Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Flirts

     Boy oh boy does this image bring back memories.  This could be hubby and me quite a few years back.
     Our challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil is "Fun in the Sun".  I've merged two of Mo's great summer images, "Surfer Dude" and "At the Beach".  These two definitely seem to have caught each others eye.  Now get you mind out of the gutter.  They are not checking out each others butts.  hee hee  Even though that does seem to be where there eyes are focusing.
     I've used this months CLP Sketch.  The brackets are pieces of a Nestie die that I cut down and layered.  I used some cork to simulate sand and added some little punched shells that I scored and embossed for a little shape.  I braided the hemp cord to mimic his "jewelry" and added some grommets.  Hmmm....grommets.  This is the first time I have ever used these things and it will probably be the last. I had to use a hammer to set them in the paper before I used my Crop-a-dile to close the prongs.  They were really a bit to large for the tool and those prongs sank there nasty little teeth into my poor Croppie.  It nor I liked that one bit!  So they're in there like it or not.
     This weeks challenge at the Catered Crop is "So shapely".  We want to see your die cuts and punches. I have both on my card and there's lots of inspiration over at the CC blog to help you play along.
     So grab a Mo image for the DP2 challenge that has something to do with "Fun in the Sun" and come join in for your chance at a gift voucher to Mo's amazing store.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs--anything goes
Crafts and Me--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Deep Ocean--welcome summer
Inky Chicks--anything goes
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Ribbon Carousel--fun in the sun
Card Mania--use kraft paper
Eureka Stamps--summertime fun
Lexi's Creations--summer holidays
Make It Monday--anything goes
Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet--inks, paints or markers
Stamp and Create--summer fum
The Squirrel and the Fox--use something metal
2 Sisters--summer fun
CMC Copic Coloring Challenge--colors of summer
Di's Digi Designs--summer fun
QKR Stampede--summer fun
Stampin for the Weekend--anything goes
CLP Sketch--sketch
Creatalicious--all about summer
One Crazy Stamper--summer fun
Aud Sentiments--summer
MilkCoffee--summer fun

Papers--My Mind's Eye "Reunion", Recollections, Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft and Cork, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Surfer Dude" and "At the Beach"; Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages"
Ink--Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, Wild Honey Distress ink, Copics
Tools--Nestabilities Labels Sixteen, Martha Stewart Deco Fan punch, unknown seashell punch, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags dies
Miscellaneous--Recollections and Paper Studio pearls, Making Memories grommets, hemp cord


Pat said...

Oh yea...they're checking out each others' butts!! hehe! I didn't even think that until I read your post! Now...just WHO has her mind in the gutter? Hmmmm! LOL!! Your merging of these two Mo images is BRILLIANT!!! You rock! And what stunning coloring! I love the design and papers...and, yes, even the grommets! (I agree...they're sort of a pain...but then I don't have a I always use a hammer! hehe!) And how cool that you braided the hemp twine stuff!! Clever, clever girl!! Have fun this weekend!! Hugs. Pat

KimCreate said...

oh oh oh, look at that fabulous scene. Love the cork sand and little shells and pearls! And the coloring is of course, Stunning!

Lisa S. said...

Thanks for the chuckle Tracy! Love how you used the brackets and cork for the sand. You're such a clever girl. :) Beautiful coloring, as always! Hugs

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Tracy! Fab layout and a great merge! Your coloring is awesome! Love this!

Martinas Welt said... have made a really great scene with these two stamps and like Pat said the images quite rock together =) Such a great card! Love it!!

Mian said...

Woow, this card is absolutely brilliant! Love the images and your coloring is fab!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
QKR Stampede Design Team Member

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a fabulous card! I love that image, wonderful colouring and the way you have used the cork looks so effective. Love all your attention to detail, especially the braided hemp cord
hugs Sue xx

heidy said...

Fabolous fun card Tracy,love those 2 together!!
XXX Heidy

Sassy Raggedy said...

Fantastic...I love the braiding with the twine and using cork for sand - wonderful....Lovely coloring as always. And such a lovely card. Hugs, joann

Kim S said...

What a totally cute stamp - even cuter with your use of braiding and brackets and a little cork!!

happyglitzygirl said...

