Thursday, 7 July 2016

Life's a beach

Hello folks

Well today's card is a very optomistic one as currently the rain is beating on my craftroom window and I have to have the light on to be able to see. But I am being positive as we have just booked a week's holiday and I am looking forward to some sunshine.
The challenge at Penny Black Saturday challenge is one layer so that is what this card is. I made a card blank from Sheena's stamping card and stamped Penny Black's beach baby in black archival ink. I then created the background with distress inks. Finally I coloured the stamped image with Spectrum Noir Aqua blend pencils - 

  • skin - coral, apricot and squash
  • hat - sunshine, mango, beeswax and ruby
  • swimsuit - currant
  • sun glasses - currant and ebony
  • blanket - sapphire and opal blue

I also used - 

  • Sheena stamping card
  • LaLa Land stitched sun and clouds die set (to create masks and stencils)
  • tumbled glass, salty ocena and fozzilized amber distress ink

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - - anything goes with a stamp

Thank you for stopping by

Crafty hugs


  1. A lovely bright and cheery creation Lesley and think we need to be optimistic otherwise this weather wold drive us totally mad, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  2. Wow Lesley this is a stunning card I love the image you have used. I do find one layer cards quite hard to make. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. OMG what a wonderful bright cheerful card.
    Great image and wonderful colouring and layout
    I hope you have a fab holiday
    Hugs Kelly

  4. Hate to say this but we have had a glorious sunny and very warm day today! Your card is so sweet and love the scene. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. Gorgeous card and love the bright colours, sweet image and fabulous colouring x

  6. Hi Lesley
    Fabulous card ... Love the little scene you have created... Stunning card...
    Hugs Sylvie X
    Thanks for joining us at PBSC x

  7. Such a cute little girl, love your colouring of her. Wonderful scene.

  8. this is so adorble!! such a sweet summery card! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  9. Gorgeous card! We just had a hot day like that! Sweet image and beautiful colouring.
    Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more;-))m

  10. Fab card - love how you did the background!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x