Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Where's the Beach?

This month on the Stamping Bella Forum, Jessabella is hoping you'll play in our "Citrus Cool" challenge. You have until the 14th of July to enter a photo of your creation here. Up for grabs is $25.00 in Bella Bucks. Woo Hoo!

I decided to color up Mavis builds a Sandcastle. I have a feeling that lots of them are being made this week as everyone gets into Summer mode. I chose a combination of Basic Grey June Bug and Marrakech 6x6 design paper as my color inspiration. I then paired it with AC Cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest solar white. Mavis was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella's Bestest paper and colored with copics. Then I cut her out using the Fiskars Swivel Bladed fingercutter. Love that tool. I didn't want a white border on this one so I simply went over all the edges with the corresponding copic marker and voila it looks like I cut right up to the image.

Other extras are a sentiment that was computer generated and cutout using the Petite Oval Nestie, machine stitching, an EK Success border punch and sunglasses covered with Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects for the appearance of real glass. The card layout was one I saw on Karen Giron's blog while surfing this weekend.

I hope you can find some time to play along with us too! And you still have plenty of time for this week's Bellariffic Friday challenge to use ribbon.

Enjoy the summer sun and carefree days. And thanks for stopping by.



Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, I {heart} Mavis so much! Darling card, Cath! Awesome coloring!

Dana White said...

Cath she is so cute - love the paper it's perfectly summery!!

Pauline said...

So cute Cath - awesome colouring, love your colours and layout.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

oh how CUTE is this?!?!

Steph said...

I LOVE this, Cath!!! Mavis is just the cutest, your colouring is gorgeous as ever and the paper is so sweet and summery- just perfect! x

Olga V. said...

GORGEOUS CARD!!! love the colouring, the papers, the details - such an awesome combination!!!!