Wednesday, June 22, 2011

First Day of Summer

Happy first day of summer, everyone!  Well, actually....as I'm posting this it's one minute to midnight, so the first day is almost over.  So, I hope it was fabulous for everyone!  I've been working on a card in bits and pieces since Saturday, and I finally finished it tonight. Whew!  Here we go!


Now, you can't see it, but the white part of the waves is covered with diamond Stickles.  The green and brown shells also have stickles along the lines, and the hermit crab has stickles in the bubbles on his shell.  (Yes, mom, a hermit crab.  You and your hermies inspired me to put one on this card.)  The main image you've seen me use before...but it's one of my favorites!  It's a Simply Betty Stamps summer emo stamp...Betty, of course.  =)  I just love her cute little net skirt and the little skulls hanging from her parasol! The shells (and crab) are from Copic Marker Scrapbooking. All images were colored by Copics (and Glaze pens were also used on Betty's umbrella and eyes.) The surf board was cut from We R Memory Keepers' Sunsplashed line.  It's called Surf's Up, and it's a page full of surf boards.  The wave DP is from BoBunny, Barefoot & Bliss.  The sentiment I printed out and colored using Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'd chat some more....but it's now ten after midnight and I'm exhausted.  =D  

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simply Betty Birthday Challenge
AiFactory: Summer Fun
PaperPlay: At the Beach
Guylou's Inimitability: Sweet Summertime
Southern Girls: Anything Goes
Bee Crafty: Summer's Here

13 comments:

Cely said...

Very pretty! :) I love those emo digis... too bad my coloring sucks! Happy 1st day of summer!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

super, super card! love the waves.

i'll just call you my "adopted daughter"

hugs :)
mom #3 (your mom #1; you MIL #2)

Reflections from Granny said...

Beautiful and sure makes me want to start surfing. Thank you too for the blog award, I'm not able to upload photos right now, so with luck things will be doing better later.

Hugs, Lori m

Lynn Weber said...

This card totally says summer!! Betty is such a cool image, LOVE the umbrella w/the skulls -lol!! How creative to fussy cut the surf board & put her on that!! I'm love'n all the layers, but you know me- I'm a "layer" girl (that could sound dirty, huh?-lol)!! You lightning story w/the car today scared the hell out of me, always thought cars were the safest place to be---hmm, better check the internet for new lightning updates-lol. have a great day!!!! Lynn

Guylou said...

Wow!!! This is such a fun card and so beautiful!!! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.
Cheers!
Guylou

Sara I. said...

Love her on the surfboard and that wave looks awesome!! The sentiment rocks! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's and good luck!!

Lau W said...

Oh such a fun card !!!!
xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Fab card, love the Summer scene. Kim

PresentStorm said...

Wow how awesome is this? So stinkin fun and creative... Totally love how you put Betty on a surfboard in the waves. LOVE it!! I love that stamp too. :)

PresentStorm said...

Thanks for joining in over at Guylou's too :)

Charlene said...

Starla, this card is totally awesome dude (just couldn't resist using some surfer lingo lol). You have colored her fabulously...she looks like she already has her tan...just like your sentiment says. My dd would go nuts over that image with the skulls hanging from the umbrella and her little net skirt. Great idea with the hermit crab and all the stickles that you added (I clicked for a close up so that I could see it and it looks great).
Thanks for joining us at Guylou's Inimitability's Sweet Summertime Challenge ~ Charlene GD GI

Brenda said...

Starla, this is an amazing card. so very creative. I love the design!! Thanks so much for playing in the Sweet Challenge at G's!!
Hugs~Bren

Gina L said...

Everything about this card made me smile. That image is so adorable and sassy! I'll bet this card blings up a storm in real life. It's fab! Thanks for playing along at Guylou's!