Thursday, August 6, 2009

EnCOURAGEment!

Hello! Last night I sat down to make my card for the PaperCraft Planet Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge (BTW... this time it is a wonderful sketch! with a great prize... check it out HERE!)
Any way back to my story... well I was so full - We had eaten dinner out, I did ok, grilled fajitas just a bit of queso cheese, but didn't go over board. And I was well within my Weight Watchers points - and then it was so hot and after running a few errands we stopped to get ice cream. I only ate 1/2 ... so not like me.. but I just didn't want any more, it was too sweet - I think I am changing!!! AHHH!!! LOL I just can't eat all the gooey sweet things I use to. As I sat down to work I just needed, my ice water and went to work looking for an image to color for the challenge. And ran across the BEACH LADY oh just too perfect to put me back into the right frame of mind.


I stamped her out and colored up with my Copics, and then cut out with my Nesties. I also cut a larger mat out of yellow Core'dinations card stock. The same card stock I used as the base for my card - the pattern papers are from my new K&Co. Stack Gypsy Baby - I just thought they were perfect for the calm beach image.
I used a scrap of a medium blue card stock and punched it with the EK Success wave border punch top and bottom twice to make two bands - This is following the sketch. I matted the yellow pattern paper with the same blue and then sewed everything down. Now the sketch did not have flowers... it was more simple... I just had to have more, again more with me huh? So I added three flowers, with button brads and Martha Stewart frond leave punches.

And the sentiment... TO funny huh... for some reason it just goes with BEACH LADY!!

Now off to have some breakfast and get some chores done. Then later I hope to have some time to catch up on some blog hopping!
HUGS and -


7 comments:

Tracey said...

What a fabulous card and I just love that sentiment with this image!!

Elisa said...

Great card and love that image.

jacque4u2c said...

THIS IS SO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is really a great card!!!!

Mina said...

this is so me on the beach...it made me laugh I love it...brilliant Michelle
Mina xxx

Happy Crafter said...

Fabulous card Michelle love the beach lady and the sentiment does go so well, the flowers are goergeous too:)
Hugzz Val xxx

Cheryl Walker said...

I love this card Michelle its way tooo cute!!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

papersunshine said...

Oh now this is the card I need to make LOL! Love it and love the layers and paper too!