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Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer Fun

I made a card that makes me just wish I had a swimming pool or lived near the ocean!  I love the ocean and was raised on the East Coast. Living in Arizona has been a completely different lifestyle!  I love this image from TiddlyInks and it reminds me of the time I went tubing down the Salt River here in Arizona for the first time. The sun was so intense that it made the black tube so hot that it was easy to get burned if you didn't keep splashing the tube with water!


My seashell dies are from Impression Obsession and my seahorse and jellyfish are Magnolia dies. After inking the edges of the seahorse and jellyfish, I used my favorite Sakura glue pen and then covered them completely with Cool Glitter Ritz.  The small seashells were die cut, and embossed, and then inked and covered with glue and then Cool Glitter Ritz all over them. The cloud die is from My Favorite Things and I can't remember who makes the ocean wave die! I got it just recently and wrote it down, but I'm not where I can see my note!  I used Spellbinders dies around my image.


I colored my image with Copics and I used yellow chalk and then soft aqua chalk for around my image. I like the way the chalk goes on with one of those little round pompoms. It doesn't make a mess and it doesn't show up if it gets on my image a little bit. I applied Wink of Stella to the flowers on her sandals and hat and put a little Glossy Accents on the lemonade glass.

I hoped making this card would make me feel cooler in our 100+ temperatures, but it didn't. 

Thanks for stopping and looking at my card!

                                                                                  Hugs,                                                                      
                                                       Gail


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions, Crafty Gals Corner, Simply Papercrafts, Crafty Catz, Fairytale Challenge Blog, Crafty Friends, Glitter n Sparkle, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Craft Your Passion, Eureka Stamps, Creative Card CrewTop Tip Tuesday, Pile It On, The Crazy Challenge, Fussy and Fancy, A Busy Bee, Tiddly Inks, Natalie and Amy, Dragonfly Dreams, Chalk n Stock, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Digitally Sweet, Pattie's Creations, Bunny Zoe's Crafts, Sister Act, Jo's Scrap Shack

50 comments:

  1. Brilliant card love this stamp in fact I love most of the Tiddly ink Stamps your design and colouring are just perfect love and hugs Carole x

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  2. Such a fun loving card, I wish I too was playing that game, floating away on the water. Great dies you have used on here and the scene you have created is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

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  3. What a great summer card -- all those bright colors and happy image!! She does look as if she's enjoying a bit of paradise. Love the seahorse and jellyfish you've added, along with the seashells - makes for that "ocean" feeling of buoyancy. Perfect sunshine paper for the background, as well as the "wavy" looking diecut. Once again, an outstanding card, Gail !!

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  4. Hi Gail what a gorgeous card I love the image and your design is wonderful.
    And I love the embellishments they just finish the design off.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

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  5. Beautiful card Gail, I like the image the papers and the embellishments
    Kevin xx

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  6. This is just to cute! Love everything about it!
    Hugs

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  7. The use of your dies is awesome!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
    ♥ Samantha
    Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
    Crafty Gals Corner

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  8. Very sweet card! Love the image and die cuts! Thanks for joining our "Under the Sea" challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!

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  9. Fabulous summer card, love the image and colouring, fabulous design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

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  10. I love everything about this card Gail and she looks so cool, oh to be in the sun....not much around here in NW of the UK ....
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

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  11. Wow! Love this! Your colouring is fabulous and the die-cuts and layout are perfect for the theme.
    Lorraine

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  12. Wow, you have created a little masterpiece. The coloring is stunning! I really love all the treatment you gave on those fun seaside embellishments. Nice work! Thanks for linking up to the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    Terri ~ Design Team

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  13. So pretty and cute, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxxx

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  14. Very beautiful summer card! I love this image - and your colouring is stunning! And all these small details as seahorse and seashell are perfect match! Thank you very much for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Sasha

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  15. I feel cooler just looking at this sweet and relaxing card! So fun and sweet. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Anything Goes Creative Challenge.

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  16. Gail this is just so awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz Summertime challenge this week and dont forget our GDT spot.
    Aunty Sue
    Crafty Catz GDT Co ordinator

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  17. WOW...what a fabulous and sweet card. Your coloring is as beautiful and perfect as it gets. Just love your card. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Kim
    Design Team

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  18. I love this card. We float down our river in the summer here. It is so much fun and always good memories. Good luck with your project.

