Monday, July 25, 2011

Fun In The Sun

I decided to make a fun card for the current Hero Arts contest which ends on the 28th of this month.

Paper: Hero Arts notecard; PTI cardstock; Neenah
Ink: Vintage Photo DI; Copic Markers; Soft Pool shadow ink (HA); Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Hero Arts (CL381; CL438; S5435)
Other: Glossy Accents; Dimensional Squares; Twine (The Twinery & My Minds Eye)

I created the sand with kraft cardstock.  The shape is hand cut and the second layer is popped up with dimensionals.  I also inked the edges with some Vintage Photo distress ink for depth.

The clouds are from an un-named stamp I have that is ancient, I stamped over it with the HA Graph Background stamp and popped just the one up with dimensionals.

I coloured the images in with Copic markers.

I cut out the flip-flops from the tag in the "Let's Chill" set, not sure why I never saw them there before!  I also added some glossy accents to the straps and flower.

Then I decided to make a little beach towel using various strips of twine glued onto a rectangular piece of cardstock.  And that was my card, done!

But the more I looked at it the more I really wanted to see a person on the beach and I have no stamps that has a little person on it.  So, I decided to simply use the head of one of the smaller girls in a HA clear set.  She is simply playing in the sand and having fun, behind a sand dune, that's why you don't see her body (which isn't there)!

Thanks for indulging me!  I have already had a great start to my day, I met my running partner at 5am and we ran 5 and a half miles!  Ooh, that feels so good!  Then I came home and showered and realised that I am ageing!  I dried myself off and was about to step out of the shower when I began wondering why I was hearing tiny bubble like popping sounds in my ears and around my head!  Well, the shampoo was still in my hair!  A good laugh first thing in the morning is also good for the soul!  Have an awesome day!

12 comments:

Monica said...

What a fun card that is... the sand looks so real and I LOVE the towel. You are so creative...

Glad that you started your day in such a fun way. Even I feel great when I go swimming the first thing in the morning.

xxx Monica

Lisa said...

OOOhh, B! A winner for certain! This is totally adorable, and what a fantastic idea to make the towel out of the twine!! Love the popped up dunes for dimension- AWESOME!!

Lin said...

Brenda, I'm just getting up and I'm so impressed that you've already run 5+ miles! In TX, no less, in July! I'm one of those people who will use any excuse not to exercise (too hot, too cold, etc). Is Katy near Austin?
Your card is adorable! Love how it all came together!

Rosemary said...

this card is absolutely over the top FANTASTIC brenda!! love the little beach blanket you created with the bakers twine!! brilliant!! this looks like a winner to me...

Barb said...

I love that it looks like she's buried in the sand! Your beach towel is brilliant, Brenda! Such a fun card!

Anne said...

I love your beach towel you created and the idea of the girl playing in the sand! Your story about the shampoo makes me laugh- it's no fun to be getting older- ha ha!! I do the same kind of things if it make you feel any better :)

CanadianScraps43 said...

Brenda you are my inspiration. To run like you are doing is one of my dreams. Just love that you are so into running and keeping healthy. Now for that cute card, it is amazing. The imagination and creativity behind it inspires me to get off my duff and try out for this contest too. I kind of get tired of trying, but than again it is never a waste of time to sit and create. Thanks for sharing this sweetie. Hugs.

Alice Wertz said...

what a wonderful summer scene! love love this, Brenda!

lynzw21 said...

Hi Brenda! This card is so cute- I love how you did the sand and your twine beach towel is adorable :)

I'm extremely impressed at you getting up at 5am for a 5mile run!! You've inspired my both with your card and your exercise today!!

lol at the shampoo incident too :)

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL that you forgot to rinse out your hair! This morning, I put an empty glass in the microwave and discovered it about 12 hours later. Imagine that! This card couldn't be any cuter, Brenda! I love that little girl buried in the sand and the twine towel? Oh my, absolutely genius!!

Jen Carter said...

How cute is this! I love your little beach towel made with The Twinery's twine! Your whole scene is just so creative!

Michelle said...

Super cute, Brenda! I love how she is burried in the sand!