Beach Babes

Monday, June 3, 2013

A while back, I spent almost an entire day coloring one image, and I finally got around to making it into a card.
I just love the distinct personalities these four beach babes have. :) I never liked coloring skin until I took my Copic Certification class. Now, it's fun. I gave each of these ladies different looks--the first one has clear, medium skin tone, the second is pale, has a little zinc oxide on her nose and cheeks, and uses Red Hot Mama lipstick to give herself bigger lips ;),  the third one has rosacea and age spots, and the last one is my sun worshipper. The image is colored with Copics, and I used a clear Spica pen on the sand and drink glasses, and Glossy Accents on their sunglasses. The white dots on the green scarf are a white gel pen. I added some clouds with a cloud stencil. The seam binding was dyed with Distress Reinkers. My hands will be purple for days!

Here's a better look at the sparkly Spica sand, and the age spots on the third babe's legs. 

I almost always use plastic rhinestones, but a friend gave me a packet of Swarovski crystals some months back, and every now and then I splurge with them. It's amazing how much better they look on a card versus plastic bling. I'll be using Swarovski's more often, I think, now that I've figured out an easier way to apply them. (I'll do a post on that later, after I find the tools I need for it).

On the inside I used my score board to make straight and diagonal score lines on the medium purple layer. I hope that cute sentiment made you smile. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: Brought to you by the Letter S (Swarovski, summer, sand, stencil, seam binding, score board)
CMC Color Challenge #69: Orange You Cool! (Orange13)
Cupcake Inspirations #213 : At the Beach
Dare to Be Sassy Thursday #179: Hit the Beach


Stamps: Girlfriends (Art Impressions)
Ink: Copics; Memento; Distress Ink & Reinkers; Spica Pen; white gel pen
Dies: Curved Rectangles, Labels 25 (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Seam Binding dyed with reinkers (Hug Snug); Glossy Accents; Cloud Stencil (Inky Antics); flat back Swarovski Crystals; Corner Chomper; Score Board (Martha Stewart)
Size: A6 (6.25" x 4.5")
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Katie Sims said...

Cheryl, your coloring looks awesome and the sentiment is priceless! You did an amazing job with this image! :)

Rene said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card! Just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck,
Rene :D

Conniecrafter said...

Such a fun image and your coloring of them is just outstanding, love all the details you gave each lady, the sand is terrific too!

Jessi Fogan said...

SUCH amazing colouring! I love the incredible detail - age spots! Sheesh :)
About gems - Aleene's makes a 'jewel' glue that is meant for metal embellishments as well (are the S. crystals metal-backed?) Wal-mart sells it (in the same place you'd find Tacky Glue) and it's only a few bucks, so it might be worth a go!

Debbie said...

Wow Wow Wow, I so love this! Friends for ever those beach babes! Thanks for joining us at DTBST and good luck!


Michele Spera said...

Too cute! Love the coloring and especially the orange added:-) Thank you for joining us at CMC

Unknown said...

What a super FUN image! So perfect for our DTBST challenge this week! Awesome card! Thank you for joining our DTBST Challenge this week.
Ruza, Sassy Designer

Maria said...

What a super FUN it! Great image and fab coloring!

Sandra said...

Such a funny card! Love that stamp and you've colored it so beautifully. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra