Monday, 6 July 2009

Make a splash at Sketch Saturday!!

Good Afternoon! I'm sneaking onto the computer while the boys are busy playing chess. Would you guess that chess is the hottest thing in my house these days??? They are mad for it ...they play game after game and right now they are out in the sun mastering the intricacies of check mate and stale mate!

Anyway, onto the card! This fabulous image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called Sea Shell Mimi. Isn't she just perfect for summer cards?? I coloured her with prismas and then chalked in the sky with some pearlescent chalk for shimmer. The colours are more vivid in real life..taking piccies outside in the sun seems to wash out the colours a bit.
I was delighted to find some starfish and shell charms lurking in the bottom of a box and they fitted perfectly with this image.
Not much else to say except I followed this weeks Sketch Saturday for my layout! Thanks Gill..it is a goodie!
Hope the sun is still shining where you are. Don't forget to enter my blog candy! Still have a few days left!
I'll be adding this card to my Etsy shop later..so check back if you're interested in it!



Judy xx
Stamp: Sea Shell Mimi by Pink Gem Designs
Medium: prismacolor markers, white ink pen, chalk, SU Old Olive ink (for edges)
Papers: Creative Imaginations
Tools: sewing machine
Embellishments: starfish and shell charms, gold brads, jute ribbon, flowers from stash, sentiment stickers and rub-ons

34 comments:

Juls said...

to cute. Love the subtle colour tones, a real holiday feel. Great card!

kaylou said...

Hi Judy
ahhh another fab card from you and mimi is just gorgeous, love the shades of colour you have used.
hugs Kaylou xoxo

Danielle said...

Oh I love this card Judy! Little Mimi is so cute and beautifully coloured! LOVE the layout and all your embellishments are perfect additions!
Have a great day!
Hugs, Danielle

Erin said...

Gorgeous card Judy, so pretty and sweet. Mimi looks fab!
Erin x

Dena said...

So cute Judy. Those little starfish are a perfect touch! Hugs, Dena

mckinkle said...

What a lovely card Judy, the colours are so restful! I love your stitching detail too, do you use a standard size machine or a special craft one?
Keryn :D

Vicky said...

So sweet Judy. Love the little starfish embellies, they go with the image perfectly!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Jill said...

gorgeous card Judy, I love the image and your layout is wonderful, beautiful stitching hugs Jill xx

Tab said...

oooh fab card, love the sweet image and the colours and papers are delish! Those charms are gorgeous, love um!
Hugs Tab xxx

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Judy, fab card love the image and your colouring, great layout too :)
Val xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow your card is so very gorgeous Judy!
hugs
kim x

Tara said...

Love it Judy - really pretty with the stone coloured background and that really is a fab Mimi image! So you're surviving the school hols so far then, lol?! xx

Claire Ellen Designs said...

This is lovely, your stitching is awesome, great colouring too, hugs, Claire x

Penni said...

Love this card - a real feeling of summer!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Judy,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Emma said...

I can't beleive your little ones like a sitting down still and thinking game LOL you'll have leave some tips on your blog soon on how you encouraged them with that one ;D

What a beutiful summer card, I love the way it looks like net with the starfiish on it. Your attention to detail on your cards is second to none.

THanks too for your kind support and comments to over at my place.

Emma xx

Jenni said...

Love the card, that image is gorgeous and the whole thing is so summery and makes you think of beach huts and sand dunes!
Jenni x

Sharon said...

This is so gorgeous Judy. I love your colouring and the charms are just perfect.

Anki said...

Love it Judy! Hope you are enjoying Summer and can go and make a splash yourself! Kramis - Anki

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, love the layout :o)
Jackie xx

sandra said...

Mimi looks fantastic!Summer card!Love stars!
My daughter loves chess,but don't have anyone to play with(send your boys over here)lol!
hugs!
Sandra!

Janet said...

This is sooooo gorgeous Judy.....I love it!!

You have coloured little Mimi perfectly and I am loving the colours you have used. The Starfish embelies are fab and I love the stamped one behind the image. It all fits together beautifuly!!X

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card,Dianne xx

Rach said...

fabulous Judy, love the lettering at the bottom and the papers that you have used. hugs rachxx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card, Judy! I love it.

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Judy and your Pink Gem cutie is gorgeous! Love all the details and your colouring is wonderful. The background paper is the perfect colour and makes everything else pop off the card, really stunning! Chris xx

cats whiskers said...

I love your cards Judy always so much ymmy detail in them this is just a perfedt example
Hugs Jacqui x

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch. Love the colour combo and the explore clip just finishes it off beautifully. Hugs from Desire

jenny said...

Beautiful summer card Judy, love the image and the starfish charms are great x

Nixe07 said...

Wow Judy, your card is just gorgeous. Love the cute image and the wonderful details. Love your great colouring too.
Hugs
Moni

Georgia said...

Wow, beautiful card! I love the sandy colour, it reminds of the beach so it's perfect for the card! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Katinka said...

Wonderful charming card you made!! Like the colors!!

Hugs Katrin

The Crafty Quine said...

Lovely card... I've been using Pink Gems Design stamps today too... I love them. They stamp up great and look sooooooooo cute.

Julie said...

I love the colours and styling of this card, just beautiful

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