Friday, July 12, 2013

By The Beautiful Sea

Happy Friday my crafty friends!  I hope you've had a good week and have some fun plans for the weekend.

I have for you today, a card I made to fit a bunch of challenges that focused on things like beach, water, fun in the sun...  All of that summery stuff that most people look forward if they don't live in the desert southwest like I do.  Give me clouds and weather any day!  LOL!

This is Water Lily Tilda and she is from the 2012 Summer Memories collection. This is my first time coloring her up since I got her from Cathy Lee's blog candy a while back. Thank You Cathy Lee! 
I've colored her up with my Copic Markers and have done all of the edges with Distress Inks.  For the background I printed the words from the song BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA (From the musical "For Me and My Gal" Harold Atteridge / Harry Carroll 1914) onto white cardstock.  Then I cut that into a seashell shape on my Cricut and stamped flowers and leaves with acrylic paints.  I inked the edges with Distress Ink and added pearls to the flower centers.  The palm tree is also cut from the Cricut.
I then punched waves of kraft and two shades of aqua and tied it together with a bow of natural cording and a little starfish charm.
I added sand from my grandson's sandbox to the base of the palm tree for that beach feel.  I made the flowers with my dies and punches and tucked a little seashell within them.
Here is a close-up of this little darling.  This was my first time coloring curly hair and despite the fact that I forgot to add highlights, I think it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.  :D

Thank You SO Much for stopping by and I really do appreciate your lovely comments.  All of the products I used are listed at the bottom of this post.  Have a great day and better tomorrows!

♥ Laura C.

Challenges I am entering:

7 Kids Anything Goes w/ Alcohol Markers
Crafting For All Seasons Bingo (Pink-Flowers-Blue, Blue-Twine-Lilac & Lemon-Pearls-Lilac)
Deep Ocean On The Beach
Dutch Magnolia Chickies Photo Inspiration
Lovely Haenglar & Sweet Magnolia Flower Power
Magnolia-licious Some Like It Hot
Marvelous Magnolia Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls Add A Bow
Stamp and Create with Magnolia Let's Get Wet
Tilda's Town Anything Goes


Stamps: Magnolia (Water Lily Tilda), CTMH (Thinkin' Of You, Flower, Leaf)
Inks: Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Memento
Papers: Bazzill, Recollections (Kraft), Georgia Pacific (White)
Dies/Punches: Cricut (Seashell, Palm Tree), Spellbinders (Fleur de Lis Squares, Floral Ovals, Rose Creations, Scalloped Ovals, Classic Ovals, EK Success (Tidal Waves), Martha Stewart (Frond, 3 in 1 Hydrangea)
Misc: Recolections (Hemp Cording, Starfish Charm, Pearl Stickers, Seashell), Deco Art Paint (Aquamarine, Green Foliage)


Kelly Neis said...

She is beautiful and I love the card design. I love that you added his sand to your card, very creative.
Hugs Kelly

Anonymous said...

How sweet, love the shape, very pretty
Hugs Julie P

JAE613 said...

Love everything about it! We need some sort of a beach party so we can use these as invitations

Riet Kamstra said...

Beautiful and lovely card with pretty details! Thanks for joining us @ Tilda's Town this week!

Patti Jo said...

Very cute with all your custom shape, palm tree and sand! Great job and thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge Blog!

Plony said...

Lovely card......very well the way you used the colours from the picture and also the summer-theme. Thanx for joining us at DMCC, bug hug Plony.

Linda said...

Wow laura what a stunning card design!!!!! Love the shape and the wonderful image!!!!!!! Awesome card!!!!!!

Cathy Lee said...

Sweet card, Laura. Love this darling Tilda and fab coloring. Creative seashell shape and design. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps.
Cathy Lee

Irene Rizal said...

So stunning!!! Your design really adorable, love it! Thank you for sharing it over at MMC.
Hugs, Irene

Lacey Stephens said...

Gorgeous card. Your coloring is lovely and it's a great take on the "Let's Get Wet" Challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Stamp and Create with Magnolia challenge. We will have another fun one tomorrow and hope you will play along again soon!
Stamp and Create with Magnolia Challenges

Anneke. said...

Gorgeous, love all the details!
Thanks for joining us at DMCC!
Hugs Anneke.

miriam said...

Prachtige zomerse kaart
Bedankt voor je deename aan dmcc
Gr miriam

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