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  19. <3 your card! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Brenda

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  20. Hi Gail!
    Your card is so pretty!!! The image is adorable and you colored it beautifully! I love the pop of yellow, it brightens up the card and really pops. The background patterned paper is so pretty and I really love the sweet die cuts at the bottom. That seahorse, jellyfish and seashells really draw the eye in! Thanks so much for playing with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  21. Thanks for playing in our "Make a Splash: Water MUST be in your Image" Challenge #112!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  22. I have just coloured up this little beauty myself! You have made such a gorgeous card! I LOVE the seahorse! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tiddly Inks this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon! Pami x

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  23. This is perfect for our challenge “Make a Splash” this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge!
    Hugs
    Pattie ♥

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  24. This is a fabulous card. I love the beautifully coloured and adorable image and gorgeous design.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Fussy and Fancy.
    Hugs Sharon x

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  25. Wonderful card, love the cute image and great, thanks for joining us at The Crazy Shallenge.
    TD Sneji

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  26. Wonderful card! I absolutely adore that paper. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks and I hope your temps have been cooler!

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  27. Looks fabulous...the image is a cutie and those glitz sea creatures are cool. Thank you for joining our “From the Ocean” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •
    DoubleClick Skittles DT

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  28. Fab card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    Andrea :-)

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  29. WOW! This is so very cute! I love how you have used the lovely dies for your perfect colored image. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! Bianca XX

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  30. Oh, HEAVENS to BETSY - this is SO CUTE and WONDERFULLY made and just hits the heart and makes you want to be with that adorable girl where she is!!! What fun and sweet feelings come from the fabulousness of this card!!! WOW - I love it!!! So very glad you joined us for the From the Ocean Challenge over at DoubleClick!! We are so glad you linked up with us!! Hope to see you again soon!!!
    Taunya Butler
    DoubleClick Design Team
    http://daisiesgirl.com/

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  31. Hi Gail I love the way you have used those die cuts to show off your fabulous image. Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy's challenge this month. Hugs Sheryl xx

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  32. Stunning card. Love your sea life die cuts.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends Challenge blog,hope to see you again for our next challenge.

    Tracey DTxx

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  33. Gorgeous card!! Love the image - beautifully coloured, and the diecuts you have used really set this card off... love it! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week, at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT. X

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  34. This is a fabulous card, such a brilliant design.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends.
    Pauline
    x

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  35. Wow...such a fabulously cute card! The dies, colors and papers all work together perfectly with that adorable digi. Love the coloring job you did too. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  36. What a gorgeous summer card! Love the image as well as the design. Thanks for sharing your work with us this week at Eureka Stamps. I wish you good luck!
    Diana DT

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  37. The little die cuts just finish this gorgeous card perfectly. Thank you so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Tiddly Inks. Good Luck. x

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  38. Wow, such a lovely summery card Gail, and fab colouring - that red really pops! It's just perfect for our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Tiddly Inks this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

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  39. Wow, stunning card, I love the image & your beautiful coloring. The die cuts are perfect accents. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

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  40. Lovely card with so many details.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

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  41. Lovely card, well done! The summer feeling is now complete! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

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  42. A fabulous summer fun card!! Thanks for sharing at TTT!! Sarah :0)

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  43. I'm here with my "patties creations" dt cap on now... I still absolutely love this...such a fresh n fun card! Thanks for sharing your work with us this month, over at Patties Creations...Vic, DT x

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  44. Beautiful card. Thank you very much for joining our Challenge at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs, Yvonne

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  45. Yess! Tubing down the salt river... its been about 2 years! Just returned from Lake Powell and it was awesome! Your card is spectacular! Love all the details and the sweet image! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

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  46. This is as cute as can be! Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  47. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

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  48. Such a sweet card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Chalk N Stock for July.

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  49. This is so sweet and so well done - looks like a lot of other people like it too!!
    Sandy xx

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  50. Could you let me know how to order those Magnolia Ocean dies? I've looked on their website and can't find them. I've googled them also but all I get is images but not the brand name. Thank you

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