Jun 5, 2009

BC102 Fun in the Summer Sun

Friday has arrived and so has the Blogger's Challenge.  This week our theme was anything (Summer) and what says summer more then a trip to the beach and a great pair of flip-flops! (Although in my day we called them, thongs). Now days though that word means entirely something different and quite frankly I don't even want to go there.  I've had these cool 3-D Flip Flop stickers (JoAnn Fabrics)  that my mom bought me for some time now and finally decided to pair them up with this equally cool flip-flop designer paper (Toes in the Sand by Reminisce).  Then I did something that I've never done before....can you figure out what it is?  Well I went "Digital" ( I know pretty shocking huh?) for my image. I bought both the Sunglasses Emma and Sandbucket Trevor images from the Beach Babies Digi at All That Scraps.  They were so cute and even though they don't have noses or mouths (which I find odd) they are still cute as can be.  I learned a couple of things though from this experience.  Number 1 - You can't use Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol as it bleeds.  Number 2 -  I stink at using Copic Markers.  Okay I need lots of practice but this will have to do.  First off I used SU Whisper White card stock and I think the Copic markers tend to streak more on SU card stock.  I also can't for the life of me figure out how to shade and blend using the Colorless Blender.  Plus I only have 1 set of markers with not near the color choices that others have so I had to make do with what markers I had.  I hope you'll be kind in regards to my coloring.  I also added some pretty flowers from the Hero Arts summer flowers collection, some Hot Pink Brads and used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to add some texture to my design as well.  
Be sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge members blogs and see their summer creations.

14 comments:

MJ said...

Adorable card. I love the flip flop stickers. And yea, better not call them thongs anymore. Great job.

Barb Hardeman said...

She is so adorable Ida. You did a great job coloring her, inspite of your insecurities about it. I love the flip flop paper you used behind your dimensionsl flip flops. Great job creating a summer theme...

Nikki Bond said...

Love it! Those flip flops are soooooo cute! {sMILES}

Connie said...

Very cute! Love the designer paper on here...

Elena said...

Very-very cute, Ida! I love this little girl! The sticker is so perfect here!
I also tried to color my digi with Gamsol, the ink smears... Don't have Copics too.
You did a great job coloring on this card!!! My favorite summer card!!!
Thank you so much for calling me!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Yup...we called them thongs too! I didn't even realize that there had been a shift in vocabulary until I was thoroughly embarrassed one day LOL! Your card is adorable, beautifully coloured and those flip flops couldn't be more perfect!

Rachel Hope said...

So super fun!!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Adorable!!! I just love the flip flops!!!!

Lori said...

This is adorable, Ida! Love the flip flop sticker embellishment.

Velta said...

Ida ~ Pretty impressive...for digital...You have a gift for coloring this one ! TFS !

StampingSelene said...

This is too cute! I love the main image and those cool flip flops!

Basement Stamper said...

Love those flip flop stickers!!! I think your coloring looks great, there are a lot of great tutorials out there for the Copics and practice makes perfect!!! Keep it up!

Shona said...

So, so cute! Love the image, even with the missing parts! Ha ha! I think you did a fabulous coloring job!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Ida! Love the cute CC image and the flip-flops. TFS!