Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ready, Set, Swim!

With the weather being so hot today (a high of 94 f with a humidity in the high 60%) it would have been a perfect day to hit the beach!  Since I had to go to work instead, I decided to make a beach themed card tonight.  (Next best thing, right?  At least I have air conditioning...lol)   I decided to use Sweet Sketch Wednesday's current sketch:


So, here's my card!

The girl image is from Some Odd Girl and was colored with Copics.  The tropical beach scene I found online and was also colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from TLC Creations. (Isn't it fab?! Paulette has a ton of awesome word art sentiments and images...you should definitely check her out.  Plus, her blog has a freebie EVERY DAY!!  She's so generous, and such a sweetie.)  The flowers I made with my new Sizzix flower die.  (I'm still fairly new to the whole quilling idea...but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it!)

Ok, well once again it's almost midnight before I'm finally getting the card posted.  LOL  Thank goodness tomorrow's Friday and it's a holiday weekend here in the US.  I can catch up on some sleep!  (Or, you know...make more cards. LOL)  I'm off to bed, so thanks so much for stopping by, and we'll see you soon!

Challenges:
Some Odd Girl: Bright and Blinding
My Partner in Crafting Crime: Beach Themed
Pollycraft: Make a Splash
My Time to Craft: Yes, Here Comes Summer
Digi's With Attitude!: Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters: Summer Fun
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch #108
Sparkles Forum: At the Beach
The Corrosive Challenge Blog: Slippery When Wet

30 comments:

Imke said...

This is super cute !! Love the image and the bright colors. Thanks for playing along at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the colours & the flowers are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at SFC, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love this! i want her glasses!!!!

hugs :)

sparklingblackrose said...

This is fabulous! Lovely to see you joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime, I hope youll visit us again when we reopen after our summer holidays-we reopen in September :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have new candy starting tomorrow so please come by and enter :-)

Kristy said...

So cute! I love the layout and how the elements come together! Thanks for being Odd with us!

Rosie said...

Ok ok I'm not that old! But I feel like it! Personally, I'm too old for this! Probably only because previously having cancer really messed me up. I'll be ok as long as my husband does not try to throw me a birthday party when I turn 30! I already warned him and he seems to think he can somehow put a party together and surprise me. But he forgets I control our finances so I'd like to know how he'd manage paying for things without me knowing! hahaha but that's next year! I'm not going to ask for that hurry and get here!

Sharri said...

What a gorgeous summer card!! I love the bright colors or her suit and those sunglasses awesome!!

Lau W said...

Oh so cuuuute card, love this theme : summer !!! Love your flowers very much !
Have a super week-end !
xxx

Jeannie said...

What an awesome card! That gal is just the cutest in her shades and what a great sentiment to match! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Linda w said...

Came through on my dashboard you're looking for vintage Bi plane digi. Arthurs clipart http://www.arthursclipart.org/index%20comp.htm has a lot of vintage plane digi. If not what you want you could ask graphic fairy http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ to find one for you. Hug slin

Linda w said...

Such a cute card by the way, and love the sentiment. Hugs lin

Cheryl said...

Oh this is cute! I love the summer colors and the cute image.


Thank you for your comment on my blog yesterday about the skunk & tomato juice. I had the samething happen to my dog when I was a kid. I don't think the tomato juice helped. It just have us a skunky, tomato-y smelling very unhappy dog.

Have a great week end!

gina g said...

Fabulous card I love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Sarah Rice said...

so perfectly beachy!! love it

thanks for playing with us at some odd girl

Crafty Lynz said...

this is fab, so summery, love the bright colours.

Thanks for joining us at SFC.

hugs, Lynsey x

The Stamper's Touch said...

Ahhhh the beach...we'll be heading there is two weeks...can't wait!! Your card has me dreaming of it!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at SSW.

Linda

Sara I. said...

OMG, you got her!!! She's definately on my wishlist! You did such an awesome job coloring her up and creating a fab scene! Love the flowers in the corner and the awesome sentiment paired perfectly ;)

mulberry station said...

Such a cute card. I love how you have added the scene of the sailboat. I love your added flowers and adorable girl image...those glassed are so cute!
Nancy SSW-DT

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely Adorable!!! Love your sentiment with the sailboat in the background!! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Brenda said...

Starla, what a darling card! Love your design. Love this image!! Great sentiment as well!! You know I love it, Bren

Kathie said...

This is a lovely card I love how you added the scene. Great image and colours and a perfect sentiments love your design papers.
Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is super - love the image. Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge.

Wendy -x-

Reflections from Granny said...

Fabulous card, after working and being exhausted, I don't know how you were able to make such a pretty card but you rocked it. :) Hugs, Lori m

sweetbloominscraps said...

Love your ship and the sentiment on your fun card!
Judi SSW DT

Genevieve said...

So very cute! Her wee sunglasses are adorable. Fab card. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Charlene said...

This card is just way too cute Star...makes me want to be on a beach somewhere...but not quite warm enough here today lol. Love the different dp you used...and you did a fabulous job making those little flowers. Your sentiment from Paulette is so perfect for both of those wonderful images. Great coloring of the images too.

Kelly said...

What a FUN card. The image is adorable. Love the heart shaped sunglasses and your choice of paper.

Sharon Basel said...

Oh my gosh - I just love what you did with the sketch here! So darn cute. Using the second image in the circle is so clever and I love the darling girl. The buttons are great too. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday with this wonderful card!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Lynn Weber said...

If this doesn't say summer, nothing does!! What a cool image & your coloring is awesome!! I love the highlights in her hair & once again your skin colors are perfect!!! What a cool design w/the tropical scene circle, very creative!!! Hope you are feeling better & ready for the weekend!!!

bosenberries said...

Love your fun SOG image and colours! Thanks so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime's Beach Challenge! Robin