Beautiful card, wonderful elements and great colouring, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Pauline said...

Fabulous!! What a great image, fantastic colouring, layout and colours. Love the cork, pearls, and sea shells - so cool!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Now this is a fun teen card. Your coloring rocks, great sketch and such a fun card.

Jennifer said...

Oh my, doesn't this image just say it all! Love your fabulous colouring and the design is just incredible! Love those dimensional sides and the braided twine!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful fab card.

Elena said...

Fantastic! I love it!! I saw it on Make it Monday.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness what a fantastic card this is!! I love it! And I adore the design ...

NickelNook said...

Wow! I really love the way you combined these images! Fabulous coloring! You and hubby looked great! :o)

Ira Huberts said...

Oh my, what a beautiful beach scene this is, love the shades on the dude's surfboard and your sandy papers, fab card Tracy! Hugs, Ira

♥Jan♥ said...

You have really made those two look as if they are checking one another out, brilliant ! The surfboard alone is perfect for our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal - sure glad you played along !! Hugs ! -J-

Marlies said...

Wauw you've made a fab summer card Tracy! I love it all!! hugs, Marlies

Debbie said...

Wow on merging these two images together.. They are perfect together. Love as always your whole take on the sketch and your colors as always is s pot on.

We always joke around here about surfer butt. They have no qualms about changing right in the street out of there wet surfing outfits into there street clothes. They put a towel around them at presto chango there done. But Man is she checking his out or what. I LOVE IT!!!!


Jinny Newlin said...

What a great creation! LOVE the images, and they work so perfectly together, Tracy! WOW! So full of sunshine, I'm taking another look. LOVE!

Cathy said...

Tracy, this is wonderful and I love the way you merged the two images together to create your two beach combers checkin each other out LOL. Perfect Summer Fun card!!!

KalySto said...

Oh, Those two look perfect together!
Love the summery feeling!
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!!!
Smiles, Kaly

Jennifer Grissom said...

Thanks for playing at MIM!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow, fabulous merging of those great images - they definitely look as if they are meant to be together and they are so checking out each other's butts!! Fantastic colouring and I love the double layered brackets, very clever :)

Cheryl said...

What a cute card.

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Linda McClain said...

Checkin' it out! I love it.

Heidi said...

Absolutely stunning!
Beautiful colours and design:)
Your colouring is fantastic Tracy.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Ivonne said...

Another gorgeous card! LOVE everything about it, the papers, the colors, the dies, the cute shells and I LOOOOOVE the image!

AnjaCardz said...

Absolutely brilliant card, Tracy! I really can't take my eyes off this beauty! So clever to merge these two images. They fit perfectly together and your papers and embellies are just the icing on the cake!
Hugs, Anja

Elaine L. said...

These two images were made for each other! Love this card! Fabulous coloring and wonderful details!

julie said...

So pretty ! Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.


CTgirl said...

Lovely summer card!

Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
Do join us again!
Crafting By Designs DT

Franz♥ said...

Oh Tracy! Your cards are always just perfect: perfect colouring, perfect papers and it cork?! It really seems sand on the beach!

Lots of hugs, Franz.

Mandy said...

Oh wow Tracy gorgeous card hun, fab image, beautifully coloured & I love those cute little shells.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
Mandy xx

Kim Bell said...

GF!! Love your card! Go GF merging digital stamps. So cool right? Love it. Love the DP!! Happy Birthday GF again.


Kathy said...

Adorable. Love the way you merged the two images. Fantastic combo. Great idea to braid the twine, too. Thanks for joining the summer challenge at the Corrosive Challenge blog.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello again Tracy, just back for another look at your fabulous card and to say thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
hugs Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Tracy, I love everything about your card, the way you have arranged the papers is genius, and your colouring is amazing!
Kat xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute card!!

Thanks for joining us at Di's Digis last week! Hope you'll join us for our new challenge that just started today!

Hugs, Kelly

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful coloring. Especially like the bracket shapes of the Spellbinder Nests. Just came from The Kraft Journal and saw that you made Top 3 for Ch Inks, Paints or Markers. Congrats!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Chelsea said...

Hi Tracy, your coloring is amazing! Love the take on the CLP Sketch challenge, thanks so much for joining us.

Much Love.