Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Perfect Day to Play

Too overcast for the beach, but a perfect day to play with my new MFT sneak peak stamps and a new sketch challenge. PI Surf Chick is being released for July (along with Sufer Dude). Check out the MFT blog for a closer look at the Surf's Up collection. 

She is stamped in Memento's Tuxedo Black onto white neehah. She is paper-pieced and fussy cut and added to a sky-sponged backgroud.The cardstock is from SU: turquoise, limeade, gumball, olive, crumb and curry (ret). I used several MFT dies for this card: the new jumbo squiggle border and wonky scallop border for the sand (sponged with crumb cake ink). The fishtail flags stax is used with a sentiment from the VIP collection. The background is DP (from my desktop) layered with muli-colored leaves  using the hibiscus die (gumball ink is blended around the edges).
There are two types of flowers in the lei. Some are stamped, colored with copics and fussy cut and the rest are die cut from the hibiscus flower die (using just the center), blended with distress around the edges, and then shaped with a stylus. Yellow Stickles is added to the center of the flowers.
The sky is created by sponging turquoise ink around this template.
Surf Chick's skin was given a suntan using darker colored copics than I usually use: E21, E11 and E13 and R02 for the cheeks. Her hair is Y21, YR23 and E 35. Her suit is YR12, YR15 and YR18. Shadowing on her paper-pieced suit is C1 and her surfboard is YG13. Flowers are done in combination of Y13, Y15, YR13, YR15 and YR18. An orange spica adds glitz to her surfboard flower.

1 comment:

  1. Soooooo cute. Love everything about it!!!!