Thursday, August 15, 2013

Anything Goes at Sunshine Mail

It's time for a new Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge (August 15-31). Our theme is "Anything Goes" and the only real rule is that you send in at least one card (it doesn't have to be the card you enter in the challenge; Donation guidelines here). 

We're having an Anything Goes challenge, featuring images by this year's sponsors. I adored making my card for our previous challenge sponsored by The Paper Shelter, so I used another one of their sweet images, Sunny Day:

I colored the image with Copic markers, starting with the sand and water, which I textured with Copic blender solution & Aida/cross-stitch cloth. I added Glossy Accents to her sunglasses.

I recently won a gift certificate to Tiddly Inks at Top Tip Tuesday (thank you!), so I bought the Beach Babe Clear Stamp Set and I've been eager to ink it up! I used the border & sentiment from that set. The sentiment was stamped with bright orange pigment ink and cut out with an IO die.

The border stamp is roughly 2.5 inches long, so I stamped it in a square directly around the printed digi stamp, using Tuxendo Black Memento ink. I colored it with Copics in purple & orange, so that the starfish & sand dollars are alive!

The shiny blue paper was embossed with the Charles Cuttlebug folder. That piece is matted onto a piece of blue paper that was edged with zig-zag-patterned Washi tape. The patterned paper is cut from a sheet of Dazzling Delights DP from Graphic 45's Bohemian Bazaar collection.

The "seaweed" was cut with a Spellbinders die; I cut two pieces from a blue-green paper, and two pieces from vellum and then colored them with a bright green marker.

Crafting Life's Little Pieces

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A Little Bit Crafty: Summer Sun
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Creative Moments #23: Sea/shore
Happy Campers: Summer
Parade Your Crafts: Down by the Sea
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Simply Create Too #43: Photo Inspiration

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  1. cg: Your card is very pretty--super cute image! Thanks for entering our challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  2. Hi there - the cards I entered in your challenge are Christmas cards, but please know that the card I will be sending to you is a cheerful card for a child. Thank you for the wonderful work you do.

  3. I love this image! I have it for personal use myself. Love the sand dollars and starfish around it. Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

  4. Delightful card, CG! Love those vibrant colors! hugs, de

  5. such a bright sunshiney card

    thank you so much for entering the challenge over at

    Creative Moments Challenge Blog

    Luv kerrie DT


  6. I love the fun colors you choose for this card. The orange really makes the blue pop. Thanks for joining us at the Parade Your Crafts Blog

  7. Hey CG!!! Love your cute little sunbather!!!

    Thanks for playing along with PYC! Hope to see you next time!

    Jenn C.

  8. Very cute card. Lovung all the bright colors.
    Thanks for joining on over @ Parade Your Crafts..
    Amy- Parade your Crafts DT

  9. A beautiful bright and funky card. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Moments
    Claire x

  10. Such a cute card - sure makes you feel summer is here x Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments x

  11. OMG This is freakin' awesome. I am a huge Star Trek fan and absolutely love it.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT


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