Sunday, 29 May 2011

Molly At The Beach

Summer is fast approaching, even though the weather is still a bit changeable here in the UK, so I thought I would make a quick Holiday card. I love Molly Blooms and adore this Rubber Stamp called 'Molly At The Beach." I thought as she's on holiday then why not add these gorgeous 'Beach Huts' from Squidgi Digi. I have to say they look quite cool together, especially in the 'Miami Vice' colours!


The papers are downloaded from Pink Petticoat. The Sentiment was made on computer. I nearly always add embellishments to the corners but when I tried this it looked wrong so have left it be. I think maybe it would ruin the papers and the effect of sky and sea? Or should I have gone overboard? I don't know? LOL

I have finally treated myself to some Prismacolor Pencils. They take some getting used to but I think they look quite nice when you blend them and combine them with pens. I just watched Bev Rochester's fab video on colouring with Copics and Prisma Pencils and so picked up some good hints!


Colouring:
Skin: Satin
Hair: Tan and Cinnamon
Dress and Hat: Pastel Blue, Duck Egg Blue, Pastel Green, Cool Aqua, Soft Green
Ball: Ruby and Yellow
Sand: Prismacolor Pencils
Beach Huts: Pastel Blue, Blossom, Pastel Green, Primrose, Yellow and Prismacolor Pencils

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 35 - 'Use Two or More Stamps' (ends 30th May 2011) 
Papertake Weekly - 'Pale, Pretty Pastels'(ends 30th May 2011) 
Divas by Design - Challenge 2 - 'One For The Girls' (ends 31st May 2011) 
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge 100 - 'Holidays' (ends 1st June 2011) 
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 57 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 31st May 2011)  
Digi Doodle - Challenge 60 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 1st June 2011) 
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge 11 - 'Anything Goes/Your Favourite ...' (ends 8th June 2011)
*Favourite Stamp Molly Blooms 
Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge 89 - 'Favourite Vacation, Spot or Activity' (ends 03rd June 2011) 

My Followers are back at last! They kept disappearing and reappearing over last few days. I found that if I changed between Browsers, then it let me Log In. So if I was on Google Chrome, I changed to Safari or Firefox. It seemed to work so that I could at least comment. I hope Blogger gets sorted out over Bank Holiday, it must be a nightmare if you are trying to run Challenges!

Thanks for visiting!
Hope you are all having a lovely Bank Holiday!
Love Sue xx

17 comments:

Katina said...

Such a very pretty card Sue; lovely image and colours. Thanks for joining us at PTW this week. xx

Delphine said...

Your card is beautiful, Sue! I love your Molly Bloom image and the beach huts, they make a perfect scene! Beautiful colours and papers and I think the layout is perfect as it is! Enjoy the rest of your evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Denise and Louise said...

Simply gorgeous. Love the Molly Blooms image and those beach huts really go well with it. Thanks for joining us at DDSB xx

chrissy xx said...

A Fabulous card. Roll on the summer lol. LOve your colouring Sue..... you've got it off to a T. First saw these Molly Bloom stamps at Harragate a couple of months ago! They are now on my wish list.
Chrissyxx
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, love the waves and clouds in the background. Thank you for joining in the DDSB, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

DesignerDiva said...

WOWSERS Sue this ones a stunner! LOVE It LOVE IT LOVE IT! Fab colours, colouring, papers, images the works. Beth's beach huts look perfect behind your image too. I think you were right not to put anything on the corners it looks just fine but I know what you mean its so hard not too I feel I need to slap myself sometimes lol!!
Must check out Bev's colouring tips I ahve some Prisma's but can't really use them properly.

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for Lisa's 'Holidays' its perfect, good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x x

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Was für ein süßes Motiv, und deine Gestaltung der Karte ist fabelhaft, gefällt mir sehr gut.

Wünsche dir einen guten Start in die neue Woche und einen schönen Tag, einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Laura /sandytoz said...

Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Crafting Journey.

Laura (sandytoz)
PCJ DT

Cheryl said...

oh love this that image is gorgeous and love the background you have created works brilliantly hugs cheryl xxx

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Waw,, These cards are nice, cool and creative,,

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Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Sue .. your card looks amazing.. i love Molly in front of the Beach Huts!The papers are perfect too.. it will definitely go on the slide show
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for my Holiday Challenge
Lisa x

Samantha said...

Really cute! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha

maddy hill said...

Oh how adorably cute !
thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly this week .
hugs
maddy

WeirdCat said...

Cute card, love the colours, thank you for joining us at DDSB this week
Ruth x

laney said...

ooh Love this Sue!!! fabulous card hun
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this time hope to see you again soon
hugs
laney

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Miami Vice...had to smile when I read that, but it's so true. Cute image, well put together!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great Card, Thanks for joining in on MAWTT Hazel xoxox