Tuesday, June 7, 2011

BLD - Christian at the Beach

I have another By Lori Designs project for you using an image from the June release.


I think Christian's little hat is da bomb!!!! It makes me think about the graduated sizes of bucket hat my son went through growing up. He's now a month away from 13 and doesn't wear bucket hats anymore. *sigh*

For the sandy strip, I pulled out a long neglected embellishment - Distress Embossing Powder. I love that stuff for just this purpose. Once applied, it feels like sandpaper without needing to sacrifice either my paper cutter blade or a pair of scissors to cut the real thing. DIVINE!

I haven't coloured an image with skin darker than my family's red headed pasty-white anti-sunshine fashion statement, so this was a stretch for me. I think he turned out pretty cute though and it gives me confidence to make a card a friend requested for her niece's 16th birthday and I'll be colouring it much like Christian.The texture on Christian's swim trunks was done by colouring as I normally would and, once the ink was dry, going back with my colourless blender marker and touching the pen to the green and letting the colourless solution do all the work! Easy peasy!


skin; E21, E25, E27
hair; E29
hat; Y23, Y26, Y28
hat band and trunks; YG93, YG95, YG97, colourless blender
background; B000, B00, B01
sand; W0, W2, W4

Go ahead and pop by By Lori Designs and see what the rest of the design team with all these summer cuteness images!!!

stamps; Christian (by lori designs)
paper; marrakech (basic grey), oxford, white canvas (bazzill), x-press it (copic)
ink; versamark (tsukineko)
accessories; bigz top note die (sizzix - SU!), antique linen distress ep (ranger), linen thread (SU!), buttons (unknown)

a spoon full of sugar - here comes summer
prairie fairy - summer fun 
sweet stampin challenge - summertime fun
digital tuesday - outdoors
meljens designs - coastal fun
papertake weekly - anything goes
craft your passion - anything  goes
catch the bug - anything goes
crafty cardmakers - lasting love (my son and his childhood memories)
daisy doodles creative challenge - masculine card (my son...)
there's magic in the air - masculine
scrap it with a song - the time of my life

29 comments:

Lysa said...

This is just super adorable! Love the color combo and the patterned paper is perfect!

Jennifer Shults said...

This turned out fantastic! I love the cork paper and the layout of this is fabulous!

Frances said...

This is so lovely! Great coloring, loved the technique on the swimming shorts. hugs, Frances.

kadie said...

Oh, Loretta, this is adorable!! I love those papers and it's so great to see another skin tone...I get so stuck using my E51 and E02 markers! Good for you!

Stamping Becky said...

Adorable! You coloured his skin perfectly! This is a very pretty card is a non-girly kind of way. love it!

Mary J said...

How fabby Loretta! I love how he's got a tan!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This is so cute! I like how you used your colorless blender to make dots! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

Sprytebyrd said...

So cute! Great papers and I love the buttons!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Sandy said...

The cork paper is a perfect stand-in for sand. Well-done. Thanks for joining us at There's Magic in the Air

Brodders said...

Loving Hadley's tan x

Tammy Miller said...

A pretty card. Lovely colors and cute image. Thank you for joining us Catch the Bug Challenge blog for our Anything Goes Challenge! I hope you will join us again and good luck!

Scrappychick said...

Great job on his tan skin! We have vampire skin in our house too. Adorable card, looking forward to working with you!

Tammy Miller said...

A pretty card. Lovely colors and cute image. Thank you for joining us Catch the Bug Challenge blog for our Anything Goes Challenge! I hope you will join us again and good luck!

Jan said...

This is just too cute!

mindy gallagher said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap it With a Song!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

What a sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!

tampatha said...

Wow. I am a big fan of masculine cards and yours is great! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Craft Your Passion this week.
Tammy GDT

Anita said...

This is so adorable! Thanks for joiningin the Meljen's Designs challenge this week.

Wedgie said...

Fab card! Love that image! I used sandpaper on my card this week too! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Fantastic summery card and genius idea with the sandpaper to make it look like sand! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Stampin Lucy said...

Wowzers!! This rocks! Your coloring is da bomb for sure!! Adore this card. Thanks for playing along with out Masculine Challenge at There's Magic in the Air.

tiffany said...

such a cute little guy, love how the coloring came out!! So glad you joined in out challenge at Scrap it with a Song! =)Tiffany

Conniecrafter said...

too cute, love the textured look you gave to his shorts, neat embellishing too!

Joanne Gilch said...

fabulous and cute.....love the mix of papers and your coloring with Copics. Thanks for joining the daisy doodles challenge.

Jill said...

gorgeous card great image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Ildiko said...

Super card. Thanks playing along with Paper Cupcakes this week
hugs
Ildiko

Jacqueline said...

What a cute image. Thanks for playing along at Daisy Doodles –
Hugs. Jacqueline

Rhonda said...

I LOVE this card!!! He is too cute!
Thanks for playing with us at Daisy Doodles!

Sammibug said...

Great card! Love the stripes and twine together. Thanks for sharing with us in our "masculine" challenge at Daisy Doodles. --Sammibug, June Guest Designer.

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