Vivienne on the Beach with Video Tutorial!

Hello friends!  Summer is in full swing over my way and the temperature is typical for August which is hot!  So of course who wouldn’t love a nice relaxing sit at the beach with a cool iced drink on hand!  Happily continuing with my guest design spot, I have another fun creation for you today using this really cute Summer image from Digi Doodle Studios:


Vivienne Beach Girl is all decked out in her cute navy blue beach outfit holding a sea shell in one hand and a cold drink in the other!  Sounds like a great idea to me!  I had so much fun coloring her in!

I have been asked by several people how I go about doing the ink blending on certain cards that I’ve made in the past.  It’s somewhat difficult to type up exactly what I’m doing when I blend and sometimes it tends to be a bit different depending upon what background and colors I’m creating with as well as the type of scene that I’m making.  So I thought it would just be easiest to create a video tutorial on how I’ve achieved this particular beach scene background:

(To view the video on You Tube, CLICK HERE or watch below)

I didn’t show the coloring of this image in the video, but let me know if this is something you’d like to see in a video from me by leaving me a comment or message somewhere.   It always helps if you let me know that you are interested in something!


So here’s a closer look at this adorable image and how I’ve colored her with my Copics.  I fussy cut her out and went around the edges with a black marker to hide any imperfections I may have had.  As seen in the video, I’ve attached her to the background and added some shimmer to her sunglasses with a glitter pen, added some liquid glitter glue to her cup and glossy accents on her ice.


To add details to the card, I’ve used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Life is Good by stamping a couple of sea shells, coloring them in, fussy cutting them out and attaching to the scene. I took a sentiment from the set and white heat embossed it over a navy strip and cut it into a banner. I also took a bird and stamped it in the sky twice with black ink.  I’ve layered the beach scene onto a piece of navy cardstock that was cut with the MFT Blueprints 27 Die-namics die.  I then attached these layers onto a white top folding A2 sized card base.

Lastly, I’ve added some Crystal Clear Confetti from Studio Katia with liquid glue.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and that the video was helpful!   Be sure to stop on over to the Digi Doodle Studios Facebook Group and check out the inspiration or share your creation using a Digi Doodle image as we’d love to see it!  There is also a brand new Digi Doodle Blog Challenge that just started for this month, so be sure to check out the inspiration and play along!

Thanks for dropping in and I’ll see you soon!

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Crafty Friends – Summer Colors
  2. Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
  3. Creatalicious – Anything Goes with optional “Distress It”
  4. TIME OUT – Relaxation with optional 1 layer cardTime Out Challenge 141..1png
  5. Cardz 4 Galz – Summer fun
  6. Pearly Sparkles – Something beginning with ‘B’ (beach)

30 thoughts on “Vivienne on the Beach with Video Tutorial!

  1. What a sensational beach background you have created for the beautiful Vivienne!! I don’t think she is going to need any sunscreen with that awesome head of hair!! Super cute card, Vicki!


  2. Such a vibrant, happy, WONDERFUL card, Vicki! I had a few questions, but left them on your YouTube, thinking others might have similar questions. Thank you for the tutorial! xx

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  3. Adorable card and scene Vicki! I love that sweet image and it’s colored beautifully! Great video, I love how you added Copic marker ‘dots’ over the distress ink, so beautiful! Enjoy your weekend!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  4. Wonderful video tutorial, Vicki! I adore your little bathing beauty on her beach. Fab coloring and great card design. 😀


  5. She sure is having a relaxing time and I just adore here Navy custom. I haven’t seen the video but it the inking blend looks great and think I really want to be there with her! So pleased you joined Time Out


  6. I really enjoyed the video, Vicky. Fascinating what a piece of white paper can be turned into with ink and a bit of water. Sweet image, beautifully colored!


  7. Oh Vicki, this is jaw dropping sweet!! Your blending and colors of the background are heavenly! Your sweet little girl is colored to perfection ♥ I hope you are feeling better! Hugs! xo


  8. Gorgeous image and fabulous colouring -the beach background is brilliant -off to watch the video-you are certainly back with a bang Vicki 🙂 x

    Carol x


  9. Hello Vicki.. it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your beach themed card into our ‘Summer colours’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


  10. A beautiful image – and your colouring really brings it to life – especially how it pops against your perfectly blended background! I really love the little touches of sparkle you added too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill


  11. So glad I was able to find a few minutes to watch your video…it was great hearing your voice, and the video was awesome. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing card! Hugs from D.C.!


  12. I love your card and the tutorial is fabulous, thanks so much for sharing with us at Pearly Sparkles. Lisa DT


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