Okay, kids, this is it! The last post of Summmmmmer! I probably won't have time to post tomorrow and then Wednesday we're switching the old bloggy blog over to Fall. I made these cute cards last week and am finally getting around to posting them. it all started when dear, sweet Teadub gave me this uber cute surfer girl stamp from Elzybels! Then...three hours of coloring...then some FUN tropical paper...and here they are...surfer girl beauties!
Here is my coloring process. Remember I just took the colored pencils class with Dave B from Memory Box? Well, I was all excited to try out my new techniques! These are all colored with my Prismacolor pencils. I used a bit of gamsol and some q-tip thingees to slightly soften the color after application. I never would have imagined you could achieve this effect with pencils! They are so vivid in person. It just takes time and patience, and layering of color.
I made one with blond hair, one with brunette hair and one with black hair! I used basically the same color pallette for all three, just mixed the colors around.
In this picture you can see I was coloring the sand at the bottom of the image, after cutting it into a scallop oval. If you look at my mat...you'll see the outline of brown with the "bumps." This gave me the idea for the clouds!
I masked the surfer girls and then cut out another scallop oval. Then I carefully stenciled on the clouds with light blue ink and an small sponge! I think it adds a nice touch!
These were my final paper choices for each girl. The patterned papers and the neat flower embellies are from an old paper pack I got at Target. Remember when Target used to have cool scrapbooking stuff?
The completed cards! I added some cool waves using my Fiskars edger punch, some pretty scallops, and a cute saying from Amuse stamps:
Hope your Summer was a great one! Thank you for blogging with me this season... Please join me again on Wednesday night for some Fall fun, a new blog banner and a card for Taylored Expressions' Challenge!