Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Fun

Here's a card for a hot summery day:


I chose Beach Tilda for this project as she's just the right size to sit on her majestic sand castle! I simply used cardstock for this project; layering it multiple times for the sky, water, clouds and beach.

For a textured sandy surface, I added a solid piece of Scor-Tape (cutting down one of the sheets to size) to a beige cardstock piece. I then pressed a mixture of white and yellow flocking powders onto the exposed tape - Viola! It worked perfectly! The wave whitecaps were added with dimensional white paint.

I printed the sentiment onto white cardstock and cut cloud shapes, stacking them and adding dimension with foam tape.

I finished off the beach scene with a beachball and starfish from the same Recollections sticker package.

Here are the Copic colours I used for Tilda (I used darker than normal skin tones for a slight sun-kissed effect):

Skin: E00, E01, E02
Hair: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR 31
Bathing suit: C1, C3, R81, R83, R85

With the temps at 34 to 36C this week, I definitely WANT to be joining Tilda at the Beach!


60 people wrote stuff:

cabio's craft corner said...

This card is super cute Maureen. Love the fun beach scene you arrange for this cute Tilda :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Aartje said...

What an original card is this. Very nice. I have never used a mini, in this card it is super.
Love Aartje

Maria said...

This is adorable Maureen! The beach scene is perfect right down to the last detail with the ball and the starfish. Hugs, Maria

paperpapier said...

oh! this really remind me of summer fun in the sun...sand castle, sea, and beach ball game.

Suzi said...

Wow! what a fantastic creation, I lovet the clean sharp lines and that sweet Tilda sitting there enjoying her beach fun. Truly amazing card. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs
Suzi x

Renkata said...

Super cute and fantastic beach card.

Pat said...

Maureen...I love this little scene! It's sooooooo adorable!! Love the sandcastle...what a brilliant idea to use score-tape for the "sand"! Pat Frank

Louise said...

Super cute card

NGCARDS said...

This is a beautiful project hun xxx

DQ said...

Great beach scene, and beautiful coloring

Teresa said...

Hello Maureen, Just hopping by to say Great beach card Maureen, it's a beautiful card and a lovely blog too, hugs Teresa xx

Margie said...

Awwww.....Maureen, that is adorable! Makes me want to go to the beach!

Danielle said...

Love the sandcastle Maureen. nice beach scene. Gorgeous card.

Monique said...

Very cute card.

Hugs Monique

Lisette Morris said...

So Cute!! Love the sandy dimension!

Kate said...

Sweet little scene!

** Kate **

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Maureen!! What a really fun Summer scene card!! I just LOVE those clouds and your spelled out BEACH letters with sweet Tilda sitting amongst the fun sandy beach!! VERY SWEET!! Thanks for the fun!! :)

Angela said...

This is lovely Maureen! I love the scene you set with the sandcastle and BEACH letters. Beautiful! hugs, Angela

Barb Hardeman said...

This is fabulous Maureen! I love how creative you got with the beach and using multiple layers to get the dimension you needed. An adorable scene for sure...XO Barb

Janie Printz said...

Fabulous creation! Love the beach scene you created using that sweet little Maggie mini.
Hugs, Janie

Evette K. said...

Oh so cute! You kept it simple and colored so beautifully. Love it.

carrie said...

What a cute card! Love the blues for the water and the way you have Beach Tilda sitting on the wonderful sand castle.

Rene said...

What a perfect little beach scene!!!
Rene :D

Anniebee said...

This is a really cute card and perfect for this little mini Tilda! I love everything about it from the sand castle to the clouds. TFS!

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Love the little sand castle card, so cute, and thanks for the tip to make the sand, great idea! Patti

Heart2hand said...

SIMPLY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I love your blog...full of wonderful things and great inspiration.

Hugs
rhonda

miatagal said...

Cute, cute, cute card, Maureen - very creative. This hop is so inspiring, as usual!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun scene you've created. I love the the torn edge of the paper looks like the waves washing up on shore. TFS.

Sheri said...

Darling scene Maureen...sooooooo darling!! :)

Janiel/ janny said...

Maureen this is a fun card!! Makes me wanns go to the beach!! VERY CUTE!
hugs, Janiel

Penny said...

Very creative! Love it!
Hugs,
Penny

Sonny - Papirskreppa said...

This is great! Like your Tilda.

Shirley N said...

Beautiful beach scene, fun!

SANDRA said...

What a beautiful little scene. Love it. Love the sentiment too. Loving this blog hop. Love Sandra x

julieprice3 said...

Very cute!
Hugs Julie P

Angie said...

Tilda looks like she's having so much fun with her sand castle. How cute!

Angie

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is so cute! : )

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

How cute, love the sand castle too!

Shazza said...

how cool is this, I love it x

Kris Dietz said...

What a cute card. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

LINDA W. said...

Great card i love the beach scene
the you made... great coloring
thanks for sharing
hugs Linda

Norma said...

Maureen, what a beautiful card. Love the 3-D scene you've created of Tilda with her sandcastle. Very createive. I'm still not used to colouring the minis--you've done a fabulous job with this adorable Tilda. Love your card.
Hgus,
Norma

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so adorable

Corinne said...

What a cute card! Love the theme with the sand castle.
Hugs~
Corinne

Bernie said...

This is a perfect little beach scene!!! Adorable!
Blessings Bernie

Littlehamsterz said...

Super cute card! :) Such a great beach scene

Francy said...

Lovely lovely card.
Francy

Cor* said...

mmm.............on the beach! I'm with ya! However today was a bit cool! Thank GAWD! This is ooober cute indeed! TFS!

mgoll88 said...

Very nice idea for a card!!

LG
Michaela

Alberto said...

pretty nice worrk! thanks for sharing and for the letter

hugs xx

Chris said...

This is just adorable, Maureen! I so love our little Tilda with her sandcastle. It's such a wonderful beach themed card! I envy anyone who can see the minis to color them! LOL You did a fabulous job! I appreciate the inspiration!

XO,
Chris Christensen

maldis said...

fun and summer!!

Leona said...

Adorable card. Love the layering.

Lori said...

Oh my what an adorable scene, I love the layering for the 3-d effect!

Katarina said...

What a fantastic idea for the beach theme.

Patti Jo said...

Isn't this the cutest little scene! That dimensional sticker worked beautifully with this little sweetie! Just adorable Maureen!!!

Steph Herbert said...

Super cute card! :) Love all of the texture.

mandy said...

really cute card very summery :) hugs mandy xx

Juliep said...

This is such a cute card. I love how you perched Tilda up on the Sand Castle. Too cute.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maureen. I love the design of this card. Love the layers and how you made the sand. super idea using the beach letters. Love it.
Hugs Maz

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