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

~Hugs,

 
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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9 comments :

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!

DebbieM
SSD DT

Michele Spera said...

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

Ruza Rebel 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 card...hehehe....love 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