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).
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")