Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Summer Fun Card for AAA Challenge #96 and A Heart Desires Challenge #15 August 2017 Mood Board

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you are enjoying your day. I have been TRYING to organize a bit of my craft stuff. I should be purging BUT cannot seem to let go of my stuff. I admire people that just let it go but as soon as I do, I wish I had it again. Am I the only one?

Have not been creating that much but BUYING a bunch. (Hence the organizing!) I am officially cut off on September 1st as I now have to start saving for Charlotte's college. We have a bit saved already but the schools that she is looking at are a bit over the budget that we had set aside.

Today I am posting a card that I created with a Copic marker scene and combining a few stamp sets. I LOVE combining my stamp sets-really helps to stretch them-but in this day and age, rarely do. I am determined to do more of it, though.

This card started off incredibly by the little LDRS Creative pig from the "Sweet Treats" set. I have been coloring them all week (more cards to come) but thought this particular piggy would look good on a beach, in a bathing suit that I drew on him.

The background I created by using my Copic Markers.  I used some photos from Pinterest to help me figure out how to do this and was surprised that this came out as well as it did. I had to shop for a bunch of Copic refills today (don't tell my husband!) because I used a TON of ink.

I die cut little clouds out of white card stock using Taylored Expressions "Little Bits Sun and Clouds" dies. On two of the clouds I used foam adhesive for a bit of pop.

I created the little towel Mr. Pig is sitting on and used one of the umbrella stamps from Pretty Pink Posh's "Rainy Days" set to help him stay out of the sun. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things "Penguins in Paradise" and the little star fish is from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Mermaids" set.

I had put a photo of the background on IG and FB before I made the card and had a few requests for a tutorial on the background. When I get my refills in I will be attempting to make my first, real video. What a scary thought!

The colors were inspired by A Heart Desires Challenge #15 August 2017 Mood Board and the scene was created for AAA Challenge #96 "Summer Fun."


I will be back tomorrow with a quick card that I created for Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #300.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!!

(*Some of the links for my supplies use affiliate links, at no extra cost to you.)

Stamps-*LDRS Creative "Sweet Treats," Pretty Pink Posh's "Rainy Days," My Favorite Things "Penguins in Paradise," and *CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Mermaids"
Ink-Simon Says Stamp "Sunkist," *Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Copic Markers-Sand-E34, E33, E31, E30 Ocean-BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, Copic White Sky-B0000, B000, B00 Pig-R30, R32, E50 Bathing Suit-YG01, YG03, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, *“Diamond” Stickles Umbrella-BG32, BG34, BG45, BG49 Towel-Y01, Y02 Cone-E53, E55, E29, *Glossy Accents
Other-*MISTI, *Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Neenah Solar White Card Stock, *Scotch Dot Roller, *Tombow Adhesive Foam Squares, *Ranger Ink Multi-Matte


Toni said...

Absolutely amazing job with your coloring!

Lisa Elton said...

This is cuter than cute can be Nora! Your coloring is wonderful and I like the foam you added to the water!

Darnell said...

I can't wait for the video, Nora, cuz that is one amazing ocean/beach scene! And your pig, my gosh, what a cutie-patootie! I just want to squeeze his rosy cheeks! Love, love, love his glossy polka-dot trunks, his towel, his umbrella, and that delicious-looking chocolate ice cream cone!! Perfect sediment as my heart has totally melted!!

You gotta buy, save, toss, purge, keep, give away, forget and find again products to the beat of your own craftaholism! (But when you get to be my age, it is easier to pass things on!) Hugs, Darnell

Deborah Benson said...

Nora, since I've recently become interested in card making, I'll be following you more often! And if it's any comfort, I too have been spending more of my time "buying" than "creating." lol This card is adorable, and I really cannot wait to see a video demo!

~amy~ said...

Nora, this is absolutely darling!!!

Jane said...

Beautiful artwork and a super Summer scene. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Eliz Stewart said...

Your coloring is spectacular!!! TRULY. So the college fund is important but I would be pushing the scholarships...if you know the school your daughter is headed to, I would be there paging through their scholarship offerings to see what she can apply for...

Inkyfingers said...

Wow Nora - I am in awe of this fabulous card! What a great job you did and I look forward to seeing your video.

SugarGem said...

Eeeeee so super cute. Thank you for joining us at The Heart Desires Blog

Brawny said...

Me too Nora I can't give my suff up either. A fab card x

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, what an adorable piggy enjoying some quality time at the beach! The background you created is really awesome!

Karen D. said...

wow...such an adorable card. Love how you did the water and the waves, looks amazing!
xx Karen

Ksenija said...

Nora, fantastic background! Unbelievable what you created with Copics. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin