Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bring on the SUNSHINE!!!!

The weather pattern for the Pacific Northwest has been extra cool & wet this year. Finally, FINALLY the sun is shining thru. Saturday was GORGEOUS, Sunday & Monday were cloudy w/ showers, but the sun is back again today. Woo Hoo! It sure does help ease the stress of trying to get the 16yr old "angel" (HA!) finished up with school this week.
I just love this image from The Stamping Boutique. It's called "Summer Laundry Line". The sentiment is from a sight I found while hopping around one day Create with TLC. There are some super fun freebies there as well as a link to her online store with more sentiments & some fun images. I colored the image w/ my Bic markers, used CTMH ink & a blender pen to add in the water in the background, then used chalk inks to fill in the sky & the sand. Finally I added Glossy accent to the water & the lenses of the sunglasses. The DP is from DCWV Glitter Stack. I used the sketch from The Sweetest Thing/Sweet Sunday Sketch #120 as my starting point. I altered it just a bit, just to get everything to look right in my eye.

I am also entering on the following challenges:
Sentimental Sunday's Inspired by a song:
I choose one of my all time fave's "Soak up the Sun" by Sheryl Crow
Crafty Ho's, Summer
Creative Cowgirls, Summer Fun
Stamp Something, Digi Days
Bee-Crafty, Summer is Here
Pile It On, Summer Heaven
Fairy Fun Fridays, Summer Fun
Corrosive Challenges, Summer Colors
Catch the Bug, Anything Goes

Now the count down is on for lunch time to roll around & for me to get a chance to go enjoy the beautiful afternoon calling to me from outside my window. (that's the WORST part about having a desk w/ a window right beside it...)


  1. Oh what a perfect summer image!! Love the bright colours and the sky is perfect

  2. Fabulous colouring of Tracey's image! I could so do with a day at the beach too :D Thank you for joining us at Creative Cowgirls XXX

  3. Beautiful card, awesome coloring!! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.
    hugs Marilyn

  4. What a great summer card! Love the way you colored the clouds! Very beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at creative cowgirls!

  5. What a fabulous summer card! I love the background you created and your gorgeous coloring!

    Thank you for joining our Inspired by Song challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


  6. Oh my goodness this is way too cute and fun! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug! Becky Givans GD

  7. way too cute, love that button with circle. thanks for joining PIO

  8. So pretty and fun! Thanks for joining us at Creative Cowgirls. Janet DT member

  9. This is adorable! I just love that image! I have it, but I've not colored it up yet. Your coloring is beautiful! I'm so glad that you joined us at Sentimental Sundays Inspired by Song Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!


  10. CUTE!!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Bee Crafty.

    Deanne :)


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