Hello friends! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!! It’s really starting to feel like Summer now with the warmer temps!
Today is a new challenge this week over at Cute Card Thursday! This week we have our “Anything Goes” challenge with our sponsor Whimsy Stamps! So of course I am using a cute image from Whimsy Stamps for my card today:
Tee hee! This little guy holding the tiny “sea creature” makes me smile and giggle! I’m not really sure what reaction he has about it! His name is just as cute too! This is Curly from Whimsy Stamps. I thought he needed a scene, so I made one for him.
I started with some Bristol Smooth watercolor paper and masked off the line between the sky and the sand. I used my Distress Inks to blend in the colors. After doing the sky, I thought that it was a bit too dark, so what I did was take a baby wipe and swiped it across which lightened up the colors the way I wanted them for the sky. The bottom “sand” portion was also masked and I blended the bottom blue color into the sandy colors which created a nice shore line. I then took a water bottle and spritzed some water droplets over it to create “texture” for the sand. I also took some Copic markers to create more texture with the pointilism technique, plus added some white ones with a gel pen. the water at the bottom was covered with a glitter pen. (You can see better details in the photos/description below.)
So I’ve got him all colored up in the following Copic markers: (CLICK HERE to see all in the Whimsy Stamps store or click underlined color below.)
- Flippers/water gear – B32, B34, B37, Y11
- Swim Trunks – R32, R35, R37, Y11, Y15
- Sea Creature – BV23, BV29
- Hair – E41, E43, E44, E47
- Skin – E000, E00, E02, E11, E21, R20
- I used gel pens to color lines on trunks and cheeks, I’ve used a glitter pen over the “sea creature” and his flippers along with the bottom water area.
I fussy cut this image and used some liquid glue to attach over my scene.
For the scene, I stamped the birds in the sky and a star fish image from an older Whimsy Stamps clear stamp set. I then took the sentiment from the WS Everyday Mini Sentiments and white heat embossed it over a black strip of cardstock and then used my scissors to cut out a banner to attach over the scene. I layered this over another piece of black cardstock that was attached to an A2 sized top folding white card base.
Lastly, I’ve taken some WS It’s a Party enamel dots and added them to the card.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today! Please be sure to stop by the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and play along with us, plus you get a chance at winning something from our sponsor too! Thanks for stopping in! I’ll be seeing you tomorrow for some fun news!
Here are the Whimsy Stamps products used on my card today:
Challenges for this card:
- A Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes
- Crafty Friends – Men/Boys
- Sweet Stampin’ – World Ocean’s Day/Anything Goes
- Use Your Stuff – Summer Fun
- Always Fun – Summer Fun
- Unicorn – For the Men/Boys