Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Decided it was time to get out the Copics and practice coloring again.
Luckily I won a free digi from Desert Island Crafts Challenge
the sponser was Dilly Beans and I chose

FYI- Look at the sun.
I made it with 1 circle punch and 2 punch of the SU! 5 petal punch.
Layered it - and - Viola! a 'cool' sun!
Actually, my fun is in the house, not outside in the sun.
The sun in the Midwest has not been much fun -
even though the temps are on the down slide -
the humidity takes over so it is still uncomfortable to have -

Fun in the Sun!

To learn more about the creative side of this card,
check out the following inspiring challenges...

Little Red Wagon - Life's a Beach
Pile It On - It's a Shore Thing
Love to Create Challenge - colors inspired by picture
Make My Monday - color wheel challenge
Tuesday Throwdown - Hot colors
Creative Card Crew - swirls (embossing) and Pearls (necklace)
Deep Ocean Challenge - A Sea of Love
Sketch Frenzy Friday - Sketch (I turned it)
Simply Create Too - Summer Vacation
Totally Paper Crafts - Here Comes Summer
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Fun in the Sun, optional sparkle and Shine
(You'll have to click to enlarge and look real close to see the 'shine')
By the Cute and Girly - A day at...the beach
Craft Challenge - Splash Water



Kim Mc said...

OMGosh, I love it all! Gorgeous coloring, fabulous take on the sketch and the embellies are perfect!! So gald that you're staying out of the sun but still having some FUN!! Now finish the inside and start on the next one!!
aloha, KL

Tammy said...

beautiful colors and image!

Mynnette said...

This really is fun!!! LOVE your use of the secondary colors of our challenge--she's gorgeous! Thanks for joining in my second color wheel challenge at MMM! :)

NanaConnie said...

This really is beautiful, Sally! Loving the way you used that color palette. We're so honored that you chose to play in the "Hot Colors" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT
PS Tuesday Throwdown is having a DT call until July 29 !

Zenita Smith said...

Gorgeous card!! That is a super colored mermaid!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.

Suzi B said...

Fabulous bright mermaid, thank you for joining us at MMM
suzi b :)

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous - thanks for playing along with us this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Krafty Kows said...

Great card. Love the Dilly Bean image you have used. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

Olga said...

WOWZERS! this is gorgeous, your coloring is perfect!!!!

Laine said...

Hi Sam,
What a stunning card. I Love the mermaid and how you have coloured her. Love the colour choice and all the design detail.
Thank you for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts this week.

Deb said...

I love these fun bright colors!! Great details, too!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Brigitte said...

What a great card and such fun colours!!! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Craftystamper said...

Great coloring with the copics. And you met so many challenges including the one with SFF. Thanks so much for joining us this week.

Kim said...

Great card and I LOVE the sun! Thanks for playing with us at SFF this week.

Patrice Herrera said...

Wonderful coloring on this beautiful little lady! Your color combination is stunning, I love the embossed swirls really makes her look like she is under the sea. Great Job! Thanks for playing along with us over at SFF!

Rica said...

A stunning card, your colours and embossing are fabulous and I love that beautiful image!!

hugs Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us at Everybody Art challenge

NancyD said...

Lovely mermaid! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create this week. NancyD

Fliss said...

A lovely card Sam and the mermaid is really cute.
Thanks for joining in at MMM.
Fliss x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful Summer Card!! Thanks for joining in our EAC.
Big Hugs

Sharon said...

OMGoodness! This creation is just so beautiful! I love the mermaid, how fetching! and your coloring is spot on! I love the colors you used in the card and how you matted the main panel. I can't stop looking at it!
thank you for playing along with us @ SFF