo cute!!! I LOVE the image, paper, colors, feel, coloring..wow! Gorgeous!!!

shel9999 said...

Cute!! That dp is perfect with this set!!

Joan said...

This is very pretty. I like all the differetn paper in the background. Joan

Carolyn King said...

fabulous!!! love this!

Bee said...

I love this card! the colors, the beautiful, it is soothing yet cheery! :-)