Happy Sunday everyone! Time for another challenge at
where the theme this week is "Fun in the Sun". What do you associate with summer, sun and fun? Let your creative skills roam! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing! This week one lucky winner will receive their choice of 5 digital images from The Stamping Boutique and we are also lucky enough to be sponsored by Teddy Bo who are giving away the winner's choice of 3 digis. A great big THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors!I opted to make two cards for this challenge using the same Elizabeth O Dulemba images but with different colour ways. I actually merged two of her images together - the little bucket, spade, sandcastle and starfish are a separate image. Aren't these life guards a hoot!!! The artist is a very talented children's book illustrator who has lots of free images available on her colouring website and a very clear angel policy which does not allow us to sell our cards with which of course I am happy to comply.
The design layout (sketch) was inspired by my very special blog buddy Janiel. Thank you Janiel! I know there are always lots of sketches available at various challenge sites but I struggle sometimes and I really liked this one! The images on both cards are coloured in a Copic/Promarker combo. The bikinis are cut with a Sizzix die and the flip flops embellishments are by K&Co. A little Craftworks Candy and some ribbon from my stash adds just a little extra dimension. These cards are for men. The colours are a bit too girly perhaps but hey - I'm a girl!
I found a new challenge site last week with the most amazing header picture. It's called Deep Ocean and for their very first challenge they have an "anything goes" theme but a preference for something to do with the sea so I am entering my cards there in addition to A Spoon Full of Sugar where the theme is "splish splash" and also Paperplay where the challenge is "at the beach".